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.
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.
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.
Candidates will be evaluated to ensure a dynamic and diverse batch profile based on multiple factors, including but not limited to:
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 Women’s Leadership Programme is a 3.5-month journey, designed to fit seamlessly into your professional and personal life. The rigorous curriculum includes 30+ hours of on-campus sessions, 20 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.
Our WLP curriculum comprises four modules that span topics on executive presence and influence, leading with purpose, negotiation, networking, innovation, and growth mindsets, and are carefully integrated in a supportive environment to take leadership skills of women to the next level. The four modules will be delivered in a blended format, comprising live virtual sessions and in-campus immersions that include faculty presentations, group discussions, case studies, workshops, self-assessments, and perspectives of women leaders from diverse backgrounds. The programme spans 3 .5 months, requiring you to commit 4-6 hours per week and less than a week away from your office. This blended approach to learning is also designed to allow reflection and application of learnings and insights you gain from the programme at work and move forward in your current role.
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.
High-impact, small-group coaching will help you identify your strengths and weaknesses, unique leadership style, and develop an action plan that helps you achieve your articulated personal and professional goals. Your action plan will help you apply your learnings and continue accelerating your personal and professional growth long after the programme.
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.
Dean & Professor, Organisational Behaviour
Deputy Dean - Digital Learning & Executive Education Professor of Information Systems
Associate Professor, Strategy, Executive Director - Srini Raju Centre for IT and the Networked Economy
Professionally Certified Coach, Consultant and Facilitator
Professor of Practice, Leadership Communication, Tufts University Visiting Faculty, ISB-Tufts University Visiting Faculty, ISB
Associate Dean, RCI-led AMP's, Executive Director, CLM, Assistant Professor (Practice), Strategy
Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour and Crist W. Blackwell Scholar; Visiting Faculty, ISB
The Coca-Cola Company Chair Professor of Marketing, University of Georgia; Research Scholar, ISB
Product Head, Google, Visiting Faculty, ISB
After successful completion of this programme, you will be awarded an ISB Executive Education Certificate, formal recognition of your professional development.
Participants who successfully complete this programme become part of the ISB Executive Alumni and gain access to a vast community of executives from across the globe.
The privileges of this exclusive community include:
In addition, ISB Executive Alumni are eligible to receive ongoing access to a variety of ISB research, information, and resources.