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Core Women's Leadership Programs

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Smith Executive Education is the pioneer and global leader of executive development programs for women at every career level and across many industries, from Fortune 500 companies to start-up ventures.

World-renowned faculty and thought leaders bring a depth of both real-world experience and academic rigor that sets our women’s leadership programs apart from the rest. Experiential sessions, group discussions, and individual exercises offer an ideal environment to explore factors that have shaped your management and leadership style while presenting new practices that support career advancement.

Each program fosters powerful networks of peer women leaders who often create career-sustaining meaningful connections.

Whether you are looking for Emerging Leader training, Mid-Career Executive training, Senior Executive training or Custom Programs for your team, our programs provide the skills and strategies you need to succeed.

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Directing Innovation

Executive Training for Leaders in STEM

March 19 to 23, 2023
In partnership with the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), Directing Innovation provides participants the tools and strategies to help for Senior Leaders thrive as leaders in today’s rapidly changing STEM environment.
Experience level
15+ years
Role

Sets business direction and has experience driving innovation and leading teams.

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From Specialist to Strategist

In-Person Leadership Training for Emerging Leaders in STEM Fields

June 4 to 8, 2023
In partnership with the Society of Women Engineers, From Specialist to Strategist provides emerging women leaders the professional development they need to thrive in the especially male-dominated STEM fields.
Experience level
0-5 years in a leadership role
Role

Works in a technical environment and has recently started to lead teams and take on larger responsibilities.

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Mid- to Senior-Level Executive Program

In-Person Leadership Training

June 25 to 29, 2023
Success as a leader requires the ability to manage up, down and across an organization. Smith Executive Education programs provide mid-level and senior-level executive women the leadership training they need to navigate and thrive in this often complex role.
Role

Participants may lead teams with operational, business unit or line responsibilities.

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Emerging Leader Program

Live Online Training

TBD
New and emerging leaders must quickly learn and apply skills to manage their teams and build influence across their organization. The Emerging Leader Program offers participants essential frameworks for managing others, developing a strategic mindset, and communicating with impact.
Experience level
New managers; emerging leaders moving from individual contributors to manager roles; managers who have not yet had training or development and want tools to succeed
Role

Recently started leading teams or taking on larger responsibilities, or are in the pipeline to move to a management role.

“The program was so unique and comprehensive — the best professional training experience I’ve ever had. I was surprised by how powerful and emotional it was. The sessions were thoughtful, relevant, and flawlessly executed.”

— RESEARCH SCIENTIST, AEROSPACE
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“The program was so unique and comprehensive — the best professional training experience I’ve ever had. I was surprised by how powerful and emotional it was. The sessions were thoughtful, relevant, and flawlessly executed.”

— RESEARCH SCIENTIST, AEROSPACE

Many Smith Executive Education program participants come from Fortune 500 companies. Learn more about organizational partnerships!

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Many Smith Executive Education program participants come from Fortune 500 companies. Learn more about organizational partnerships!

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