Women In Leadership Summit 2018

A Way Forward, Brandon Hall Group’s Women in Leadership initiative, is about creating a better workplace with gender balance in leadership.

We’re a month away from the WIL Summit 2018 and I’m excited! Bonnie St. John kicks it off with a keynote that shares insights from her book, “How Great Women Lead.” For more than 20 years, Bonnie circled the globe as a leadership consultant for more than 500 businesses, non-profits and associations. From Fortune 100 C-suites to front-line management, Bonnie’s initiatives inspire leaders at every level to improve their skills, hone their thinking and expand their horizons to new levels of performance. Bonnie has risen to the highest standards of achievement in a variety of endeavors throughout her life.

At WIL Summit 2018, you’ll also hear from remarkable leaders of iconic companies like Accenture, Axa Insurance, Bank of America, Tyson Foods and more. They’ll share insights on critical issues that are influential in closing gender gaps, improving the workplace and making the world a better place.

Last year, we published the first annual Women in Leadership Magazine, highlighting leading practices from the women leaders who presented during the 2017 Women in Leadership Summit last June. We’ll publish the next edition in the fall of 2018 with a featured winner from Brandon Hall Group’s Excellence for Best Advance in Women Leadership Development.

Here’s a snapshot of the WIL 2018 agenda:

  • Building ROI for Women Leadership Initiatives
  • Effectively Leading Diverse Generations in the Workforce
  • Creating a Culture of Sponsorship for Women Leaders
  • Current State of Leadership
  • Guiding Your Organization on a Journey of Inclusion
  • Advancing Women in Technology Careers and Companies
  • Creating Solutions to Gender Inequity in Technology Leadership
  • Managing the Increasingly Mobile Global Workforce
  • Building a Winning Mindset: It’s All in Your Head

Our goal each year is to create an experience that inspires, motivates and encourages new ways of thinking. It is thrilling to hear what last year’s attendees had to say:

“Awesome event! I would definitely do it again! I’ve come home, back to work bragging to everyone about it. Thank you for the opportunity to hear such a wide range of women and topics!”

“I am so happy that I was able to attend this inaugural event. There were so many insightful and immediately actionable takeaways that would help not just women but men as well! It was nice to have a small group because it definitely fostered communication, sharing and a stronger sense of engagement. Thank you for putting on such a wonderful event!”

“Fabulous few days! Loved dinner and networking as well.”

“The event brought us together from a position of strength where we can share our stories, failures, and successes in an environment that is safe and focused on making positive change. I can’t wait for next year’s conference.”

Be part of the growing movement and help us make a difference! Register for the 2018 Women in Leadership Summit; June 6-7, 2018 at the Marriott Harbor Beach Hotel in Fort Lauderdale, FL. http://www.brandonhall.com/WIL/annual-summit.html

I look forward to seeing you at the event!

Rachel Cooke

Chief Operating Officer Rachel Cooke Rachel is responsible for business operations including overseeing client services, research events and project management. Prior to joining Brandon Hall Group, Rachel was the Chief Operating Officer Co-founder of AC Growth. Rachel has over 15 years of experience in sales, marketing, business development, and sales performance management. Prior to AC Growth, she held several senior management roles and was on the leadership team at Bersin & Associates, a pioneer analyst firm in e-learning and now industry leading HR and talent Research Company. In her Senior Director role, Rachel developed the strategy and led the commercial execution of the solution provider vertical, and grew the vertical into the company’s largest market segment. In her role as Director of Sales, Rachel developed and led a team of senior account executives focused on acquiring global strategic accounts. Rachel was solely responsible for developing key business relationships with over ninety companies including industry icons, such as: Adidas, Hewlett-Packard, Toyota, Oracle, Starbucks, Avnet, Boeing, Kaiser Permanente, Safeway Inc., Wells Fargo, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Clorox and Affiliated Computer Services. Rachel began her career in the banking, media and hospitality industries. In these industries, Rachel held several key senior management and executive sales positions. Rachel received a BA in social science and interdisciplinary studies with honors from Florida Atlantic University. Rachel continued her postgraduate education by completing a series of executive management education courses from American Management Association.

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