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Inspiring Resilience and Authenticity

Now celebrating its 42nd year, the Simmons Leadership Conference remains the nation’s premier one-day professional development event for women—a don’t-miss experience that motivates, educates, and empowers leaders at every stage of their careers. Due to the global pandemic and out of an abundance of caution, we have made the decision to once again hold the Simmons Leadership Conference virtually to ensure we can deliver the best experience possible.  Our first ever virtual conference in 2020 was a tremendous success and we’re excited that continuing with a virtual format will allow us to bring this inspiring event to women globally.

Leaders must continually navigate adversity and uncertainty – perhaps this year more than ever before. With that in mind, our 2021 conference will highlight how exceptional global women leaders are inspiring resilience and authenticity. This year’s program will feature inspiring examples of successful women who have persevered in pursuit of their personal and professional goals while courageously staying true to what makes them unique, and modeling the power and importance of leading inclusively.

In addition to these compelling presentations, you will also have the chance to learn from pertinent and timely panel discussions with senior business leaders, and network with more than 5,000 business leaders in attendance from organizations around the world.

Your learning is not limited to one day!  Following the conference, you will continue your leadership journey through on-demand access to our renowned skill-building Signature Sessions.

The Simmons Leadership Conference—an investment in yourself that pays dividends all year long.

The Conference is a non-profit fundraiser for Simmons University and as such, helps ensure the viability of women’s education for generations to come.

2019 Conference

2019 Conference

The 2019 Simmons Leadership Conference featured Susan O’Malley, Katherine Switzer, Julia Gillard, Jameela Jamil, and Laverne Cox!

2018 Conference

2018 Conference

The 2018 Simmons Leadership Conference featured Michelle Obama, Gretchen Carlson, Nely Galán and many more!