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NewWomen's Executive Leadership: Business Strategies for Success

DateLocationCostCourse
Mar 16, 2015 - Mar 20, 2015Philadelphia$12,500

From glass ceilings and work-life balance to “leaning in” and office politics, the issues for women as executive leaders continue to stir conversation and controversy. While women are making it to the corner office, the event still generates headlines. As they ascend the corporate ladder and take on greater management responsibilities, some women may want to seize greater challenges, but do so with a full understanding of the dynamics involved.

The week-long Women’s Executive Leadership: Business Strategies for Success program is designed specifically for today’s female executives and those who aspire to leadership roles. It covers new ground as revealed by the latest Wharton faculty research in work motivation and engagement, career development, internal coaching, emotional intelligence, and women in leadership roles.

Two pillars of the program are clarity and confidence: giving participants the clarity to know one’s personal leadership style and career strengths, along with confidence in mastering the building blocks of business acumen.

Impact & Experience

The Women’s Executive Leadership: Business Strategies for Success program provides an engaging forum for female executives and high-potential women transitioning into senior management roles to come together, gain new knowledge from the latest research, and put those concepts into practice during their time at Wharton.

Participants will gain keen insights and the tools to:

  • Reimagine and further develop leadership skills
  • Enhance professional influence
  • Improve business acumen by providing a more sophisticated understanding of core skills including marketing, talent management, financial reporting, and communications
  • Better understand nuances of negotiations and emotional intelligence
  • Hone critical thinking and decision-making abilities

This five-day program delivers sophisticated business and leadership concepts that have immediate and practical application for the modern woman business leader, allowing her to improve her proficiencies and advance her career. Participants will better understand and learn how to apply contemporary business theories currently driving their organization and results, while creating a personal plan for professional advancement.

Each afternoon, participants will break into small groups to integrate and put the day’s learnings into practice. Wharton faculty will oversee the sessions, providing real-time coaching and feedback for effective outcomes and translating the practicum for participants to take back to the office.

Within this collegial forum, participants will establish the beginnings of a lifelong network of women executives who often face similar decision points and possibilities along their career paths, becoming a rich resource of influential peers.

What sets this program apart for women executives is its strong focus on business and leadership, combined with a practical approach to developing and honing professional business skills. Participants also benefit from study at the Wharton School, with its world-renowned reputation and faculty who are the most cited, most published of all top-tier business schools.


Who Attends This Program

The Women’s Executive Leadership: Business Strategies for Success program is best suited for executives and high-potential women who are transitioning into senior management roles within a large corporation or women entrepreneurs who are taking on a broader leadership role as their company grows.

The program is designed for women executives who:

  • Have 10 or more years of experience
  • Have titles ranging from manager or director to vice president, and also consultant and business owner
  • Work in a wide range of industries
  • Aspire to more senior levels of management
  • Seek to enhance their professional influence

We encourage women and men to recommend this program to high-potential women on their staff who would benefit from honing leadership skills and business acumen, becoming a more valuable asset to the organization. 

To further leverage the value and impact of Women’s Executive Leadership, we encourage companies to send cross-functional teams of executives to Wharton. We offer one of two exciting group benefits to companies sending four or more participants to this program.

Faculty

  • Nancy Rothbard

    Nancy Rothbard, PhD

    Faculty Director

    David Pottruck Professor of Management, The Wharton School

    Research Interests: Emotion and identity, work motivation and engagement, work-life and career developmentSee Faculty Bio

  • Monica McGrath

    Monica McGrath, PhD

    Learning Director

    Vice Dean, Aresty Institute of Executive Education;
    Adjunct Assistant Professor of Management, The Wharton School

    See Faculty Bio

  • Sigal Barsade

    Sigal Barsade, PhD

    Joseph Frank Bernstein Professor of Management, The Wharton School

    Research Interests: Emotional intelligence, organizational culture, team dynamicsSee Faculty Bio

  • Matthew Bidwell

    Matthew Bidwell, PhD

    Associate Professor of Management, The Wharton School

    Research Interests: Human resource management, knowledge workers and worker mobilitySee Faculty Bio

  • Brian Bushee

    Brian Bushee, PhD

    Gilbert and Shelley Harrison Professor of Accounting, The Wharton School

    Research Interests: Corporate disclosure, institutional investors, stock market anomaliesSee Faculty Bio

  • Jack Hershey

    John (Jack) Hershey, PhD

    Anheuser-Busch Professor Emeritus of Management Science, The Wharton School

    Research Interests: Decision processes, emergency preparedness, operations management researchSee Faculty Bio

  • Lori Rosenkopf

    Lori Rosenkopf, PhD

    Simon and Midge Palley Professor of Management; Vice Dean and Director, Wharton Undergraduate Division, The Wharton School

    See Faculty Bio

  • Patricia Williams

    Patti Williams, PhD

    Ira A. Lipman Associate Professor of Marketing, The Wharton School

    Research Interests: Consumer decision-making, emotional and attitudinal ambivalence, the persuasive effects of emotionSee Faculty Bio

Program Logistics

Tuition for Philadelphia programs includes lodging and meals. Prices are subject to change. Program consultants are available to provide more information on course specifics and discuss how this program might meet your professional needs. To speak with a program consultant, please call +1.215.898.1776 or reach via e-mail.

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