Informative, energizing, and empowering in equal measure, the Simmons Leadership Conference is the nation's premier one-day professional development event for women. The 2016 program celebrates Women Leading Change, featuring a full roster of thought leaders and innovators that include attorney Anita Hill, whose Congressional testimony was instrumental in reducing tolerance of sexual harassment in the workplace; futurist Edie Weiner, a pioneer in identifying and analyzing the social trends affecting business as well as individuals; and activist Eva Longoria, whose tireless efforts on multiple fronts have helped to improve work conditions and educational opportunities for members of the Latino community.

Over the course of the day, the four 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. There is also a choice of lively panel discussions, signature dialogues, and skill-building workshops on topics ranging from leadership lessons to negotiating strategies, from entrepreneurship to personal growth. And in between formal sessions are chances to meet the speakers at book-signings, visit the corporate marketplace, enjoy a delicious lunch, and network with some of the 3,300 aspiring women who attend the conference from companies and organizations across the country.

The Simmons Leadership Conference — a don't-miss experience for all women leaders. All proceeds support scholarships for students in graduate programs at Simmons College.

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Daring Career Moves with Ping Fu
February 04, 2016

We caught up with Ping Fu, the co-founder and former CEO of Geomagic, a pioneering 3D software development company. Don't miss her at the Simmons Leadership Conference!

Actresses and Activists Eva Longoria and Geena Davis to speak at 37th Simmons Leadership Conference
January 28, 2016

With a focus on women who have broken the mold, Simmons will feature actresses and activists Eva Longoria and Geena Davis, for its premier leadership conference for women. The 37th annual Simmons Leadership Conference also includes pioneering attorney Anita Hill, financial powerhouse Carla Harris, and scientist and innovator Ping Fu. The sold-out event will be held on March 29, 2016 at the Seaport World Trade Center Boston.