Linkage Named Top 20 Leadership Training Company by Training Industry


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

Date: March 29, 2021

BOSTON, Mass: Linkage, Inc., a global leadership development firm committed to advancing women leaders and accelerating inclusion in leaders and organizations, has been named among the 2021 Top Training Companies™ in the leadership training sector of the learning and development market for the 13th year in a row.

“For more than three decades, we’ve been on a mission to change the face of leadership by impacting leadership effectiveness and equity,” said Jennifer McCollum, CEO of Linkage. “This recognition is a testament to our long-standing commitment to generate leading-edge insight and innovative products to advance women and create more effective and inclusive leaders and organizations.”

Linkage, which has long offered a variety of delivery options for their leadership development programs, has launched innovative digital and virtual programming to meet the needs of the remote workforce and changing accessibility requirements. Their first-ever 100% virtual Women’s Leadership Institute was attended by more than 1,400 women leaders, making it the largest women’s conference in the organization’s history.

“Over the past year, we partnered with leading organizations to meet the urgent and evolving demands of an unprecedented health crisis, where leadership development programming needed to impact leaders in engaging and innovative digital and virtual formats,” said McCollum.

Earlier this year, Linkage unveiled a new Signature Solution to change the paradigm of workplace inclusion. Redesigning Inclusion: Superpowers and Symphony, in partnership with futurist and architect Oshoke Abalu, combines in-person, virtual and digital training with assessments and engaging keynote content. The offer joins the Advancing Women Leaders and Accelerating Purposeful Leadership® Signature Solutions, which have been accessed by millions of leaders at premier organizations around the world.

“As organizations continue to deal with the impact of an uncertain future, Linkage serves as an invaluable partner in the important work of accelerating leadership readiness, advancing women, and creating inclusive leaders and organizations,” said McCollum. “We are focused on bringing the latest leadership insight and products to our partners and clients to help them meet the significant challenge of today’s unique landscape.”

Training Industry, the leading research and information resource for corporate learning leaders, prepares the Training Industry Top 20 and Training Industry Watch List reports on critical sectors of the corporate training marketplace to better inform professionals about the best and most innovative providers of training services and technologies.

“Linkage, a continuing leader in the leadership training market, has been named a 2021 Training Industry Top 20 Leadership Training Company because of its response to the change in the workplace environment due to the pandemic and other current events,” says Danielle Draewell, market research analyst at Training Industry, Inc. “Through engaging digital leadership development opportunities and offerings on women in leadership and creating cultures of inclusion, Linkage has proven once again to be a strong partner in the industry.”

Selection to the annual Top 20 list is based on a variety of criteria, including thought leadership and influence on the leadership training industry, the breadth and quality of programs and audiences served, industry recognition and innovation, and strength of clients and geographic reach.


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, we have been on a mission to change the face of leadership by impacting leadership effectiveness and equity.

Through our work with more than one million leaders, we continue to evolve our unique datasets to create leading-edge insight and innovative products that can be combined into comprehensive leadership solutions.

Our scalable in-person and digital solutions are designed to empower leading organizations to solve their most pressing talent challenges—and to accelerate the advancement of talent.