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Women and Diverse Business Leaders Series

Mission and Approach

The mission of this symposium is to advance diverse business leaders to top executive-levels, including paid board director, and to sustain current and future top diverse leaders.

This year we celebrate our seventh year working
to advance this mission.
  We leverage the immediacy of each business conference to bring together individuals and organizations who share these goals but who otherwise might not have collaborated.  

Facilitated Peer Networking & Executive Speakers

Attendees are SVP or higher women leaders representing Fortune 1000 equivalent companies, or C-level executives representing emerging growth companies with annual revenues exceeding $50M, Board Directors, and other guests representing or invited by symposium co-hosting organizations or symposium corporate sponsors.

105 minutes of peer networking, including a 45 minute facilitated peer networking program.

Executive-speakers will talk about leadership, mentoring others, share personal career stories and be open to a Q&A with the audience.


Who's Watching Your Back?  

Women advancing to executive levels need to encircle themselves with other diverse business leaders whom can identify opportunities, watch their back, and provide access to influence, knowledge/business intelligence, diverse experiences, and other resources.   Women leaders already at the top need to be insulated from those who would disingenuously brand them as disruptive rather than credit them with remarkable business turnarounds and other business success.  By encircling these top women with diverse business leaders across industries and functional areas we believe self-preservation will result in some people keeping their opinions to themselves.

Leap-Frog & Sustained Leadership

Network with peers interested in "leap-frog leadership" -- the net new opportunity to be promoted or hired into C-level roles each year is limited; helping diverse leaders get their first board appointment leap-frogs that person into peer status with the C-level executives they advise.   Learn from your peers who are already serving on paid corporate boards, and those who are seeking their first appointment.   

Network with peers who are interested in "sustained leadership" in their organization and others -- insulating top women executives so that they stay at the top as role models who can influence change from above.

Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities & Group Packages

For additional information please call Bill Shulman at 203-291-9944.  Excellent platform for individual leadership development or team development.  Ideal venue for strengthening client relationships and branding your organization as a company of choice.   








Thank you
Speakers & Panelists

New York City
(photos & archive)

Washington D.C.
(photos & archive)

Chicago, IL


New York City





New York City
Executive Leadership Symposium
Direct:  (203)291-9944
Contact: Bill Shulman, Chairperson & Co-Founder


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