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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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 »
Fashion designer Josie Natori exemplifies the true American entrepreneurial spirit. She was one of the first female vice presidents of investment banking at Merrill Lynch when she decided to make a change and start her eponymous fashion line. Here she tells... read more »
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 »
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NOW Purchase Your Books Online
Through 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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Please Note: Any books purchased online will be shipped to you after the conference.