Women in Leadership Institute

Partnership & Sponsorship

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Take Advantage of Unique Partnership, Sponsorship, and Branding Opportunities at Linkage’s Women in Leadership Institute 2020

Accelerating the advancement of women leaders isn’t a women’s issue—it’s a business issue. And, in today’s fast-paced and demanding world, it’s not enough to simply hope that women advance in their careers. Instead, we must take active steps to improve the environment for women and all members of underrepresented groups, and differentially invest in individual women’s leadership development.

Take your place among the ranks of organizations rising to this challenge.

Linkage’s Women in Leadership Institute (WIL), a four-day immersive learning experience designed to empower women leaders, offers unique partnership options, as well as branding and sponsorship opportunities, for organizations looking to be recognized for excellence in women’s leadership development.

Who Attends WIL?

  1. Leadership 1 Icon - Linkage Orange (1) 1,000 women leaders from all industries
  2. Teamwork Icon - Linkage Orange 5 continents represented
  3. Command Icon - Linkage Orange 41% managers/senior managers
  4. Hierarchy Icon - Linkage Orange (1) 42% directors/VPs
  5. Conference 3 Icon - Linkage Orange 4% executives
  6. Talent Development Icon - Linkage Orange 13% individual contributors
  7. Experience 1 Icon - Linkage Orange 20 years average work experience
  8. Experience 2 Icon - Linkage Orange 10 years average management experience
  9. Talent Icon - Linkage Orange 85% believe they are viewed as a top performer
  10. Leadership 2 Icon - Linkage Orange (1) 78% have been promoted 3+ times in their career
  11. Team Icon - Linkage Orange 93% promoted 2+ times in their career
  12. Skills Icon - Linkage Orange 92% aspire to advance to the next career level

Heighten the Institute Experience through Premier or Institute-Level Partnership

Enhance the experience of the women leaders you send to the Women in Leadership Institute (WIL) on November 9–12, 2020 by selecting from two levels of partnership: Premier and Institute Partnership.

Premier Partners: 20 passes (+2 passes for AWL Client Advisory Board members)

Institute Partners: 10 passes (+1 pass for AWL Client Advisory Board member)

Both partnership levels afford you passes to the event—along with so much more. From enhanced engagement and preparation of your women leaders ahead of the event to special perks, there are lots of reasons to consider a WIL partnership:

ENHANCE the Institute learning experience for your leaders

Private Q&A with Keynote Speaker (Premier Partnership Only)

Give your leaders direct access to one of the exceptional thought leaders we will hear from on the main stage. During the Institute, your team will get exclusive access to a private, 30-minute Q&A with a WIL keynote speaker, giving your leaders the opportunity to receive advice specifically related to their team and organization. Speaker assignments based on availability.

Premium Seating for Keynote Speakers (Premier Partnership Only)

Enjoy prime seating in our ballroom for all keynote presentations, giving your leaders the best possible experience for these important speakers. Premium seating is available for face-to-face participants only, and is labeled with your organization’s logo.

Enjoy a Private Breakfast (Premier Partnership Only)

Serve a private breakfast and give your women leaders the opportunity to connect in a smaller group setting. Private Breakfast available for face-to-face participants only.

Customized “WIL Orientation” Webinar

Experience a special introduction webinar customized to your organization and personalized for your leaders. Gain insight into what to expect from the WIL experience, as well as tips on how to best prepare for WIL. Booked on a first-come, first-served basis.

Pre-WIL Preparation Call

Connect with members of the Linkage team and your assigned Learning Team Leader to review relevant organization context, develop goals for your team’s Institute experience and craft a strategy for success.

Customized Learning Team Experience

Further customize the experience of your leaders, if you wish to do so, by having a member of your organization serve as their Learning Team Leader. These Learning Team Leaders will receive specialized training to equip them with the content and skills needed to facilitate the experience for their teams.

Assessment Reporting & Insights

WIL partner organizations enjoy a copy of your team’s aggregate assessment reports, which include insights on your cohort’s relative strengths and weaknesses.

ADD your voice to the conversation

Join Linkage’s Advancing Women Leaders Client Advisory Board

As a WIL partner, your organization will enjoy membership on Linkage’s AWL Client Advisory Board for one calendar year, allowing you to engage with other leading organizations on women’s leadership best practices. Limited to first 25 partners.

Premier Partners: 2 board seats

Institute Partners: 1 board seat

Attend WIL as AWL Board Member

Enjoy complimentary access to WIL for the representatives from your organization who sit on the AWL Client Advisory Board, giving them the invaluable opportunity to experience the Institute alongside their women leaders.

Special Board Programming at WIL and Throughout the Year

Face-to-face participants will enjoy an exclusive dinner at WIL with the AWL Client Advisory Board and the Linkage executive leadership team. After the Institute, you will maintain continued access to Linkage’s latest research throughout the year through regular programming and meetings, both in-person and virtually. Join fellow board members each spring at an exclusive client-hosted, full-day meeting followed by a celebratory reception.
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SPOTLIGHT

Linkage’s Advancing Women Leaders (AWL) Client Advisory Board

Join senior-level human resources, inclusion and diversity, and business leaders in a continuous, guided dialogue about best practices in the world of women’s leadership and advancement.

This select group of organizations serves as an advisory board for the Advancing Women Leaders practice at Linkage, offering business leaders a unique opportunity to directly inform and impact the development of research-backed solutions.

Benefits of serving on the board include:

  • Offer feedback on and participate in offerings and solutions before they are available to the broader marketplace
  • Consult with the Linkage team on WIL and other AWL offerings
  • Gain exposure to a variety of thought leaders in the field of women’s leadership
  • Exchange ideas to create scalable and evidence-driven solutions to the challenges facing women leaders today
  • Network with peers with whom you may not otherwise connect

BROADEN the impact for your organization

Enhanced Reporting and Consulting (Premier Partnership Only)

Multiply the impact of your presence at WIL by gaining access to critical metrics. Receive an enhanced report of your Advancing Women Organizational Assessment (AWOA) as well as a summary of the 360˚ assessments of your participants. Meet with an expert Linkage consultant for a one-hour debrief of these critical insights and create a go-forward plan for your leaders. Gain access to year-over-year comparisons of results after the first year of partnership.

Feature Your Brand in Marketing Materials

As a WIL partner, your organization’s logo will be prominently displayed on our website, marketing materials, and event signage.

Premier Partnership

US $90,000

Institute Partnership

US $60,000


Want to learn how a WIL partnership can be a meaningful addition to your leadership development initiatives?

Enhance Your Presence at the Women in Leadership Institute through Sponsorship & Branding Opportunities

Mark the 21st anniversary of this premier women’s leadership event by featuring your brand and organization in new and unique ways. Sold out in 2019, we promise to multiply the impact of your presence at Linkage’s largest-ever conference through these exciting opportunities.

Content Integration Opportunities Include:

Fireside Chat Sponsor Package

Champion your company’s accomplishments to the audience at-large and share your vision for women’s leadership through a customized fireside chat on the main stage and live-streamed to all virtual participants.

  • 15-minute Fireside Chat during the Institute (Scheduled at Linkage’s discretion. Topic/speakers to be approved by Linkage)
  • Logo on welcome and main stage signage
  • Logo and link featured prominently on WIL website, conference app, virtual platform, and social media
  • “Presented by” mention in all conference marketing materials
  • One-time content inclusion in Linkage Leadership Insights Blog pre or post-conference (estimated distribution 60,000+)
  • Exhibit table opportunity in the Linkage Lounge, a high-traffic area at the Institute, and virtual exhibit hall
  • Inclusion of two questions in follow-up survey to all attendees to be used for your organization’s market research
  • VIP seating on the day of company’s sponsored session (Face-to-Face participants only)
  • Sponsorship includes four (4) WIL registrations for use by members of your marketing team

Legends in Leadership Keynote Sponsor Package

Be a part of this prestigious session, where we hear from and honor an executive who has championed the advancement of women, built true cultures of inclusion, and led for a purpose and with a purpose.

  • Opportunity to make a brief remark about your support of the Award (live or virtual; up to 3 minutes)
  • Feature your brand’s logo on main stage conference slides during the session
  • Logo and link featured prominently on WIL website, conference app, virtual platform, and social media
  • One-time content inclusion in Linkage Leadership Insights Blog pre or post-conference (estimated distribution 60,000+)
  • Exhibit table opportunity in Linkage Lounge, a high-traffic area at the Institute, and virtual exhibit hall
  • Inclusion of two questions in follow-up survey to all attendees to be used for your organization’ market research
  • VIP seating during the company’s sponsored session (Face-to-Face participants only)
  • Sponsorship includes four (3) WIL registrations for use by members of your marketing team
  • Category Exclusivity

Hospitality Opportunities Include:

Welcome Reception Sponsor Package

Celebrate with high performing women leaders by sponsoring the Welcome Reception for all Face-to-Face participants.

  • Provide branded beverage napkins featuring your brand’s logo (Sponsor provides napkins to Linkage for distribution)
  • Feature your brand’s logo on signage at reception
  • Recognition in all promotional materials including conference app, virtual platform, “thank you to our sponsors” signage, and conference website with hyperlink
  • Sponsorship includes two (2) WIL registrations for use by members of your marketing team
  • Category Exclusivity

Luncheon Sponsor Package

Align your company’s commitment to diversity and the advancement of women by sponsoring a luncheon for all Face-to-Face participants.

  • Opportunity to make a brief remark during one of the Institute luncheons (Up to 3 minutes. Scheduled at Linkage’s discretion)
  • Feature your brand’s logo on WIL introductory luncheon conference slides and luncheon table signage
  • Recognition in all promotional materials including conference app, virtual platform, “thank you to our sponsors” signage, and conference website with hyperlink
  • Provide premium or marketing handout on tables and chairs at the Institute (Asset created by sponsor and must be approved by Linkage prior to creation and distribution)
  • Sponsorship includes two (2) WIL registrations for use by members of your marketing team
  • Category Exclusivity: Choose a specific day to be a category-exclusive sponsor of the luncheon

Networking Social Sponsor Package

Support powerful connections at the Networking Social for all Face-to-Face participants.

  • Provide branded beverage napkins featuring your brand’s logo (Sponsor provides napkins to Linkage for distribution)
  • Feature your brand’s logo on signage at Networking Social
  • Recognition in all promotional materials including conference app, virtual platform, “thank you to our sponsors” signage, and conference website with hyperlink
  • Sponsorship includes one (1) WIL registration for use by member of your marketing team
  • Category Exclusivity

Refreshment Break Sponsor Package

Sponsor a refreshment break for all Face-to-Face participants.

  • Choose a specific day to sponsor a refreshment break
  • Provide branded beverage napkins featuring your brand’s logo (Sponsor provides napkins to Linkage for distribution)
  • Feature your brand’s logo on signage at Refreshment Break
  • Recognition in all promotional materials including conference app, virtual platform, “thank you to our sponsors” signage, and conference website with hyperlink
  • Sponsorship includes one (1) WIL registration for use by member of your marketing team

Wellness Class Sponsor Package

Show your commitment to healthy and balanced living by sponsoring a wellness class each day for participants.

  • Choose a specific day to sponsor a wellness class
  • Feature your brand’s logo on signage at Wellness Class
  • Celebrate wellness by gifting each class attendee with a premium product, such a towel or mat (Premium product provided by sponsor and must be approved by Linkage)
  • Recognition in all promotional materials including conference app, virtual platform, “thank you to our sponsors” signage, and conference website with hyperlink
  • Sponsorship includes one (1) WIL registration for use by member of your marketing team

Branding Opportunities Include:

Official App Sponsor Package

Prominently feature your company’s logo on the Institute app.

  • Amplify your brand by receiving your logo prominently displayed on app launch and header banner, co-branded alongside the Linkage logo
  • High brand exposure: app used for scheduling, attendee and faculty info, assessments, and more!
  • Recognition in all promotional materials including conference app, virtual platform, “thank you to our sponsors” signage, and conference website with hyperlink
  • Sponsorship includes one (1) WIL registration for use by member of your marketing team
  • Category Exclusivity

Conference WiFi Sponsor Package

Gift attendees with a must-have – Internet access during the conference.

  • Login details personalized to your company
  • Feature your brand’s logo on main stage conference slides with wifi info
  • Recognition in all promotional materials including conference app, virtual platform, “thank you to our sponsors” signage, and conference website with hyperlink
  • Sponsorship includes one (1) WIL registration for use by member of your marketing team
  • Category Exclusivity

Charging Station Sponsor Package

Provide a place for attendees to connect and recharge.

  • Amplify your brand by prominently displaying your logo in the charging station area
  • Charging station included
  • Recognition in all promotional materials including conference app, virtual platform, “thank you to our sponsors” signage, and conference website with hyperlink
  • Sponsorship includes one (1) WIL registration for use by member of your marketing team
  • Category Exclusivity

WIL Registration Desk Sponsor Package

First impressions matter! Be seen by every Face-to-Face attendee at WIL check-in and help desk.

  • Exclusive signage at registration desk
  • Recognition in “thank you to our sponsors” signage
  • Opportunity to provide welcome bags (produced by sponsor) distributed to attendees at WIL registration desk
  • Recognition in all promotional materials including conference app, virtual platform, “thank you to our sponsors” signage, and conference website with hyperlink
  • Sponsorship includes one (1) WIL registration for use by member of your marketing team
  • Category Exclusivity

Water Bottle & Hydration Station Sponsor Package

Put your brand front and center through this useful giveaway for Face-to-Face participants.

  • Feature your brand’s logo on signage as an Exclusive Sponsor at water stations throughout the Institute
  • Opportunity to provide a reusable water bottle, which Linkage will distribute to all Face-to-Face participants (water bottle provided by sponsor)
  • Recognition in all promotional materials including conference app, virtual platform, “thank you to our sponsors” signage, and conference website with hyperlink
  • Sponsorship includes one (1) WIL registration for use by member of your marketing team
  • Category Exclusivity

Badge Lanyard Sponsor Package

Prominently feature your company’s logo for the duration of the conference.

  • Amplify your brand by displaying your logo prominently on the Lanyard, co-branded alongside the Linkage logo
  • Cost of lanyards included
  • Recognition in all promotional materials including conference app, virtual platform, “thank you to our sponsors” signage, and conference website with hyperlink
  • Sponsorship includes one (1) WIL registration for use by member of your marketing team
  • Category Exclusivity

Daily Social Media Prize Sponsor Package

Associate your brand with social engagement and gamification.

  • Choose a specific day to be the Daily Social Media Prize Sponsor (1 prize draw to take place at the beginning of each conference day)
  • Sponsor provides premium prize approved by Linkage (iPad, etc.)
  • Prize draw opportunity and sponsors plugged by emcee throughout the conference
  • Social media mention
  • Recognition in all promotional materials including conference app, virtual platform, “thank you to our sponsors” signage, and conference website with hyperlink
  • Sponsorship includes one (1) WIL registration for use by member of your marketing team

Branded Key Card Sponsor Package

Be the first and last thing attendees staying in the host hotel see.

  • Amplify your brand with your logo prominently displayed on the event host hotel keycard
  • Cost of keycards included
  • Recognition in all promotional materials including conference app, virtual platform, “thank you to our sponsors” signage, and conference website with hyperlink
  • Sponsorship includes one (1) WIL registration for use by member of your marketing team
  • Category Exclusivity

Virtual-Only Opportunities Include:

On-Demand Virtual Presentation Sponsor Package

Gain awareness amongst a target group of women as they ascend in their careers.

  • Provide an optional 15 min presentation to be viewed on-demand by virtual attendees.
  • Both in virtual exhibit hall with promotional branding, including: video, pdf materials, hyperlinks
  • Staff your booth for live chat with visitors
  • Recognition in all promotional materials including virtual platform and conference website with hyperlink
  • One (1) ticket for marketing executive plus one (1) ticket for participation (attendee must be submitted to Linkage for prior approval)

Virtual Exhibitor Sponsor Package

Gain awareness amongst a target group of women as they ascend in their careers.

  • Both in virtual exhibit hall with promotional branding, including: video, pdf materials, hyperlinks
  • Staff your booth for live chat with visitors
  • Recognition in all promotional materials including virtual platform and conference website with hyperlink
  • One (1) virtual ticket for marketing executive

Industry Exclusive Opportunities Include:

University Spotlight Breakfast Sponsor Package

Exclusive to Education Industry Partners: Capture the attention of women who are eager to learn and reflect on their career paths.

  • One of three (3) 15-minute breakfast presentations at the optional University Spotlights Breakfast, which can be viewed on-demand by virtual participants
  • Feature your brand’s logo on WIL introductory breakfast conference slides
  • Logo and link featured prominently on WIL website, conference app, virtual platform, and social media
  • “Presented by” mention in all conference marketing materials
  • Exhibit table and/or virtual exhibit booth
  • One (1) ticket for marketing executive plus one (1) ticket for participation (attendee must be submitted to Linkage for prior approval)
  • Opportunity to partner to send a group of alumni at group rate pricing

Education Exhibitor Sponsor Package

Exclusive to Education Industry Partners: Start conversations with women who may be considering investing in continued education.

  • Exhibit table and/or virtual exhibit booth
  • Provide Face-to-Face visitors to your table with a special premium product of your choosing (Premium product provided by sponsor and must be approved by Linkage)
  • Recognition in all promotional materials including conference app, virtual platform, “thank you to our sponsors” signage, and conference website with hyperlink
  • One (1) ticket for marketing executive
  • Opportunity to partner to send a group of alumni at group rate pricing

Financial Management Spotlight Breakfast Sponsor Package

Exclusive to Financial Industry Partners: Showcase your solutions to women on the ascent of their career.

  • One of three (3) 15-minute breakfast presentations at the optional Financial Management Spotlights Breakfast, which can be viewed on-demand by virtual participants
  • Feature your brand’s logo on WIL introductory breakfast conference slides
  • Logo and link featured prominently on WIL website, conference app, virtual platform, and social media
  • “Presented by” mention in all conference marketing materials
  • Exhibit table and/or virtual exhibit booth
  • One (1) ticket for marketing executive plus one (1) ticket for participation (attendee must be submitted to Linkage for prior approval)

Finance Exhibitor Sponsor Package

Exclusive to Financial Industry Partners: Gain awareness amongst a target group of women as they acquire wealth.

  • Exhibit table and/or virtual exhibit booth
  • Provide Face-to-Face visitors to your table with a special premium product of your choosing (Premium product provided by sponsor and must be approved by Linkage)
  • Recognition in all promotional materials including conference app, virtual platform, “thank you to our sponsors” signage, and conference website with hyperlink
  • One (1) ticket for marketing executive

Take the Next Step

Content Integration & Branding opportunities are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Broaden your impact and solidify your organization as a leader in the advancement of women leaders. Interested in learning more about featuring your brand at Linkage’s Women in Leadership Institute?