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The 2012 Women in Leadership Institute Keynote Lineup Announced

July 2, 2012

We are excited to announce our keynote faculty for the 2012 Women in Leadership InstituteTM taking place November 7-9, in San Francisco. The Institute will feature:

  • Dr. Brené Brown, Author and Researcher on vulnerability
  • Dr. Sylvia Ann Hewlett, Author and Founder, Center for Talent Innovation
  • Sheila Johnson, Co-Founder and Former CEO, BET
  • Jamil Mahuad, Former President of Ecuador
  • Roger Nierenberg, Creator of The Music Paradigm
  • Tan Sri Datuk (Dr.) Rafiah Salim, Former Assistant Secretary General, United Nations

The Women in Leadership InstituteTM equips women leaders with the competencies needed to drive results and create, sustain, and lead women leadership initiatives. Organizations utilize the Institute in several ways:  to develop strategic business initiatives with their women leaders, to bring high-potential women leaders together, to reward and invest in their women leaders, to jump-start and develop internal women leadership initiatives, and to build internal women’s leadership talent pipelines.

Participants of Linkage’s 2012 Women in Leadership InstituteTM include high-potential, emerging women leaders from Fortune 1000 companies, non-profit and government agencies globally. Last year’s Institute brought together 65 teams of women leaders from various organizations. These teams included both small and large teams, as well as intact teams, globally-dispersed teams, and teams of senior women leaders from various business units and functional groups.

The onsite experience at the Institute is a blended learning approach which includes a self-assessment, competency-based learning sessions, world-class keynote faculty, learning teams, and peer coaching, as well as a full year of continuous learning in Linkage’s Year of LearningTM, an online environment for Institute alumnae to access which features a robust collection of resources.

Organizations interested in accelerating their women leaders can engage with the Institute in several ways, depending on their leadership, size, structure, needs, and resources. Premiere Partners commit to bringing teams of 20 or more leaders to focus on individual and team leadership initiatives. 2012 Premier Partners include First American Financial Corporation, McKesson, MITRE Corporation, Toyota Motor Services, and Toyota Financial Services. Other levels of partnership include Institute Partners who bring teams of 10 leaders or more, as well as custom-sized teams which generally focus on leadership experiences for specific individuals who are emerging, high-potential leaders.

For more information on this year’s Institute visit or call +1.781.402.5555.

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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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