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From Specialist to Strategist

Live Online Leadership Training (Emerging Leaders in STEM Fields)

June 7 to 10, 2021


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sweIn partnership with the Society of Women Engineers, From Specialist to Strategist provides emerging women leaders the leadership training they need to thrive in the especially male-dominated STEM fields. 

Key Takeaways

During the program, participants hone their abilities to:

  • Problem solve and collaborate under complicated circumstances 

  • Develop leadership presence

  • Maximize performance in an on-demand world

  • Learn negotiation skills and win buy-in for optimal results 

  • Communicate effectively under pressure with teams

  • Create a culture of candid feedback to achieve great results

  • Invest in personal health and well-being for sustainable career success

Ongoing Benefits

From Specialist to Strategist participants receive a one-year membership in the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and are encouraged to join the wider SWE network.

Experience level
5–9 Years

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

Program Contact

Meredith Courtney  |  email:  |  phone: +1-413-585-2586

  • Curriculum

    World-renowned faculty guide participants through this executive education program with a combination of lectures, case studies, and small group work on the following topics:

    Tackling the Imposter Syndrome:
    Recognize the causes and symptoms of this common syndrome and practice strategies to move beyond it.

    Strategic Leadership to Achieve the Extraordinary:
    Approaches to expand strategic leadership skills in order to articulate purpose, work effectively in a climate of uncertainty, and think creatively for better outcomes.

    Working in Teams: 
    Discover and practice techniques to communicate effectively among teams for powerfully productive results.

    Maximizing Vitality in an On-Demand World: 
    Strategies to build emotional intelligence, personal vitality and success longevity in both life and leadership roles.

  • Who Attends

    From Specialist to Strategist is for emerging leaders in science, technology, and engineering fields who are poised to lead teams and/or critical projects.

    Sample Participant Titles:

    • Project Manager

    • Senior Researcher 

    • Team Lead

    • Technical Lead

    A Network for Life

    Women who attend a Smith program build a network of true peers who support them throughout their careers. Participants learn alongside other women leaders from around the world.

    Proficiency in spoken and written English is required.

  • Faculty

    Smith College Executive Education draws its world-class faculty from top institutions, businesses, and consultancies around the globe. These instructors bring real-world experience and academic leadership in their fields and offer highly dynamic professional developmnt experiences that include group work, hands-on activities and dynamic lectures.

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