Simmons Leadership Conference

April 3, 2024 In-Person in Boston / Online from Anywhere
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Join Us and Create an Impact

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 inspire and learn from those around them. The Simmons Leadership Conference (SLC) provides a perfect opportunity to do just that! 

Join us on April 3, 2024, at the 45th annual Simmons Leadership Conference and explore this year’s theme of Creating Impact and empower women to thrive in today’s business landscape. We’re offering in-person and online attendance options – choose the format that’s the best fit for you and your team.

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.

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Hear the wisdom of world-class women leaders.
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Build leadership skills and knowledge.
Network with peers and allies from around the globe.
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Do it all with choice and flexibility.

Your Support Gives Back

The Simmons Leadership Conference is the largest one-day fundraiser for Simmons University.  The proceeds from the event go back into the University to support the scholarships extended to undergraduates, specifically the Boston Scholarship program, a four-year full tuition scholarship awarded to graduates of the Boston Public School system who have achieved academic excellence.

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3 Ways to Attend

For the second year, we are offering our conference in a hybrid format, providing choice and flexibility with three ways to engage. All three options offer a great value at a great price.

$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

What Past Attendees Are Saying…


I absolutely love that it was a hybrid experience. Due to the excellent technology set-up that was provided (PC or app), my virtual experience was flawless. It was as if I was there in person! Having a choice to attend in person or virtual was fantastic!

Latsamy Visetsin

Manager of Inclusion & Diversity, The TJX Companies, Inc.

What a learning experience! Attended the Simmons Leadership Conference today representing HPE. Interacting with such powerhouses and women of impact first hand was an experience I will never forget.

Fatima Hassan

Senior Product Manager, HPE

I had the pleasure of attending the Simmons Leadership Conference in Boston. I am so inspired by the amazing women who shared their stories of how Renewal & Innovation have shaped their career journeys.

McKenna White

Project Manager, Cisco

I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to attend the Simmons Conference for Inclusive Leadership! Listening to all of the strong, inspiring women leaders was re-energizing and empowering.
I left the conference feeling inspired and ready to embrace new challenges! I am excited to discover the opportunities and experiences they lead me to.

Molly Miller

Global Talent Development & Learning Specialist, Mercury Systems

Feeling empowered and energized this morning as I virtually attend the 2023 Simmons Leadership Conference sponsored by Raytheon Technologies! I am inspired and grateful to hear these remarkable women share their journey and experiences.

Bianca Mattera

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

The Simmons Leadership Conference 2023 was nothing short of phenomenal.

Saidah Grayson Dill

Vice President, Deputy General Counsel - Employment Law at Cisco Systems, Inc.

Thank you, Simmons University Institute for Inclusive Leadership, for the privilege to participate in the 2023 Simmons Leadership Conference. It was an empowering experience, and I walked away feeling inspired and motivated to continue pushing boundaries and challenging the status quo.

Joanne Stephane

Principal at Deloitte

The Simmons Leadership Conference has been a best practice in how they shifted to a hybrid event. With an easy to use platform, more globalized content and amazing speakers that motivate attendees, they have made it simple for us to be more inclusive in offering seamless access to our global team members for the event.

Dawn Tiemann

Senior Advisor, External Relationships, Dell Technologies Culture, Diversity & Inclusion

Extraordinary Speakers and Exceptional Programming

The Simmons Leadership Conference is known for bringing marquee speakers and exceptional programming to the stage — online and in-person. View past speakers and programming to give you an idea of what to expect in 2024.

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 2024 Simmons Leadership Conference be in-person or online?

We’re offering choice and flexibility with three ways to to attend our leadership conference in 2024: in-person in Boston and online from anywhere on April 3, 2024, 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 45th annual conference will explore this year’s theme of Creating Impact 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 (April 3, 2024) 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 2023 conference like?

Last year’s leadership conference was our first hybrid event. Our theme was Renewal and Innovation. Attendees gained heartfelt inspiration, wisdom, and insights from a world-class lineup of speakers, including Sheryl Lee Ralph, Quinta Brunson, Masih Alinejad, Juju Chang, Carla Harris, and Amy Purdy. They shared highly personal stories that highlighted the importance of renewal, innovation, community, and vulnerability in leadership.  2023 Event Highlights

Registration Opens Soon

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