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Powerful Words For Women Leaders

Four-Module Online Program



Women of History

Time to complete: 8 hours
Access to content: 8 weeks from registration
Content includes: Lesson videos, activities, community discussion, and additional learning resources
This program is for leaders at all levels

What can we learn from great women leaders throughout history and literature? How can yesterday’s female thought leaders and activists, including Queen Elizabeth I, Margaret Thatcher, and Sojourner Truth, illuminate the challenges and prejudices that women leaders must overcome today? In this four-module online program, we will analyze speeches to glean lessons relevant to women leaders today. Participants will:

  • Discuss women's leadership dilemmas in history and literature.
  • Analyze communication techniques of women leaders in history and the modern era.
  • Develop strategies for employing language as a powerful tool.

About the Faculty:

Joseph Luzzi is the founder and director of DeepRead, a professional development program rethinking corporate education through engagement with the transformative ideas of literature, history, and philosophy. A frequent contributor to publications including the New York Times, Los Angeles Review of Books, and Chronicle of Higher Education, he is the author of five books. Luzzi’s work has been translated into German, Italian, Korean, and Portuguese, and his media appearances include a profile in the Guardian and an interview with National Public Radio. His honors include a Dante Society of America essay prize, Yale College teaching prize, NEH Fellowship from the National Humanities Center, and Wallace Fellowship at Villa I Tatti, Harvard University’s Center for Italian Renaissance Studies in Florence.

Experience level
All levels
Program Contact

Courtney Mish,

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