• Date
    Jun 1 - Sep 6, 2024
  • Duration
    13 weeks
  • Fee
    INR 3,00,000 + taxes
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The Women's Leadership Programme (WLP) addresses the pressing need for enhanced diversity in leadership roles. It confronts the unique challenges encountered by women in their leadership journeys, equipping them with the necessary skills to surmount obstacles, harness their distinct perspectives, and ascend confidently in their professional endeavours.


Key Benefits

Participants will tackle and surmount unconscious biases, crafting leadership styles that reflect their values and viewpoints. The programme offers a robust support network and the requisite tools for women to progress and excel in leadership positions across various sectors

Is This Programme For You?

This programme is best suited for mid to senior-level women professionals who are aspiring to develop critical leadership skills to influence, empower and mentor. Those preparing to transition into senior management or experiencing new or expanded responsibilities such as managing a new team or a career switch will be able to deepen their leadership knowledge and enhance their confidence in dealing with challenging situations. In general, the programme will serve women professionals aiming to overcome gender barriers and grow within their organisations.

Key Takeaways


  • Understand the dynamics of diversity in the workplace
  • Identify your strengths and deploy them strategically through a personalised leadership development plan
  • Enhance your executive presence with greater awareness, critical reflection, and feedback from diverse peers
  • Work with executive coaches to develop clear goals for your ongoing personal and professional development
  • Learn to lead your team(s) with a deeper purpose
  • Embrace a growth mindset that allows you to learn from challenges and surge ahead
  • Gain the confidence to make and communicate objective, data-driven decisions
  • Learn to negotiate effectively, influence projects and teams, bridge differences, and execute change
  • Expand and leverage your professional network of women leaders


Key Highlights

  • Live Virtual sessions
  • Group Coaching sessions
  • Leadership Perspective sessions

Learning Experience

ISB Executive Education programmes are replete with distinctive teaching methodologies and an intense and challenging learning environment that pushes participants’ learning horizons beyond their pre-existing beliefs. Through lectures from distinguished faculty, local and global case studies, business simulations, and group discussions with extraordinary peers from a broad range of industries, regions, and functions, you will be equipped with the strategies, tools and insights required to transform your thinking and achieve ambitious business objectives. You will return to your organisation, fully ready to apply what you have learned. You will also take with you a rich network of relationships that will enrich your personal and professional lives long after you complete the programme.

The learning experience at ISB is a rich blend of on-campus classes, live virtual sessions, and self-paced online modules taught by the best minds in academia and industry.

Blended Programme: Our blended programmes combine in-person and live virtual learning. Our live virtual sessions deliver a rigorous and rich learning experience that is comparable to our in-person programs. 

Admission Criteria

Candidates will be evaluated to ensure a dynamic and diverse batch profile based on multiple factors, including but not limited to:

  • Appropriate experience profile for this programme
  • Leadership potential
  • Evidence of professional achievement
  • Industry and functional background
  • Motivation to participate in the program and the ability to benefit from it
  • Ability to cope with the rigor of the programme        

We admit candidates to upcoming sessions on a rolling, space-available basis, and encourage you to apply as early as possible to secure your seat in the programme.

Programme Curriculum

The Women’s Leadership Programme is a unique journey, designed to fit seamlessly into your professional and personal life. Its rigorous curriculum includes 25+ hours of on-campus sessions, 30 hours of live virtual sessions, and 12 hours of group coaching sessions. The virtual sessions involve lectures, interactive discussions and critical reflection, while the on-campus sessions include workshops, feedback sessions, and maximal opportunities for informal networking. Group coaching sessions will help you leverage your strengths and develop an action plan for personal and professional development that takes your career to the next level.

The programme will begin with an orientation session that presents the motivation behind the programme and a summary of all modules. This session will also provide peer introductions and set expectations for the faculty to guide your learning outcomes. The session will conclude with a demonstration of learning resources and etiquettes.

Module 1: The Dynamics of Diversity

  • Understand the dynamics of diversity in organisations and the performance-limiting factors that women ace in business


ISB faculty includes leading academics with credentials and teaching experience from top global business schools as well as accomplished practitioners who have managed large enterprises.


Deepa Mani

Professor of Information Systems, ISB


Chandrasekhar Sripada

Professor of Organisational Behaviour (Practice), ISB


Ram Nidumolu

Professor of Organisational Behaviour (Practice), ISB


Shilpa Aggarwal

Assistant Professor of Economics and Public Policy, ISB


Pooja Mishra

Assistant Professor of Organisational Behaviour, ISB


Shekhar Tomar

Assistant Professor of Economics and Public Policy, ISB


Nandu Nandkishore

Adjunct Professor of Marketing Strategy, ISB


Vishal Karungulam

Assistant Professor of Information Systems (Clinical), ISB


Rajesh Pandit

Visiting Faculty, ISB


Tanya Menon

Visiting Faculty, ISB

ISB Certificate

After successful completion of this programme, you will be awarded an ISB Executive Education Certificate, formal recognition of your professional development.

ISB Executive Alumni

On successful completion of this programme, participants gain the ISB Executive Alumni status. The privileges of this exclusive community include:

  • Access to the Executive Alumni portal
  • Personal ISB e-mail ID
  • Access to ISB Executive Network LinkedIn Group
  • Access to the support team over the telephone
  • 20% discount on open executive education programmes

In addition to the above, ISB Executive Alumni are eligible to receive ongoing access to a variety of ISB research, information, and resources.

Please note that the access to the Learning Resource Centre (LRC) has been extended for participants of this programme for use throughout the programme duration. Participants will be liable to pay & procure LRC’s paid content.

Participant Stories

Gaathaa Sindhi, Service Delivery Manager, Palo Alto Networks, Singapore

Aparna Prasad, Project Manager, VMWare

Nandini Suthar, Lead UX designer, Salesforce

Sonali Mungale, Former Director of Mastercard

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