Celebrating Two Decades & 10,000 Women Leaders

The Women in Leadership Institute is now offered in two convenient formats: Face-to-Face & Virtual.

Linkage’s Women in Leadership Institute (WIL) is a four-day immersive learning experience, designed to equip women leaders with actionable strategies to overcome the hurdles women often face in the workplace. This isn’t your typical women’s conference—we’re proud to offer an innovative learning experience designed to accelerate the advancement and maximize the potential of women leaders.

New in 2020! Introducing a brand-new way to experience Linkage’s Women in Leadership Institute this November 9–12, 2020! In addition to our face-to-face conference in Dallas, Texas, you can now experience WIL 100% virtually by tuning in remotely with an internet connection. Experience everything that makes WIL so unique—from keynotes to small-group learning, all from the comfort of your own home.

In this unprecedented time, the pressures on women have never been greater–and the importance of developing and advancing women has never been more vital. As we strive to rise to the challenge of today, women leaders who are equipped with the skills and competencies they need will thrive at this critically important moment.

 
Designed for individual women leaders or groups of women leaders from a single team or organization, the Women in Leadership Institute is the experience of a lifetime. Learn more and register today!

Why Attend
  1. Face-to-Face or Virtual Experience
  2. 4 days of immersive learning
  3. Expert keynote speakers
  4. Skill-building sessions and workshops
  5. 7+ hours of peer-learning team sessions
  6. 360° assessment tailored to you

Now, there are more ways than ever to experience Linkage’s Women in Leadership Institute on November 9–12, 2020! Join us Face-to-Face in Dallas, Texas or 100% Virtually. Choose the experience that best fits your needs:

Face-To-Face

Virtual

Virtual
Keynotes
PLUS

Virtual
Keynotes

All-access
in-person pass.
31 hours
of leadership
development.

All-access
virtual pass.
31 hours
of leadership
development.

Combine access to
keynotes with
Master Classes.
12 hours
of leadership
development.

Gain access
to keynotes.
8 hours
of leadership
development.

$3,195

$1,595

$995

$3,695

$2,695

$798

$498

1. Pre-Institute: Setting Yourself up for Success

Face-To-Face

Virtual

Virtual
Keynotes PLUS

Virtual
Keynotes

360° Assessment

360° Assessment

Self-Assessment

Self-Assessment

On-Demand Webinar:
Explore Your Assessment
Results

On-Demand Webinar:
Explore Your Assessment
Results

On-Demand Webinar:
Explore Your Assessment
Results

On-Demand Webinar:
Explore Your Assessment
Results

On-Demand Webinar:
Create Your Personal
Networking Plan

On-Demand Webinar:
Create Your Personal
Networking Plan

On-Demand Webinar:
Create Your Personal
Networking Plan

On-Demand Webinar:
Preparing for WIL

On-Demand Webinar:
Preparing for WIL

2. Institute Learning Experience

Face-To-Face

Virtual

Virtual
Keynotes PLUS

Virtual
Keynotes

Keynote Access

Keynote Access

Keynote Access

Keynote Access

Learning Guide

Learning Guide

Learning Guide

Learning Guide

2 Live
Master classes:
Mastering Your Inner
Critic + Gamechanger
Negotiating

2 Live
Master classes:
Mastering Your Inner
Critic + Gamechanger
Negotiating

2 On-Demand
Master Classes:
Building Personal Brand
& Presence + Unlocking
Mind-Body Connection

2 On-Demand
Master Classes:
Building Personal Brand
& Presence + Unlocking
Mind-Body Connection

2 On-Demand
Master Classes:
Mastering Your Inner
Critic + Building Personal
Brand & Presence

Networking

Networking

Networking

Panel: Women,
Race & Advancement

Panel: Women,
Race & Advancement

Panel: Women,
Race & Advancement

Panel: Women,
Race & Advancement

Deep Dive: Unlocking
Your Assessment

Deep Dive: Unlocking
Your Assessment

Assigned Learning Team

Assigned Learning Team

Yoga

Breakfast, Lunch + Snacks

Extended Learning:
Leader for Life
Program

Extended Learning:
Leader for Life
Program

ACT NOW TO SECURE THE BEST VALUE

Take advantage of special introductory pricing for the virtual experiences – including 50% off Virtual Keynotes and Virtual Keynotes Plus OR $500 off the full virtual experience. There are a limited number of passes available at this low price, so act now!

Looking for a way to drive engagement? Contact us to enroll a group of 10+ women and unlock additional savings.

The Experience

Four days of immersive learning for women leaders, filled with keynotes, Master Classes, small group learning, networking and more.

*Items marked with an asterisk are for the Face-to-Face experience only.

Day 1 Monday, November 9

Duration Agenda
10:00 AM – 12:30 PM Registration*
12:30 PM – 1:00 PM Opening Remarks
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Keynote: Maria Howard on Aware
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Assessment Review: Unlocking Your Best Insights
3:15 PM – 5:15 PM Learning Teams
5:15 PM – 6:45 PM Welcome Reception

Day 2 Tuesday, November 10

Duration Agenda
8:00 AM – 9:30 AM Continental Breakfast*
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM Keynote: Glennon Doyle on Clear
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Master Classes
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch & Interactive Panel: Women, Race & Advancement
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Keynote: Soledad O'Brien on Bold
2:30 PM – 4:30 PM Learning Teams
4:30 PM – 5:15 PM Networking Social

Day 3 Wednesday, November 11

Duration Agenda
8:00 AM – 9:30 AM Continental Breakfast*
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM Keynote: Liz Wiseman on Inspire
11:15 AM – 12:15 PM Master Classes
12:15 PM – 1:15 PM Lunch*
1:15 PM – 2:15 PM Keynote: Carla Harris on Connected
2:15 PM – 3:00 PM Legends in Leadership: Alan Mulally
3:15 PM – 4:30 PM Learning Teams

Day 4 Thursday, November 12

Duration Agenda
8:00 AM – 9:30 AM Continental Breakfast*
9:30 AM – 11:30 AM Learning Teams
11:45 AM – 1:00 PM Keynote: Molly Fletcher on Influential
1:00 PM – 1:15 PM Closing Remarks

Recognize an exceptional leader for their commitment to the advancement of  women leaders. Learn more about Linkage’s Women in Leadership Executive Impact Award.

MASTER CLASSES

Take a deep dive into the topics covered by our keynote speakers during in-depth, hands-on sessions. Master Classes empower women with the competencies and applied experiences they need to scale the hurdles faced by women in the workplace.

Master Class: Mastering Your Inner Critic

Our Inner Critic is that voice inside our head that is critical of ourselves and others. We need to understand why intrinsic worthiness is essential to overcoming the Inner Critic, and furthermore, that confidence and worthiness are not the same thing. In this session, experience exercises designed to help you to identify your Inner Critic in action and learn how to coach your Inner Critic by unpacking best practices to return to your compassionate center. This Master Class aligns with the foundational Hurdle, the Inner Critic, which will be introduced in our opening Keynote.

  • Face-to-Face and Virtual experience: Available Live
  • Keynotes PLUS: Available On-Demand

Master Class: Gamechanger Negotiation

Negotiation is a critical leadership skill. A good negotiator, just like a good leader, builds relationships, generates consensus, navigates tough conversations, and achieves goals. During this hands-on session, you will explore the best practices that skilled negotiators use to close the deal and build long-term, meaningful relationships. This Master Class aligns with the Influential Competency, associated with the Making the Ask Hurdle.

  • Face-to-Face and Virtual experience: Available Live

Master Class: Building Personal Brand & Presence

Women leaders need to manage themselves consistently, develop organizational savvy, build brand and present a respected public presence, and inspire confidence in others regarding their ability as a leader. Master Class leaders will help you expand your comfort zone of communication, including voice, body language, and message. You will practice the behavioral signals of Leadership Presence and learn how to paint a memorable picture for audiences through communication and gravitas. This Master Class aligns with the Bold Competency, associated with the Branding & Presence Hurdle.

  • Face-to-Face and Virtual experience: Available On-Demand
  • Keynotes PLUS: Available On-Demand

Master Class: Unlocking Mind-Body Connection

When it comes to mastering the seven hurdles to advancement, we must start with our own well-being. During this session, we will unlock the power of aligning the mind and the body to expand our capacity for presence, centering, and self-awareness as a leader. Experience a guided meditation experience designed to allow you to become in-tune with your body and mind, and unlock mindfulness best practices that you can begin to apply in your daily life to help you ascend to new levels through clarity of your purpose. This Master Class aligns with the Clear Competency, associated with the Clarity Hurdle.

  • Face-to-Face and Virtual experience: Available On-Demand

More of what makes WIL so unique


Not your average women’s conference! Whether you attend face-to-face or virtually, you’ll discover a once in a lifetime leadership development experience. The special combination of inspiration, skill-building, and reflection means that rich learnings go beyond awareness to ensure attendees work differently post-experience.

Gain insights from an Advancing Women Leaders Assessment

Every attendee of Linkage’s Women in Leadership Institute will gain access to key insights from an assessment designed specifically for women leaders. Taken in the weeks ahead of the Institute, the assessment lays the groundwork for the learning experiences during the conference and empowers women leaders to take charge of their leadership journeys.

Face-to-Face and Virtual Experience:

  • Take the Advancing Women Leaders 360° Assessment
  • Ahead of the conference, unpack the results of your assessment through an on-demand webinar
  • During the conference, unlock the significance of your results during a special session titled: “Assessment Review: Unlocking Your Best Insights.
  • In your Learning Team, tailor your Institute experience by combine conference learning with your unique assessment results

Virtual Keynotes and Virtual Keynotes PLUS experience:

  • Take the Advancing Women Leaders Self-Assessment
  • Ahead of the conference, unpack the results of your assessment through an on-demand webinar

Experience incredible keynotes

Learn insights from keynote faculty who are thought leaders, practitioners, and world-renowned educators, including: Glennon Doyle, Soledad O’Brien, Molly Fletcher, Carla Harris, Liz Wiseman and Alan Mulally.

Gain inspiration and motivation while focusing on specific leadership competencies designed to accelerate the leadership readiness of women.

Keynotes are livestreamed in real time for virtual participants and will be available on-demand for one month after the Institute.

Unlock deeper learning in small learning teams

Capitalize on the power of collective learning. Gather each day with an expert facilitator and a pre-selected team of 12–18 peers to reflect on and discuss insights from the Institute. This is a unique opportunity for you to contribute your own thinking and collaborate in small groups about how to best apply your learning to benefit your own development, taking into account your assessment results, team, and within the context of your organization.

Gain access to meaningful networking opportunities

Connect with other women leaders, who are on the same leadership journey you are. Over its 20+ year history, Linkage’s Women in Leadership Institute has brought together thousands of women leaders in a true spirit of support and collaboration.

At this year’s face-to-face WIL, participants will experience in-person networking socials, while virtual learners will experience “virtual collisions” throughout their virtual conference experience: Attendee chat features, and Live Virtual Networking Receptions, including “chat roulette” activities.

Unlock more through a learning guide

Take your experience at the Women in Leadership Institute one step further by gaining access to additional insights in Linkage’s “Keynote Learning Guide.” Every attendee gains access to this exclusive guide ahead of the conference, allowing you to extend your learnings through self-reflection, critical thinking, and actionable next steps.

Experience an interactive panel: Women, Race & Advancement in the Workplace

Every woman is different in how they experience the world. For women in different racial and ethnic groups, factors like cultural expectations, life experiences, and a complex combination of different forms of discrimination, including racism and sexism, overlap in ways that profoundly affect their ability to professionally advance. Through an awareness of intersectionality, we can better acknowledge and ground the differences that exist between us. Gain insights from a timely discussion on the intersection of race and advancing women.

Extend learning beyond the Institute

The learning experience doesn’t end when the Institute does! Extend your learning with a “Leader for Life” guide to use throughout the year to reinforce the rich learnings gained at the Institute and go beyond awareness to ensure you work differently post-experience.

Note: Only available to attendees in the Face-to-Face and Virtual experience.

The Venue

Omni Dallas Hotel exterior

Omni Dallas Hotel

555 S Lamar
Dallas, Texas 75202
Phone: +1.214.744.6664

Hotel rooms are not included in the Institute tuition.

Make a Case to Attend WIL 2020


The development of women leaders is more important than ever in these unprecedented times. Use our easy-to-customize ROI letter to help you make the case for attending the Women in Leadership Institute in 2020.

Enrollment Policy

Note: This Enrollment Policy applies to each participant in Linkage’s Women in Leadership 2020 Institute as well as the organization that such participant represents (referred to in this Enrollment Policy as “Client”).  Please note that many of the provisions in this Enrollment Policy can also be found (in whole or in substantial part) in the underlying agreement and/or statement of work (SOW) that Linkage may have entered into with Client.   

  1. Overview and Timing
    1. Linkage’s Women in Leadership 2020 Institute (“the Institute”) is a four-day immersive learning experience guided by the results of your Advancing Women Leaders 360° Assessment. The curriculum includes expert keynote speakers, skill-building leadership sessions and workshops, 7+ hours of facilitated peer-learning team sessions, and strategic networking opportunities with 900+ women hailing from organizations throughout the world.
    2. Client participation in the Institute Is non-cancellable, and the associated fees with respect to such participation in the Institute are non-refundable.
    3. The Institute’s assessment solution includes standard electronic reports. The assessment results produced as a result thereof are not designed to serve as the sole basis for any employment decision (promotion, termination, etc.) on the part of Client with respect to any of the individuals assessed.  Prior to launch, participants can be changed with written notice at least 7 days before the launch date.  Assessments must be completed by participants within the launch window.  Assessments will not be relaunched to participants who failed to complete their assessment during the agreed upon timeframe.  Once launched, an Assessment may not be transferred to another individual.  Linkage will not regenerate reports that have already been distributed.
    4. Linkage continues to closely monitor information around the global impact of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Linkage will continue to (i) prioritize the safety of its clients, partners, and employees, and (ii) abide by recommendations of public health experts and government authorities to make appropriate decisions and take appropriate action in that regard.   For more information, please contact info@linkageinc.com or +1 (781) 402-5555.
  2. Consent to Sharing of Data
    1. By participating in the Institute, each participant in the Institute hereby consents to Linkage contacting such participant directly on multiple occasions before, during, and after the Institute.
    2. By participating in the Institute, each participant in the Institute further hereby consents to Linkage sharing information that identifies such participant individually and makes it possible for other parties (namely, sponsors, partners, and affiliates in the Institute) to contact such participant directly. Such contact may occur on multiple occasions before, during, or after the Institute, with Linkage ensuring that each such sponsor, partner, or affiliate in the Institute provide the participant with the ability to “opt out” from receiving such communications from any such sponsor, partner, or affiliate at any time and for any reason.
  3. Cancellation, Substitutions, and Fees
    1. Client Participation as Individual or Team and as Premier Partner or Institute Partner
      1. Cancellations:
        1. For Individual or Team, if Client wishes to cancel the participation in the Institute for the Individual or the Team (whatever the case might be), then Client may do so only by providing written notice sent to Linkage. In such instance, Client shall be liable for a cancellation fee that equals (i) 25% of the total tuition fee if Linkage receives written notice at least sixty (60) days prior to the opening date of the Institute, or (ii) 100% of the total tuition fee if Linkage receives written notice less than sixty (60) days prior to the opening date of the Institute. Client shall pay such cancellation fee within thirty (30) days of the date of cancellation.
        2. For Premier Partner or Institute Partner, if Client wishes to cancel the participation in the Institute as a Premier or Institute Partner, then Client may do so only by providing written notice sent to Linkage. In such instance, Client shall be liable for a cancellation fee that equals (i) 50% of the total Partner fee if Linkage receives written notice at least one hundred fifty (150) days prior to the opening date of the Institute, or (ii) 100% of the total Partner fee if Linkage receives written notice less than one hundred fifty (150) days prior to the opening date of the Institute. Client shall pay such cancellation fee within thirty (30) days of the date of cancellation.
      2. Participation Roster: Client shall send Linkage a participant roster if Client is participating with a Team or multiple Individuals. Participant rosters sent less than sixty (60) days before the opening date of the Institute will be subject to a $200 administrative fee per individual on the participant roster.
      3. Substitutions: Client may substitute one participant for another at no charge with written notice sixty (60) days or more before the opening date of the Institute. Substitutions made less than sixty (60) days before the opening date of the Institute will be subject to a $200 administrative fee per substitution made. Substitutes made less than thirty (30) days before the opening date of the Institute will receive the Self-Assessment rather than the 360 Assessment, where applicable.
      4. Virtual Transfer: Where applicable, if Client wishes to transfer its participation in the Institute for the Individual or the Team (whatever the case might be) from in-person participation to virtual participation, then Client may do so at no cost only by providing written notice sent to Linkage at least sixty (60) days prior to the opening date of the Institute. If such written notice is not provided within the requisite time frame (at least 60 days prior to the opening date of the Institute), then transfer fees may apply.  If Linkage is unable to hold the in-person component of the Institute in Dallas due to COVID-19 or other related reasons, then in-person participation in the Institute shall automatically transfer to virtual participation in the Institute at no additional charge to Client.
      5. Virtual Access: Virtual access to the Institute is intended for individual device viewing and individual use only. Any group viewing or sharing of virtual access among multiple individuals is strictly prohibited.
      6. Additional Fees: Changes to Client’s participation level in the Institute shall be subject to mutual agreement and may be subject to changes in pricing in light of Linkage’s pricing structure and other considerations.
  4. Exclusions: The registration fee does not include all costs of travel and hotel costs to the Institute per se as well as Board meetings and other or Institute-related events. All travel-related costs will be the sole responsibility of Client and not Linkage.

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