Inspiring and empowering. Relevant and motivational. Engaging and thought-provoking. These are just a few of the accolades from past attendees at the Simmons Leadership Conference, widely regarded as the gold standard of women's professional development events. Now celebrating its 35th year, the upcoming conference takes as its theme Jumping the Curve—the need to step away from the familiar and step up to the unknown in order to sustain success. The 2014 program highlights the compelling stories of dynamic thought leaders who have made these profound, creative leaps, offering guidance about how you, too, can continuously evolve your company or career on your own terms. Throughout the day, nationally renowned experts will present a full array of practical techniques and leadership strategies that you can apply both professionally and personally. And just as important, you will be in the company of 3,000 other inspiring and aspiring women professionals from diverse industries, disciplines, and backgrounds. It's an amazing day to focus, learn, network, and re-energize.
All proceeds support scholarships to students in graduate programs at Simmons College.
Pre-Conference Evening Reception
Please join us Tuesday, April 22 for a complimentary pre-conference evening networking reception.
Recent Blog Entries
For the second year, the Simmons Leadership Conference is partnering with 2020 Women on Boards to present the National Conversation on Board Diversity Panel. This year the event will take place on 11/12/13, from 7:30am to 9:30am in the Linda K. Paresky Conference Center at Simmons College. This exciting and timely event is one of many held across the country to promote gender diversity on US corporate boards. It aims to promote the national campaign of 2020 Women on Boards to increase the percentage of...Read more »
Joyce J. Kolligian, Executive Director of the Simmons Leadership Conference passed away peacefully on June 11 at the age of 76. Joyce earned her BA from Simmons College in 1987 and her MBA from Simmons SOM in 1989. She... read more »
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Crisis management expert Judy Smith is the real-life inspiration for the Olivia Pope character on the television show Scandal. A former deputy White House press secretary and assistant US Attorney, Judy Smith brings years of public relations and communications experience... read more »