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High-Potential Women Leaders Program

High-Potential Women Leaders Program

Act with power, strengthen negotiating skills, learn how to manage teams, and lead with impact in this unique program for women leaders on the rise.

Live Online Program

There’s no time like the present to embark on your leadership journey. High-Potential Women Leaders gives you powerful skills, strategies, confidence, and connections to meet your professional goals and deepen your impact. This intensive, two-week live online program is a research-driven, career-accelerating experience that will not only transform the way you negotiate and manage teams, it will fundamentally change the way you lead.

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. As a high-potential woman leader preparing to take on more responsibilities, learning how to navigate the workplace and broaden your executive presence are essential. High-Potential Women Leaders Live Online will help you understand where power comes from, and, more importantly, what you can do moving forward to increase your influence and impact.

You’ll gain insights from Stanford GSB faculty members who make it their business to help you challenge your assumptions, confront your fears, and turn obstacles into opportunities. Explore the perceptions, behaviors, stereotypes, and backlash that women uniquely face, and transform those empirical results into effective strategies and solutions. And, experience it all in the company of other dedicated women as you create a personal and professional network you can leverage throughout your career.

Key Benefits

Equip yourself with career strategies to get where you want to go and develop self-awareness to succeed on the way.
  • Develop powerful negotiating skills and rethink your approach to negotiation.
  • Understand how to create and manage teams by analyzing team composition, leveraging information sharing, and resolving leadership issues.
  • Improve your executive presence, learn how your personal leadership style impacts others, and gain greater awareness of your personal strengths.
  • Understand how leadership has changed in recent months as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Who Should Attend

  • High-potential women leaders preparing to take on increasing levels of responsibility and challenge as they move into more senior leadership or management roles
  • Women who are in the early to middle phases of their careers in leadership roles, with around three to five years’ experience in an entry to the middle-management role
  • Those of all genders who are interested in supporting emerging women leaders

25 Jan 2021 – 04 Feb 2021


Live Online

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


11 Jan 2021

Program Fee

US $7,800

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


Molly Patrick
Associate Director, Programs
Executive Education
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Learn More About the Program


Explore our carefully designed curriculum, and go deeper with select course descriptions or a sample schedule.

Application Requirements

Review all eligibility requirements, and learn about the application process.

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
  • Co-Director, High-Potential Women Leaders Program
Margaret Ann Neale
  • Co-Director, Executive Program in Women’s Leadership
  • Co-Director, High-Potential Women Leaders Program
  • Director, Influence and Negotiation Strategies Program
  • Director, Managing Teams for Innovation and Success

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