2024 LeadingBetter Summit Announced with Editor of LinkedIn as keynote speaker – Save $200 with limited Super Early tickets!


Limited number of super early discounted tickets now on sale for the hybrid event 

The Editor-in-Chief and VP of LinkedIn and a workplace engagement expert are the first two keynote speakers to be announced for the annual LeadingBetter™ Summit on May 22, 2024 from 8:30am-5pm, the Leadership Louisville Center and partner brand LeadingBetter’s signature event focused on inspiring and equipping leaders at all levels to be better and do better. Presented by sponsor PNC Bank and speaker sponsor Humana, Inc., the annual day of learning will be delivered as a hybrid event experience, with the opportunity to attend in-person at The Kentucky Center (501 W. Main St., Louisville, KY) or participate in an interactive virtual event, both with features that will leave participants feeling engaged, connected, and prepared to lead now and into the future.

This day for learning and growth is known for delivering powerful and relevant content from innovative global leaders. The 2024 event will include speakers addressing the most important and pressing challenges that leaders are facing, including:

LinkedIn Editor in Chief, Daniel Roth

Described by Business Insider as ‘the most powerful business journalist on the internet,’ Daniel Roth is the editor of LinkedIn – the world’s largest professional online network, focused on connecting professionals to make them more productive and successful.

Dan oversees 250 editors and writers, spread across 30 countries and 17 languages with news and insight posts reaching 550 million viewers a day. As part of LinkedIn’s global knowledge exchange, he’s interviewed Bill Gates, President Barack Obama, and hundreds of other headline makers.

At the Summit, Dan will address the dynamic and shifting demands of organizational leaders. He’ll draw from his experience at LinkedIn to discuss hiring best practices, job architecture, and tangible ways to achieve organizational goals. Attendees might even get some behind the scenes secrets from LinkedIn!

Workplace engagement expert and author, Justin Jones-Fosu MBA, CSP

Justin Jones-Fosu MBA, CSP is a workplace engagement expert, author, and CEO of Work. Meaningful., who advises some of the biggest names in the Fortune 500 and organizations across the globe on how to take ownership of their mindset, purpose, and performance to achieve amazing results.

He combines over a decade of leadership, his real-life experience, and research to help leaders merge their purpose and productivity to achieve more of what matters in their professional and personal lives. Justin is the author of three books, “Your WHY Matters Now: How Some Achieve More and Others Don’t,” “The Inclusive Mindset: How to Cultivate Diversity in Your Everyday Life,” and “I Respectfully Disagree: How to Have Difficult Conversations in a Divided World.” Additionally, he was featured in EBONY Magazine as “30 Young Leaders on the Rise,” SMART CEO Magazine, and the Baltimore Business Journal.


Additional speakers will soon be announced.

The 2024 LeadingBetter Summit will be hosted at the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts, 501 W. Main St., Louisville, KY, with a virtual event option available. Save $200 per ticket with special ‘super early’ discounted registration (limited to single-ticket purchases) through December 8, 2023, or until the first 100 tickets are purchased. Registration is available at www.leadershiplouisville.org/summit. Regular registration is $495 for in-person, and $295 for virtual-only attendance. Sponsorships and special group rates are available by contacting Jennifer Stevens, jstevens@leadershiplouisville.org or (502) 561-5231. 

WHO ATTENDS & WHY: The LeadingBetter Summit is a unique professional development opportunity for leaders at all levels. Attendees range from up-and-coming leaders to C-suite executives, with nearly 70% working at a director level or above. Both the in-person and virtual event offer valuable business networking opportunities both within and beyond the Louisville region.

Over 200 different companies and organizations attend this leadership conference each year, including the area’s top five largest publicly traded companies, two Fortune 100 and two Fortune 500 companies, and several large private-sector employers. Nearly 30% of virtual attendees are from outside of Louisville. Industries represented include businesses from large to small, Professional services (Accounting, Law, Real Estate, Builders, Financial Services, Insurance, etc.), Education, Government, Healthcare, Manufacturing, and Nonprofit organizations.

The leadership curriculum is designed to help participants:

  • Build organizations that are more resilient, innovative, and more able to navigate change and uncertainty.
  • Gain deeper knowledge around interpersonal dynamics, developing high-performance teams, and becoming a leader that people want to follow.
  • Grow the ability to adapt, collaborate, achieve great results, and lead in our new hybrid world.



The Leadership Louisville Center is the region’s most valuable resource for leadership development and civic engagement. With a purpose to inspire and equip leaders to be better and do better, it has graduated over 15,000 through its programs since 1979. The Center is recognized as a national best practice and is known for its dynamic programming and strong community connections. Programming includes five social impact leadership programs (Leadership Louisville, Focus Louisville, Ignite Louisville, Bingham Fellows and Encore Louisville), the Alice Houston Women’s Leadership Program, leadership skills training courses presented through partner brand LeadingBetter™, and events designed to connect leaders and motivate positive change. Learn more at www.leadershiplouisville.org.

For more information:

Holly Prather, Chief Operations Officer

Cell: (502) 609-9227 



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