Women’s Leadership Program

Join forces with Yale to prepare for a successful transition to senior leadership


OCT 3–5 , 2017 | $6,850
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NOV 29 - DEC 1, 2017 | $6,850
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All meals and lodging included – see admissions for details.
Location: Yale SOM Campus
Contact: Lisa Kammert
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Counts towards 3  Certificate of Excellence in Global Business credit days.

Women face unique challenges in the workplace but they also add unique value and perspective. They shatter groupthink, improve communications dynamics, and reinvigorate companies in ways that make them more competitive. Research shows companies with a critical mass of top-team gender diversity enjoy significantly better financial performance.

Your company can build this competitive advantage by developing women at critical transition points so they stay in otherwise leaky pipelines. The Women’s Leadership Program addresses the leakiest part of the pipeline —the leap to top management.

Online videos pre-program and implementations plans post-program extend the impact of an intensive in-person workshop. Yale faculty will lead a wide range of interactive and experiential learning sessions proven to enhance women’s leadership behaviors. Participants build awareness of decision-making biases, learn how to create high-performing teams, negotiate win-win outcomes, manage crises, understand corporate governance, and create a strong personal brand.

Participants leave with new ideas, skills, confidence, and fresh perspectives to add more value to their company and cascade the benefits of improved diversity across the organization.

[VIDEO] Hear from recent alumnae on their Women’s Leadership Program experience.

  • What to expect

    • Lead your firm to better enterprise- wide gender diversity: Better understand and explain the quantitative and qualitative benefits of diversity to gain support for change.
    • Use strategic vision and sharper decision-making skills: Lead growth, manage crises, drive growth through innovation, and make better decisions.
    • Improve your leadership skills: Learn different styles to adapt to an individual’s, team’s, or company’s situation.
    • Communicate with power: Develop executive presence with effective verbal and non-verbal skills learned with a Yale Drama School acting coach.
    • Build a professional brand strategy: Articulate your value proposition and create a career strategy to support your goal to work in senior management.

  • Who should attend?

    Senior corporate or non-profit women executives preparing for the next level, or who are new to senior management. Women family business professionals preparing for responsibility as CEO or senior management.

  • Curriculum

    Pre-program: To prepare for classroom discussion

    • Case Studies: “What Makes a Leader?” and “Deloitte: A Hole in the Pipeline”
    • Video-lecture on Corporate Governance
    • Leadership Assessment: Decision Making for Leaders

    Day One: Leadership Perspectives and Strategic Thinking Skills

    • The Business Case for Diversity: The Real ROI
    • Corporate Strategy Development in Uncertainty
    • Problem Framing: Reframing Challenges
    • Leading Growth through Innovation: Fail Early and Often
    • Guest Speaker: A Senior Executive’s View From The Top

    Day Two: Leading High Performance Teams

    • Case Study 1: “What Makes a Leader?”
    • Autocrat to Advisor: Decision Making For Leaders
    • Executive Coaching Sessions in Small Groups
    • Gender and Negotiations: Getting to Yes Collaboratively
    • Crisis Management: Leading Teams Under High Stress
    • Guest Speaker: Women On Boards—The Independent Director’s Experience

    Day Three: Developing and Managing Your Brand

    • Strategies for Implementing Personal Change
    • Women On Boards: A Top Team Development Path
    • Case Study 2: “The Deloitte Case: A Hole in the Pipeline”
    • Executive Presence: Verbal and Nonverbal Communications
    • Brand Building: Marketing Yourself Gracefully

    Post-program: Suggested for further development:

    • Register in a Women On Board database
    • Implement brand marketing and management strategy
    • Executive coaching development goals implementation

  • Faculty
    Faculty Director: Victoria (Tori) L. Brescoll
    Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior
    Jeffrey Sonnenfeld
    Senior Associate Dean for Leadership Studies;
    Founder and CEO of the Chief Executive Leadership Institute
    Amy Wrzesniewski
    Professor of Organizational Behavior
    Zoë Chance
    Assistant Professor of Marketing
  • Admissions

    October 3–5,  2017  |  $6,850*
    The program fee includes all meals and lodging
    LOCATION  Yale School of Management, 165 Whitney Ave, New Haven, CT
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    15% discount for NON-PROFITS 
    15% discount for YALE SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT Graduate 
    10% discount for YALE UNIVERSITY Graduate 
    $6500 for AIGA MEMBER 
    15% discount for 4 or more people

    For more information,  please contact Lisa.Kammert@yale.edu.


Women in the Global Workforce: Patterns and Trends

  • 2017 Survey Results

    Why do women remain underrepresented in business leadership roles? Who gets promoted and why? What expectations do men and women have for themselves and their employers? How is technology changing how we work?

    We surveyed over 3500 students and 1500 alumni of the 28* member schools of the Global Network for Advanced Management about their experiences in workplaces in over 100 different countries.

    The report, “Women in the Global Workforce,” presents new insights into factors that contribute to the underrepresentation of women in business leadership worldwide. Read More

    *Saïd Business School, University of Oxford became the 29th business school to join the Global Network after the survey was completed

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