Linkage Announces Partnership with Trailblazing Sports Agent Molly Fletcher to Launch New Advancing Women Leaders Game Changer Negotiation Program


Sarah Breigle, Associate Vice President of Growth Marketing, Linkage, Inc. | 781.402.5599

Date: February 2022


Linkage, Inc., a global leadership development firm committed to advancing women leaders and accelerating inclusion in leaders and organizations, has announced a partnership with Molly Fletcher, trailblazing sports agent, author and expert negotiator.

This month, Linkage launched The Advancing Women Leaders Game Changer Negotiation Program, available to organizations looking to support, engage and advance women leaders. Organizations choose the delivery format that works best for their women leaders: a full one-day, in-person workshop or three, 2-hour virtual sessions.

“As a firm, we are always looking for new ways to bring organizations tested and impact-focused programming for women,” said Kristen Howe, Chief Product Officer at Linkage. “This new partnership with Molly Fletcher, who is a longtime advocate of Linkage’s Women in Leadership Institute, allows us to broaden our offering of programming for women leaders at a vital time. We are thrilled to work with Molly and bring her timely and relevant insights to thousands of women leaders at premier organizations and companies.”

The program includes experiential, interactive sessions that empower women leaders to apply Game Changer negotiation tactics and breakout exercises to give them negotiating practice in a safe environment. Each program is facilitated by an expert Linkage leadership consultant and is focused on driving positive outcomes and immediate, on-the-job application for the women in attendance.

“With Linkage, we’ve created an incredible offering that teaches women to leverage the many opportunities they have to negotiate,” said Molly Fletcher, who is the author of A Winner’s Guide to Negotiating. “Negotiation is a critical leadership skill, and one that is essential for women to master so they can advocate for themselves, their teams and their organization.”

The Advancing Women Leaders Game Changer Negotiation Program joins Linkage’s Advancing Women Leaders Signature Solution, a robust offering of virtual and in-person programming and workshops, individual and organizational assessments, independent digital learning experiences, and the premier Women in Leadership Institute™.

“As we all face the challenge of leading and learning in a world impacted by COVID, we know that women leaders are being disproportionately affected, and that women leaders need the right training at the right time to scale the hurdles to advancement,” said Howe. “We are pleased to offer our partner organizations and clients a new, proven program that incorporates Molly’s game-changer tactics for negotiation in alignment with Linkage’s decades of research on women in leadership.”

About Linkage: 

Linkage is a global leadership development firm committed to advancing women and accelerating inclusion in leaders and organizations. 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.

About Molly:

Hailed as the “female Jerry Maguire,” Molly Fletcher made a name for herself as one of the first female sports agents, representing some of the biggest names in sports. She negotiated over $500 million in contracts and represented a roster of more than 300 clients. As a World’s Top 50 Keynote Speaker, she inspires audiences around the world with her messages on leadership and peak performance. She is the author of five books and host of the popular podcast, Game Changers with Molly Fletcher.