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Linkage’s Women in Leadership Institute—Our Largest Ever—Is Just Days Away | Celebrating Our Trailblazing Presenting Partners & Sponsors

October 25, 2021 Katharine Panessidi

The Future of YOU starts NOW!

In just a few short days, we will kick off the Women in Leadership Institute™! This year, we are coming to you live from Orlando, Florida, and through our virtual platform, making this the most accessible Institute in its 22-year history. Our new hybrid format allows us to reach more women than ever before —in person or from the comfort of their own home or office.

Next week, 2,600 attendees will join us for this four-day, transformative leadership development experience. As we prepare to welcome these women leaders, I am reflecting on the journey that they have taken to get to this moment.

2,600 women, 2,600 unique stories of innovation, intelligence, thoughtfulness—and resilience.

Women in the workforce have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The burdens on them have never been greater, and the hurdles to advancement have never been higher. They are pulled in every direction—home, child and eldercare, work and professional leadership responsibilities—all while managing the uncertainty of an ongoing pandemic.

Burnout is up. Stress is higher than ever. Disengagement is the new norm.

And yet, the women who will join us next week represent a community of passionate, engaged and focused leaders who are raising up their teams and their organizations. To be around these women is to be inspired, and the energy we unleash during this four-day conference is truly life-changing.

Every attendee at the Institute is backed by a trailblazing organization committed to the advancement of women leaders. These partner and sponsor organizations are moving the needle when it comes to the engagement, advancement and promotion of women.

I am deeply and personally inspired by these organizations that are steadfast in their commitment to advancing women leaders.

They include:


Our sponsor organizations work toward a more equitable future of gender parity in all workplaces and provide women leaders with the support they need to achieve their highest leadership potential and thrive.

2021 Gold Sponsor: NYU Stern Executive MBA Program

The Gold Sponsor of the Women in Leadership Institute is the NYU Stern Executive MBA Program, which empowers women to earn their MBA from NYU Stern in New York City or Washington, DC, in just two years—while maintaining an excellent balance between work, life and school. Stern’s four core values embody their approach to improving society through the power of business, innovative education, and a globally connected and diverse community.

A History of Excellence: The first woman matriculated into NYU Stern in 1900, beginning a long tradition of diversity and inclusiveness. Today, women represent 35–40% of a typical #SternEMBA cohort.

Close-Knit Communities: Women leaders in the NYU Stern Executive MBA Program have access to other remarkable women and supportive allies in tight-knit communities, including the Stern Women in Business Club, the Female Executive MBAs special interest group, and faculty, administration and student events.

Lifelong Support + Learning Opportunities: NYU Stern students and alumni gain access to lifelong support and services, including EMBA-focused career coaching, the Stern Success Network, which is an online database of students and alumni, and two free Executive Education courses each year, with access to exclusive discounts for other continued learning opportunities.

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2021 Supporting Sponsors



Our partnering clients deeply understand and value the mission of advancing women in support of gender parity. This year, the Women in Leadership Institute is partnering with 13 companies that are leading the way to engage and empower their women leaders to new heights. These organizations rely on the Institute, and I am honored to partner with them to make this experience possible.

2021 Premier Partners


2021 Institute Partners


Linkage’s Women in Leadership Institute is taking place November 2–5, 2021. Didn’t get a chance to register for the live experience? On-Demand passes are now available, giving you on-demand access to the recorded conference from November 10, 2021–January 31, 2022. Learn more about On-Demand passes.

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Women in Leadership Institute

NOV. 13–16, 2023 | Orlando, Florida, or Virtual
A 4-day immersive learning experience designed to equip women leaders with actionable strategies to overcome the hurdles women often face in the workplace.

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