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For 44 years, the Simmons Leadership Conference has engaged, impacted, and inspired over 100,000 leaders from around the world. It’s more important than ever before for women leaders to show up as their best selves and bring out the best in those around them. Hear the wisdom of world-class women leaders. Build leadership skills and knowledge.

Gain inspiration and engagement from this year's line up of speakers and their books:


The Masih Alinejad is an Iranian-American journalist and women’s rights activist who gained worldwide attention when she removed her veil, or hijab, and posted a photo on her Facebook page standing proudly with her hair blowing in the wind.

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Quinta Brunson is a writer, actor, producer, and stand-up comedian from Philadelphia, Penn., best known for writing, producing, and starring in the hit primetime sitcom, Abbott Elementary. 

Masih Alinejad

Quinta Brunson

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Dorie Clark helps individuals and companies get their best ideas heard in a crowded, noisy world. She has been named one of the Top 50 business thinkers in the world by Thinkers50.

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Carla Harris is a Senior Client Advisor at Morgan Stanley. She was most recently a Vice Chairman responsible for increasing client connectivity and penetration to enhance revenue generation across the firm.

Dorie Clark

Carla Harris

Indra Nooyi

Erika H. James became the dean of the Wharton School on July 1, 2020. Trained as an organizational psychologist, James is an expert on crisis leadership, workplace diversity and management strategy.

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Indra Nooyi is the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of PepsiCo (2006–2019), a Fortune 50 company with operations in more than 180 countries.

Indra Nooyi

Erika H. James


Survivor, New York Times Best-Selling Author of On My Own Two Feet, World Class Snowboarder & Founder of Adaptive Action Sports, which trains athletes with disabilities in action sports.


Emmy Award Winner, Tony Award nominee, NAACP Image Award nominee and Independent Spirit Award winner Sheryl Lee Ralph has become a staple in the entertainment industry, with an acclaimed career spanning over three  decades. 

Sheryl Lee Ralph

Amy Purdy

Thrive in a senior leadership role as your best self. Inspire excellence in your team by channeling your own wellbeing. Lead a highly fulfilled life. This practical guide shows you how.


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Arrive & Thrive

Past Speaker at Simmons Leadership Conference

Past Speakers

Check out prior years' conference speakers' books and other fun conference swag:

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