Who should attend
This program is for seasoned women professionals from various industries and locations. It is equally applicable for high potential leaders with at least ten years of professional experience.
About the course
In North America and throughout the world, the glass ceiling persists. Despite a rise in female entrepreneurs and leaders, a significant gap exists. The Women Entrepreneur and Leadership Program is a unique Innovation and Leadership program for seasoned female professionals worldwide. The program combines the expertise and complementary cultures of three globally renowned institutions, the McGill Executive Institute (McGill University), the CentraleSupélec Exed, a subsidiary of the European Engineering School CentraleSupélec (CS) as well as The Women Initiative Foundation (WIF), with its international experience in promoting women in business.
This program offers an immersive experience, aimed at developing your leadership competencies and accelerating you and your business. The six-day program connects women to a community and establishes a foundation for lifelong learning, growth and engagement. The program offers experiential learning opportunities, a wealth of knowledge from top faculty and researchers, personal development as well as networking opportunities. You will benefit from a small cohort of international leaders and entrepreneurs in an intimate setting on Montreal’s iconic McGill campus.
You will spend a week engaged in lectures, fireside chats and cultural events where emerging skills are continually developed and applied. Women will leave equipped with tools to manage complex projects in any industry or function. The aim of the program is to propel women in business, help them develop long-lasting relationships and create a network who will continue to learn and support each other.
Key Benefits & Takeaways
- Develop the necessary mindsets for future business growth
- Break down the structural barriers women face
- Challenge institutional and individual mindsets regarding women entrepreneurs and leaders
- Enhance your strategic agility and hone your entrepreneurial spirit
- Discover processes and frameworks for solving complex problems and managing projects
- Become empowered to mobilize the people around you
- Become an innovator and disruptor
- Become part of a greater ecosystem of female leaders and entrepreneurs
Corey Phelps is an award-winning teacher, researcher and Professor of Strategy at McGill. He has spent the past twenty years researching the origins of corporate innovation and growth and has published his research in leading academic journals. His forthcoming book on innovative problem solving w...
Dr. Liette Lapointe is an Associate Professor at McGill’s Desautels Faculty of Management with a Doctorate in Administration and a Master in Healthcare Management. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Montréal West Island Integrated University Health and Social Services Centre (C...
Professor Ramaprasad joined the Smith School of Business as part of the DOIT area in Fall 2019. Prior to that she was an Associate Professor of Information Systems at the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University on Montreal, QC. She received her doctorate in Management, Information Sy...
Ms. Lamothe has over 25 years of experience in the competitive digital and consumer products world (Google, L’Oréal, Procter&Gamble, Clairol). She is best noted for her expertise in Global Product Management and Omni-Channel Branding. Ms. Lamothe is a Professor of Practice at McGill Universit...
Dr. Weil brings a wealth of experience and expertise in management, administration and leadership. She currently serves as Dean of the School of Continuing Studies here at McGill University. Dr. Weil earned a PhD in political science an MA and an MPM, from the University of Maryland, College Park...
Julie Le Cardinal is a researcher and an associate professor in the Industrial Engineering Laboratory at the Ecole Centrale Paris, France. Her research focuses on the discovery of new design and management methodologies in an industrial context. Julie's expertise is in team diversity and project ...
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