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About the course
Despite the evidence that businesses improve their performance with more women in leadership positions, many companies are not taking advantage of the positive effects of having more women in decision-making roles. Women’s Leadership Excellence (WLE) provides a practical agenda for realizing the advantages of diverse leadership teams and supporting business women to maximize their impact.
Women’s Leadership Excellence will equip female leaders with the competence and skills to create, explore, and feel comfortable using the value that their gender brings to leadership. In a supportive and collaborative atmosphere, participants will learn how to overcome bias, strengthen their leadership talents, evaluate their career options, and acquaint themselves with networks supporting women in business. They will challenge pre-held notions of fairness and learn how to emphasize both their self-development and that of others.
Participants will learn from the latest research and thinking on how and why gender diversity is the key to sustainable organizational success. After challenging the ideas of stereotypes and bias in team performance, participants will learn which skills and characteristics support - and which hinder - their individual career progress, as well as how to maximize their impact as female leaders.
- Why anyone should follow you: debunking the myth of women leadership and gender bias
- Promoting yourself and others: The critical skills required for women to lead
- The relative importance of mentors, coaches and networks for leading women
- Remaining authentic to your inner leadership style
- Maximizing your impact of leadership
- Creating presence and charisma
- Communicating with greater coverage, clarity and flair
Who should attend
Female managers and leaders in middle to senior leadership roles, who have managerial responsibility within their organization or are leading large projects. Of special interest to companies in industries challenged by talent shortages and where women are underrepresented.
Trust the experts
Konstantin is an Assistant Professor at the European School of Management and Technology (ESMT) in Berlin, Germany. He holds a PhD from INSEAD, as well as Master's degrees from INSEAD and New York University. A graduate of the CCC programme at INSEAD, Konstantin is a global executive coach and le...
Bianca Schmitz is a program director and head of international executive education relationships at ESMT Berlin. She is responsible for establishing new international cooperations with other business schools, institutions or networks, such as the Global Network for Advanced Management (GNAM) or ...
Didi is an actor, director, voice-over artist and lecturer, with over 20 years of experience as an international business trainer and coach. She is the UK’s leading expert in the theatre tradition of Commedia dell'Arte and worked with Richard Bean on his hit plays, One Man, Two Guvnors, in the We...