Catapult your career with the only program from a leading business school for LGBTQ executives.

Lead with strength. Lead with impact. The LGBTQ Executive Leadership Program teaches you how to do both — authentically, effectively, and confidently. This highly-specialized, one-week program gives you the strategic insights, personal leadership skills, and powerful network to accelerate your career.

You’ll explore the art of influence and decision making and develop new models and mindsets for innovation. And you’ll learn practical tools for transforming insights into outcomes. All in a stimulating environment on the Stanford campus, led by Stanford GSB faculty.

Best of all, you’ll share this experience with other lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning executives who can support you and your career for a lifetime.

Key Benefits

Strengthen your influence, build a valuable network, and develop new models and mindsets for innovation.

  • Learn how your LGBTQ identity influences and strengthens your personal leadership style.
  • Assess and refine your interpersonal skills to become a more authentic leader.
  • Strengthen nonverbal and verbal communication skills.
  • Identify best practices for building LGBTQ employee networks and career paths within your organization.
  • Build a strong network of LGBTQ peers with whom you can share ideas and experiences.

Who Should Attend?

  • Mid- to senior-level LGBTQ executives with a minimum of 10 years of professional experience and five years of management experience
  • Executives with significant levels of managerial responsibility — from any size company or institution; any industry, public service, or field of expertise; and any country
  • Participants who are interested in advancing LGBTQ leadership in business and other fields

Find out why Stanford’s LGBTQ Executive Leadership Program is unique and impactful. Hear from the program faculty directors about exciting program updates, and learn more about the program experience from past participants.

23 Jul 2023 – 28 Jul 2023

In-Person | Stanford, CA | US $14,000


16 Jun 2023

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

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 Upon completion

Certificate of completion


Lisa Blair
Associate Director, Programs Executive Education
Participant Perspectives
Participant Perspectives
Several program participants share how their experiences in the LGBTQ Executive Leadership Program — from learning practical tools and actionable frameworks to building a global community of peers — have uniquely helped them become stronger leaders.

Learn More About the Program

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

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

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

Explore how being LGBTQ strengthens your personal leadership style and discover cutting-edge research on strategy, innovation, and organizations in the LGBTQ Executive Leadership Program.

Faculty Leadership

Sarah A. Soule
The Morgridge Professor of Organizational Behavior
Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Shelley J. Correll
Professor of Organizational Behavior (by courtesy)

Associated program Topics