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

Program Dates

July 15 – 19, 2019

Program Fee

$10,500 USD*

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

Location

Smith College Campus
Northampton, MA, U.S.

About the Program

The Senior Executive Program for Women is for top global business leaders who are on their way to the C-Suite.

Women who attend this program shape a strategic vision by understanding what it means to lead during times of accelerating complexity and risk, as well the unique challenges they face as female leaders.

Participants explore the behaviors that have shaped their leadership thus far, and are challenged to adopt new behaviors that will strengthen their capacity to lead going forward.

The Value

For the Organization

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

Your company will benefit from:

  • A pipeline of female senior executives 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:

  • Manage change and innovation for organizational performance and results
  • Break down barriers and catalyze future career growth and success
  • Create a compelling leadership narrative to lead with vision
  • Invest in personal health and well-being for sustainable career success
  • Learn from global thought leaders and explore the most urgent business and social trends
  • 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 faculty from top consultancies and internationally revered academic institutions.

2018 Curriculum Elements

  • Breaking Internal Barriers to Success
    – Understand the dynamics of impostor syndrome and the impact on senior executives and their organizations.
  • Strengths-based Change Management
    – Tap into your unique strengths to drive and manage a culture of change and innovation
  • Your Leadership Narrative
    – Explore key behaviors that enhance leadership outcomes
  • The Art of Perception
    – Enhance observation, perception, and communication skills by learning to analyze works of art
  • Life is Your Best Medicine
    – Learn techniques to improve overall well-being that are both sensible and inspiring
  • Roundtable Discussions: Career Management Strategies
    – Network with a group of dynamic, high-level peers
  • Daily Reflection
    – Integrate knowledge with personal insights and wisdom for greater clarity and purpose

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 Attends

Who Should Attend?

The Senior Executive Program for Women is for senior executives from across various sectors and industries. Participants 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

  • “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
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 15 – 19, 2019

Program Fee

$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

Accommodations

Participants will stay on the Hotel Northampton for the nights of July 14th – July 18th. If you require a room for an early arrival or wish to stay after the program ends you will need to arrange accommodations at one of our local hotels. You can find suggested hotels on our FAQ page.