2023 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! 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 this 2023 AHGWLC Sponsorship Agreement Form

 

 

 only one (1) sponsorship available 

  • Name/logo on main stage sponsor signage
  • Exhibit space for the duration of conference
  • Name/Logo on table signage
  • Complimentary conference admission (Up to 15, if requested) 
  • Complimentary parking for conference attendees
  • Name/logo on the conference website 
  • Program Recognition 
  • Recognition on Institute social media pages
  • Ad in conference program (Full outside back cover)
  • Name/Logo on audio/visual screens (Full screen)
  • Opportunity to add promotional materials to conference bag

 

only one (1) sponsorship available

  • Name/logo on main stage sponsor signage
  • Exhibit space for the duration of conference
  • Name/Logo on table signage
  • Complimentary conference admission (Up to 10, if requested) 
  • Complimentary parking for conference attendees
  • Name/logo on the conference website 
  • Program Recognition 
  • Recognition on Institute social media pages
  • Ad in conference program (Full inside front cover)
  • Name/Logo on audio/visual screens (Half screen)
  • Opportunity to add promotional materials to conference bag

 

only one (1) sponsorships available

  • Name/logo on main stage sponsor signage
  • Exhibit space for the duration of conference
  • Name/Logo on table signage
  • Complimentary conference admission (Up to 5, if requested) 
  • Complimentary parking for conference attendees
  • Name/logo on the conference website 
  • Program Recognition 
  • Recognition on Institute social media pages
  • Ad in conference program (Half inside back cover)
  • Name/Logo on audio/visual screens (Half screen)
  • Opportunity to add promotional materials to conference bag

 

  • Exhibit space for the duration of conference
  • Name/Logo on conference website
  • Program Recognition
  • Recognition on Institute social media pages
  • Ad in conference program (Quarter page)
  • Name/Logo on audio/visual screens
  • Opportunity to add promotional materials to conference bag
  • Complimentary conference admission (Up to 2, if requested)

only five (5) sponsorships available   

  • Name/logo on table signage (Assigned table only)
  • Complimentary conference admission (Up to 10, if requested)
  • Complimentary parking for conference attendees
  • Program Recognition
  • Opportunity to add promotional materials to conference bag

Only six (6) sponsorships available

  • Name/logo on table signage (Assigned table only)
  • Complimentary conference admission (Up to 5, if requested)
  • Complimentary parking for conference attendees
  • Program Recognition
  • Opportunity to add promotional materials to conference bag
  • Name/Logo on conference website
  • Program Recognition
  • Recognition on Institute social media pages
  • Name/Logo on audio/visual screens
  • Opportunity to add promotional materials to conference bag
  • Full Page ($1,000)
  • Half Page ($500)
  • Quarter Page ($250)