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Programs to Promote Women

Improved communication dynamics, innovative thinking, and productivity: women’s unique values and perspectives deliver benefits that cascade throughout organizations.

What began as a single program, the Women’s Leadership Program, at Yale Executive Education has grown into a vibrant selection of executive development opportunities to propel women forward in their organizations. There are options for those new to senior management or those seeking to advance and increase their influence; options for those seeking an on-campus experience or a program online. All programs are available to both women and those who support them.

Meet our Programs to Promote Women. See how they fit into your continuing development and let us know if you have any questions by emailing us at

 Women's Leadership ProgramWomen's Leadership Program OnlineWomen's Leadership Program: Leading TeamsWomen's Leadership Program: Leading with Power and InfluenceWomen on Boards
ModalityIn PersonSelf-Paced OnlineSelf-Paced OnlineSelf-Paced OnlineIn Person and Live Online
LocationYale SOM CampusOnlineOnlineOnlineYale SOM Campus and Online
DatesOctober session: Oct. 21-24, 2024Jul. 17, 2024Jul. 31, 2024Aug. 28, 2024May 23 (live online) and Jun. 10-14, 2024 (on campus)
Length4 days6 weeks6 weeks6 weeks1 day live online and 5 days in person
Time Commitment8 hours per day6 – 8 hours per week6 – 8 hours per week4 – 6 hours per week8 hours per day
Topics CoveredExecutive decision-making, innovation and experimentation, team building, personal leadership, emotional intelligence, influence and persuasion, and executive presencePersonal leadership, emotional intelligence, and experimentation and innovationDecision-making, networks, everyday leadership moments, and personal leadershipPower, positively energizing leadership, structures of power, organizational growthBoard finance, stakeholder management, corporate strategy, conflict management, executive presence, corporate governance, business ethics, succession planning, and board biographies
What to ExpectIn this week-long intensive set at Edward P. Evans Hall on Yale’s historic campus, Yale faculty lead a wide range of interactive and experiential learning sessions designed to enhance women’s leadership behaviors. Participants build awareness of critical leadership skills and develop an authentic leadership style through in-person interaction with peers and faculty. Participants also share in small group coaching sessions, social activities, and meals with program peers. Leverage your core values, networks, and emotional intelligence to effectively lead your teams and propel your organization forward. Our on-demand online Women’s Leadership Program is ready for women seeking structured yet flexible professional development. Program co-conveners, Emma Seppälä and Rodrigo Canales, plumb the depths of emotional self-mastery and innovation to help participants define who they are as leaders and how they can affect change.Gain the tools to navigate a continually changing leadership landscape in our on-demand online Women’s Leadership Program: Leading Teams. Over six weeks, participants will focus on three cornerstones of effective leadership – decision-making, networks, and everyday leadership moments – to positively influence their teams and improve their leadership impact.The newest addition to our suite of programs empowering women leaders is our on-demand online Women’s Leadership Program: Leading with Power and Influence. Participants will discover how power is a buildable skill set and learn how to harness their unique power to effect positive change. Walk away with a comprehensive understanding of organizational power structures and an enhanced capacity to be a positively energizing leader.Delivered in-person on Yale’s historic campus, Yale’s Women on Boards program helps participants lead critical organizational strategy and direction by gaining a seat at the board table. Through pre-work, individual executive coaching, conversations with executive search firms, and insight-laden sessions, this week-long intensive takes seasoned leaders and sets them up for the next phase of their career: board director. Participants also engage in small peer groups, social activities, and meals. 
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