Simmons Leadership Conference

March 14, 2023 In-Person in Boston / Online from Anywhere
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Join us for Renewal and Innovation

Join us at the 44th annual Simmons Leadership Conference on March 14, 2023, when we’ll unpack this year’s theme of Renewal and Innovation and empower women to Arrive & Thrive™ in today’s business landscape. As women report burnout at unprecedented levels, it’s more important than ever for women leaders and their allies to come together, support one another, and bring out the best in those around them.

Hear the wisdom of world-class women leaders. Build leadership skills and knowledge. Network with peers and allies from around the globe. And do it all with the choice and flexibility we know women need. As we return for 2023 with in-person and online conference attendance options – choose the format that is the best fit for you.SLC 44 Renewal & Innovation logo

An amazing day of inspiration and learning.

Whether you join us in-person or online, you’ll be empowered by incredible content filled with practical wisdom you can apply right away. You’ll engage across a connected platform that provides full access to the 8,500+ participants expected to attend and the incredible sponsoring companies that help us bring this inspiration to life.


Keynotes and skills sessions by globally renowned leaders + discussions about inclusive leadership in the workplace.


Through our robust online and mobile platform, you can engage with ALL attendees to maximize networking and connection with peers from around the world.


Design your own experience to engage with the conference in a way that's best for you.


Make direct connections with our sponsor organizations in their live interactive virtual booths.

3 Ways to Attend

This year we are reimagining our conference in a hybrid format and offering choice and flexibility through three ways to engage. All three options offer a great value at a great price.

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$1,299 In-Person
at Boston's Hynes Convention Center — maximum opportunity to connect, engage, socialize and network
$399* Online from Anywhere
*$299 non-profit and Simmons alumnx — the most inclusive way to gather global team members
$349 Video on Demand

Which format is best for you?

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What Past Attendees Are Saying...

It's changing the lives of not only women but also of the men who are allies for us.

Carmita Bass

Director of Customer Delivery at Cisco

I can't say thank you enough for being able to attend this amazing event today. As a male there should be more men being allies to support all of you strong women and to understand they may have some of their own vulnerabilities.

Mark Goerke

Business Lines Claims Team Manager at Liberty Mutual Insurance

I really believe that as women we should be investing in other women and I would really encourage as many women as possible to join [the conference].

Terri Cooper

Vice Chair External Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Deloitte US

I see it as an investment into my career, my skillset, and also into my own well-being.

Yvonne Beamon

Regional Director NA Women in ERG at Dell Technologies

I am loving my first time attending the Simmons Leadership Conference. What an inspiring day!

Sandy Plarske

Executive Assistant at CDW

I would really encourage people to attend to learn and grow but then also to add some very specific tools to their own personal toolkit.

Steven Littlehale

Chief Innovation Officer at Zimmet Healthcare Services Group LLC

Another great lineup of inspiring leaders, speakers, and compelling stories.

Vicky M. Bartholo

Service Product Manager, Cisco

These are some of the BEST virtual presentations I’ve had the pleasure of viewing.

Emily Marsil

Human Resources Business Partner at Mass General Brigham

Hear what attendees of the 2022 Simmons Leadership Conference had to say about their experience.


Our Speakers

This year’s speakers and panelists will share their personal journeys, offer career-building advice, and lead thought-provoking discussions. We will announce our world-class lineup in the coming weeks.
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Extraordinary Speakers and Exceptional Programming

The Simmons Leadership Conference is known for for bringing marquee speakers and exceptional programming to the stage — online or in-person. View last years speakers and the agenda to give you an idea of what to expect in 2023.

Benefits of Sponsorship

Join the hundreds of organizations whose sponsorship has helped advance their growth and develop their team members into inclusive leaders. If you’re interested in learning more about the many benefits of becoming a sponsor, please contact Tracie Charland at 617-521-3830 or tracie.charland@simmons.edu

Raise your visibility

Enhance your organization’s commitment to women’s leadership, gender equity, diversity, and inclusion by spotlighting participation of conference delegates at media events.

Enhance your productivity

Improve team morale and return to work motivated and equipped with innovative leadership tools and strategies. View Attendee Demographics

Recruit top talent

Network with more than 8,500 accomplished women leaders from all around the world who boast impeccable educations, career paths, and achievements.

Explore Our Conference History

Over the course of the day, inspiring keynote speakers offer candid stories about their experiences on the way to the top, as well as principles for success to help you pursue your own professional path.

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Will the 2023 Simmons Leadership Conference be in-person or online?

We’re offering choice and flexibility with three ways to to attend our leadership conference in 2023: in-person in Boston and online from anywhere on March 14, 2023, or you can watch it for 90 days after the event on video on demand.

What will I learn? What will be included in the program?

Our 44th annual conference will explore this year’s theme of Renewal and Innovation as we empower women to Arrive & Thrive™ in today’s business landscape. We design the content to be ideal for both aspiring and accomplished women leaders.

  • World-class speakers will inspire you with their personal journeys to the top of their fields
  • Thought-provoking panel discussions will build your knowledge of leadership best practices
  • Candid Q & As with top women leaders will provide expert advice and pro tips
  • Network with peers from around the globe and meet sponsor organizations

It’s a great way to enhance your own leadership development and support the journey of others.

What’s included in the ticket price?

Your ticket includes a full-day (March 14, 2023) of inspirational speakers, thought-provoking panel discussions, expert leadership advice, networking opportunities, and the chance to connect with sponsors in our exhibit hall. You can also enhance your experience with pre-conference inspiration and community engagement online and post-conference video on demand to catch anything you’ve missed.

How can I buy tickets for a large group?

You can purchase tickets as an individual attendee or your organization can sponsor you. Full details about ticket pricing will be available in the fall. If you’re interested in buying more than 10 tickets, please contact Tracie Charland to learn about volume pricing at tracie.charland@simmons.edu.

What was the 2022 conference like?

Last year’s leadership conference was held entirely online. Our theme was Cultivating Courage and Connection. Attendees gained heartfelt inspiration, wisdom, and insights from a world-class lineup of speakers, including Simone Biles, Brené Brown, Molly Fletcher, Amanda Gorman, and Luvvie Ajayi Jones. They shared highly personal stories that highlighted the importance of courage, connection, community, and vulnerability in leadership.

Registration Opens Soon

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Fill out the form below to be notified when registration is available in early fall.  We will also provide updates on speakers and panelists, the conference agenda, skill-building sessions, and more. Don’t miss the chance to sign up for an amazing day of inspiration and learning!

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