Get Ready for the Event of the Year: Trevor Noah to Headline the 45th Simmons Leadership Conference

Trevor Noah keynote speaker at the 45th Simmons Inclusive Leaders Conference


Brace yourself for an invigorating and enlightening experience as Trevor Noah takes the virtual stage at the 45th Annual Simmons Leadership Conference (SLC45) on April 3, 2024!

For the first time ever, SLC will feature a male ally in the keynote speaker role. As Kristen Palson, Executive Producer of the Simmons Leadership Conference, expresses with excitement: “Trevor’s presence champions our mission of allyship and conveys our dedication to redefining leadership for a more equitable future.”

But who exactly is Trevor Noah? And what does his groundbreaking keynote mean for the future of inclusive leadership?

Trevor Noah: A Champion of Positive Change

Trevor is an internationally beloved comedian, host, actor, political commentator, and author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood. During the tumultuous times of apartheid, he overcame adversity to become the acclaimed host of Comedy Central’s Emmy® Award-winning The Daily Show. And, in an exciting update, this February, he’s slated to host the 2024 Grammy Awards – for the fourth consecutive year in a row.

Trevor’s uplifting humor and global outlook make him the perfect choice to keynote SLC45. This trailblazer uses comedy and compassion to foster difficult conversations around injustice, prejudice, and misinformation. He has masterfully used his platform to illuminate critical issues, challenge the status quo, and champion positive change.

This keynote changes everything – are you ready?

Allyship & Creating Impact

The theme of SLC45 is “Creating Impact,” and Trevor’s incredible journey makes him the ideal fit. In this interactive keynote, Trevor will explore allyship, culture change, and leading inclusively with our CEO Susan MacKenty Brady.

Palson spotlights the power of this moment: “Trevor’s presence conveys the vital message that allyship isn’t limited by gender or background; it’s a commitment to equity and inclusion for all. Alone, we can do only so much. By supporting one another and joining organizations already in the progress-making lane, we can magnify the impact we create.”

Get ready to gain valuable insights into driving equity and inclusion from Trevor’s trademark humor and uplifting perspective. You’ll leave feeling inspired, empowered, and poised to champion diversity and inclusion in the workplace!

Experience the Magic of SLC, The Premier Women’s Leadership Conference

In today’s world, the need for unity among women leaders and their allies has never been greater. The Simmons Leadership Conference is dedicated to providing exceptional programming that reinvigorates and inspires women and their allies worldwide. Join us at SLC45, one of the most highly attended and respected conferences for women, to:

  • Lead Confidently: Gain insights and perspectives that challenge the status quo and empower you to lead with authenticity, inclusivity, and impact.
  • Hear Diverse Insights: Overcome challenges with access to unique perspectives, insights, and inspiration from renowned speakers.
  • Access Practical Tools for Success: Find solutions to the challenge of fostering equitable leadership in your workplace with actionable takeaways.
  • Expand Your Network: Connect with a diverse community of leaders, mentors, and advocates.

Shares Palson, “Attendees will leave with practical tools to generate immediate impact. The conference will showcase stories of internationally recognized women who’ve blazed trails, providing not just practical but inspiring strategies for you to embrace change and unlock your unique power for creating lasting impact.”

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Join the Movement

With Noah joining SLC45 virtually, we’re breaking down barriers and showcasing our commitment to inclusivity, ensuring everyone, whether they can attend in person or not, can join us in this historic moment. Be part of Trevor Noah’s global message of change – secure your in-person or virtual seat today! If you’re attending with your team, be sure to explore our special group discounts.

We look forward to uniting with Trevor Noah and all of you for an extraordinary event that will empower leaders to drive change. SLC45 is where leadership meets impact. Let’s redefine leadership together!Creating Impact logo with gray background



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