Hosted by the Watson Institute and the Rhode Island Innovative Policy Lab at Brown, the Women In Leadership Conference – 2017 examines the challenges and successes of women as leaders. The conference gathers prominent academic researchers, business executives, and policymakers to discuss current research and experiences and identify solutions to the challenges affecting women as professionals and leaders.  It will synthesize knowledge from data, social science, and practice into actionable solutions to increase women’s impact in business, policy, and society. This unique event will provide opportunities for networking and shared insights between speakers, panelists, and all attendees who are equally passionate about the competitive value of women’s advancement in the workplace.  It is a celebration of what women can accomplish when working together.