Sarah Breigle, Senior Director of Marketing, Linkage, Inc. | 781.402.5599

Date: March 10, 2020


Linkage, a leading provider of strategic leadership development solutions, has named Alan Mulally the “Legends in Leadership” faculty member for the Women in Leadership Institute (WIL).

The WIL “Legends in Leadership” faculty honor is awarded to a trailblazing and innovative leadership strategist who has demonstrated commitment in their career and life to the evolution and lifelong process of becoming a leader. He or she demonstrates a consistent pattern of living out the five commitments of Purposeful Leadership and concentrates current efforts on helping other leaders confidently step into their leadership potential with a focus on allyship and inclusion.

“We are thrilled to announce that Alan Mulally will serve as the second-ever “Legends in Leadership” faculty member for our Women in Leadership Institute,” said Linkage’s Chief Product Officer and WIL Master of Ceremonies, Kristen Howe. “Alan joins a growing legacy of honored leadership legends who dedicate their lives to leading effectively and with purpose, while also leading inclusively.”

As this year’s “Legends in Leadership” faculty member, Mulally will share his expertise and leadership insights on leadership and allyship from the main stage, as part of a comprehensive, four-day leadership development learning experience for high-potential women leaders.

As this year’s “Legends in Leadership” faculty member, Mulally will share his expertise and leadership insights on Purposeful Leadership, Advancing Women Leaders, and Creating Cultures of Inclusion from the main stage, as part of a comprehensive, leadership development learning experience.

About Alan Mulally: Mulally served as president and chief executive officer of the Ford Motor Company and as a member of Ford’s board of directors from September 2006–June 2014. He led Ford’s transformation into one of the world’s leading automobile companies and the #1 automobile brand in the United States. He guided Ford in working together on a compelling vision, comprehensive strategy, and implementation of the One Ford plan to deliver profitable growth for all of the company’s stakeholders. And he did this in the midst of the worst and longest financial and economic crisis since the Great Depression.  In today’s environment, where COVID-19 is creating uncertainty, we look to successful examples of leadership like this to guide us.

Throughout his career, Mulally has been recognized for his contributions, industry leadership, and service, including being named #3 on Fortune’s “World’s Greatest Leaders,” one of the 30 “World’s Best CEOs” by Barron’s magazine, one of “The World’s Most Influential People” by Time magazine, and “Chief Executive of the Year” by Chief Executive magazine.

About Linkage: For more than 30 years, Linkage has been changing the face of leadership. Through our work with more than one million leaders, we continue to evolve our leadership data, insights and frameworks—empowering leading organizations to solve their most vexing leadership challenges. From developing effective, purposeful leaders to advancing women and creating cultures of inclusion, we guide our clients with proven Solutions to create transformative change.