participants in the Executive Program in Women’s Leadership program
Executive Program in Women’s Leadership

Executive Program in Women’s Leadership

Act with power, navigate the workplace, and take the lead with new strategies and tactics in this unique women’s leadership program.

It’s no surprise that men and women differ in their leadership styles. But even when they do the same thing, they are often perceived differently. Executive Program in Women’s Leadership will help you understand why and, more importantly, what you can do about it. It’s a research-driven, career-changing experience that will not only transform the way you negotiate and manage teams, it will fundamentally change the way you lead.

This intensive, one-week program relies on research to explore the perceptions, behaviors, stereotypes, and backlash that women uniquely face. Then we transform those empirical results into effective strategies and solutions.

You’ll gain insights from Stanford GSB faculty members who make it their business to challenge your assumptions, confront your fears, and turn obstacles into opportunities. And you’ll experience it all in the company of other dedicated and daring women as you create a personal and professional network you can leverage throughout your career.

Key Benefits

Transform the way you negotiate and manage teams, and fundamentally change the way you lead.
  • Develop expertise as a negotiator, and grasp the complicated dynamics of successful negotiation.
  • Enhance team effectiveness by analyzing team composition, leveraging information sharing, and resolving leadership issues.
  • Interpret the subtle messages of power, and recognize and react to the organizational impact of diverse management styles.
  • Learn about and leverage social networks and techniques to influence individuals and groups.
  • Build a strong personal and professional network with peers from various industries and continents who face similar challenges and opportunities.

Who Should Attend

  • Senior female leaders with eight to 12 years of experience in a leadership role
  • Executives and functional managers who aspire to positions of greater influence and authority in their organizations
  • Mid- and senior-level managers who lead teams or have direct reports
  • Those identified as high-potential talent by their organizations
  • Entrepreneurs and business owners
  • Participants of all genders who are interested in advancing executive women leadership in business

03 May 2020 – 08 May 2020

Format

In-person|Stanford GSB
Full-time

Qualified candidates are admitted on a rolling, space-available basis. Early applications are encouraged.

Deadline

20 Mar 2020

Program Fee

US $13,500

The program fee includes tuition, private accommodations, all meals, and course materials.

Payment is due upon admission. Your space is secured upon receipt of full payment.

Awarded

Certificate of completion

Contact

Fiona Taft
Associate Director, Programs
Executive Education
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Video Introduction
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​Meet faculty directors Margaret Neale and Deborah Gruenfeld as they share some of the “aha” moments of this unique women-only program.

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Curriculum

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Application Requirements

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Participant Profile

Learn more about our past participants, and find out if the program is right for you.

Faculty Leadership

Deborah H. Gruenfeld
  • Co-Director, Executive Program in Women’s Leadership
Margaret Ann Neale
  • Co-Director, Executive Program in Women’s Leadership
  • Director, Influence and Negotiation Strategies Program
  • Director, Managing Teams for Innovation and Success

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