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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 are selected from top institutions across the country, and 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 the factors that have shaped your leadership thus far while presenting new practices that will propel you forward.

Each program fosters powerful networks of peer women leaders who often create career-sustaining meaningful connections.
 

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Directing Innovation

For Senior Executive Women in STEM

In partnership with the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), Directing Innovation provides participants the tools and strategies to help them 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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Senior Executive Program

For Women in Diverse Fields

Success as a senior executive requires the ability to influence, drive results, and work across boundaries. The Senior Executive program provides women at the top with the specific tools and strategies that help them thrive in today’s increasingly complex global work environments.
Experience level
15+ years
Role

Sets the business direction of the organization, and has experience managing P&Ls and cost centers, generating revenue, driving innovation and leading global cross-functional teams.

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Mid-Level Executive Program

Success at the mid-level requires the ability to manage up, down and across an organization. Smith Executive Education programs provide mid-level executive women the specific strategies and tools to navigate and thrive in this often complex role.
Experience level
10–15 years
Role

Participants may lead teams with operational, business unit, or line responsibilities, and are identified as likely to move up within their organizations.

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Emerging Leader Program

For Women In Diverse Fields

Emerging women leaders must quickly learn and apply strong management, communication and strategic skills in complex work environments. The emerging leaders program is specifically designed to provide emerging women leaders with competence and confidence in these areas and beyond.
Experience level
5–9 years
Role

Recently started leading teams or taking on larger responsibilities.

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From Specialist to Strategist

For emerging women leaders in STEM

In partnership with the Society of Women Engineers, From Specialist to Strategist provides emerging women leaders the tools and strategies they need to thrive in the especially male-dominated STEM fields.
Role

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