The Greater Philadelphia Leadership Exchange is an initiative of the Economy League to develop leaders of business, civic, and government organizations into visionaries dedicated to making Greater Philadelphia a world class region.
Through in-region programming and out-of-region learning visits, the Leadership Exchange exposes leaders to new insights and ideas, forges new connections across sectors and industries, and deepens participants’ understanding of Greater Philadelphia’s potential. Since the inception of the Leadership Exchange in 2005, participants have consistently given the experience top marks for exposure to new information and ideas, building connections, and strengthening a community of leaders who are shaping the region’s future.
Participation in the Leadership Exchange is a competitive process with a goal of representing the geographic, demographic, sector, and industry diversity in the region. To be eligible, applicants must live and/or work in the Greater Philadelphia region and serve in a leadership role in a business, nonprofit, or government organization.
2021 LEADERSHIP EXCHANGE
2021 GREATER PHILADELPHIA LEADERSHIP EXCHANGE
On the heels of an unprecedented year, in October 2021 the Greater Philadelphia Leadership Exchange will bring together a diverse group of Philadelphia's brightest and most engaged business and civic leaders to examine how cross-sector collaboration can help center equity and inclusion as our region emerges from the pandemic.
WHY WE GPLEX
PAST LEADERSHIP EXCHANGES
2020 LEADERSHIP EXCHANGE: Virtual
In October and November 2020, a select group of GPLEXers came together to learn how systemic racism manifests itself in the region’s housing & community development, workforce, transit & mobility, and small & diverse business ecosystems and forged collaborative paths to dismantling inequity in Philadelphia.
2018 LEADERSHIP EXCHANGE: LOS ANGELES
October 1 - 3, Philadelphia leaders traveled to Seattle to see how the city works, moves, and thrives - and critically, how it deals with major challenges.
“As a business owner, I find many invitations to network, learn, and study ‘best practices.’ But, let’s face it … time is money, which makes time ‘away’ feel like a luxury that had better deliver some measurable ROI. For me, the Leadership Exchange does that in multiples. It’s why I keep it at the top of my annual list of experiences to plan for and schedule around.”
- Nancy Dunleavy, Founder & CEO, Dunleavy & Associates