A Transformational Leadership Experience For Women

The Women in Leadership Institute

Orlando, FL & Virtual | Nov 13-16, 2023

Supercharge Your Leadership Journey at WIL

The Women in Leadership Institute™ (WIL) is a four-day learning conference equipping women leaders with actionable strategies to overcome the hurdles they often face in the workplace.

Presented by SHRM, this immersive leadership opportunity accelerates the advancement of women across all levels, industries and roles, while providing career-changing networking opportunities. We know women leaders need flexibility—so WIL returns this year with in-person and virtual conference options! Choose the format that fits your schedule.

Why Experience WIL in 2023?

Women leaders need support at this critical time. The hurdles women face to advancement in the workplace have never been greater and burnout is at an all-time high.

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 individual women leaders or groups of women leaders from an organization, the Women in Leadership Institute is the experience of a lifetime.

4 Days of Immersive Training

Skill-Building Sessions & Workshops

Assessments Designed for Women

Peer-Learning Small-Group Sessions (All-Access)

Keynote Speakers

Carla Harris

Senior Client Advisor at Morgan Stanley | Co-Chair, Women in Leadership Institute™

Anne Chow

Former CEO, AT&T Business | 2022 Women in Leadership Institute™ Legend in Leadership

Reshma Saujani

Founder and CEO, Moms First; Founder, Girls Who Code

Magie Cook

CEO and Founder, Maggie’s Salsas, LLC

Molly Fletcher

Pioneering Female Sports Agent and CEO

Jennifer McCollum

CEO of Linkage, a SHRM Company; Author of In Her Own Voice: A Woman’s Rise to CEO

Shannon Bayer

Vice President, Revenue & Principal Consultant, Linkage, a SHRM Company

Maggie Wilderotter

2023 Legend in Leadership Award Winner; Chairperson, DocuSign


Starla Sampaco

Forbes Columnist, Emmy-Nominated Journalist, and Speaker.

Candy O’Terry

Virtual Emcee, Women in Leadership Institute; Radio Broadcaster; Founder, My Dove Productions and the Candy O Radio Network; Co-Founder, Two Dreams Entertainment


Marilu Galvez

President & General Manager, WABC-TV, Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution

Shelly Kapoor Collins

Partner, Sway Ventures & Founding Partner, Shatter Fund

Kamille Richardson

Founder, iSee Technologies, Inc; Speaker; Author

Pamela A. Smith

Acting Chief of Police, Metropolitan Police Department

Moderator: Eddie Turner

Principal Consultant and Executive Coach at Linkage, a SHRM company


Rangita de Silva de Alwis

Faculty at University of Pennsylvania Law School and Wharton and Expert Member of the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women

Edie Fraser

Chair of the Board & Founding CEO of Women Business Collaborative (WBC)

Sally Helgesen

Best-selling Author, Speaker & Leadership Coach

Moderator: Theresa Harrison

CEO, George Street Services

Women Who Experience WIL Achieve Incredible 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

“[WIL] brought forward transparent conversations around what it means to be a female leader and bring your authentic self to work. Hearing these insights and the power of building, maintaining and leveraging personal networks was inspiring.”

Dana Valentine

Senior Vice President, Global Talent, Eaton

Thank you to our Partners & Sponsors