Wharton Executive Education Offers New Program for Women in Leadership

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The week-long Women’s Executive Leadership: Business Strategies for Success is designed specifically for today’s female executives.

From glass ceilings and work-life balance to “leaning in” and office politics, the issues for women as executive leaders continue to stir conversation and controversy. While women are making it to the corner office, the practice still generates headlines. With its new executive program for women in leadership, the Wharton School will explore contemporary business theories currently driving organizations and careers, providing participants with practical applications upon returning to the office.

Women’s Executive Leadership: Business Strategies for Success is built on two pillars, clarity and confidence, says Nancy Rothbard, faculty director and Wharton associate professor of management. “This program will provide women executives with clarity in knowing their personal leadership style and strengths, along with the confidence that comes from refreshing and honing their business skills and acumen.”

Rothbard and Monica McGrath, vice dean for Wharton’s Aresty Institute of Executive Education, developed the week-long program specifically for today’s female executives and those who aspire to leadership roles. Women's Executive Leadership covers new ground as revealed by the latest Wharton faculty research in work motivation and engagement, career development, internal coaching, emotional intelligence, and women in leadership roles.

“Each afternoon, participants will break into small groups to integrate and put the day’s learnings into practice. They will work with course faculty. who will provide real-time coaching and feedback for effective outcomes, helping to translate the practicum for participants to take back to the office,” says McGrath, who is also an adjunct assistant professor of management and a consultant who specializes in women's leadership development.

The program is best suited for female executives and high-potential women who are transitioning into senior management roles within a large corporation, or for women entrepreneurs who are taking on a broader leadership role as their company grows. Typically, participants will have 10 or more years of experience and may work in a wide range of industries.

Both women and men are encouraged to recommend this program to women on their staff who would benefit from honing leadership skills and business acumen, becoming a more valuable asset to the organization.

For more program information or to enroll, visit http://www.WhartonWomensLeadership.com or call +1.215.898.1776.

Founded in 1881 as the first collegiate business school, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is recognized globally for intellectual leadership and ongoing innovation across every major discipline of business education. With a broad global community and one of the most published business school faculties, Wharton creates economic and social value around the world. The School has 5,000 undergraduate, MBA, executive MBA, and doctoral students; more than 9,000 annual participants in executive education programs; and a powerful alumni network of 92,000 graduates.

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