Women in Leadership: Inspiring Positive Change

This course aims to inspire and empower women and men across the world to engage in purposeful career development and take on leadership for important causes—to lead change with more conviction and confidence—and improve our workplaces and communities for all.

About The Course

This course aims to inspire and empower women and men across the world to engage in purposeful career development and take on leadership for important causes—to lead change with more conviction and confidence—and improve our workplaces and communities for all.  By offering more complex understandings of issues related to professional women and work, the course will help you increase self-knowledge about your own values and vision, as well as enhance your capabilities as a leader, manager, and team contributor.  We will examine the opportunities, challenges, trade-offs, and organizational dynamics experienced by women in work organizations, as well as reflect on and practice effective individual behaviors.


The course aims at answering questions such as: What are the valued attributes and behaviors of women in the workplace?  How does the gendered nature of organizations impact women?  What derails our career advancement and what propels us upward?  What are your leadership goals and aspirations?  How can you best integrate your multiple family and work life commitments? How do you define career success? What can organizations do to provide women with opportunities to excel?  What opportunities could our global economy harness by advancing women to leadership?  How can the full talents of the workforce be tapped into and developed?  


Recommended Background

There are no prerequisites for this course. However, the course will be conducted at the level expected of advanced undergraduate students, graduate students or professionals and executives. Therefore, for all participants, reading and writing comfortably in English at the undergraduate college level is desirable.