A DIVISION OF THE L. DOUGLAS WILDER SCHOOL OF GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Opening Plenary Sponsor

Thank you to our 2020 opening plenary sponsor, Bank of America.

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Supporting Sponsors

Thank you to our 2020 supporting sponsors:

    • PepsiCo
    • Richmond Family Magazine 

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Door Prize Sponsors

Thank you to our 2020 door prize sponsors:

    • Achieve More, LLC
    • Berkshire Hathaway Towne Realty 
    • Clementine
    • Craddock Terry Hotel and Event Center
    • Institute for Contemporary Art at VCU 
    • Love & Intimacy 101, LLC
    • Omni Hotels & Resorts Richmond
    • Richmond Marriott Downtown
    • the Tides Inn
    • Tishaun Harris Ugworji, Independent Mary Kay Consultant
    • Visit Norfolk

 

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2020 Sponsorship Opportunities

Each year, our Annual HIGHER Ground Women’s Leadership Conference brings together professional women  to share ideas and explore leadership practices that influence their effectiveness at work, at home, and in their communities. Many return, year after year, for this sold-out event. We are looking forward to engaging with an expanded audience this year as we host the event virtually for the first time! Hosted by The VCU Grace E. Harris Leadership Institute, this annual women’s leadership conference connects women who identify as change agents and see their actions as meaningful and transformational for themselves, their families, and their professional colleagues and employers. These women leaders attend our conference to recharge and reconnect—intellectually and emotionally—with each other around the hot topics facing business and social leaders.

Evidence is increasing that supporting women’s leadership development is positive for the bottom line and for society, “Gender diversity has been shown to increase an organization’s performance as well as improve morale, recruiting and external image[1]” 

That is why your support is so important to us. Do you need more reasons to become a conference sponsor? Here are a few:  

  • Engagement: Your company’s logo will appear in advertising, social media, flyers, websites, email marketing campaigns, and signage adding to increased brand awareness among women and their networks. 
  • Awareness: With more than 300 women leaders, your business will be recognized as a supporter of women and their success. 
  • Commitment: Giving back to successful women sends a message that you are dedicated to supporting them. 

Your contribution will greatly help to enhance the leadership capacity of women. As a conference sponsor, you would be signaling your support of and confidence in these women, who make economic decisions and take strategic action for their homes, workplaces, and communities every day.

Key features of our conference include: speakers of regional and national prominence; workshops and seminars highlighting timely issues of importance to women; and networking opportunities for participants and speakers. Your contribution will greatly help to enhance the leadership experience of our conference attendees.   

If you or your organization would like to participate in this year’s event as a Sponsor, please contact us at (804) 827-1169 or gehli@vcu.edu or fill out the 2020 Sponsorship Agreement Form below.

Sponsorship Agreement Form

 only one (1) sponsorship available 

  • Name/logo on all virtual background signage
  • Complimentary conference admission (Up to 20, if requested) 
  • Name/logo on conference website 
  • Program Recognition 
  • Recognition on Institute social media pages

 

only one (1) sponsorship available

  • Name/logo on virtual background signage for Keynote Speaker 
  • Complimentary conference admission (Up to 15, if requested) 
  • Name/logo on conference website 
  • Program Recognition 
  • Recognition on Institute social media pages

 

only five (5) sponsorships available

  • Name/logo on virtual background signage for Plenary Panelists 
  • Complimentary conference admission (Up to 3, if requested) 
  • Name/logo on conference website 
  • Program Recognition 
  • Recognition on Institute social media pages

only five (5) sponsorships available   

  • Name/logo on virtual background signage for Social Hour 
  • Complimentary conference admission (Up to 3, if requested) 
  • Name/logo on conference website 
  • Program Recognition 
  • Recognition on Institute social media pages
  • Name/Logo on conference website
  • Program Recognition
  • Recognition on Institute social media pages
  • Name/Logo on conference website
  • Program Recognition
  • Recognition on Institute social media pages
  • Full section on website with name/logo: $1,000
  • Quarter section on website with name/logo: $500
  • List with name only: $250
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