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Participant Spotlights

Our community of lifelong learners opens up about their program experiences and the learnings that advanced their professional development.


Ashley C. Allen
September 14, 2023 Executive Education Blog

Forging invaluable connections

In Yale SOM’s Women on Boards program, Ashley C. Allen taps into a network of fellow trailblazers who extend guidance and inspiration as she navigates her career journey.

Valerie Thompson
July 12, 2023 Executive Education Blog

Harnessing the power of negotiation

After learning a fresh new way to negotiate in Yale’s Business Perspectives for Creative Leaders Live Online program, Valerie Thompson secured a promotion.

Kell Bliss, Women's Leadership Program
July 03, 2023 Executive Education Blog

Preparing for the next level of leadership

Lieutenant Commander Kell Bliss shares why she chose Yale’s Women’s Leadership Program to equip her for success in a new leadership role.

Richard Winchell
June 19, 2023 Executive Education Blog

From Executive Education to EMBA

Richard Winchell shares how joining the 2019 cohort of Business Perspectives for Creative Leaders ultimately drove him to pursue the EMBA program at Yale SOM.

Christopher M. Naghibi
June 05, 2023 Executive Education Blog

Surpassing self-imposed limits

Christopher M. Naghibi explains how the Yale Global Executive Leadership Program pushed him to challenge his self-imposed limits and evolve as a leader.