Women’s Leadership Profile: Senior global executives

Senior Executive Program for Women

The success of any multinational organization hangs on how prepared its leaders are to conduct business at the global level. The growing global marketplace requires a class of leaders who have the skills to lead their organizations to the next level, during times of profound disruption.

The Program

About the Program

The Senior Executive Program for Women is for powerful women whose leadership knows no boundaries. Women who attend this program catalyze their global leadership competency by examining what it means to be a global leader during times of accelerating economic complexity and risk, as well as the unique challenges they face as female business leaders.

The curriculum is built to inspire women leaders to integrate their knowledge in the context of the global economy, trends, and culture, as well as their own personal leadership vision. Participants return with tools to guide their leadership from leading people to leading entire global organizations, with a crystallized view from the top.

The Value

For the Organization

Our partner organizations report significant improvements in areas like leadership, strategic thinking, and retention as a direct result of enrolling women in Smith programs.

Your company will benefit from:

  • A pipeline of senior women leaders prepared for the next step: C-Suite
  • Business leaders with an increased capacity to lead innovation
  • Energized and inspired leadership
  • Career-sustaining connections and networks

For the Participant

The Senior Executive Program is designed to propel women to new heights of leadership success.

Women who attend the Senior Executive Program for Women:

  • Engage with global thought leaders to explore the most urgent business and social trends
  • Implement strategic planning as a tool for innovation and execution
  • Experience the impact of complex and rapidly changing global economic systems
  • Practice techniques for leading across boundaries of culture, time, and distance
  • Understand the emerging imperatives of global security, sustainability, and equality
  • Engage the power of reflection for the evolution of personal leadership
  • Build a career-spanning global network of powerful women

Through sessions on key global trends, participants expand their capacity to drive strategy and execution in the context of profound disruption. Participants gain insights and tools to manage all that globalization demands of them, their teams, and their organizations.

Curriculum

Curriculum

The Senior Executive Program for Women brings together its faculty from top consultancies and internationally revered academic institutions.

Typical Curriculum Elements

  • Global Economy
    – Explore the impact of the complex and rapidly changing global economic system
  • Strategy is Innovation
    – Develop skills to create a culture of innovation in a volatile global market
  • Executive Coaching
    – Explore key behaviors that enhance leadership outcomes
  • Leading Global Organizations
    – Learn techniques for leading across boundaries of culture, time, and distance
  • The Visionary Leader
    – Reveal the themes and challenges of your leadership journey to chart your future and deliver your vision
  • From the Top
    – Successful global leaders share their wisdom

360-Degree Leadership

Additional leadership benefits for the program include:

  • Daily wellness programs that model how to increase energy, well-being, and stress-resilience
  • Exposure to true peers, across industries and around the globe
  • Post-program access to networking and continuing learning opportunities

Why a Women-Only Classroom?

Smith’s signature all-women classroom model supports women’s natural collaborative and participatory learning style, creating an environment where women can take full advantage of their learning experience. Research shows that all-women learning environments inspire increased risk-taking and greater confidence both in and outside the classroom – especially for women working in male-dominated fields.

Who Should Attend?

Who Should Attend?

The Senior Executive Program for Women is for global business executives who are poised to reach the C-Suite.

Sample Participant Titles:

  • VP, Global Regulatory Affairs
  • Director, Global Retail Environments
  • R&D Director, Asia Pacific Region
  • SVP, Global Diversity and Inclusion
  • VP, Worldwide Digital Strategy

A Network for Life

Women who attend the Senior Executive Program for Women build a global network of true peers – other women executives striving to advance their careers in the face of isolation, subtle bias, and ongoing struggles with work-life integration.

Testimonials

  • “Smith’s program is unique from other leadership programs I have attended for a few reasons: It is a great mix of classroom education on the hot topics we face as executives in the industry and worldwide marketplace, and it provides opportunity for personal growth as an executive leader. ”

    Rhonda J.
    Rhonda J. NATIONAL SALES DIRECTOR, HEALTHCARE & HOSPITAL
  • “My deliberate ‘reflection time’ has led to many new strategic ideas and concepts that have had a direct impact on the mission and vision of the organization I lead. I told my CCO it was the best educational experience I have ever participated in, and that I emerged a more inspired, energized and challenged leader.”

    Kris C.
    Kris C. VP, HEALTHCARE COMPLIANCE, HEALTHCARE & HOSPITAL
Faculty

A World Class Faculty

Smith College Executive Education draws its world-class faculty from top institutions, businesses, and consultancies around the globe. The result is a team of educators dedicated to developing the whole leader, covering topics like strategy, innovation, confidence, negotiation, leadership behaviors, health and well-being for leaders, hands-on business simulations, and more.

The Experience

Learn more about the power of Smith from women who attended a program.

Real Women, Real Stories

  • “My deliberate ‘reflection time’ has led to many new strategic ideas and concepts that have had a direct impact on the mission and vision of the organization I lead. I told my CCO it was the best educational experience I have ever participated in, and that I emerged a more inspired, energized and challenged leader.”

    Kris C.
    Kris C. VP, HEALTHCARE COMPLIANCE, HEALTHCARE & HOSPITAL
  • “Smith’s program is unique from other leadership programs I have attended for a few reasons: It is a great mix of classroom education on the hot topics we face as executives in the industry and worldwide marketplace, and it provides opportunity for personal growth as an executive leader. ”

    Rhonda J.
    Rhonda J. NATIONAL SALES DIRECTOR, HEALTHCARE & HOSPITAL
Enrollment

Program Dates

July 16 – 20, 2018

Program Fee

Now – April 1: $10,200 USD*
After April 1: $10,500 USD*

*Program fee includes all materials, accommodations, and most meals; does not include travel

Location

Smith College Campus
Northampton, MA, U.S.

Language

Proficiency in spoken and written English is required.

Deadline

Space is limited; reserve seats now.

Program Contact

Registration Services Team
Executive Education for Women
Smith College
Northampton, Massachusetts 01063
U.S.
Phone Number: +1-413-585-2642
Email: leadership@smith.edu