Women's Leadership Academy

Empowering the Leaders of Tomorrow

 

Why the Women's Leadership Academy?

Women are taught if we have the right education and experiences and work hard, we can continue to climb the leadership hierarchy.  I know first-hand the hidden biases that force women to work so much harder than men to get similar rewards. It would be easy for a woman to lose confidence and give up. If only she knew that working smarter - not harder is a superior approach. The Women’s Leadership Academy wants no woman to have their climb to the top deterred.  

Our Vision

Global gender equality is not what it should be and the education system is not helping. Universities underserve their market and females are affected most because they are taught through male-biased curriculums but also fail to prepare females for the barriers they will face climbing a career ladder. This inhibits achieving gender equality in leadership and consequently gender equality.

Our Mission

To vastly increase the number of women with the knowledge, skills and training to navigate the labyrinth to senior leadership. We do this by offering an online, innovative, educational program that will specifically prepare women for the gender-specific challenges they face on a journey to the top of their organizations. Access and cost will leave no aspirational woman behind.

Our Strategy

To provide a unique and evolving market-leading, very cost-competitive educational offering for women in leadership that addresses women-specific challenges in two unique ways: (1) train women to have a competitive skills advantage, and (2) train women to neutralize and navigate unconscious bias that limits career progression.

Program Modules

  1. The imperative for more women leaders – lot’s more
  2. Gaining an awareness to unconscious bias
  3. Who should be responsible for dealing with bias? Org, govt, univ, women
  4. Navigating and neutralizing unconscious bias
  5. Work-life decisions
  6. Managing your career
  7. Introduction to building a competitive skills advantage
  8. Communicating to secure an advantage
  1. Becoming a successful female negotiator
  2. Building networks that facilitate promotions to senior leadership
  3. Developing a competitive skills advantage in leadership
  4. Developing a competitive skills advantage in strategy
  5. Developing a competitive skills advantage in finance
  6. Developing a competitive skills advantage in ethics and integrity
  7. Developing a competitive skills advantage in HR management
  8. Global opportunities – managing women’s challenges. Securing an advantage

Each module has a lecture, exam, and homework.  Some scholarships are available for women who cannot afford the tuition.

This program is subsidized by the Kathleen Brush Foundation, and scholarships have been funded by donors to the foundation.

Program Information

Duration

  • The program is self-paced. Participants have
    6 months to complete the program.
  • On average each module has 2 hours of lecture and
    1-1.5 hour of homework. Total hours – about 60.
  • Recommended schedule – one module per week.
  • Note: For anyone that has a scholarship or that registered during
    the April 2020 no-fee period, one module must be completed
    in the first 30 days to stay enrolled.

Student Profile

  • Women that want to be senior executives
  • Women with a solid understanding of
    business fundamentals.
  • Women with experience in the workplace.
    Mid-managers are ideal but not required.
  • All women that aspire to senior leadership
    can benefit from this program.

Start Date

  • First half 2020

Women are taught if we have the right education and experiences and work hard, we can continue to climb the leadership hierarchy. I know first-hand the hidden biases that force women to work so much harder than men to get similar rewards. It would be easy for a woman to lose confidence and give up. If only she knew that working smarter - not harder is a superior approach. The Women’s Leadership Academy wants no woman to have their climb to the top deterred.

Program Information

Duration

  • The program is self-paced. Participants have
    6 months to complete the program.
  • On average each module has 2 hours of lecture and
    1-1.5 hour of homework. Total hours – about 60.
  • Recommended schedule – one module per week.
  • Note: For anyone that has a scholarship or that registered during
    the April 2020 no-fee period, one module must be completed
    in the first 30 days to stay enrolled.

Student Profile

  • Women that want to be senior executives
  • Women with a solid understanding of
    business fundamentals.
  • Women with experience in the workplace.
    Mid-managers are ideal but not required.
  • All women that aspire to senior leadership
    can benefit from this program.

Start Date

  • First half 2020

Ready to Learn More?

Your Opportunity Awaits

For more information about availability, registration, and the opportunity to audit a free module, please complete the adjacent form.

You can also email
womeninleadershipacademy@gmail.com

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"Gender equality in leadership is a prerequisite for gender equality"