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.
Scholarships are available for candidates in the public, not-for-profit, or entrepreneur/small business sector. Learn more about the Barbara McNees Scholarship.
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.
- 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.
- 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
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.
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.
Feb. 1, 2022
Online Live/Synchronous Kick-Off Session
1 to 3 p.m. EST
Feb. 2-11, 2022
Online Live/Synchronous Visiting Campus Pre-Session
1 to 2 p.m. EST
Feb. 14, 2022
All Assignments Due
Feb. 16-18, 2022
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST
Feb. 21 - March 4, 2022
Coaching Session A
March 7, 2022
Action Plans and Post-Program Assignments Due
March 8, 2022
1 to 2 p.m. EST
June 1-15, 2022
Coaching Session B
August 16, 2022
Guided Check-In Session
1 to 3 p.m. EST