Women's Executive Leadership

Haas School of Business

Haas School of Business


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Who should attend

  • Senior-level executives
  • Mid-level managers leading teams with direct reports
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Business owners
  • Executives aspiring to positions of greater authority and influence within their company or network

About the course

Women in leadership roles are at an all-time high. Still, stereotypes and challenges for female leaders continue to impact their growth and influence. As more female leaders take high-ranking roles, there is an increasing movement for all genders to implement leadership styles that propel successful women in business and the companies they lead.

Women’s Executive Leadership training program is a professional growth opportunity for all genders to understand women in business and how their executive management roles influence business agility and a company’s longevity. The skills acquired from this training enable a better understanding of and deeper empathy for women leaders - this fresh perspective leads to stronger synergy within the workplace.

By spotlighting female leaders’ unique perspectives and strengths, you’ll leave the program with a refreshed sense of visionary thinking that will energize your problem-solving skills, negotiation tactics, and leadership styles. Led by Faculty Director Laura Kray, this training will increase your confidence level and inspire you to take ownership over your potential.

Strengthen Your Leadership Skills

Leverage power, diagnose situations, and master successful negotiation tactics that prioritize your professional growth goals.

Understand The Women's Perspective in Business

Grapple with the impacts of gender on authority, business relationships, and effective leadership. Grasp and adopt the exceptional female perspective to overcome obstacles in your personal life, company, and beyond

Acquire New Business Acumen Tools to Cultivate Personal Fulfillment from Work

Discover tools to achieve work balance and reap greater rewards and personal satisfaction from your work.

Establish a Strong Professional Network

Learn tactics for building effective, supportive professional relationships and networks.

Develop Problem-Solving Skills

Act with power to address business challenges by developing problem-solving strategies for immediate application.

Key Takeaways

  • Understand how gender shapes the way power and leadership are experienced
  • "Get real" to reap greater rewards and personal satisfaction from work
  • Leverage women's unique perspective to solve personal, organizational and global problems
  • Be able to diagnose situations to select appropriate individual leadership styles
  • Master successful negotiation tactics –how to leverage influence and achieve win-win agreements
  • Learn tactics for building effective, supportive professional networks
  • Acquire new tools to achieve balance and cultivate personal fulfillment
  • Analyze a current personal career challenge to develop problem-solving skills for immediate application


Jennifer Chatman

Education PhD, Business Administration, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley BA, Psychology, UC Berkeley Positions Held At Haas since 1993 2001 – present, Paul J. Cortese Distinguished Professor of Management 2001 – 2004, Director, Haas School of Business PhD Program 2001 – 2002, Ma...

Penny Kreitzer

Penny Kreitzer has been Voice and Dialogue Coach on Academy Award nominated documentaries “Promises” and “Regret to Inform”. As a professional, award-winning actress Penny has performed at many theatres in the US including the Berkeley Repertory Theatre and The American Conservatory Theatre in th...

Laura Kray

Education PhD, Psychology, University of Washington BA, Organizational Studies, University of Michigan Ann Arbor Positions Held At Haas since 2002 2010 – present, Professor, Haas School of Business 2007 – 2010, Associate Professor & Harold Furst Chair of Management Philosophy and V...

Cameron Anderson

Education PhD, Social/Personality Psychology, UC Berkeley BS, Psychology, University of Washington Positions Held At Haas since 2005 2013 – present, Professor, Haas School of Business 2011 – present, Lorraine Tyson Mitchell Chair in Leadership & Communication II 2008 – 2011, Asso...

Dacher Keltner

Dacher Keltner was born in Jalisco, Mexico, the offspring of two early members of the counterculture. His mother, a literature professor, and father, an artist, raised him and his brother in Laurel Canyon in the late 60s, where those North Hollywood hills were filled with revolution. When his mom...

Sameer Srivastava

Education PhD, Organizational Behavior/Sociology, Harvard University AM, Sociology,  Harvard University MBA, Harvard Business School AB, Economics, magna cum laude, Harvard College Positions Held At Haas since July 2012 2012 – present, Assistant Professor, Haas School of Business 1993...

Serena Chen

Serena Chen (b. July 16, 1970) is an American social psychologist known for her work on the self and interpersonal relationships. She is Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley and currently serves as Chair of the Psychology Department. Her research utilizes a social-cog...

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