Build your career and network with a specialized leadership program for LGBTQ+ executives, the first of its kind from a leading business school.

It’s time to lean into your role as an LGBTQ+ leader — to lead with authenticity and confidence. The LGBTQ Executive Leadership Program, established in 2016, will help show you the way with practical tools, strategic insights, and valuable support from a global network of LGBTQ+ leaders. You’ll learn how to draw on your identity as a source of strength in your leadership. And you’ll explore how to create inclusive workplaces where you and your colleagues can thrive and advance. The ultimate goal: to develop powerful leaders who will increase LGBTQ+ representation in the C-suite and on corporate boards.

Stanford GSB is proud to have pioneered this unique leadership program for LGBTQ+ executives. And we’ve been perfecting the program ever since, delivering a transformative leadership journey of learning, compassion, and camaraderie with a dynamic network that’s committed to supporting 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.
  • Develop leadership competencies as seen through the lens of your LGBTQ+ identity.
  • Identify best practices for creating fully inclusive workplaces and building LGBTQ+ employee networks and career paths within your organization.
  • Build a strong global 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
  • Individuals of all backgrounds and identities who are interested in advancing LGBTQ+ leadership in business and other fields
Webinar Recording

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

21 Jul 2024 – 26 Jul 2024

In-Person | Stanford, CA | US $14,500


28 Jun 2024

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


Donna Obeid
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 and the Sara Miller McCune Director of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences
Shelley J. Correll
Professor of Organizational Behavior (by courtesy)

Associated program Topics