A Transformational Experience for Women Leaders

The Women in Leadership Institute™

Presented by Linkage, a SHRM Company

November 11-14, 2024 | Orlando, FL and Virtual

Celebrating 25 years of the Women in Leadership Institute!

Supercharge Your Leadership Journey at WIL 2024

The Women in Leadership Institute™ (WIL) is the ultimate experience equipping women leaders with actionable strategies to overcome the hurdles they often face in the workplace.

This immersive leadership development opportunity accelerates the advancement of women leaders across all levels, industries and roles while providing career-changing networking opportunities and scalable impact for organizations embracing gender equity.


Why Experience the Women in Leadership Institute™

According to McKinsey & Company's Women in the Workplace Report 2023, women are more ambitious than ever. WIL provides the cutting-edge resources, networking connections and expert support women leaders want–and need–to take their careers to the next level.

The Women in Leadership Institute™ meets this unique moment and partners with women leaders on their path to advancement. Attendees benefit from inspiring keynotes, breakout sessions on the topics most impacting women, networking and community, insights from an assessment, and more.

Designed for groups of women leaders or individuals from your organization, the Women in Leadership Institute™ is the experience of a lifetime for women leaders and a transformative investment for organizations embracing gender equity.

4 Days Training
360 Assessments
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Attend WIL Your Way – With Your Team of Women Leaders

We know flexibility is more valuable than ever. That’s why we offer a curated selection of ticket types to customize WIL to accommodate your women leaders’ learning styles and fit your organization’s unique needs. Maximize impact across your organization and access special discounts when you send a team of 5+ women leaders.

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Women Who Experience WIL Achieve Exceptional Results

Take more time to define their strengths & talents as a leader
Have gained more self-confidence
Received a 6-12% increase in compensation
Are more often recognized for their contributions

Now is the time to blaze a path forward for women in the workplace. Multiply the impact of the Women in Leadership Institute™ by sending a cohort of leaders from your organization to unlock additional savings.

Purchase 5+ tickets to unlock special group pricing for your team of women leaders. For details and full group pricing information, fill out this form.


82% say they & their team are outperforming the company average
75% are more engaged with their work
69% have more personal satisfaction with work
67% are more likely to stay with their company


The Women in Leadership Institute brings together 2,000+ women leaders for an exceptional and results-driven leadership development experience. With a 24-year history, WIL is a leading women’s leadership conference, and has empowered thousands of women to overcome the common hurdles to advancement in the workplace. Premier organizations including Kaiser Permanente, Lowe’s Companies, Oracle, and FedEx Ground rely on WIL to engage and inspire their women leaders, and many individual women leaders choose to join us as independent learners and participants.

The Women in Leadership Institute™ is more accessible than ever before, empowering women leaders to choose from two convenient formats—in-person in Orlando, Fla., or through our 100% virtual learning platform.

Both experiences equip women leaders with the actionable strategies needed to overcome the hurdles to advancement in the workplace—through engaging keynotes, an Advancing Women Leaders Assessment, networking and a special panel.

Participants can choose from four pass types and two packages to tailor the experience to their individual needs and goals:

All-Access (In-Person) or All-Access (Virtual) pass: Get access to the entire conference—four days of immersive learning, including Keynotes, the full schedule of Breakout Sessions, and most importantly, your own Learning Team, led by a leadership consultant and executive coach who is an expert in the advancement of women leaders, giving you direct access to applicable advice and insights. Perfect for women leaders looking for a more robust program.

Virtual Keynotes or Virtual Keynotes PLUS pass: Tailored for the woman leader with an exceptionally busy schedule or who is unable to travel, the abbreviated virtual tickets allow women leaders to experience a shorter conference schedule. Add hands-on learning through Breakout Sessions by choosing the Virtual Keynotes PLUS package and maximize your experience.

Accelerator and Coaching Add-Ons: Combine a pass with additional learning experiences, including independent learning and facilitated community sessions, or an optional coaching upgrade. The Accelerator Program is designed for women leaders looking for additional community, learning experiences, and instructor-led support for a full year. The coaching add-ons are designed for those looking for one on one support to meet their goals. 

If you have questions or need help deciding which experience is best for you, connect with us.

The Women in Leadership Institute™ is hosted and broadcast live from Orlando, Fla., November 11–14, 2024, which is in the Eastern Standard Time zone. Please see the full agenda for timing.

The All-Access pass is designed to be experienced on a set schedule during the week of the live conference. Whether you attend with the All-Access pass in person, or through the virtual platform, you will be required to tune in to small-group learning and in-the-moment sessions, making your live participation critically important.

The abbreviated virtual program, available through a Keynotes or Keynotes PLUS pass, accommodates busy schedules by serving up a shorter conference experience.

It is highly recommended to tune in live, giving you the opportunity to engage live. However, every conference attendee—across all pass types and packages—will be given extended access to the recorded content, which includes Keynotes, Breakout Sessions, and other special sessions, for 90 days after the start of the event. This allows participants to experience the content again!

Both in-person and virtual attendees will have access to recorded WIL Keynotes for 90 days from the start of the Institute.

While you may rewatch Keynote sessions (or watch them for the first time) on-demand and view the question-and-answer chats, you will not be able to submit new questions. You can also watch select Breakout Sessions on-demand for 90 days, as well.

Yes! We encourage all attendees to complete one of our Advancing Women Leaders assessments, which are specifically designed for women leaders. Here’s why: As you begin the challenging work of assessing your leadership abilities and defining goals for yourself, nothing is more valuable than real data.

That’s where the Advancing Women Leaders Assessment comes in. You will be measured on your proficiency in the six competencies associated with success for women leaders.

Leaders with an All-Access pass will gain access to Linkage’s Advancing Women Leaders 360° Assessment, allowing you to reflect on your own skills, and give members of your organization—including those you manage, work alongside, and work for—the ability to assess you in key areas. This means that you gain some truly invaluable insights into how you rate yourself as a leader and how others perceive you as a leader. Combined, the results will lay the foundation for your time with us at WIL—they will even influence your placement on a learning team.

Understanding the data in a 360° assessment can be a big undertaking, which is why we support you every step of the way. Leaders with an All-Access pass will experience a special pre-conference session to help you unpack your results, as well as a special conference session titled: “Assessment Review: Unlocking Your Best Insights.” And, you will have access to your Learning Team Leader, who is an expert at debriefing assessment results for individual leaders.

Please note: To accommodate the appropriate amount of time to complete and analyze leaders through a 360° assessment, any participant who purchases a ticket or is added to a group less than thirty (30) days before the opening date of the Institute will receive the Self-Assessment rather than the 360° Assessment, where applicable. In addition, to customize each attendee’s experience, we must receive your completed online assessment by the date provided in your confirmation email.

Leaders with a Virtual Keynotes or Virtual Keynotes PLUS pass will gain access to the Advancing Women Leaders Self-Assessment. This self-assessment is designed to empower women leaders to guide their own leadership journey and self-identify their own strengths and areas of opportunity. Leaders with a Virtual Keynotes or Virtual Keynotes PLUS pass will gain access to an on-demand webinar with tips on how to understand their results.

This is a unique experience in which you you get to attend the longest-running women’s conference in the world. You’ll hear from amazing keynote speakers, find the latest data on women in the workforce, hear from peers on their experiences, and learn best practices for redesigning inclusion and becoming an executive sponsor, and you’ll also enjoy networking opportunities. You should attend if you are interested in evolving your practice as an executive sponsor and a builder of inclusive cultures.

Thank you to our 2024 Partners & Sponsors

American Family Insurance
Dentsply Sirona
Gap International
Iron Mountain
Kaiser Permanente
Kraft Heinz
US Bank
The Walt Disney Company
Constellation Brands
MITRE Corporation