What you'll learn

  • Rising Women Leaders: strategic leadership, leadership communication and visibility, organizational politics, networking, career planning
  • Senior Managers: Joint networking reception with C-suite panelists, executive presence, emotional intelligence, effective sponsorship
  • Explore how gender differences at work impact leadership strategies and office politics. Learn and develop practical tactics that you can implement in your workplace.

Course description

Organizations thrive and out-perform their competitors when they have a strong pipeline of diverse talent from which to tap. This program is designed to build that talent pipeline by helping rising women leaders be successful within their organization.

In this joint leadership development program, women leaders and their senior managers will develop critical skills to advance their careers, while working together to address the challenges facing rising women leaders.

Separately, rising women leaders and senior managers will develop and master key leadership skills they need for success. Together, they will also explore how gender differences at work impact leadership strategies, managing teams, difficult conversations, negotiations, and office politics.


  • Associate in the MMSc in Dental Education Program, Harvard School of Dental Medicine
  • founder of Oakbay Consulting; lecturer of law at the University of California Berkeley School of Law
  • Social entrepreneur; business consultant; Lecturer at Harvard Extension School and Simmons School of Business
  • Co-Founder and President, Academic Leadership Group
  • Director of Management and Finance Programs at Harvard Division of Continuing Education
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