Women in Senior Executive Leadership

Women in Senior Executive Leadership is designed for women with 10+ years of experience. Women in Executive Leadership. is designed for women with 5 – 10 years of experience.


This program is offered live, online through videoconferencing.

This program will take place across six afternoons between September 29, 2021 and November 3, 2022.


The number of women running America’s largest corporations has hit a new high: 37 of the companies on this year’s Fortune 500 are led by female CEOs. Yet, the presence of women in upper levels of management is still very low and growing at a slow pace.* Why is that?

Women face unique challenges in the workplace: the glass ceiling, the broken rung, the likability conundrum, work-life balance, leaning in, the imposter syndrome, double bias. And senior level women face additional challenges that come with being one of very few women working in the executive level. In our Senior Executive Leadership for Women program, we talk about these challenges. During this program, you will learn how to navigate these challenges and adapt while remaining true to yourself and your vision. You will learn how to create an environment that helps other women advance. The program ends with several opportunities to hone your senior executive leadership skills.

This senior leadership program is offered by The Broad College of Business from Michigan State University and includes the latest research from our faculty in the fields of leadership, emotional intelligence, communication, negotiation, and inclusion. Participants have opportunities to learn how their strategic communication is perceived, what is different for women involved in multi-party negotiations, what they can do to advance and help other women advance, and much more. Senior executives from industry will share their best advice for creating value during optional speeches immediately following a few of the modules. Given the increased number of challenges many women face as a result of the pandemic**, we hope you can join us as we offer this opportunity to help leaders advance with confidence.

* Fortune, HBR

**Women in the Workplace 2020


All times are listed in Eastern Daylight Time (UTC-4).

September 29, 2022 | 1 – 4:30 p.m. 
Your Environment  

  • Organizational Leadership Challenge
  • A Winning Culture, High-Performance
  • Diversity and Workplace Inequality, Quinetta Roberson

October 6, 2022 | 1 – 4:30 p.m. 
Your Environment, continued

  • Building Alliance and a Network of Support, Elizabeth Dorrance Hall

Your Leadership

  • Senior Executive Leadership Mastery, Brent Scott

October 13, 2022 | 1 – 4:30 p.m. 
Your Leadership, continued

  • Employee Empowerment and Accountability, Angela Hall
  • Influence and Inspire, Angela Hall

October 20, 2022 | 1 – 4:30 p.m. 
Your Leadership Skill Mastery

  • Negotiation: Courage and Power, Jennifer Dunn

October 27, 2022 | 1 – 4:30 p.m. 
Your Leadership Skill Mastery, continued

  • Communicating in Challenging Situations, TBD

November 3, 2022 | 1 – 4:30 p.m. 
Your Leadership Skill Mastery, continued

  • Communicating Strategic Vision, Christy Zhou Koval
  • Value Creation: Organizational Leadership Challenge Presentations

Key Learning Objectives

Participants in this program will learn to:

  • Take time to invest in your growth as a high-performance senior executive leader
  • Learn to adapt while being true to yourself and your goals

The content covered in Senior Executive Leadership for Women is distributed three major themes.

Your Environment

  • Check your own biases and distinguish between confidence and competence in your colleagues
  • Wield influence by building the right relationships
  • Source your network to build alliances and create a network of support

Your Leadership

  • Understand how emotions influence perception and use this emotional intelligence to lead in different environments
  • Create an environment of accountability and empowerment
  • Influence and inspire your employees to strive towards shared aspirations

Your Leadership Skill Mastery

  • Learn the difference between the negotiating behaviors of men and women, specifically in complex multi-party negotiations. You will have an opportunity for real-time practice negotiating during this program.
  • Learn best practices for advocating for others in challenging situations
  • Speak with passion without being perceived as “too emotional”
  • Discover how men and women approach strategic communication differently. Learn how to effectively communicate strategy and be known for your vision.

These learning outcomes will be achieved through faculty instruction, group discussions, and interactive exercises.


Who Should Attend?

This program is designed for women executives who:

  • Have 10 or more years of experience in multiple functional roles with increasing levels of responsibility
  • Have positions ranging from senior administrator to chief of staff, finance director to senior executive vice president of operations and strategy, global continuous improvement senior manager to chief operations officer, senior consultant, owner
  • Aspire to advance to executive management or the c-suite
  • Seek to expand their influence and impact within their organization
  • Organizational impact: If you are part of a group or team of leaders who would like to positively impact their organization, we can offer you a group discount or a custom program for your organization.

Who might attend? Women like this:

Assistant Controller
Sales Director
18 years of experience managing corporate finances and staff. Currently in training to replace the retiring Controller. Her Main goal is to learn her new role as quickly as possible while building trust with her new team of employees. Her primary frustration is poor interpersonal working relationship on her staff. 15 years of experience managing clients and innovating new solutions for event management. Her main goal is to learn strategic vision and execution so she can transfer to a global sales director role. Her primary frustration is a lack of advancement opportunities 21 years of experience in multiple cross-functional roles with increasing responsibility. Her main goal is to really understand how to more effectively utilize her resources (people and capital) at a strategic level. Her primary frustrations is the lack of bench strength.



$4,995, which includes all materials and a beautiful graduation plaque.

An early bird rate of $4,795 is available until August 29, 2021.

Please contact us at edp@broad.msu.edu for multi-seat registration.

A multi-seat discount of $4,595 is available to organizations registering 5-9 participants.

A multi-seat discount of $4,395 is available to organizations registering 10 or more participants.


Have a question? Click here for Frequently Asked Questions or contact us anytime at edp@broad.msu.edu or 517-353-8711.

Interested in group training? Please contact us at edp@broad.msu.edu. We offer group discounts for this program. This program is also available as a custom program for your organization.