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 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.

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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

Women who have attended WIL experience incredible results.

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% more likely to stay with company
67% more likely to stay with company

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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 faulty
  • 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.

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. 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.

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 pre-approval. For more information, please visit the HR Certification Institute homepage at www.hrci.org

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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