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MIT Sloan Executive Education Introduces New Women’s Leadership Program

Provides opportunities to deepen leadership capabilities

Published: Thursday, March 16, 2023 - 12:00

(MIT Sloan: Cambridge, MA) -- MIT Sloan Executive Education is currently accepting applications for its Women’s Leadership Program, a new course designed to provide women leaders with the opportunity to deepen their leadership capabilities with a focus on critical mindsets and skills essential for professional advancement. This program will be conducted in person, June 20–23, 2023.

Led by MIT Sloan faculty, including senior lecturer Elsbeth Johnson and associate dean of innovation and inclusion Fiona E. Murray, this course is informed by the latest research on leadership, negotiation, and power. Participants will leave the program with a clear plan of action for career advancement and the essential tools needed to implement it.

“We still have far too few women in leadership positions in our organizations,” says Johnson. “This course will allow both current and rising female leaders to learn—from MIT faculty and from each other—how to navigate the challenges that can hold women back, so they stand more of a chance of gaining positions of power and leading more effectively.”

Conducted in an energizing, supportive environment, this course is ideal for women in mid- to senior-level positions who are seeking a general management or C-suite role, or are looking to pursue other opportunities that would leverage their accumulated expertise, whether technical, financial, legal, or medical. Lessons will include small group work and the opportunity for relationship building.

“We designed this program to help women leaders understand and develop critical tools to propel their careers forward, based on the latest research and evidence,” says Murray. “We’ll take an in-depth look at each participant’s leadership strategies, network, and communication, and share tools needed to succeed in meeting their leadership goals.”

Upon successful completion of the course, participants will earn a certificate of course completion from MIT Sloan Executive Education. Key takeaways include an understanding of:
• What can often hold women back from gaining or maximizing power, and how to overcome these issues
• What got them here as leaders and how to use this to lead more authentically
• How to build a more strategic network to support future goals
• How to communicate effectively and own the room, focusing particularly on the aspects of this which women find most challenging
• How to negotiate more effectively
• What changes to make in their organization to help other women

To learn more about the course or to enroll, click here. For a complete list of upcoming executive education courses, visit the MIT Sloan Executive Education website.


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