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Susan MacKenty Brady

Managing Director, Institute for Leadership at Simmons University

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As managing director of the newly formed Institute for Leadership at Simmons University, Susan MacKenty Brady oversees the Simmons Leadership Conferences, executive education program offerings, and the Center for Gender in Organizations. An expert in the advancement of women leaders, she has advised executives at more than 500 organizations around the world on how to create gender parity and motivate women at all levels to fully realize – and manifest – their leadership potential. Prior to joining Simmons, Brady was executive vice president at Linkage, Inc., a leadership development consulting and training firm. During her tenure there, she launched the company’s global practice on Advancing Women Leaders and Inclusive Leadership, and founded its Women in Leadership Instituteª, which currently boasts a network of more than 15,000 alumni. Brady is the author of Mastering Your Inner Critic and 7 Other High Hurdles to Advancement: How the Best Women Leaders Practice Self-Awareness to Change What Really Matters.