Executive Program for Women Leaders

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Executive Program for Women Leaders

Act with power, navigate the workplace, and take the lead with new strategies and tactics in this unique women’s leadership program.

Power, influence, persuasion. We pack a lot of learning — lectures and simulations filled with techniques and tactics — into six dynamic days.

Gain insights from Stanford GSB faculty members who make it their business to challenge your assumptions, confront your fears, and turn obstacles into opportunities. And experience it all in the company of other dedicated and daring women, as you create a personal and professional network you can leverage throughout your career.

The Executive Program for Women Leaders uses research to understand the perceptions, behaviors, stereotypes, and backlash that women uniquely face. And then transforms those empirical results into effective strategies and solutions.

The program tackles the issues of negotiation, team effectiveness, power and relationships, social networks, and influence. These are the most critical and complicated issues. These are the essential skills you need — to enhance your power, navigate the workplace, and take the lead.

Key Benefits

Transform the way you negotiate and manage teams, and fundamentally change the way you lead.
  • Develop expertise as a negotiator, and grasp the complicated dynamics of successful negotiation.
  • Enhance team effectiveness by analyzing team composition, leveraging information sharing, and resolving leadership issues.
  • Interpret the subtle messages of power, and recognize and react to the organizational impact of diverse management styles.
  • Learn about and leverage social networks and techniques to influence individuals and groups.
  • Build a strong personal and professional network with peers from various industries and continents who face similar challenges and opportunities.

Who Should Attend

  • Senior female leaders with eight to 12 years of experience in a leadership role
  • Executives and functional managers who aspire to positions of greater influence and authority in their organizations
  • Those identified as high-potential talent by their organizations
  • Mid- and senior-level managers who lead teams or have direct reports
  • Entrepreneurs and business owners

07 May 2017 – 12 May 2017


In-person|Stanford GSB


24 Mar 2017

Program Fee

US $13,500

The program fee includes tuition, private accommodations, all meals, and course materials.


Certificate of completion


Fiona Taft
Associate Director of Programs
Executive Education
Video Introduction
byStanford Graduate School of Business
​Meet faculty directors Margaret Neale and Deborah Gruenfeld as they share some of the “aha” moments of this unique women-only program.

Learn More About the Program


Explore our carefully designed curriculum, and go deeper with select course descriptions or a sample schedule.

Application Requirements

Review all eligibility requirements, and learn about the application process.

Participant Profile

Learn more about our past participants, and find out if the program is right for you.

Faculty Leadership

Deborah H. Gruenfeld
The Joseph McDonald Professor and Professor of Organizational Behavior
  • Co-Director, Executive Program for Women Leaders
Margaret Ann Neale
The Adams Distinguished Professor of Management
  • Co-Director, Executive Program for Women Leaders
  • Director, Influence and Negotiation Strategies Program
  • Director, Managing Teams for Innovation and Success

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