• Date
    Feb 2 - Apr 15, 2023
  • Duration
    11 weeks
  • Fee
    INR 3,00,000 + Taxes
  • Format
    Live Virtual & On Campus
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The Women’s Leadership Programme is designed to help women leaders overcome the unique organisational hurdles and biases that restrict their growth, and equip them with the tools they need to increase their influence and impact.

Participants will also have the rare opportunity to share and draw on the leadership experiences of a relevant and impactful network of peers that will empower them to drive personal and professional change and aim for the very top in their career trajectories.

Who Should Attend

The 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
  • 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 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

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 organization, 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. 

The On-campus sessions are subject to evolving global situation. Programme content, dates, schedule, fees, delivery platforms, and faculty are subject to change. Programme fee includes food and accommodation at the ISB campus or at an equivalent facility based on availability.

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.

Key Topics

Module 1: Executive Presence and Communication

  • Business storytelling and executive presence are key drivers of your ability to inspire confidence, motivate commitment, and enable others’ agency.
  • Connect your narrative with that of your stakeholders to motivate commitment to shared goals and strategy
  • Enhance your executive presence with greater awareness, critical reflection, and feedback

Programme Features

Leadership Perspectives

You will have the unique opportunity to hear from and interact with distinguished women leaders through panel discussions and speaker sessions. You will expand your repertoire of leadership strategies as you learn how these accomplished women overcame challenges in their industries, companies, and job functions to drive business outcomes. You will also learn alongside a vibrant community of peers, who hold rich experience across a variety of industries and geographies.

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.


Madan Pillutla

Dean & Professor, Organisational Behaviour


Deepa Mani

Deputy Dean - Digital Learning & Executive Education Professor of Information Systems


Anand Nandkumar

Associate Professor, Strategy, Executive Director - Srini Raju Centre for IT and the Networked Economy


Gayatri Das Sharma

Professionally Certified Coach, Consultant and Facilitator


Mihir Mankad

Professor of Practice, Leadership Communication, Tufts University Visiting Faculty, ISB-Tufts University Visiting Faculty, ISB


Saumya Sindhwani

Associate Dean, RCI-led AMP's, Executive Director, CLM, Assistant Professor (Practice), Strategy


Sreedhari Desai

Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour and Crist W. Blackwell Scholar; Visiting Faculty, ISB


Sundar Bharadwaj

The Coca-Cola Company Chair Professor of Marketing, University of Georgia; Research Scholar, ISB


Vishal Karungulam

Product Head, Google, Visiting Faculty, ISB


Nandu Nandkishore

Adjunct Professor, Marketing Strategy

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:

  • Personal ISB Email ID
  • ISB ID card with unique ID No.
  • 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.

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