2024 Simmons Leaderhship Conference

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Be inspired or re-inspired and enjoy the experience of the Simmons Leadership Conference — on demand. Video on demand is a private channel available to those who registered for the 2024 Simmons Leadership Conference. With a focus on Creating Impact, this year’s speakers and panelists shared their personal journeys, offered career-building advice, and led thought-provoking discussions.

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Welcome Remarks

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2024 Simmons Leadership Conference

Morning Keynotes & Panel Discussions

Uncover Your Inner Change Enthusiast to Maximize Your Impact

Cassandra Worthy is the world’s leading expert on Change Enthusiasm® and she lit up the stage with her refreshingly unique take on not just “managing” but growing through change. The Change Enthusiasm® strategy she shared in this keynote empowers you to self-assess your change emotions and redirect anxiety and fears into moments of opportunity and impact.

Change
Enthusiasm
Growth Mindset

Creating Impact as a Leader

In this moderated discussion, business leaders reflected on their personal journeys, offered career-building advice, and engaged in a thought-provoking conversation with a focus on how they were able to create an impact and succeed in leadership. Moderated by Kerry Seitz, the Institute’s VP for Women’s Leadership, our panelists will share their stories of overcoming obstacles and offer tips and strategies for how to create impact in your own organization.

Point32Health
Cisco
Dell Technologies
RTX

How to Have a Big Career AND a Big Life

There is unending debate about work-life balance and whether it is possible, especially as a senior executive. As a founder of a high-growth company, the CEO of a public company, and board member of three public companies, Jennifer Hyman joined us virtually to discuss how she is able to have a huge impact at work while being married, having and raising two kids, and building a community.

Rent the Runway
Work-Life Balance

Cassandra Worthy: Uncover Your Inner Change Enthusiast to Maximize Your Impact

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Master the Chemistry of Change – Keynote Participant Takeaway Worksheet

 

Business Panel: Creating Impact as a Leader

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Jennifer Hyman: How to Have a Big Career AND a Big Life

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Breakout Signature Sessions

Shabana Basij-Rasikh: Dare to Educate – Impact that Inspires

Raised in Kabul during the Taliban’s first regime, Shabana Basij-Rasikh has dedicated her entire adult life to educating Afghan girls. She is the co-founder and president of the School of Leadership, Afghanistan (SOLA) – the first and only boarding school for Afghan girls, operating in Kabul from 2016 through the summer of 2021. In this deeply moving talk, Shabana shared her experiences to better amplify the voices of countless individuals striving to create a positive impact in the face of adversity. Her story serves as a testament to the transformative power of education in empowering individuals and shaping brighter futures.

Education
Afghanistan
Girls Rights
Resilience

Audra Bohannon: Are you Ready? What It Takes To Make an Impact

This deeply reflective, highly interactive session with DEI thought leader and executive coach Audra Bohannon guided attendees toward recognizing and understanding what is required to make the impact they want. Through big picture prompts, small group conversations, and a laser focus on how we all must learn to link our behavior to our intentions, every single day, this session will motivate you to identify and tap into your own capacity to do the things you say you want to do.

Behaviour linked to Intentions
Self-Awareness
Leadership

Lisa Carmen Wang: Break Free of Good Girl Brainwashing & Embrace Your Power to Lead

In this session, you’ll learn how to identify and release the good girl habits that sabotage your confidence and how to embrace power over perfection to take decisive action. Plus, Lisa discusses how to leave behind the competitive zero-sum system driven by fear and scarcity, and she advocates for a new world order where powerful women lead to collectively build a system of financial abundance and global impact.

Good Girl Brainwashing
Power to Lead

Susan MacKenty Brady: Thriving with Impact – Creating a Best Self Team Culture

Being intentional about how you show up can skyrocket your career, your leadership, and your team. In this breakout, learn from best-selling author and Simmons University Institute for Inclusive Leadership CEO Susan MacKenty Brady how to create team cohesion and inspire the best people to want to join, stay, and fully engage.

Best Self
Coach Yourself
Coach Others

Heather R. Younger: Create Impact through the Art of Active Listening

When you hear the term Active Listening, you may think, “Well, I’m already good at that!” But do you really listen as well as you think you do? Get ready to turbocharge your listening skills and elevate your impact at work with Heather R. Younger. In this session, Heather breaks down the art of “active lightning” – a process that goes beyond understanding, ensuring you leave every interaction with valuable insights.

Listening
Belonging
Innovation

Elisa van Dam & Dr. Gary Bailey: Inclusive Leadership In Action™

If you’re on a journey to become a more inclusive leader, but you aren’t sure exactly what steps to take, you’re not alone! In this interactive and action-oriented session, Elisa van Dam, the Institute’s VP for Allyship and Inclusion, and Dr. Gary Bailey, Professor and MSW Program Director of the Simmons University School of Social Work, will share the 6 Actions of the Work of the Inclusive Leader™ explore how you are already acting as an ally and upstander, and leave with a game plan for changes you can implement immediately to increase inclusion and belonging for yourself and your team.

Inclusive Leadership
Understanding Bias
Sponsorship
Shabana Basij-Rasikh

Dare to Educate
Impact that Inspires

Audra Bohannon 

Are you Ready?
What it Takes to Make an Impact

Lisa Carmen Wang

Break Free of Good Girl Brainwashing & Embrace Your Power to Lead

Susan MacKenty Brady

Thriving with Impact
Creating a Best Self Team Culture

Heather R. Younger

The Art of Active Listening

Elisa van Dam & Dr. Gary Bailey

Inclusive Leadership in Action

Helen G. Drinan Visionary Leader Award

2024 Winner:
Thasunda Brown Duckett

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Afternoon Keynotes & Fireside Chats

Magie Cook: Think Like a CEO

Magie Cook is a Latina businesswoman who overcame homelessness to become the CEO & founder of Maggie’s Salsa, LLC. She started the company with $800, and after bringing it to tremendous success, she sold it to Campbell’s Soup for $231M. Magie is now living her dream by helping leaders discover their hidden personal power so they can create impact and make a difference. Magie shared her incredible story of triumph against impossible odds, and through her story she will reveal what it takes to create a shift in mentality that allows you to achieve your full potential.

Change
Enthusiasm
Growth Mindset

Padma Lakshmi: Fireside Chat: Taste the Nation & Impact the World

Padma Lakshmi is a New York Times bestselling author and Emmy Award-nominated host who currently serves as Executive Producer of Hulu’s Taste the Nation. In this inspiring conversation with Simmons University President, Dr. Lynn Perry Wooten, Padma discusses her life and career while showcasing the ways she has used her platform to make a positive impact around the globe.

Food
Diverse Culture
Impact

Gloria Steinem & Trevor Noah: Allyship – Uniting for Change

In an engaging conversation Trevor Noah and Gloria Steinem explored the essence of inclusive leadership and the promotion of equity, regardless of how one identifies. This transformative discussion encouraged all of us to rethink how we create inclusion and drive impactful change.

Human Connection
Diversity
Personal Growth

 

Magie Cook: Think Like a CEO

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Padma Lakshmi: Taste the Nation & Impact the World

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Gloria Steinem and Trevor Noah: Allyship – Uniting for Change

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