In today's evolving business arena, every executive must be prepared to lead her organization through periods of disruptive innovation and rapid change. Joined with an elite group of businesswomen from around the world, you will learn to capture new opportunities for innovation, drive organizational change, develop talent in others, and contribute more broadly to your firm's ongoing success.

What You Can Expect

This intensive program is designed to advance your management and leadership skills. In small groups, classroom discussions, and informal interactions throughout the week, you'll have the opportunity to explore best practices and new research, share insights, compare experiences, and try out new ideas with an exceptional group of seasoned businesswomen. You'll emerge reenergized and prepared to inspire and lead your colleagues with lasting impact.

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This intensive program is designed to advance your management and leadership skills. In small groups, classroom discussions, and informal interactions throughout the week, you'll have the opportunity to explore best practices and new research, share insights, compare experiences, and try out new ideas with an exceptional group of seasoned businesswomen. You'll emerge reenergized and prepared to inspire and lead your colleagues with lasting impact.

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Your Course of Study

In the Women's Leadership Forum, you'll enhance your business leadership skills with topics ranging from marketing innovation and organizational effectiveness to service excellence and negotiation. In addition, you'll have the opportunity to meet each day with your Board of Advisers—a small group facilitated by a professional coach—who can help you address critical challenges and develop a personal action plan.

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In the Women's Leadership Forum, you'll enhance your business leadership skills with topics ranging from marketing innovation and organizational effectiveness to service excellence and negotiation. In addition, you'll have the opportunity to meet each day with your Board of Advisers—a small group facilitated by a professional coach—who can help you address critical challenges and develop a personal action plan.

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Who Is Right for the Program

This leadership development program assembles a dynamic group of senior businesswomen from around the world—successful leaders of public and private firms, including business owners, entrepreneurs, corporate officers, and nonprofit executives.

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This leadership development program assembles a dynamic group of senior businesswomen from around the world—successful leaders of public and private firms, including business owners, entrepreneurs, corporate officers, and nonprofit executives.

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Faculty

Every Harvard Business School Executive Education program is developed and taught by HBS faculty who are widely recognized as skilled educators, groundbreaking researchers, and award-winning authors. Through publishing, consulting, and teaching, HBS faculty leverage their business expertise and field-based research to develop enduring concepts that shape the practice of management. The result is an Executive Education teaching team whose groundbreaking insights challenge participants' thinking and enable them to become superior business leaders.

Faculty Chair
Jesse Philips Professor of Manufacturing. Member of the Technology and Operations Management Unit; and faculty chair of "The Women's Leadership Forum." Read Full Bio
Associate Professor of Business Administration and Hellman Faculty Fellow. Member of the Negotiation, Organizations, and Markets Unit. Read Full Bio
James E. Robison Professor of Business Administration. Member of the General Management Unit. Read Full Bio

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Every Harvard Business School Executive Education program is developed and taught by HBS faculty who are widely recognized as skilled educators, groundbreaking researchers, and award-winning authors. Through publishing, consulting, and teaching, HBS faculty leverage their business expertise and field-based research to develop enduring concepts that shape the practice of management. The result is an Executive Education teaching team whose groundbreaking insights challenge participants' thinking and enable them to become superior business leaders.

Janice H. Hammond

Faculty Chair
Jesse Philips Professor of Manufacturing. Member of the Technology and Operations Management Unit; and faculty chair of "The Women's Leadership Forum."

Amy J.C. Cuddy

Associate Professor of Business Administration and Hellman Faculty Fellow. Member of the Negotiation, Organizations, and Markets Unit.

Nancy F. Koehn

James E. Robison Professor of Business Administration. Member of the General Management Unit.

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Admissions

Please submit your application at least four weeks before the program start date. Since qualified candidates are admitted on a rolling, space-available basis, early application is encouraged. Admission is selective and based on professional achievement and organizational responsibility. Although there are no formal educational requirements, proficiency in written and spoken English is essential. Because Executive Education programs enhance the leadership capacity of the participants as well as their organizations, HBS expects the full commitment of both. While participants are attending a program, sponsoring organizations agree to relieve them of their work responsibilities so that they can fully focus on the learning experience.

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Please submit your application at least four weeks before the program start date. Since qualified candidates are admitted on a rolling, space-available basis, early application is encouraged. Admission is selective and based on professional achievement and organizational responsibility. Although there are no formal educational requirements, proficiency in written and spoken English is essential. Because Executive Education programs enhance the leadership capacity of the participants as well as their organizations, HBS expects the full commitment of both. While participants are attending a program, sponsoring organizations agree to relieve them of their work responsibilities so that they can fully focus on the learning experience.

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Programs, dates, fees, and faculty are subject to change.

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