Why We’re Here
Leaders are the driving force behind your most important asset—your people. At Linkage, we believe that leaders are not born; they are made from their experiences. Everyone, regardless of their role, can continually develop into a more effective leader.
Linkage, a SHRM company, is a global leadership development firm committed to advancing women and accelerating inclusion in leaders and organizations, trusted by more than 250 clients across industries.
For more than 30 years, Linkage has been changing the face of leadership by impacting organizational effectiveness and equity. Through our work with more than one million leaders, we continue to evolve our unique datasets, insights, and innovative products to create comprehensive solutions—empowering top organizations to solve their most pressing talent challenges.
SHRM creates better workplaces where employers and employees thrive together. As the voice of all things work, workers and the workplace, SHRM is the foremost expert, convener and thought leader on issues impacting today’s evolving workplaces. With nearly 325,000 members in 165 countries, SHRM impacts the lives of more than 235 million workers and families globally. Learn more at SHRM.org and on Twitter @SHRM.
Who We Are
Our Solutions can be packaged and tailored to meet your business and talent goals. We address both individual and organizational capabilities to create tangible and sustainable business outcomes for your people, your culture and your business.
Whether virtual or in-person, our research-based assessments, development, coaching and consulting impact leaders at all levels.
We are changing the face of leadership—one leader, and one organization, at a time.
Linkage has been acquired by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
Exceptional Partnerships Unlock Big Impact
Linkage partners with leading organizations on the forefront of leadership retention, engagement, and advancement, and our long-term partnerships directly inform the products and offerings within our Signature Solutions. Linkage’s Advancing Women Leaders Advisory Board includes representatives from FedEx Ground, Kaiser Permanente, Oracle, Lenovo and other trailblazing organizations.
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Sept. 17, 2020
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Sept. 12, 2020
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Aug 17, 2020
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July 12, 2020
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June 8, 2020
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June 1, 2020
Jennifer McCollum, CEO of Linkage highlights the 2020 Virtual Women in Leadership Institute as well as the importance of accelerating Purposeful Leadership, Creating Cultures of Inclusion and Advancing Women Leaders in the workplace on VoiceAmerica
May 28, 2020
Linkage CEO, Jennifer McCollum Quoted in Fast Company | 3 must-have traits for courageous leadership in a post-pandemic workplace
May 8, 2020
Linkage CEO, Jennifer McCollum Quoted in SmartBrief | What it takes to make a virtual presentation great
May 5, 2020
Soledad O’Brien to Keynote at Linkage’s Virtual & In-Person Women in Leadership Institute™ 2020
April 22, 2020
Linkage Announces Groundbreaking Inclusive Organization Analysis | A process designed to equip organizations with critical benchmark data necessary to build inclusive work cultures.
April 16, 2020
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April 15, 2020
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March 10, 2020
Linkage Names Alan Mulally 2020 Women in Leadership Institute™ “Legends in Leadership” Faculty Member
February 4, 2020
Linkage Publishes New Research Showing a Direct Correlation Between Inclusion and Effectiveness
February 3, 2020
Linkage Releases Brand-New Research on Intersectionality and the Advancement of Women Leaders
May 15, 2019
Linkage Awards Global Institute for Leadership Development® (GILD) Warren Bennis Leadership Award to Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo
February 20, 2019
Linkage Names Marshall Goldsmith Inaugural Global Institute for Leadership Development “Legends in Leadership” Faculty Chair
February 2, 2019
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