Convene global forums educating women and men on the critical issues surrounding the importance of inclusive leadership, and the role every individual plays in driving change.  Promote and facilitate platforms for conversation and action across all levels of an organization


Identify “next generation” research topics focused on inclusive leadership, featuring insights from global experts proposing solutions for positive change.  Produce publications on topics and themes that emerge from our forums, and utilize innovative technologies to add strength to our voice.



Partner with global corporate leaders and universities, focused on the empowerment, authenticity and development of global talent.  Ignite a dialogue on 21st century power dynamics and their impact on inclusion, leadership, and talent development. 

Note from Our Founder

The amount of untapped human potential in our world is enormous, yet in so many places, challenges like race, gender, and sexuality are used to discriminate against men and women and prevent them from reaching their full potential.  The Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative was founded as part of an effort to challenge the way these differences are seen, and encourage companies, corporations and individuals to embrace those with diverse personalities and lifestyles for the positive and unique contributions they bring to the workforce. Our three pillars – Listen, Learn, and Lead – are dedicated to inspiring future leaders, where we hope to motivate people and those in positions of power to promote diverse identities and challenge the status quo. With your help, we can reach the next generation, and together we will build a more inclusive, respectful society.


On September 6, 2018, we hosted our 5th Annual Symposium “Champions of Equality – Open for Change” at the US Open Tennis Championships. Here is a video recap of the event.

On September 19, 2017, we hosted a Leadership Luncheon honoring “Trailblazers & Legends” and celebrating the “Battle of the Sexes” film. Check out our video recap of the event.

On November 16, 2016, BJKLI hosted its 3rd Annual Symposium and Gala. To learn more, take a look at our recap report and video.

Click here to read a recap of the event
Click here to watch Billie Jean King and Marc Benioff on Good Morning America with Robin Roberts

On December 9, 2015 we held the 2nd Annual Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative Symposium and Gala. Read the recap report and view the video from this event.

Click here to read a recap of the event

On November 19, 2014 we successfully launched the Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative in New York City. Check out our video from this event.

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