We provide the expert leadership development tools and inspiring community of peers and mentors that career-minded women need to maximize their professional potential and businesses need to increase their employees’ leadership capabilities. Together we can ensure a sustainable workforce for future success. Learn How to Succeed


Connect to Denver’s premier leadership network to broaden your perspectives, test your best ideas, and experience cutting-edge leadership development. With over 6,000 members and participants representing over 65 corporate members we connect individuals throughout all stages of their careers. Connect Now


When you join The Leadership Investment, you receive the resources necessary to maximize your leadership potential, and you become part of an inspirational and impactful career-minded community. We foster alignment between individual and corporate values and inspire leaders toward the best that they can be! Be Inspired

Join us at the 2014 Success Forum!

Where else can you meet an audience of over 1,200 like-minded, career-focused individuals looking to advance in their careers? 

Join peers, mentors and leaders alike for a day long interactive leadership inspired experience. It promises to be a fun, interactive day of inspiration, learning and most important...connections.

This day-long conference has earned the reputation as Denver’s premier leadership event - hosting an exceptional agenda of topic trending breakout sessions, panelist discussions, networking opportunities and the first ever “Auction it Forward” silent auction.

debra benton takes the stage as our 2014 success FORUM KEYNOTE SPEAKER.

Debra Benton, renown author and speaker, will surely set the tone of leadership fitness and what it takes to get in shape for today and tomorrow’s leadership challenges with her kick-off keynote, “Successful Leaders Needed: Apply Within.”

The Success Forum’s four break-out sessions follow with speakers who will engage and enlighten you on the mental, physical and emerging needs for each of you to captivate your teams, company and yourself for the future.
Read more about Ms. Benton


 Our executive panel returns to the forum

Pictured: Gregg Moss, Morning Anchor and Business Reporter for 9News ; Donna Lynne, CEO Kaiser/Colorado Region; Mary McBride, President CoBank; and Mary Rhinehart, CEO Johns Manville

These three influential leaders will share what they know to be courageous and current traits that helped them become the leaders they are today, and what they know to be fitness strategies for emerging leaders. During this presentation you will hear from their hearts and experiences, as Gregg Moss poses questions about their leadership path. Read more about our panelists

Our 2014 Breakout Speaker Line-up!





Pictured left to right: Curt Coffman, Tama Kieves, Jan Rutherford, and Gaye Woods

Curt Coffman
, New York Times Bestselling Author, Researcher, Business Scientist and Consultant
Creating an Energized and Engaged Culture

Tama Kieves, Career Fulfillment Expert, Best-Selling Author and Success Coach
Inspired & Unstoppable Success: The New Way to Wildly Succeed in Your Career, Passion, and Life

Jan Rutherford, Speaker, Facilitator, Coach and Author
Self-Reliant Leadership: Developing Self-Reliance to Create Powerful Futures

Gaye Woods, Group Director Community Health Improvement, Centura Health
Leadership Fitness: Changing the Prescription for Stamina, Stability and Significance
Read more about the Breakout Speakers, their topics and more>>

Join over 1200 men and women, emerging and exceptional leaders, who will be your team members at the starting line of the 2014 Success Forum at the Colorado Convention Center on Thursday, October 2nd.



Upcoming Fall Programs

LINK to Leadership
Facilitator: Amiee Cohen
Position Your Career for Tomorrow with the Right Tools Today
Whether you’re looking to be a leader in your industry or the leader of a team, having the right knowledge and right connections makes all the difference in how you position yourself for success. LINK to Leadership allows mid-level corporate women on the fast-track to explore career issues beyond their current organizational environment.
Read More & Register

The Wall Street Journal
Article - August 26, 2014
Break the Competency Curse
Read about a Level3 employee who benefited from LINK to Leadership.

"Ms. Cohen says Ms. Blimline was an example of the "competency curse"—becoming so skilled at what you're doing that you get stuck there, even if you're overworked or yearning for a different path."

Managing for Impact

A Manager's Path to Leadership
Managing for Impact is designed to successfully guide current and future managers onto their leadership path and leave the maze of “status quo” management. Participants will attend bi-weekly seminars over a 3-month period and receive five one-on-one coaching sessions to facilitate the implementation of tools, practices, and methodologies to move teams forward in accomplishing those initiatives critical to your organization’s success. Read More & Register
Christine Calandrella
Sean Evans Moore
Kathy Pennell Cooperman


Member News & Announcements

Read about members of The Leadership Investment and their accomplishments.

Denver Business Journal Announces Winners

Congratulations to the Winners and Finalists of the DBJ 2014 Outstanding Women in Business Award. A special congratulations to one of our WiseWomen Council Members and friend of The Leadership Investment:
Luella Chavez D'Angleo
Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

Read More About The DBJ Winners and Finalists

Join Our Corporate Community

Now is the perfect time for your company to get involved with The Leadership Investment.  Learn who is all a part of our Corporate Community>>>

Meet our Platinum Level Members:

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IN THE news

The leadership ascent program FEATURED IN's leadership excellence PUBLICATION


Linda Kennedy and Kristine Schneider, program co-chairs of The Leadership Ascent program were interviewed and featured in the August issue of Leadership Excellence. Read the full article.

Our Leadership Ascent Program won first place in the Non-Profit Organizations category for the 2014 Global Leadership 500 Excellence Award which was presented at the gala during the Global Leadership Excellence Forum in Vail this spring..

For the last 30 years, the esteemed Leadership Excellence award has identified and recognized the top 500 companies that excel in offering top Leadership Development programs globally. This year's list of award winners featured over 1,200 recipients, with the top 10 percent in each category being recognized for their exceptional programs and leadership initiatives.


Mark Your Calendar

Upcoming Savvy Salons
August 28 - Woman Up! Overcome the 7 Deadly Sins
that Sabotage Your Success

Orientation to The Leadership Investment

Join us October 9th and learn about our organization, programs, events and networking opportunities.  Register today.

The Leadership Ascent
This comprehensive, in-depth, one-year program takes participants on a journey through topics ranging from Vision and Values, to Emotional Intelligence, and Organizational Culture. Based on principles of applied adult learning, The Leadership Ascent has proven to be transformative for past participants. The experience will profoundly impact your life, your career, and your community.

Learn More About Leadership Ascent
for Women - Begins October 14
for Men - Begins October 21

Lessons from the Ladder
Lessons from the Ladder is an opportunity to talk one-on-one with members of The Leadership Investment Board, as well leaders from our WiseWomen Group.  Learn about current workplace issues, career development, best practices and trends. Read more.




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