Advancing Women Leaders

Strategic Leadership for Women

The Institute is committed to advancing women at all levels of leadership. Take advantage of our full suite of offerings as you evolve as a leader.

Reach your full potential

If you are looking to accelerate your career trajectory or to lead with more ease and authenticity, our learning journeys will support you in developing your potential and stepping into your most powerful, engaged, impactful self. Our expert-facilitated programs provide tools, networks, and most importantly, an understanding of how gender and other social identities shape leadership. Our skilled facilitators and coaches create engaging and transformational experiences that will help you arrive and thrive as a woman leader.

Lead from your best self

Spend more time intentionally investing in and leading from your best self.

Acknowledge the complexities of gender

Recognize the many dimensions of identity and how they shape your leadership.

Hone your leadership skills

Strengthen your ability to negotiate effectively, network strategically, foster resilience and many other skills to accelerate your leadership.

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Strategic Leadership Accelerator

(formerly Strategic Leadership for Women)

Strategically Accelerate Your Career


Impactful Practices to Thrive as a Leader

Spend More Time Thriving

Custom Learning Journeys

We partner with you to create results-driven program content for all levels of your organization. Build a culture of inclusion. Develop your women leaders. Foster allyship and equity in your next generation leaders.

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Arrive and Thrive: 7 Impactful Practices for Women Navigating Leadership

Thrive in a senior leadership role as your best self. Inspire excellence in your team by channeling your own well-being. Lead a highly fulfilled life. This best-selling practical guide shows you how.

“Bravo to this trio of authors who, leveraging their powerful and distinct leadership experiences, perspectives, and network, bring us closer to understanding the essence of authentic leadership. This book is chock full of inspiration and tangible lessons for being our best and truest self.”—Erika H. James, Dean of Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

lynn perry wooten, susan mackenty brady, and janet foutty each holding a copy of Arrive and Thrive

The Simmons Leadership Conference

The Simmons Leadership Conference has been at the forefront of women’s leadership since its inception in 1978 as America’s first women’s business conference. It has paved the way for women’s leadership around the world inspiring over 115K+ women to date.

Each year, the conference brings together more than 8,500 professional leaders from around the globe – women and their allies – who want to better themselves, their workplaces, and the world. The conference stage has seen notable keynote speakers such as Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton, Brené Brown, Maya Angelou, Oprah Winfrey, Serena Williams and more.

gloria estefan and susan mackenty brady on statge at simmons leadership conference
Client success stories

High-potential women leaders in pharma

two women chatting by a computer

Retaining and advancing high-potential women leaders in pharma

A global pharmaceutical company wanted to create a hands-on program to fast-track its most promising women leaders into C-suite executive roles.

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