Become a Change-maker

As attendees who return year after year attest, the Simmons Leadership Conference is the premier professional event for women. The 2012 program builds on this exemplary tradition with yet another roster of distinguished speakers from the worlds of business, science, entrepreneurship and more. In keeping with the conference theme—Innovation & Impact—the lineup includes some of the nation's visionary change-makers who recognized and seized opportunities to alter the course of their industry or profession. The knowledge and inspiration that you will gain from these extraordinary speakers—and from the collective energy of more than 2,500 business and professional women that join in this unique event—will provide powerful motivation to become a change-maker in your own life.

All proceeds support scholarships to students in graduate programs at Simmons College.

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    Leadership Conference BooksThrough a partnership with Harvard Book Store, over 100 titles will be available for purchase at the Leadership Conference. Now you can order the books online from the Simmons bookshelf on the Harvard Book Store website. A portion of the proceeds from books purchased online here or at the conference will go to support the mission of the Simmons Leadership Conference, funding graduate scholarships at the college.

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