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

October 28, 2022 Katharine Panessidi


In just a few short days, we will kick off the Women in Leadership Institute™! Coming to you live from Orlando, Florida, and through our virtual platform, our hybrid format allows us to reach more women than ever before—3,000 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: 3,000 women, 3,000 unique stories of innovation, intelligence, thoughtfulness and resilience.

The most recent Women in the Workplace report by McKinsey found that 10.5% of women leaders—from senior managers all the way up to the C-suite—quit their jobs over the past year, the highest rate in the five years that McKinsey has surveyed companies on attrition rates.

Why are women leaving? According to the report, one of the reasons is that women leaders say they want a better work culture. In addition, 49% of women leaders say flexibility is another top factor they consider when deciding whether to join or stay with a company. Women leaders are also more than 1.5x as likely as men at the same level to have left a previous job because they wanted to work for a company that was more committed to diversity, equity and inclusion.

Bottom line: It is an incredibly important time for women leaders to join together in a strong community—and for organizations to support these women on their advancement journeys.

Every attendee at the Institute is backed by a trailblazing organization committed to the advancement of women leaders. These sponsor and partner organizations are moving the needle when it comes to the engagement, advancement and promotion of women. And they know that the women who will join us next week represent a community of passionate and focused leaders who are raising up their teams and their organizations.

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

They include:


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 16 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.

2022 Premier Partners
2022 Institute Partners



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.

2022 Supporting Sponsors


Linkage’s Women in Leadership Institute is taking place November 1–4, 2022. 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 14, 2022–January 31, 2023. 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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