Wharton Executive Education Offers Women Leaders and Executives an Opportunity to Develop and Sharpen Their Leadership Skills

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Â?Women in Leadership: Legacies, Opportunities and Challenges,Â? Executive Education Program, June 13-17, 2005 in Philadelphia

said one executive after attending the program.

Wharton Executive Education will again offer its popular program http://execed.wharton.upenn.edu/course.cfm?Program=WAL Women in Leadership: Legacies, Opportunities and Challenges] in Philadelphia, PA, June 13-17, 2005. The course is designed to equip participants with tools and strategies to maximize their leadership potential.

“While women are making great strides in business, they still face many challenges,” says Jon Spector, vice dean of Wharton Executive Education. “This program gives participants the opportunity to re-tool and re-connect with other innovative women leaders and to think strategically about how to overcome challenges, leverage opportunities, and develop a unique set of leadership strengths.”

Wharton Executive Education’s program, Women in Leadership: Legacies, Opportunities and Challenges, provides a unique combination of tools, strategies, and best practices for optimizing an individual’s personal leadership style. Participants learn to design and implement a strategic vision, confront and resolve challenges, and maximize their contributions to the success of the organization.

Each executive returns to work with an action plan for executing her strategy and evaluating her long-term impact, as well as a peer network of colleagues from top companies around the world.

“The biggest surprise to me was to find so many women from so many different industries with similar challenges," said one executive after attending the program. "Having a week to step back and think about these issues was extremely enlightening and empowering."

Taught by Wharton faculty, other session topics include, using power and influence in strategic negotiations, identifying and leveraging leadership opportunities, and issues of time pressure and work/life balance.

More information on Women in Leadership can be found at:


The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is recognized around the world for its academic strengths across every major discipline and at every level of business education. Founded in 1881 as the first collegiate business school in the United States, Wharton has approximately 4,600 undergraduate, MBA, and doctoral students, more than 8,000 participants in its executive education and executive training programs annually, and an alumni network of more than 80,000 worldwide.


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