Where Leadership Meets Impact

Simmons Leadership Conference
April 3, 2024

SOLD OUT In-Person in Boston
Join us virtually online from anywhwere
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gloria steinem, trevor noah, padma laskhmi, magie cook, jennifer hyman, and cassandra worthy, keynote speakers at the inclusive leadership conference
Hynes Convention Center - outside
group of men and women in front of Simmons Institute for Inclusive Leadership sign
women at simmons leadership conference
susan brady with gloria estefan

Lead the Change: Your Path to Inclusive Leadership Begins Here

The Simmons Leadership Conference (SLC) isn’t just an event—it’s a catalyst for transformative change. Join us for an uplifting and empowering 1-day experience on April 3 as we dive into the theme of “Creating Impact”. 

Immerse yourself in thought-provoking discussions led by distinguished keynote speakers, including Padma Lakshmi, Cassandra Worthy, Jennifer Hyman, Magie Cook, Gloria Steinem, and Trevor Noah. Every session is designed to inspire, provide wisdom, and offer actionable insights for the modern workplace. 

gloria steinem, trevor noah, padma laskhmi, jennifer hyman, and magie cook

Be part of a movement that’s setting new standards for leadership, championing workplaces that are as impactful as they are inclusive.

Learn actionable strategies to advance your career, strengthen teams, and drive collective success in your workplace. Register now and get the tools to reshape the way you lead. 

Let’s create a future of empowered, inclusive leadership. 

Shaping the Future of Inclusive Leadership

Leadership isn’t just about holding a position; it’s about creating impact. It’s time to bridge the gap between traditional leadership and a future where everyone’s voice holds weight. A future where workplaces are reshaped for the better and inclusivity becomes a standard across all organizations.

Facing Modern Leadership Challenges Head-On

The Simmons Leadership Conference equips you with strategies to rise above these challenges. We’re here to help you lead with authenticity, resilience, and most importantly, impact. Discover our impact over the years.

We understand the barriers today’s leaders face:
Navigating rapid changes in the global business landscape.
Struggling to foster inclusivity and understanding in diverse teams.
Balancing personal well-being with professional demands.

Why Simmons Stands Out

Amid a sea of leadership conferences, why choose the Simmons Leadership Conference? Here’s why:

  • ENGAGE with thought leaders driving impact.
  • NETWORK with leaders fostering change.
  • ACCESS tools to revolutionize your workplace culture.
  • EXPERIENCE inspiration like never before.
  • ADVOCATE for genuine, equity-driven leadership.
  • CELEBRATE your commitment to the future of inclusive leadership.
Join us at the 45th Simmons Leadership Conference

Uniting for Change to Drive Impact


Gloria Steinem

Gloria Steinem 2024 Keynote Speaker
Writer & Feminist Activist

Our aim for this transformative conversation is to create meaning for all around Allyship – and especially the phenomenally important strides we need to make in fostering a new era of Allyship for women. We can’t think of a better power duo to speak truth about what’s so on the hard stuff – and give insight into the inclusive leadership needed - to bring to life a world where half the world’s population are indeed half the world’s leaders. 


Trevor Noah

Trevor Noah 2024 Keynote Speaker
Comedian, Host of the Emmy® Award-winning “The Daily Show” on Comedy Central, #1 New York Times bestselling author, and philanthropist

Experience history with virtual keynote, Trevor Noah. Symbolizing our dedication to allyship, Trevor brings a blend of humor, global insights, and a unique perspective on leadership and culture transformation. Join Trevor and our powerhouse lineup of influential voices as they pave the way for modern leadership.

Meet All Our Inspiring Speakers

This year’s speakers will share their personal journeys, offer career-building advice, and lead thought-provoking discussions on the theme of action and impact. Get ready to be inspired!

Attend the Conference Your Way

Choose from three modes: in-person in Boston (SOLD OUT)virtually from anywhere, or video-on-demand for maximum flexibility. Create your unique impact.



The Simmons Leadership Conference Is for You If…

  •  You’re driven to be a force of positive change in leadership.
  •  You value inclusion and equity as a cornerstone of impactful leadership.
  •  Tangible insights and actions that support workplace inclusion resonate more than mere theories.
  •  Connecting with gender parity visionaries ignites your passion.
  •  You represent an organization that champions positive cultural evolution.
  •  Allyship, for you, is a call to action and a commitment to create impact.

Attend Our Women’s Leadership Conference Virtually & Save!

Save 20% When You Build an Online Group

Team up and save! Assemble your leadership crew online and enjoy significant savings. For every group of 4 you register, earn an additional online ticket absolutely free! Gather your colleagues, friends, or peers and seize this incredible offer!

SLC at a Glance

Interested in attending — or sponsoring — SLC45? Share all of the goodness about the conference with your organization! This overview provides everything you need to know about the agenda, the incredible speakers, attendance options, the benefits of sponsorship, and more.  

What Leaders Love About the Simmons Leadership Conference

Here is what past conference 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

What’s on the Leadership Conference Agenda?

From influential keynotes to insightful panel discussions, there's so much to explore at the 45th Simmons Leadership Conference.


You've just attended SLC45. You're transforming your team, and your industry takes notice. With the tools you gained from our inclusive leadership conference, you're not just a leader—you're a beacon of change.

Visualize a world where leadership truly represents all. Where equity isn't a goal, but a given.

SLC45 is your first step. Are you ready?