Annual HIGHER Ground Women's Leadership Conference Sponsorships

2018 Conference Sponsorship

12th Annual HIGHER Ground Women's Leadership Conference

The Power of Collective Action: Shifting the Leadership Culture

Friday, November 2, 2018
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Greater Richmond Convention Center
403 North 3rd Street
Richmond, Virginia

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’s why your support is so important to us. As a conference sponsor, you would be signaling your confidence in these women, who make economic decisions and take strategic action in their homes, workplaces, and communities every day. 

Need more reason to become a sponsor? Here are a few:

  • Awareness: with more than 300 women leaders from across the Commonwealth, 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.
  • 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.

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 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 2018 Sponsorship Commitment form.

Sponsorship Opportunities

2018 Sponsorship Opportunities

Executive ($15,000)
Keynote Luncheon Sponsor

  • Complimentary space in HIGHER Ground Women’s Leadership Development Program (Up to 2, if requested)
  • 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 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 

Director ($10,000)
Plenary Sponsor

  • Complimentary space in HIGHER Ground Women’s Leadership Development Program (Up to 1, if requested)
  • 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 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) sponsorship available


Associate ($5,000)
Breakfast Sponsor

  • 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 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

*Only one (1) sponsorship available


Supporting Sponsor ($2,500)

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

*Only eight (8) sponsorships available 


Table Sponsor ($2,000)

  • 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 (8) sponsorships available


Half Table Sponsor ($1,000)

  • 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

*Only (8) sponsorships available


Foundational ($500)

  • Name/Logo on conference website (linked for 1 month)
  • Opportunity to add collateral to tote bag
  • Program recognition
  • Complimentary parking for those attending the conference


Door Prize Sponsor ($300+ value)

  • 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


Conference Advertising Only (Full page: $1,000; Half page: $500; Quarter Page: $250)

  • Ad in conference program
  • Name/Logo on audio/visual screens
  • Opportunity to add promotional materials to conference bag