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Women's Executive Leadership

Women's Executive Leadership Program

Go Beyond Stereotypes and Discover Your Path to Success
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Learn from women in leadership who have leveraged their unique perspectives for success across multiple industries and roles.
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Experience evidence-based learning and acquire the skills to build confidence and ‘own your leadership’ in any situation.
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Uncover your leadership style, develop your unique strengths, and maximize your potential.

About the Program

While women have made substantial gains in the business world, today’s workplace has yet to embrace female forms of power and leadership fully, nor leverage the unique perspective and strengths that women can bring to the table.

Led by Faculty Director Laura Kray, this four-day program will help you achieve a new level of confidence and a greater sense of ownership over your own leadership potential.

Strengthen Your Leadership Skills
Leverage influence, diagnose situations, and master successful negotiation tactics to reach your leadership potential.
Understand The Women's Perspective in Business
Learn the influences of gender on the way power and leadership are experienced and leverage your unique perspective to solve personal, organizational, and global problems.
Acquire New Tools to Cultivate Personal Fulfillment from Work
Discover tools to achieve work-life balance and reap greater rewards and personal satisfaction from your work.
Establish a Strong Professional Network
Learn tactics for building effective, supportive professional relationships and networks.
Develop Problem-Solving Skills
Analyze current personal career challenges to develop problem-solving skills for immediate application.

Program Dates

Program Topics

The Women's Executive Leadership program curriculum covers the following topics:

  • The role and importance of power plays in the workplace 
  • Gender differences in attitudes toward power
  • Typical leadership challenges women experience
  • Identifying your personal leadership “brand elements” 
  • Creating your purpose, strategy, tactics, and foundation as a leader
  • Techniques to strengthen your voice and command a room 
  • Using the three circles of energy when speaking
  • The importance of the breath to strengthen your voice
  • The importance of authenticity for leaders
  • Techniques to enhance your authenticity 
  • The impact of both power and powerlessness in the workplace 
  • Nonverbal language and how it relates to power 
  • Ways to increase your personal power
  • Research deep-dive on the work-life blend 
  • Actionable tips for creating your own work-life blend
  • Typical challenges women face in negotiations 
  • The different types of negotiation issues 
  • Ways to create and claim more value in a negotiation 
  • Advanced skills to improve your negotiation outcomes 
  • Identifying your conflict handling style
  • Interpersonal style and its role in power and leadership 
  • The five dimensions of interpersonal style 
  • Techniques to develop your interpersonal style 
  • Influence tactics in group decision-making
  • How social networks work in business 
  • Using a Social Capital Questionnaire to identify your personal social capital 
  • The fundamentals of networks and how to manage your own network
  • Analyze your personal conflict style 
  • Identify ways to increase your effectiveness in conflict situations 

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Who It's For

  • Senior-level executives
  • Mid-level managers leading teams with direct reports
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Business owners
  • Aspiring to positions of greater authority and influence within their company or organization
  • A group of colleagues or team who would like to advance their skills together

Cost & Features

Program Fee

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  • Four-day in-person program at UC Berkeley Haas School of Business campus 
  • Panels & discussions with high-ranking female guest speakers from top Silicon Valley companies
  • Experiential exercises and intensive feedback
  • World-renowned Berkeley Haas and Executive Education Faculty 
  • Exclusive networking opportunities 
  • Access to the program alumni community  
  • Women’s Executive Leadership Certificate of Completion 
This program counts toward a
Certificate of Business Excellence
Curriculum Days 
Four Days
Leadership & Communication

A UC Berkeley Certificate of Business Excellence gives individuals the opportunity to create a personal plan of study structured by our four academic pillars. Participants will earn a mark of distinction with certification from a world-class university, and enjoy the flexibility of completing the program in up to three years.


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Experience the Program

Go inside the program with Professor Laura Kray and experience the Women's Executive Leadership program.

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