About the course
In today’s workplace, women are underrepresented in many key fields and positions. Studies show that women hold just 20 percent of board seats and make up only 4.6 percent of S&P 500 CEOs. And an astounding 56 percent of women in technology leave the industry within ten years, largely because they face an inhospitable work culture or lack support. This course is designed to help women develop a leadership toolkit that lets them strategically reengage with their careers and achieve long-term professional growth and satisfaction. Specifically, the course will help students cultivate a proactive and authentic leadership style by learning how to negotiate effectively, showcase their performance, advocate for themselves, and build strong relationships with key people across their organizations. In addition, students will discover how to leverage their individual strengths so they can serve as changemakers and positively influence their teams and overall work environment. Designed for anyone concerned with addressing workplace gender imbalances, this course will feature real-world case studies, interactive assignments, and online discussion. Students will come away from this course with highly actionable and practical tools that will help them grow into leadership positions in their given fields.
What makes our online courses unique:
Course sizes are limited.
You won't have 5,000 classmates. This course's enrollment is capped at 65 participants.
Frequent interaction with the instructor.
You aren't expected to work through the material alone. Instructors will answer questions and interact with students on the discussion board and through weekly video meetings.
Study with a vibrant peer group.
Stanford Continuing Studies courses attract thoughtful and engaged students who take courses for the love of learning. Students in each course will exchange ideas with one another through easy-to-use message boards as well as optional weekly real-time video conferences.
Direct feedback from the instructor.
Instructors will review and offer feedback on assignment submissions. Students are not required to turn in assignments, but for those who do, their work is graded by the instructor.
Courses offer the flexibility to participate on your own schedule.
Course work is completed on a weekly basis when you have the time. You can log in and participate in the class whenever it's convenient for you. If you can’t attend the weekly video meetings, the sessions are always recorded for you and your instructor is just an email away.
Nita Singh Kaushal’s company offers leadership education, mentorship, and career exploration opportunities to empower young women. Kaushal has held senior management roles at Yahoo and Intel, served on the Stanford Women’s Community Center Advisory Board, and led Yahoo Women in Tech, a 500+ membe...
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Because of COVID-19, many providers are cancelling or postponing in-person programs or providing online participation options.
We are happy to help you find a suitable online alternative.