4 Days
9 Hours/Day
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Sep 17 - 20, 2024
Certificate of Completion
COBE eligible
4 Days


Women in leadership roles are at an all-time high. Still, stereotypes and lack of support impact their growth and influence, leading to blockages and needless challenges. Female leaders' continued growth in high-ranking roles calls for a movement of all genders to practice leadership styles that propel women in business for greater personal and organizational success.

The Women’s Executive Leadership training program is a professional growth opportunity for all genders to let go of perceived gender barriers to understand how women’s executive management roles positively influence a company’s agility and longevity. The advanced and nuanced leadership skills acquired from this training empower all leaders to reach their full potential while enabling them to have a better understanding of and deeper empathy for women leaders—leading to fresh perspectives and stronger synergy.

Laura Kray teaching at whiteboard

Key Takeaways

Understand The Women's Perspective in Business

Comprehend the impacts of gender on authority, business relationships, and leadership. Grasp and adopt the exceptional female perspective to overcome obstacles in your life, organization, and beyond.

Strengthen Your Leadership Skills and Outcomes

Unlock your potential and arm yourself with the tools to leverage power, diagnose complex situations, solve difficult problems, and master successful negotiation tactics that enable your professional growth and help you achieve success. 

Cultivate Personal & Professional Fulfillment from Work

Unlock the key to a more balanced and rewarding work life with approaches to increasing your professional relationships and business networks and to reap greater rewards and personal satisfaction from your work.

With this program, you will receive:

  • Best-in-class women's leadership skills training from world-renowned Berkeley Haas and Executive Education Faculty
  • A personalized leadership assessment
  • Exclusive networking reception with faculty and peers 
  • Access to the program's alumni community  
  • A Women’s Executive Leadership Certificate of Completion 
More about this program

Women in executive leadership positions face unique challenges that require a different skill set than their male counterparts. While women have made substantial gains in the business world, today’s workplace has yet to fully embrace female forms of power and leadership, nor leverage the unique perspective and strengths that women can bring to the table.

As a woman in business, you face unique challenges and opportunities. Sometimes it may feel like the deck is stacked against you, but fulfilling your professional potential doesn't have to be a struggle. With the right skillset, mindset, and community behind you—anything is possible. That’s where our Women’s Executive Leadership Program comes in. It can set you on the path to success with actionable tools and insights applicable in any business setting. 

Enjoy An Engaging Program Experience

This four-day leadership program for women (and leaders of any gender), led by Faculty Director Laura Kray, provides a dynamic blend of activities including:

  • high-ranking female guest speakers from top Silicon Valley companies
  • illuminating experiential exercises 
  • intensive feedback

Acquire New Business Acumen and Tools for Empowerment

Our Women's Executive Leadership Training Program offers many benefits that go beyond simply developing leadership skills. This women’s leadership training provides an opportunity to understand the unique perspective that women bring into businesses. By spotlighting female leaders’ unique perspectives and strengths, you will learn how they have leveraged their individual insights and wisdom for success across industries and roles.

You’ll leave this women’s leadership program with new, visionary thinking that will energize your problem-solving skills, negotiation tactics, and leadership styles, as well as instill a new level of confidence and a greater sense of ownership over your own leadership potential.

You’ll also be empowered with potent tools, skills and tricks that are essential to ensure long term prosperity and achieve personal fulfillment from your work life

Prework: Hit the Ground Running

To fully prepare for the program, all participants are required to complete one or more leadership assessments four–five weeks in advance, enlisting colleague evaluations from their own organization. This assessment will provide valuable insights into your strengths and opportunities for growth in areas such as leadership style, mindset, social network, and negotiation skills.

Who it's for

  • Executives of all genders who are seeking to learn more about the importance of women in leadership
  • Entrepreneurs or business owners looking to increase the influence of women in their company
  • Executives aspiring to positions of greater authority and influence within their company or network
  • A group of colleagues or teammates who would like to advance their skills together and build a more cohesive culture

Format & Structure


In-person program
4 Days
  • 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 reception with faculty and peers
  • Access to the program alumni community  
  • Women’s Executive Leadership Certificate of Completion 

Dates & Costs


Sep 17 - 20, 2024

Other Ways to Participate

Attend this program with a group of your colleagues.

Attend this program with colleagues to gain greater organizational impact. Groups of five or more receive special rates.

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Customize this program for your organization.

Use this program's curriculum as the foundation of a program based on your company's unique objectives.

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How much time can I expect to spend on coursework each day?

We know that time away from the office is precious, so we work hard to make our program experiences as productive and valuable as possible. Our programs span full business days starting between 8:30-9:00 a.m. and running through 5 p.m. with lunch served in the classroom and short breaks throughout the day.

Approximately 1-2 hours of evening activities and preparation for the next day are required for some programs. Please download the program guide for more detail.

Do your programs provide credits towards a degree, grades, transcripts, or Continuing Education Units (CEUs)?

Our programs are non-degree programs and do not hold any credit unit equivalency, letter grades, pass/fail designation, Continuing Education Units (CEUs), or transcripts. Rather, we provide a certificate of completion at the conclusion of the program.

To qualify for a certificate of completion, a participant must meet the minimum requirements as noted for each program and maintaining at least 80% attendance/engagement.

Can I enroll in a program if I live outside of the U.S.?

Yes. Enrollment is available to global leaders, but visa requirements may apply. Proficiency in written and spoken English at a level that allows full engagement and participation in a program is recommended.

For most international participants, a B1/B2 visa—for participation in scientific, educational, professional, or business conventions, conferences, or seminars—is required for entry into the United States to attend a program with us.

Requesting and receiving a visa takes time and we recommend beginning the process three or four months in advance of the start date of a program.

You can ask your Program Manager to prepare an invitation letter to help with your visa application. It is important to emphasize that the visit is for business purposes.

The Visa Waiver Program is available to citizens or nationals from select countries. Check the Department of State website to determine your eligibility and learn about the waiver process.

The list of countries sanctioned by the Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Asset Control currently includes: Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Syria and the Ukraine-Crimea Region, plus the addition of Russia for Berkeley Executive Education at this time.



Certificate of Completion

Signal your professional achievement to your network and get recognized for your completion! Upon successful completion of the program, UC Berkeley Executive Education grants a verified digital certificate of completion to participants that you are encouraged to add to your profiles.

Note: This program results in a digital certificate of completion and is not eligible for degree credit/CEUs. After successful completion of the program, your verified digital certificate will be emailed to you directly. All certificate images are for illustrative purposes only and may be subject to change at the discretion of UC Berkeley Executive Education.

Certificate of Completion
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Certificate of Business Excellence

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Leadership & Communication

Participants in the Certificate of Business Excellence (COBE) program will earn a mark of distinction from a world-class university, gain access to a powerful global network, and enjoy the flexibility of completing the program in up to three years. A UC Berkeley Certificate of Business Excellence allows individuals to create a personal learning journey structured by our four academic pillars to gain management essentials in Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Strategy, and Finance to drive both personal and organizational development.

Certificate of Business Excellence