This is a big moment in time for leaders, and specifically for those of us who are women leaders! In just one week, 900 attendees will gather at our 19th Women in Leadership Institute™ (WIL) in Phoenix, AZ. This sold-out event is the largest gathering that Linkage has ever hosted in its 30-year history—and I couldn’t be more excited to join our Linkage team for the first time in welcoming this year’s attendees.
This event has a long and rich history of creating impact on women and the organizations who sponsor them. Across two decades, we’ve partnered with hundreds of leading companies that are committed to achieving gender parity in leadership and creating more inclusive work cultures. These topics are more relevant today than ever before, with globally recognized urgency around the critical need for women and other under-represented groups to be visible in leadership roles across all levels.
I’m looking forward to experiencing all that the week has to offer alongside each of you. From keynote sessions and targeted skill-building workshops to small-group peer learning teams and strategic networking opportunities—each component has been carefully designed to accelerate personal and professional growth.
We’re also offering an Executive Forum again this year. This dialogue will focus on what we can do as senior leaders to create more inclusive cultures where all groups can thrive. We know that addressing organizational barriers like culture is equally as important as individual leadership development opportunities like WIL. Our work advancing women globally has also revealed that creating fair and transparent talent systems and engaging executives are both critical to achieving gender parity.
I eagerly anticipate the opportunity to meet and learn alongside you next week at WIL. Please join me in sharing your favorite leadership insights and moments of discovery during the week using #LinkageWIL or by following us on Twitter (@LinkageInc) or Instagram (@Linkage.Inc). With that, let us bring this extraordinary event to life!