Carnegie Mellon University

Executive Leadership Academy: Strategies for Advancing Women in Business

You're a proven and successful leader — hard-working, goal-oriented, effective. That’s just the beginning.

To reach your potential — entry to the highest executive levels — you need a strategic plan, a personal map to guide you to the top. The Executive Leadership Academy: Strategies for Advancing Women in Business program will help craft your leadership brand for both individual and organizational success while leveraging your unique strengths and addressing the challenges specific to women in business. Our program will arm you with the tools for effective negotiation to hurdle obstacles, secure necessary resources and further your upward trajectory.

Learn from both proven experts in relevant fields and renowned faculty on the leading edge. Strengthen key negotiating skills, particularly crucial for women in business. Explore critical areas that include networking, sponsorship and executive presence required for getting things done through others and across organizational boundaries.

The Executive Leadership Academy: Strategies for Advancing Women in Business program is far more than a series of passive classroom lectures. Be prepared for an interactive, results-driven experience that will leave you with a defined plan of action to take your career to the next level — the one you deserve.

Watch this informational webinar to learn how the Executive Leadership Academy: Strategies for Advancing Women in Business program can help you to accomplish your long-term career goals.

Key Takeaways

  • Enhance your uniquely executive leadership brand.
  • Master vital negotiation skills.

  • Discover how to navigate and leverage internal networks.

  • Learn to cultivate essential organizational sponsorship.

  • Grasp the effective communication and marketing of your leadership brand.

  • Build strategic vision and leadership capabilities.

Who should attend?

This program is designed for senior leaders of all genders who are interested in advancing women in business. Participants with significant responsibilities within the corporate, public sector, entrepreneurial, academic, or nonprofit environments with eight or more years of experience leading people and/or projects.

Faculty Insights

Leanne Meyer

"My evidence-based strategies will eliminate pressure and offer practical tips to help readers succeed. Readers will be able to better understand their surroundings and what they need to advance through challenging professional environments."

— Leanne Meyer, faculty lead for Strategies for Advancing Women in Business

Read more about Leanne's expertise in helping women to achieve their goals.

Program Topics

  • Your Leadership Story
  • Negotiation, Power, and Networks of Influence
  • Managing People and Teams, and Shared Sisterhood
  • Change Management and Leadership Communications
  • Sustaining Leadership Over Time
  • Peer Coaching and Personal Develop Planning

Carnegie Mellon welcomes all individuals to participate in and attend Executive Education programs and events, on campus and/or online, as outlined in the university’s Statement of Assurance.

Additionally, we welcome the opportunity to accommodate requests for support for guests, visitors, and alumni with disabilities. To discuss your individual or group accommodation requests, please contact Carnegie Mellon's Office of Disability Resources at least two weeks in advance of your program start date.

Contact Executive Education at Carnegie Mellon

Contact a program director at 412-268-2304 or to learn more.