Celebrating
2+ Decades
& 10,000+
Women Leaders

Linkage’s Women in Leadership Institute™ (WIL) is a four-day 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. This is an immersive leadership development experience designed to drive results and accelerate the advancement of women.

WIL returns as both an in-person conference and a virtual learning experience in 2021. Choose the format that best fits your unique needs: Join us face-to-face in Orlando, Florida, or with an abbreviated Keynotes experience through our virtual learning platform.

Why WIL in 2021? The hurdles to advancement in the workplace for women have never been higher. Women leaders need support at this critical time. WIL is designed to meet the unique needs of women right now and to empower them with the community and insights they need to thrive.

Designed for individual women leaders or groups of women leaders from an organization, the Women in Leadership Institute™ is the experience of a lifetime.

Why Attend
  1. 4 days of immersive learning
  2. Expert keynote speakers
  3. Skill-building sessions and workshops
  4. Assessments designed for women
  5. Peer-learning small-group sessions

89% take more time to define their strengths & talents as a leader
89% take more time to define their strengths & talents as a leader
86% have gained more self-confidence
86% have gained more self-confidence
94% received a
6-12% increase
in compensation
94% received a
6-12% increase
in compensation
76% are more often recognized for their contributions
76% are more often recognized for their contributions

And, their organizations experience transformational impact.

82% say they & their team are outperforming the company average
82% say they & their team are outperforming the company average
75% are more engaged with their work
75% are more engaged with their work
69% have more personal satisfaction with work
69% have more personal satisfaction with work
67% are more likely to stay with their company
67% are more likely to stay with their company

Your leadership journey starts now.

Whether you join us face-to-face in Orlando, Florida, or tune in virtually,
choose from three pass options designed to meet your goals:

In-Person
All-Access

Virtual
Keynotes
PLUS

Virtual
Keynotes

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

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

Gain access to
virtual Keynotes.
8 hours of leadership
development.

$3,695

$1,595

$798

50% off until May 31
$995

$498

50% off until May 31

1. Pre-Institute: Setting Yourself Up for Success

In-Person
All-Access

Virtual
Keynotes PLUS

Virtual
Keynotes

360° Assessment
(*Self-Assessment after 10/2)

Self-Assessment

Self-Assessment

On-Demand Webinar:
Preparing for WIL

On-Demand Webinar:
Preparing for WIL

On-Demand Webinar:
Preparing for WIL

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

2. Institute Learning Experience

In-Person
All-Access

Virtual
Keynotes PLUS

Virtual
Keynotes

Keynote Access

Keynote Access

Keynote Access

Learning Guide

Learning Guide

Learning Guide

2 On-Demand
Virtual Master Classes

2 On-Demand
Virtual Master Classes

Networking

Networking

2 Live Master Classes

Deep Dive: Unlocking
Your Assessment

Assigned On-Site Learning Team

Extended Learning:
Leader for Life Guide

SECURE THE BEST SAVINGS + MAKE WIL A REALITY

Early bird pricing for Virtual passes

Secure your Virtual Keynotes or Virtual Keynotes PLUS pass early to take advantage of the best possible savings. Virtual tickets at this special early bird price are limited, so secure your pass today!

50% off until May 31  |  30% off until July 31  |  10% off until September 30

Group discounts

Multiply the impact of WIL by sending 10 or more women leaders to unlock additional savings! Savings automatically applied in cart. For details and full group pricing information, contact: learnmore@linkageinc.com.

Get Started

Learn more about Linkage’s Women in Leadership Institute

Get the latest details on a truly transformative leadership conference for women. Fill out the form to receive the latest info on the 2021 event, including:

  • Registration information + agenda details
  • The latest news on speakers and faculty
  • Advancing women leaders insights + news

Linkage’s Women in Leadership Executive Impact Award recognizes visionaries who are committed to the advancement of women leaders. They are celebrated at the Institute each fall.

What Makes WIL So Unique


Not your average women’s conference! As a WIL participant, you will 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

Your personal growth starts with data. 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. In-Person All-Access passholders gain insight from their peers for a 360° view of their leadership. Virtual Keynotes PLUS and Virtual Keynotes passholders see how they measure up via a self-assessment.

Experience incredible Keynotes

Access to the most in-demand leadership speakers. You will gain insights from keynote faculty who are thought leaders, practitioners and world-renowned educators, including: Magic Johnson, Carla Harris and Molly Fletcher. More speakers will continue to be added—so stay tuned!

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

Unlock deep learning in small teams

Capitalize on the power of collective learning. With an In-Person All-Access pass, gather each day with an expert facilitator and a preselected 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.

Unlock more through a learning guide

It’s all about guided learning. 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.

Extend learning beyond the Institute

Your leadership learning journey continues. 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.

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Linkage’s Women in Leadership Institute™ is approved for HRCI certification credit.

The use of this official seal confirms that this program has met HR Certification Institute’s® (HRCI®) criteria for recertification credit preapproval. For more information, please visit the HR Certification Institute homepage at www.hrci.org.

 

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.

  • Overview and Timing
    • Linkage’s Women in Leadership 2021 Institute (“the Institute”) is a four-day immersive, virtual 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, 8+ hours of facilitated peer-learning team sessions, and strategic networking opportunities with 1,000+ women hailing from organizations throughout the world.
    • Client participation in the Institute is non-cancellable, and the associated fees with respect to such participation in the Institute are non-refundable.
    • 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 assessment 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 time frame. Once launched, an Assessment may not be transferred to another individual. Linkage will not regenerate reports that have already been distributed. Any participant who purchases a ticket or is added to a group less than thirty (30) days before the opening date of the Institute will receive the Self-Assessment rather than the 360 Assessment, where applicable. Any tickets purchased after 11/2 will not receive an assessment. Any participant who purchases a ticket or is added to a group fourteen (14) days or less before the opening date of the Institute will not receive an assessment. 
  • Consent to Sharing of Data
    • 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.
    • 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.
  • Cancellation, Substitutions, and Fees
      Client Participation as Individual or Team and as Premier Partner or Institute Partner

      • Cancellations:
        • 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 ninety (90) days prior to the opening date of the Institute, or (ii) 100% of the total tuition fee if Linkage receives written notice less than ninety (90) days prior to the opening date of the Institute. Client shall pay such cancellation fee within thirty (30) days of the date of cancellation.
        • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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. Substitutions made fourteen (14) days or less will not receive an assessment. 
    • Virtual TransferIf 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 once at no cost only by providing written notice sent to Linkage at least ninety (90) days prior to the opening date of the Institute. If such written notice is not provided within the requisite time frame (at least 90 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 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
  • 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.

Carla Harris on stage with WIL 2020 Executive Impact Award Winners

I'm really excited to have the opportunity to work on my own professional development.

Naomi Mercer

SVP, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, American Bankers Association & 2020 Registrant

Not only do you get to spend time with the people in your learning cohort each evening, but you get an opportunity to network with people from around the world.

Jill Wipfli

Executive Leadership Development Specialist, American Family Insurance & 2020 Registrant

Anytime we can bring a group of women together to share their experiences with the different things we are facing, it's an amazing thing.

Michelle Web

Executive Director, Employee Experience at TEKsystems & 2020 Registrant

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