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For 42 years, The Simmons Leadership Conference has engaged, impacted and inspired over 100,000 leaders from around the world. This year, we will be exploring resilience and authenticity and bringing to life the best understanding of these concepts for practical and inspired application.

Simmons led the way in 2020 setting the bar high producing one of the first virtual Pandemic-era conferences. We have designed this year’s virtual program to have an even greater online experience. Here’s what you can expect:

Pre-Conference Inspiration

  • Meet your fellow participants
  • Connect with organizations that support women’s leadership development
  • Engage conference social media
  • Make history by partaking in the Simmons Annual Survey
  • Access informative thought leadership from the Simmons University Institute for Inclusive Leadership

March 23, 2021 – The Simmons Leadership Conference

Inspiration and engagement from wherever you want to join us, including:

  • A Full & Engaging Learning Agenda
  • Live Q&A with our Exceptional Speakers
    To create an intimate experience for our audience, our keynote speakers will be sharing their stories real-time via live streaming. Engage in live Q&A with all of our speakers!
  • Leadership Wisdom from Working Executives
    Learn from executive leaders who join us in two moderated business panels. These leaders will share advice from their leadership journey about fostering inclusion and developing oneself and others as leaders.
  • Networking with 5000+ Women Leaders
    The Simmons Leadership Conference attracts women leaders in all industries from around the globe who are committed to their career and success. Built into the experience are formal and informal ways to connect, discuss and build relationships with one another so attendees leave with an enhanced and more powerful network.
  • The Inaugural Visionary Leader Award
    Be a witness to the very first presentation of the Helen G. Drinan Visionary Leader Award, given to a deserving executive woman leader who has demonstrated in her leadership journey the characteristics and impact around which this globally-recognized award has been created.
  • Interact with our Sponsoring Organizations
    Learn more about employers across many industries who invest in – and promote – the advancement and engagement of women leaders.

Tuesdays in April: Four Live Keynote Interactive Signature Sessions

Save the Dates – April 6, 13, 20, 27

In shifting to a virtual format, we have extended our one-day program. Our Signature Session series enables attendees to engage in live skill building sessions with thought leaders even after the March 23 Conference. These 60 minute live sessions will feature one thought leader and occur each Tuesday in April from 12pm-1pm EST.

Ongoing Inspiration

On-Demand Access to ALL Sessions

Want to revisit a powerful statement that you forgot to jot down? No problem! The full conference, including the Signature Session series, will be available to you through Video on Demand for 90 days following the conference.


42 Years | 100,000+ Alumnae | 200+ Organizations
Make this your year to join us.