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Linkage Honors Anne Chow with the 2022 Legend in Leadership Award | Tune In Live on November 3 for the Fireside Chat

October 21, 2022 Kristen Howe

This November, 3,000+ women leaders will convene at the Women in Leadership Institute™ (WIL) in Orlando, Florida, and virtually.

Each year at WIL, Linkage recognizes an exceptional leader with the Legend in Leadership Award. The leaders who make up the Legends in Leadership legacy inspire and lead with a keen sense of purpose, and they have dedicated their careers—and arguably their life journeys—to activating a deeper purpose in those around them.


A trailblazer who is charting a path forward for gender equity, Anne Chow is a shining example of what it means to be an inclusive leader. There is much to learn from her extraordinary work.

Here’s why I am so excited to recognize Anne with this achievement at this year’s Women in Leadership Institute: In a constantly evolving world, our ability to lead purposefully and inclusively will allow our organizations to thrive. Anne’s focus on not only the business case behind inclusion and the advancement of women leaders but the societal necessity of this work shines as a beacon of inspiration for all leaders.

Most recently, Anne was the first female and first person of color to serve as CEO of AT&T Business, a $35-billion unit with more than 30,000 employees. She is Fortune’s #33 Most Powerful Woman in Business, a LinkedIn Top Voice for Gender Equity, and the author of The Leader’s Guide to Unconscious Bias. Anne is focused on advocating for women and girls in STEM and developing a more equitable workforce. She will return to the main stage as a keynote speaker and faculty member at the 2023 Women in Leadership Institute, November 13–16, 2023, in Orlando, Florida, and virtually.

Widely recognized for her role-model inclusive leadership, driving success at the intersection of people, culture and technology, Anne was named to Fortune’s Most Powerful Women in Business twice, Forbes’s inaugural CEO Next List of Leaders set to revolutionize American business, and Most Inspiring Woman in Communications by Light Reading. She also received a Gold Stevie Award as Female Executive of the Year – Business Services.


Anne will share her leadership insights on the main stage at the Women in Leadership Institute, taking place November 1–4 in Orlando, Florida, and through our virtual platform. Register now to tune in on Thursday, November 3, at 3 PM ET for a special, free live broadcast of a Fireside Chat with Anne, hosted by Jennifer McCollum, CEO of Linkage.

About Linkage’s Legends in Leadership Faculty Chair Position

The Legends in Leadership faculty chair is awarded to a trailblazing and innovative leadership strategist who has demonstrated commitment in their career and life to the evolution and lifelong process of becoming a leader, and to inspiring women and diverse populations as an ally. They demonstrate a consistent pattern of living out the Five Commitments of Purposeful Leadership® and concentrate current efforts on helping other leaders step more fully into their potential. Past recipients of the Legend in Leadership Award include Carla Harris, Vice Chairman, Managing Director and Senior Client Advisor at Morgan Stanley, Alan Mulally, former president and chief executive officer of the Ford Motor Company, and Dr. Marshall Goldsmith, a visionary leadership thought leader.

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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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