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Cranfield's Women as Leaders

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Cranfield's Women as Leaders programme

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May 21—23
3 days
Cranfield, United Kingdom
GBP 4270 ≈USD 5509
GBP 1423 per day
Nov 5—7
3 days
Cranfield, United Kingdom
GBP 4270 ≈USD 5509
GBP 1423 per day


Women as Leaders is led by Cranfield leadership experts who have worked with women’s leadership development since the early days of interest in this field.

Strategies for career success

Cranfield has 25 years of research into women’s leadership and this programme draws on this expertise. The programme directors currently work internationally with clients who want to use the latest thinking on leadership practices in their senior roles.

This programme will: help you to think positively about developing leadership practices that are best fitted to your context; help you develop leadership practices that fit with your personal values and preferences; help you work with the political landscape in which senior leadership roles are embedded. It will provide you with the knowledge and mind-set to overcome the barriers to further success and to increase your promotional opportunities.

Women as Leaders integrates leading edge research with participants’ personal experiences to provide practical learning about leadership and how to navigate your way in complex executive roles.

What you will learn

  • A clearer understanding of the challenges facing women leaders when taking up senior positions
  • An opportunity to step back and consider what you need to do to ensure your leadership practice is tailored to your organisation and to your personal context, including an appraisal of what is important for you in your life and career at this time
  • Learning about the latest thinking in leadership and engaging in group discussions, co-counselling sessions and facilitation groups to address your challenges using practical frameworks
  • A unique opportunity to differentiate gender issues and organisational issues in your context through working with a group of women leaders experiencing similar challenges – where do we as women need to change and what needs to change in organisation practices and culture for women to advance – what are our roles as senior leaders in developing the widest possible talent pool
  • Access to an elite network of female professionals to work with in the future.

Core content

  • Doing leadership differently as a woman; the new leadership landscape
  • Your aspirations and values as a leader
  • Navigating in a male dominated organisation
  • Political skills and networking in organisations
  • Increasing personal presence
  • Creating and maintaining resilience and well-being as a female leader.

Who should attend

  • Experienced women professionals
  • Managers and directors who want to accelerate their careers.


Background Kim is a Chartered Psychologist, with a BSc(Hons) in Psychology from University College, London and a PhD from the University of Aston, Birmingham. She is a member of the Higher Education Academy. Kim''s career began with Dunlop, who also sponsored her PhD research.  Prior to coming t...
Hilary has a first degree in European Studies and a PhD in management from Cranfield University. Her PhD examined the issues facing women in International Management. Whilst on the Faculty at Cranfield School of Management, her specialist areas of research were international HRM, intercultural ma...
Susan has consulted for organisations in over twenty countries including the USA, Ireland, India, the UAE, Philippines, Trinidad, Nigeria, Australia and New Zealand, on how best to attract, retain and develop women executives. Susan is regularly interviewed by the press, on the radio and on tele...


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