Kerry Seitz

Vice President, Women's Leadership
Simmons University Institute for Inclusive Leadership

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Kerry Seitz brings tremendous passion and expertise in developing women leaders to her role with the Simmons University Institute for Inclusive Leadership. With the recent formation of the Institute, Simmons University has made an investment in becoming the global authority on the intersection of leadership, equity, and inclusion – with an emphasis on achieving gender parity in organizational leadership.

Prior to joining Simmons, Kerry was VP of Learning and Development at Landit, a career development tech startup aimed at democratizing career success. Previous to that role, Kerry was the Director of Advancing Women and Inclusive Leadership solutions and Executive Director of the Women in Leadership Institute at Linkage, a global leadership consulting firm. She began her work in leadership development as Principal of her own coaching business where she worked predominantly with women relaunching and redefining their career journey.

Kerry spent the first ten years of her career in the mental health field – as a clinician at the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, a researcher at the Wellesley Centers for Women at Wellesley College, a coalition and program manager for the Support to End Exploitation Now coalition at the Children’s Advocacy Center of Suffolk County and adjunct faculty in the criminal justice department at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.

Kerry has her Master’s in Counseling Psychology and a Bachelor’s in Psychology and Human Development – both from Boston College. She is also a Certified Career Coach from the Life Purpose Institute. Outside of work, Kerry enjoys running, yoga and spending time with her husband, three sons and (female!) Labrador Retriever.