Celebrating
2+ Decades
& 15,000+
Women Leaders

The Women in Leadership Institute™ (WIL) is presented by the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM).

Supercharge your leadership journey through a leadership conference specifically for women—available 100% on demand. This is leadership development, designed to fit your schedule and your goals.

Previously broadcast on November 1–4, 2022, this on-demand program allows you to experience a transformational leadership development conference—on your time.

The conference offers incredible keynote sessions and master classes on topics most impacting women, and deepdive insights that will empower you to scale the hurdles to advancement in the workplace. And NEW in 2022!a special live, facilitated session on January 11, 2023, gives participants the chance to network and get their questions answered by a leadership expert.

Pick the on-demand pass that fits your goals and gain immediate access to the program through the digital platform, with unlimited access from November 14, 2022, through January 31, 2023.

Why experience WIL On-Demand? The hurdles to advancement in the workplace for women have never been greater, with burnout at an all-time high. Women leaders need support at this critical moment. WIL On-Demand empowers women with the tools and insights they need to thrive, all through convenient online and on-demand learning.

EARLY BIRD HAPPENING NOW!

Enjoy 50% off through December 15, 2022.

 

Looking for next year’s live conference? Check out the 2023 Women in Leadership Institute™.

Why Attend
  1. Immediate, On-Demand Access
  2. Convenience and flexibility with your busy schedule
  3. NEW! Live session for networking + facilitated learning
  4. Incredible keynote speakers
  5. Skill-building workshops
  6. Learner Guide for Women Leaders

Women who experience WIL achieve 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% are more likely to stay with their company
67% are more likely to stay with their company

Your leadership journey starts now.

Choose the on-demand virtual pass that fits your advancement goals and your schedule:

On-Demand
Keynotes GOLD

On-Demand
Keynotes PLUS

On-Demand
Keynotes

Get everything in the
Keynotes PLUS package
+ 2 Master Classes for
14 hours of leadership
development.

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

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

$2,300

$1,150

50% Off Discount

$1,700

$850

50% Off Discount

$1,050

$525

50% Off Discount
NOW INCLUDES LIVE FACILITATED WEBINAR ON JANUARY 11, 2023

1. Setting Yourself Up for Success

On-Demand
Keynotes GOLD

On-Demand
Keynotes PLUS

On-Demand
Keynotes

Self-Assessment

Self-Assessment

Self-Assessment

Webinar:
Preparing for WIL

Webinar:
Preparing for WIL

Webinar:
Preparing for WIL

Webinar:
Explore Your Assessment Results

Webinar:
Explore Your Assessment Results

Webinar:
Explore Your Assessment Results

2. Learning Experience

On-Demand
Keynotes GOLD

On-Demand
Keynotes PLUS

On-Demand
Keynotes

Keynote Access

Keynote Access

Keynote Access

Keynote Learning Guide

Keynote Learning Guide

Keynote Learning Guide

Panel: Intersectionality &
Advancement in the Workplace

Panel: Intersectionality &
Advancement in the Workplace

Panel: Intersectionality &
Advancement in the Workplace

4 Master Classes
(Aware, Bold, Influential, Clear)

2 Master Classes
(Aware, Bold)

Live Facilitated Webinar on January 11

Live Facilitated Webinar on January 11

Live Facilitated Webinar on January 11

Register Now To Tune in On-Demand

Register today and gain access to WIL On-Demand from November 14, 2022, through January 31, 2023, giving you the time and flexibility to enjoy the program on your schedule. You will also unlock access to a special, live facilitated session, which will be hosted on January 11.

 

EARLY BIRD HAPPENING NOW!

Enjoy 50% off through December 15, 2022.

Registration closes on January 6, 2023

Interested in group pricing to engage groups of women at your organization? Connect with our team at LearnMore@linkageinc.com.

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Learn more about Linkage’s On-Demand Women in Leadership Institute 

Get the latest details on a transformative, on-demand leadership development conference for women. Fill out the form to receive more information, including:

  • Registration information
  • Event details
  • Advancing women leaders insights + news

FEATURED:

Panel: Intersectionality & Advancement in the Workplace

Every woman is different in how they experience the world. Factors like race, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression, cultural differences, and differing abilities “intersect” and overlap with one another. For women, the discrimination that stems from this intersectionality profoundly impacts their ability to professionally advance. Our panelists will share their experiences in corporate America and outline how leaders can model better allyship in the workplace.

  • Join us for this critical session! All on-demand ticket types have access to this special panel.

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.

AWARE: 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 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.

  • Available through: On-Demand Keynotes PLUS and On-Demand Keynotes GOLD.

INFLUENTIAL: Game Changer 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.

  • Available through: On-Demand Keynotes GOLD

BOLD: 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.

  • Available through: On-Demand Keynotes PLUS and On-Demand Keynotes GOLD.

CLEAR: Unlocking the Mind-Body Connection for Clarity

When it comes to creating a clear vision and goals for our advancement, we must start from a place of compassion for ourselves and our own well-being. We arrive at true clarity through the process of going inward. Only then can we connect to our deepest values and authentic goals. 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.

  • Available through: On-Demand Keynotes GOLD

NEW IN 2022! A special live virtual session on January 11, 2023

Gives participants the chance to network and get their questions answered by a leadership expert.

The Women in Leadership Institute On-Demand allows you to enjoy the entire conference through the convenience of on-demand learning. And now, you will experience networking and expert facilitation during a special, live 1-hour webinar session on January 11, 2023.

SESSION DETAILS January 11, 2023, 12–1pm ET: New Year’s Resolutions & Mastering Your “Inner Critic”

Are you ready to start off the New Year right? It’s time to focus on the “Inner Critic,” the uber hurdle to advancement for women in the workplace. Learners explore the Inner Critic—the voice that goes “one up” or “one down”—and learn how to return to Compassionate Center to reach full potential. In this live session, learners explore the “Inner Critic” Hurdle through group discussion and breakouts. This live, interactive webinar will help you process what you learned watching WIL OnDemand and plan for the year ahead! Plus, you will have the chance to virtually connect with other women leaders who have experienced WIL, as well as grow your network.

More of What Makes WIL So Unique


Not your average women’s conference! This is on-demand leadership development, designed for women leaders. WIL On-Demand combines inspiring content with skill-building to empower women to gain new leadership competencies and apply what they learned immediately in their roles and in their lives.

Learn on your own schedule, virtually

You need flexibility and accessibility. The Women in Leadership Institute, which was originally broadcast November 14, 2022, to an audience of 3,000+ women leaders, is available 100% virtually and on demand. Now, you can experience the full conferenceall the great content, including keynote sessions, master classes and panelsfrom the comfort of your own home and on your schedule. Enjoy full access to the on-demand conference from your date of registration through January 31, 2023. And join a live session on January 11, 2023, which will help you process what you learned and plan for the year ahead! 

Gain Insights from the Advancing Women Leaders Self-Assessment

Your personal growth starts with data. Every on-demand attendee of Linkage’s Women in Leadership Institute gains immediate access to key insights from an assessment designed specifically for women leaders. Lay the groundwork for your on-demand experience by taking the self-guided assessment to help you identify your leadership strengths and areas of opportunity. Upon registration, you will receive an email invitation to begin your self-assessment. 

Available through: All pass types

Experience Incredible Keynotes

Access the most in-demand leadership speakers. You will gain insights from keynote faculty who are thought leaders, practitioners and world-renowned educators, including Laila Ali, Carla Harris, Caroline Wanga, Liz Wiseman and Maryam Banikarim. View the full lineup here.

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

Available through: All pass types

Unlock more through a learning guide

The support you need on your independent learning journey. Take your learning to the next level through a Learner Guide for Women Leaders. This guide empowers you to extend your learnings through self-reflection, critical thinking and actionable next steps, and is the perfect complement as you experience the content in the program.  

Available through: All pass types

HOW ORGANIZATIONS MAKE THE MOST OF WIL ON-DEMAND TO ENGAGE THEIR WOMEN LEADERS

Leading organizations and companies are meeting their women leaders where they are with this convenient, accessible and flexible on-demand virtual development program.

Now, talent development, DEI and human resources professionals can empower their women leaders through the convenience of online learning, and sacrifice none of the quality or the experience for their high-potential and high-value talent through this 100% on-demand conference.

Organizations are using WIL On-Demand to creatively and easily reach their women leaders at a critical time. Here’s how:

  • Empower remote and work-from-home leaders, including those who prefer not to travel, through an on-demand conference they can experience on their own schedule
  • Meet the unique needs of independent learners who prefer to learn and grow at their own pace
  • Scale your women’s development offerings by reaching more women with high-impact virtual programming at an affordable and scalable pricing model
  • Expand your traditional leadership development programming to include new populations of women leaders, including first-time managers and high-potential leaders
  • Engage members of Employee Resource Groups focused on women by building this transformational content into weekly Lunch & Learns and other focused programming for women
  • Power your leadership development content calendar with high-value, professional keynotes and master classes from expert leaders, speakers and consultants

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Institute Enrollment Policy

1. Overview

The Women in Leadership Institute is a four-day immersive learning experience designed to empower women to scale the hurdles to advancement in the workplace. The curriculum includes expert keynote speakers, skill-building leadership sessions and workshops, and strategic networking opportunities with women hailing from organizations throughout the world.

 

2. Scope of Policy

This Institute Enrollment Policy (“the Enrollment Policy”) applies to each participant in the Institute taking part virtually and/or in-person (“Participant”) as well as the organization that such Participant represents (“Client”).  As noted below, this Enrollment Policy shall also apply with full force and effect to Accelerator Participants and the On-Demand Participants as those terms are defined herein.

 

3. Health and Safety

Linkage prioritizes the health and safety of everyone connected to the Institute (including Participants and Clients as well as partners, staff, etc.). To that end, we continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation vigilantly, making sure that we are complying with the latest guidance on best practices for health and safety as provided by relevant government and health agencies as well as tracking relevant public health data, including but not limited to vaccination rates/metrics. We will continue to update Participants and Clients as more information becomes available.

For more information about the health and safety precautions we are taking for the in-person part of the Institute, visit the FAQ.

 

4. Assessments

Participants in the Institute are given access to certain and proprietary assessments.  Specifically, (i) Participants with an All-Access Pass gain access to the Advancing Women Leaders 360° Assessment (“360° Assessment”), (ii) Participants who take part as Keynotes Only or Keynotes PLUS Participants gain access to the Advancing Women Leaders Self-Assessment (“Self-Assessment”), and (iii) Participants who take part as Executive Sponsorship Track Participants receive the 360˚ Inclusive Leader Assessment (“Inclusive Leadership Assessment”).  Collectively, the 360° Assessment, Self-Assessment, and the Inclusive Leadership Assessment are referred to in this Enrollment Policy as “the Institute Assessments.”

The Institute Assessments produce standard electronic reports. These assessment results and reports 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 Participants assessed.

Participants to be assessed can be changed with written notice at least seven (7) days prior to the launch date for the Institute Assessment.

Institute Assessments must be completed by Participants within the launch window indicated in the accompanying email. Institute Assessments will not be relaunched to Participants who failed to complete their Institute Assessment during the agreed-upon time frame. Once launched, an Institute Assessment may not be transferred to another Participant. Linkage is not obligated to regenerate reports that have already been distributed.

Any Participant who purchases an All-Access Pass or is added to an All-Access Pass group (or who purchases an Executive Sponsorship Track registration or is added to an Executive Sponsorship Track group) less than thirty (30) days but more than fourteen (14) days prior to the opening date of the Institute will receive the Self-Assessment rather than the 360° Assessment. Any Participant who registers or is added to a group fourteen (14) days or less prior to the opening date of the Institute will not receive an Institute Assessment.

 

5. Consent to Communication and Sharing of Data

By participating in the Institute, each Participant hereby consents to Linkage contacting such Participant directly on multiple occasions before, during, and after the Institute. In addition, by participating in the Institute, each Participant in the Institute 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.

 

6. Cancellations

  • For Individual or Team: If Client wishes to cancel the participation in the Institute for the Participant or the team of Participants (whatever the case might be), then Client may do so only by providing Linkage with written notice.  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 Partner or Institute Partner, then Client may do so only by providing Linkage with written notice. 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.

 

7. Participant Rosters and Substitutions

  • Participation Roster: If Client is participating with a team of Participants or multiple Participants, then Client shall send Linkage a roster of Participants (“Participant Roster”). Participant Rosters provided to Linkage less than sixty (60) days before the opening date of the Institute will be subject to a $200 administrative fee per Participant on the Participant Roster.
  • Substitutions: Client may substitute one Participant for another at no charge with written notice of 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. Substitutions made less than thirty (30) days before the opening date of the Institute will result in the substitute Participant receiving the Self-Assessment rather than the 360° Assessment, where applicable. Substitutions made fourteen (14) days or less before the opening date of the Institute will result in the substitute Participant not receiving an Institute

 

8. Ticket Transfers and Registration Fees

Ticket Transfers In General

a. For any ticket type transfer, Client is responsible for the change in value at the then-current ticket rate. All notifications of transfer must be provided to Linkage in writing. If Linkage receives notification of transfer after July 1, 2022, then a $200 transfer fee per Participant will apply.

b. Only one transfer is permitted per Client.

c. No transfers are permitted within 90 days of the Institute.

d. All tickets must be used within the calendar year in which the Institute is taking place. Unused tickets cannot roll over to the next calendar year and future iterations of the program.

e. In-Person tickets are limited and, therefore, based on availability.

f. All new fees and costs associated with transfer will be due within 30 days of notification of change.

g. Premier Partners or Institute Partners should refer to their contract for ticket type transfer options.

 

Ticket Transfer Price Differentials

a. Virtual to In-Person: The original value of purchase can be applied toward the then-current in-person pricing, with the Client responsible for the price differential and any applicable change fees. In-Person tickets are limited and, therefore, based on availability.

b. In-Person to Virtual: No refund will be issued on the price differential (if less than original fee paid by Client); however, the credit may be used toward any Institute ticket type, until ticket sales are closed, at current pricing at the time of notification.

 

Additional Fees:

Changes to Client’s tickets or 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 various ticket and registration fees for participation in the Institute do not include all costs associated with travel and hotel costs to the Institute, Board meetings, and other Institute-related events. All travel-related costs will be the sole responsibility of Participants and/or Client (whatever the case might be) and not Linkage.

 

9. Pre/Post-Institute Learning Program (Accelerator)

Overview:

Some Participants in the Institute who take part in the Institute in-person or virtually may, at an additional cost, also participate in the pre/post-Institute learning program called Accelerator that will extend the program learning with monthly activities for up to one year (“the Accelerator Program”).  Such participants will be referred to herein as “the Accelerator Participants”).

 

Learning Components:

Learning components of the Accelerator Program include (i) an independent learning program called Advancing Women Leaders Essentials (“the Independent Learning Program”), (ii) eleven (11) monthly webinar sessions called Women in Leadership Accelerator Live Sessions (“the Webinars”), and (iii) for those Accelerator Participants who purchase an upgraded Accelerator package, two (2) one-hour virtual coaching sessions called Advancing Women Leaders Coaching Sessions (“the Coaching Sessions”).  Collectively, the Independent Learning Program, the Webinars, and the Coaching Sessions shall be referred to herein as “the Accelerator Learning Components.”

 

General Applicability of Policy:

The provisions of this Enrollment Policy shall apply with full force and effect to the Accelerator Program, the Accelerator Learning Components, and the Accelerator Participants.

 

Additional Special Provisions:

  • Participation in the Accelerator Program is strictly on an individual and unique basis. As such, in the absence of the prior and explicit written consent of Linkage, an Accelerator Participant cannot transfer, share, or substitute his, her, or their participation in the overall Accelerator Program or in any of the Accelerator Learning Components.
  • The Accelerator Program shall end one year after the participant starts the Program. As such, participation in or use of any of the Accelerator Learning Components may not extend beyond that one year timeframe.  By way of example, an Accelerator Participant may not access the Independent Learning Program after 1 year from the start date of the Program and may not receive any Coaching Sessions after 1 year from the start date of the Program.
  • If an Accelerator Participant purchased an upgraded Accelerator package involving the Coaching Sessions, then the relevant Linkage coach shall work with the Accelerator Participant and/or the Client (whatever the case might be) to schedule such Coaching Sessions. The Accelerator Participant and/or the Client (whatever the case might be) shall be permitted to cancel and reschedule a scheduled Coaching Session, but only upon seven (7) days notice to the coach and only on a one-time basis.  Any other cancellation of a Coaching Session shall result in the forfeiture of that Coaching Session.

 

10. On-Demand Participation

Overview:

Some leaders will take part in the Institute after the live event by purchasing available on-demand packages. Such participants will be referred to herein as “On-Demand Participants” and such participation will be referred to herein as “On-Demand Participation.”

 

General Applicability of Policy:

The provisions of this Enrollment Policy shall apply with full force and effect to On-Demand Participation in the Institute, with On-Demand Participants being deemed as part of the definition of “Participants” for purposes and application of this Enrollment Policy.

 

Additional Special Provisions:

  • On-Demand Participation in the Institute is strictly on an individual and unique basis. As such, in the absence of the prior and explicit written consent of Linkage, an On-Demand Participant cannot transfer, share, or substitute his, her, or their On-Demand Participation in the Institute.
  • On-Demand Participation in the Institute shall end on the date specified upon enrollment. As such, On-Demand Participants may not access the various elements and aspects involved with their On-Demand Participation after such date..

 

11. Virtual Access

Virtual participation and access to the Institute takes place involving (i) certain Participants live and in real time during the Institute, (ii) Accelerator Participants as part of the Accelerator Program described in paragraph 9 above, and/or (iii) On-Demand Participants as part of On-Demand Participation described in paragraph 10 above (collectively, “Virtual Access”).  Such Virtual Access is intended for individual device viewing and individual use only on a per Participant basis. Any group viewing or sharing of Virtual Access among multiple individuals is strictly prohibited.

 

12. Institute Materials

All materials, guides, tools, and other intellectual property used, reproduced, or distributed to Participants, On-Demand Participants, and Accelerator Participants in connection with the Institute or the Accelerator Program (collectively, “the Institute Materials”) shall be the sole and exclusive property of Linkage.  Participants, On-Demand Participants, and Accelerator Participants may access and utilize such Institute Materials, but only for the limited purposes provided.  Any other unauthorized use of such Institute Materials is strictly prohibited.

Carla Harris on stage with WIL 2020 Executive Impact Award Winners

WIL allowed me to explore the internal areas holding me back from being a stronger, more powerful leader. It was eye-opening and impactful. WIL changes the mindset, career opportunities, and lives of all leaders everywhere!

[WIL] brought forward transparent conversations around what it means to be a female leader and bring your authentic self to work. Hearing these insights and the power of building, maintaining and leveraging personal networks was inspiring.

Dana Valentine

Senior Vice President, Global Talent, Eaton

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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American Family

Allegis Global Solutions

Kaiser Permanente

Corning Inc.

McKesson

Parexel International

The Walt Disney Company

U.S. Bank

FedEx Ground

NFI Industries

2022 Institute Partners

Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives

Constellation Brands, Inc.

LPL Financial

Lowe’s Companies, Inc.

Synchrony

Branding & Sponsorship

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MIT Sloan School of Management

NYU Stern Executive MBA Program

Questus

Professional WOMAN'S Magazine

The Boston College MBA

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