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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

In-Person Program for Leaders in STEM

March 17 to 21, 2024
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 2 to 6, 2024
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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Advancing Leadership Program

In-Person Training for Mid-Career Executives

June 23 to 27, 2024
Success as a leader requires the ability to manage up, down, and across an organization. Advancing Leadership provides mid-career executive women the leadership training they need to take a bold approach at this key pivot point in their career growth journey.
Role

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

“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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