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Women in Leadership: Online Program for Emerging Leaders

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

All Start Dates

  • Time

    11:00 AM – 2:30 PM ET

  • Length

    5 consecutive Thursdays

  • Cost

    $2,850
    Programs fill quickly — free cancellation up to 14 days prior

  • Registration Deadline

    July 24, 2024

  • Time

    11:00 AM – 2:30 PM ET

  • Length

    5 consecutive Thursdays

  • Cost

    $2,850
    Programs fill quickly — free cancellation up to 14 days prior

  • Registration Deadline

    October 16, 2024

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. 

August Schedule

Week 1

  • Communicating as a Woman

Week 2

  • Gender and Negotiation

Week 3

  • Bringing a Strategic Focus to Your Role

Week 4

  • Building Productive Relationships

Week 5

  • Coaching Session

October Schedule

Week 1

  • Bringing a Strategic Focus to Your Role

Week 2

  • Communicating as a Woman

Week 3

  • Gender and Negotiation

Week 4

  • Building Productive Relationships

Week 5

  • Coaching Session

Instructors

  • 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.
  • Emily F. Epstein

    Emily F. Epstein

    Emily served as associate faculty at Harvard Law School’s Program on Negotiation and adjunct faculty at the Georgetown University Law Center. She specializes in teaching negotiation, facilitation, mediation, and communication skills. She is the founder of Oakbay Consulting and a lecturer of law at the University of California Berkeley School of Law.
  • 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.
  • Areen Shahbari

    Areen Shahbari

    Areen has over 17 years of corporate, business training, and consulting experience. Through her two self-founded ventures, Areen Training and Consultancy, and Cactus International, as well as her roles as an instructor at Harvard, Stanford, and Babson Executive Education, Areen has offered training, consultancy, and coaching services to numerous firms, governments, non-profits, and startups globally.
  • Eleanor Chin.

    Eleanor Chin

    Eleanor Chin, Founder and CEO of Clarity Partners Coaching & Consulting, brings over 20 years’ experience as a dynamic leader, executive coach, and an innovative thinker in her work with Fortune 1000 corporations, not-for-profits, healthcare, educational institutions, and start-up ventures. She works with clients both privately and through Executive Education programs, including Harvard Business School and Korn Ferry International Consulting.
  • 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.

Instructors

  • 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.
  • Emily F. Epstein

    Emily F. Epstein

    Emily served as associate faculty at Harvard Law School’s Program on Negotiation and adjunct faculty at the Georgetown University Law Center. She specializes in teaching negotiation, facilitation, mediation, and communication skills. She is the founder of Oakbay Consulting and a lecturer of law at the University of California Berkeley School of Law.
  • Areen Shahbari

    Areen Shahbari

    Areen has over 17 years of corporate, business training, and consulting experience. Through her two self-founded ventures, Areen Training and Consultancy, and Cactus International, as well as her roles as an instructor at Harvard, Stanford, and Babson Executive Education, Areen has offered training, consultancy, and coaching services to numerous firms, governments, non-profits, and startups globally.
  • 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.

Expand Your Network

With participants from more than 100 different countries and a variety of industries, Harvard Professional & Executive 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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