Program Description

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 bind, differing perceptions of their strategic communication. Talk about these challenges and learn how to navigate through them. Learn to be successful in many types of environments. Invest in your leadership development as a means of achieving your career objectives. And hone your executive leadership skills.  

Our Women in Executive 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 hone their skills and build their network during the program. 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. 

*Women in the Workplace 2020, https://www.mckinsey.com/featured-insights/diversity-and-inclusion/women-in-the-workplace 


What our participants had to say about learning in the live, online environment:  

“Loved the small groups, connecting, opportunities to have a voice.” 

“I liked the support from everyone. I enjoyed reading others’ ideas, thoughts and sharing in the chat box. I also liked the small group discussions.” 

“Intriguing to see low number of women that are achieving high positions.” 



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

September 29, 2022 | 8:30 a.m. – 12 noon
Your Environment

  • A Winning High-Performance Culture, Angela Hall
  • Diversity and Workplace Inequality, Quinetta Roberson

October 6, 2022 | 8:30 a.m. – 12 noon
Your Environment, continued

  • Decision Making and the Role of Emotions (EQ), Brent Scott
  • Resilience at Work: Cultivating a Strong Network, Elizabeth Dorrance Hall

October 13, 2022 | 8:30 a.m. – 12 noon
Your Leadership

  • Advocate for Yourself, Angela Hall 

October 20, 2022 | 8:30 a.m. – 12 noon
Your Leadership Skill Mastery

  • Negotiation: Courage and Power, Jennifer Dunn

October 27, 2022 | 8:30 a.m. – 12 noon
Your Leadership Skill Mastery, continued

  • Communicating in Challenging Situations, TBD

November 3, 2022 | 8:30 a.m. – 12 noon
Your Leadership Skill Mastery, continued

  • Strategic Influence and Action Planning, Christy Zhou Koval
  • Value Creation, Angela Hall

Key Learning Objectives

Participants in this program will learn to: 

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

Your Environment 

  • Better understand the path women must take to leadership and learn to manage through the root causes of the barriers that exist for women in the workplace
  • Advocate for yourself and what you want 

Your Leadership 

  • Understand how emotions influence behavior and use this emotional intelligence to adjust to different environments 
  • Align yourself with mentors and sponsors to support your growth 
  • Engage authentically as you expand your network 

Your Leadership Skill Mastery 

  • Learn the difference between the negotiating behaviors of men and women and adjust your approach to be even more successful. You will have an opportunity for real-time practice negotiating during this program. 
  • Find your voice. Speak up in a way that ensures your ideas will be heard 
  • Learn best practices for communicating in challenging situations 
  • Learn the different ways men and women set and communicate strategic goals 

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 5-10 years of experience in at least one functional role with increasing levels of responsibility 
  • Have positions ranging from lead engineer to manager, analyst to administrator, global innovation advisor to global environment affairs leader, consultant, owner 
  • Aspire to advance to more senior levels of management 
  • Are seeking to expand their influence within their organization 

A big 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 attends? Women like this:

Senior Engineer
Sales Manager
Cost Accountant
7 years experience managing a product line. Her goals are to improve her personal leadership skills, to learn to effectively manage conflict, and to balance work with life. Her primary frustrations are teammates that resist change and the extra work caused by turnover on her team. 9 years experience managing clients, providing exceptional service that consistently exceeds their expectations. She needs a job that gives her a lot of flexibility in the hours worked. Her goal is to broaden her experience into other areas of the business. Her primary frustration is the speed of business. >10 years experience in cost accounting for a multi-location corporation. Her goals is to stay current as things are rapidly changing in her business. Her primary frustration is the lack of staff able to assist or be promoted to help her manage accounting functions.

Additional Information


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.  

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Women in Executive Leadership 2024
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8:00AM to 4:30PM
Oct 08, 2024 to Oct 10, 2024
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Price non-credit $3,495.00
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Sep 23, 2024
Transfer Request Deadline
Sep 23, 2024
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