Informative, energizing, and empowering in equal measure, the Simmons Leadership Conference is a women's professional development event like no other. In just one extraordinary day, the conference packs in more than 15 nationally renowned leaders from the worlds of business, media, politics, education, and entertainment—each offering candid stories about experiences along the way to the top, as well as practical knowledge, innovative ideas, and principles for success for women on their own professional paths. Fittingly, the 2015 conference takes as its theme Dare to Compete, echoing the advice of Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in her inspiring speech closing out the 2014 conference.

In between formal sessions are chances to meet the speakers at book-signings, visit the corporate marketplace, enjoy a delicious lunch, and network with some of the 3,000 aspiring women who attend the Simmons Leadership Conference each year. As one participant put it, this is an opportunity to invest in yourself for a day and profit all year long.

All proceeds support scholarship for students in graduate programs at Simmons College.

Upcoming Leadership Programs

Strategic Leadership for Women
September 15-19, 2014
Transformational leadership development for mid career and senior women

Simmons ENCORE Series
October 1, 2014
SimmonsLEADS hosts three stand-out presenters from the 2013 Simmons Leadership Conference

Women's Leadership Certificate Program
October 24, 2014, November 18, 2014, February 13, 2015, March 27, 2015
Skill building workshops for emerging women leaders

2020 Women on Boards: National Conversation on Board Diversity
November 20, 2014
A national campaign dedicated to increasing the percentage of women on corporate boards to 20% by 2020. Be part of this year's conversation as we network, discuss, and take a national poll


Recent Blog Entries
Looking Back at Leadership Conference


We're still buzzing from last week's Simmons Leadership Conference! It was an extraordinary, empowering day featuring talks by such incredible women as activist Zainab Salbi, astronaut Mae Jemison, legendary actress and singer Rita Moreno, and - of course - a moving closing keynote from the incomparable Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. See what our attendees thought of the day:...Read more »

Live Blog: Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

Hillary Rodham Clinton served as the nation's 67th Secretary of State from 2009 until 2013, after nearly four decades in public service. Her "smart power" approach to foreign policy repositioned American diplomacy and development for the 21st century. Clinton... read more »

Live Blog: Signature Dialogue: Exploring the Frontiers of Science and Human Potential

Mae Jemison gives new meaning to the expression "the sky's the limit." In addition to her pioneering role as the first African-American woman to travel in space, she is a successful entrepreneur and a passionate crusader for science education... read more »

Live Blog: Afternoon Keynote, Rita Moreno

Rita Moreno is one of just a handful of performers-and the only Latina-to win the entertainment industry's four most prestigious awards. Her breakout performance came as Anita in West Side Story, earning her an Oscar for best supporting actress... read more »

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