Leslie Grossman co-founded the Women’s Leadership Exchange. Her books, Link Out: and Sellsation! and her  TED Talk “The Value of Having an Entourage” are the basis for her training programs. Leslie held leadership roles in NAWBO, Impact Leadership 21, The Everest Project and Unleashed. She has presented to numerous organizations including women physicians at Cleveland Clinic, executives at Aetna, MetLife and AXA and women entrepreneurs on a speaking tour throughout Japan for the U.S. Embassy.  She coaches and facilitates for Vistage International and is on the adjunct faculty for The George Washington University Center for Excellence in Public Leadership.  She as received the “Spirit of Collaboration” Award presented at the Impact Leadership 21 Power of Collaboration Summit at the United Nations in 2016. Her leadership blog appears regularly in CommPro.biz and the Huffington Post, as well as other publications.  www.lesliegrossmanleadership.com

Ivy Algazy, CEO

The Ivy Network

In June 2016, The “Leading with Edge” Program graduated its first class which included executive women from some of our areas top companies (LIRR, PSEG, TD Bank, EY, and many more).  This program was designed specifically with the needs of busy executive women in mind.  In November 2016, The “Rising with Edge” program graduated its first class.  This program is designed for women who are rising up the leadership ladder. 

More and more companies are supporting women's leadership and sponsoring their women leaders to participate in The Center for Women's Leadership "Edge" programs and join The Ivy Network Inner Circle.  Click on the testimonial link to read why participants recommend our programs. 

​I also proud to announce that The Ivy Network is certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the nation’s largest third-party certifier of the businesses owned and operated by women in the U.S. 



Ivy Algazy is the CEO and Founder of The Ivy Network, LLC a women’s leadership training company with the mission to teach women to embrace their power and be stronger bolder leaders.  She also serves as the Executive Director of the Women’s Collaborative which is supported by the LIA (Long Island Association).
Ivy’s career began in education and leadership training.  Her affinity for women’s leadership began with her work at the American Heart Association as the Director of the Go Red for Women initiative and later at North Shore-LIJ Health System (Northwell Health System) as the Director of Community Outreach for Women’s Health.
Ivy studied at Tel Aviv University and received her BS from SUNY Regents College. She earned her Coaching Certification from The Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC) and has a Certificate of High Performance Leadership from Cornell University.
Currently, Ivy writes a monthly column for the Long Island Business News (LIBN) highlighting topics in women’s leadership. 
Deeply rooted in the community, Ivy created the Women’s Collaborative with the Long Island Association (LIA) bringing together Long Island businesses whose interests align with empowering women in their professional and personal development. She was a member of the SmartCeo Brava Award Committee and has served a member of the Board of Directors of Women Economic Developers of Long Island (WEDLI) and has served on the Long Island Women’s Agenda (LIWA) Board. Ivy was Chair of the American Cancer Society, Choose you Luncheon 2011-2013.  She received the 2013 National Association of Women Business Owners, LI chapter, Community Service Award and 2012 Long Island Business News, 50 Around 50 Award.

Meet Our Instructors

Debi Silberis a Registered Dietitian with a Master’s degree in Nutrition, a certified Personal Trainer and is currently in a PhD program in Transpersonal Psychology.  Debi is an author, consultant and motivational speaker.  Her books have been endorsed by experts like Brian Tracy, Marshall Goldsmith and Jack Canfield. Debi's most recent book, The Unshakable Woman: 4 Steps to Rebuilding Your Body, Mind and Life has made her an Amazon #1 Bestselling Author.  After a Life Crisis  Debi's has been the catalyst to the success of her clients; inspiring them to achieve their personal and professional best.  She has been a contributor to The Dr. Oz Show, The Huffington Post, Working Mother magazine and several other media outlets. Debi’s clients praise her offering simple solutions that create quick and lasting changes physically, emotionally and psychologically. Debi is dedicated to empowering women to reach their goals and peak potential.  www.debisilber.com 

​​The Ivy Network has taken the lead in women’s leadership by offering executive level programs for businesswomen who are looking to expand their skill sets and eliminate the confidence gap. Even the most experienced women leader benefits from our training which has been designed for women by women leaders. After  studying the local market, we discovered that there was a void in the area of women’s leadership training programs, realizing that there was a need to establish The Center for Women’s Leadership, training women to excel.  Our programs provide a dynamic approach to all levels of leadership growth incorporating  evidence and reality-based learning presented by top-level faculty, experts in the world of women’s leadership. Our integrative programs journey through a course of study that expands participants thought process, stretching beyond the stereotypes women face in the workplace and place women on a path towards career success. All  of our programs elevate women to new levels of confidence, encouraging and promoting women’s advancement.  

From Ivy Algazy, CEO and Founder