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Women in Leadership: Online Program for Emerging Leaders

  • Date

    October 25, 2022

  • Time

    11:00 AM – 2:30 PM ET

  • Length

    Every Tuesday for 5 weeks

  • Format


  • Cost


  • Registration Deadline

    October 17, 2022

Women in Leadership: Woman giving presentation to colleagues

Become a strategic leader by developing your key strengths and attributes.

What You'll Learn

This online program invites emerging women leaders to attend interactive online sessions designed to foster leadership and professional growth.

Women emerging into management roles will build their unique leadership skills through interactive exercises and powerful group discussions. They will gain the skills they need to communicate, negotiate, and lead with confidence. 

Rising women leaders seeking a more in-depth program and intensive, on campus experience may be interested in Women Leaders: Advancing Together.

Topics Covered

Bringing a Strategic Focus to Your Role:
• Increasing your level of contribution
• Aligning capabilities with strategy
• Developing vision

Communicating as a Woman:
• Gender and its impact on communication
• Body language
• Persuasive methods

Building Productive Relationships:
• Becoming a trusted advisor
• Identifying key players in and outside of your organization
• Building confidence and credibility with those in your network

Gender and Negotiation:
• Creating impactful outcomes as a female negotiator
• Winning strategies for negotiations
• Achieving organizational support

Note: All program content will be delivered live and will not be recorded.

Who Should Enroll

This program is ideal for high-performing women with 3-7 years experience and the interest to advance their career in leadership roles. 

October Schedule

Week 1

• Bringing a Strategic Focus to Your Role

Week 2

• Communicating as a Woman

Week 3

• Building Productive Relationships

Week 4

• Gender and Negotiation

Week 5

• Coaching Session

*This schedule is subject to change.


  • Pamela Rucker

    Pamela Rucker

    Pamela is a featured speaker at CIO events in the United States, Canada, and Europe. She brings over 25 years of experience helping executives to understand their business drivers. Pamela earned a master's degree from Harvard University.
  • Headshot of PDP Instructor Jill Slye

    Jill Abruzese Slye

    Jill Slye has over 30 years of experience in business and teaches in multiple capacities across various schools at Harvard University. Her classes cover topics such as the fundamentals of public speaking and leadership communication. She is the founder of A Sounding Board, LLC, a global public speaking coaching company.
  • Areen Shahbari

    Areen Shahbari

    Areen has over 15 years of corporate, business training, and consulting experience. She is the CEO of Shahbari Training & Consultancy, an instructor at Harvard University Extension School, and an entrepreneurship and leadership trainer at Babson Executive Education and Stanford University Center for Professional Development.
  • Madeline McNeely

    Madeline McNeely

    Madeline teaches Non-Profit leadership and Community Engagement at Harvard Extension School and is Coach, Facilitator and Coach Recruiter at Harvard Business School. Supporting clients to think in innovative ways and develop new habits to solve their most vexing challenges is her sweet spot.
  • Laura Wilcox

    Laura Wilcox

    Laura has been in academia for over two decades at the intersection of business, innovation, and education at MIT, MIT Sloan, and Harvard. She is the Director of Management and Finance Programs at Harvard University's Division of Continuing Education.
  • Mary Finlay

    Mary Finlay

    Mary is a faculty member at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and brings 25 years of industry experience into her strategy and IT management classes. She also directs multiple executive education programs, including Leadership Development for Physicians in Academic Health Centers, and the Program for Chairs of Clinical Services.

Expand Your Network

With participants from more than 100 different countries and a variety of industries, Harvard Professional Development Programs provide you the opportunity to gain fresh perspectives and unique insights as you learn alongside peers with similar roles who face like business challenges.

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