Aug. 15 - Sept. 21

Goizueta Executive Women's Leadership Program

Online and In-Person


The Goizueta Executive Women’s Leadership Program focuses on critical skills and competencies proven to elevate individual capability and confidence, to help women leaders contribute to organizational value creation. The program provides an opportunity for women leaders to enhance their strategic thinking, develop an enterprise mindset, hone self-awareness and leadership behaviors, and emerge ready to contribute more strategically and exert greater influence within their organizations.
  • Number of Months

    Program Dates: Aug. 15-17; Aug. 22-23; Aug. 30-31; Sept. 12-13; Sept. 19-21
  • Typical Class Size

  • Course Investment

    3-9 participants from the same organization: $6,120/person

This program is ideal for

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Women at the mid-to-senior level and above, with 7+ years of experience (10+ preferred), with the potential and desire to expand their reputation as a strategic leader, elevate the leadership of their teams, and build influence and impact across their organization and industry.

An Integrated Hybrid Learning Journey

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited educational institution
  • Over seven years of professional experience (10+ years preferred)
  • Mid-to-senior level professionals ready to move into a more strategic role 
  • Managerial or project management experience (strongly preferred)
  • Understand and respect the value of a diverse group with different perspectives 
  • Prepared to actively engage and contribute with an open mind
  • Willing and able to stay overnight/on-site for the Module 3 dates (Sept. 19-20, 2023) at the Emory Conference Center Hotel

Early Bird discount (10%) is available until May 1, 2023

Application Deadline: July 28, 2023

Payment Deadline: August 4, 2023

What is the Goizueta Executive Women's Leadership Program?

"The intentional focus on building a clear direction, a powerful story and a formidable network sets the Executive Women’s Leadership Program apart. It accelerates the impact and propels the careers of women. We invite you to join us." - Karen Sedatole, Faculty Director of the Executive Leadership Program.

Women will build influence and enhance the effectiveness of their team to lead to better results through the power of storytelling and the art of negotiation.

Participant Insights

  • Director of Strategy & Finance, International Paper

    Eleanor French enjoyed learning how to actively influence and engage other teams outside of Strategy & Finance.
  • Vice President of Marketing, UPS

    Whitney Shisel wanted to develop her skills as a communicator to create more impact, influence, and engagement within her organization.
  • Managing Principal, KD2 Consulting

    Kecia Harris of KD2 Consulting found the Executive Women's Leadership Program to be a great opportunity to learn from other women in leadership positions.
Executive Women's Leadership Program

How It Works

In the Goizueta Executive Women’s Leadership Program, you’ll examine the power of storytelling, develop a personal leadership narrative, and discover how you can leverage your own story to drive your organization’s culture, strategy, and direction. Join your peers in this dynamic Emory Executive Education program to discover the role executive narrative plays in leading organizations and inspiring high-performing teams. This 2-month hybrid, immersive development experience allows women leaders to clearly understand how they create value, craft a corresponding, compelling narrative, and increase leadership impact.
Executive Women's Leadership Program
  • Pre- Work

    Participants will complete the Business DNA Behavior Insights Assessment and assigned case study/article readings.
  • Module 1

    Walk through the program learning journey and experience an engaging activity integrating the DNA Behavior assessment. Broaden your strategic and enterprise perspective to elevate readiness for taking on greater levels of responsibility. Learn critical frameworks to define your vision for yourself, your team, and your organization. Explore foundational elements for linking strategy to execution and performance.
  • Module 2

    Strengthen your ability to build influence and inspire others by developing fully articulated leadership and strategic narratives. Enhance your ability to communicate, collaborate & influence. Explore gender-based negotiation strategies to drive desired outcomes.
  • Module 3

    Expand self-awareness, resilience and empathy through the lens of emotional intelligence. Learn proven strategic relationship-building strategies that expand networks both inside and outside the organization.
  • Evening Experiences

    During Module 3 conducted at Goizueta Business School, network with Program alumnae in an early evening panel discussion and reception followed by an inspiring interaction with the Atlanta Master Chorale to experience a values-driven high performing team in action. Celebrate your journey the following evening with a private graduation dinner.
  • Tell Your Story

    Experience the Executive Narrative Capstone to hone your story.
  • Reinforcement Activities

    Three hours of one-on-one executive coaching along with the powerful Business DNA assessment debrief, scheduled at your convenience; mid-year gathering to re-energize and connect with your cohort and other Executive Women’s Leadership Program alumnae; and invitations to special learning and networking events.

An Integrated Hybrid Learning Journey

Module 1 content includes:

  • Authentic Personal Leadership Assessment Debrief and Applied Learning
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Articulating Strategy through Strategy Mapping
  • Executive Storytelling: Communicating with Impact
  • Applied Strategy Mapping
  • Executive Storytelling: Crafting Your Story
  • The Peer Coaching Kick-off

Intercession content includes:

  • Live Webinar- Assertiveness at Work
  • Live Webinar- Executive Spotlight: Influence with Impact
  • Reflection Discussion Forum
  • Peer Coaching
  • Self-paced preparatory work

Module 2 content includes:

  • Forms & Shadows: Linking Strategy to Execution with Strategic KPIs
  • Applying Leadership Insights to Communication Strategies 
  • Peer Coaching

Intersession content includes: 

  • Live Webinar: Gender & Negotiations
  • Live Webinar: Executive Spotlight: Negotiating for Yourself 
  • Reflection Discussion Forum 
  • Peer Coaching
  • Self-paced Preparatory Work

Module 3 content includes:

  • EQ and Empathy
  • Building Strategic Relationships & Your Action Map
  • Executive Storytelling- Capstone Practicum
  • Conducting for Results
  • Graduation
  • Program Integration 

Elevate Skills, Accelerate Growth, Transform Careers.

  • A Clear Direction

    • Elevate leadership playbook. Deepen self-awareness, boost personal leadership impact, augment strategic thinking, and expand organizational
    • Expand enterprise mindset. Develop a road map for strategy execution that links performance metrics to strategic goals.
  • A Powerful Story

    • Develop leadership and strategy
    narratives. Learn how personal and
    professional narratives shape and
    elevate visibility and reputation,
    enhance collaboration and influence,
    and increase capacity to inspire action
    that delivers results.
    • Understand perceptions of ‘assertiveness’
    as a female executive through a research informed
    discussion of gender-based
    perceptions and how to avoid the pitfalls
    associated with being viewed negatively
    as an assertive female leader.
    • Leverage a coached capstone exercise to
    connect and integrate the learnings from
    the program and apply insights on the job.
  • A Formidable Network

    • Discover powerful strategic relationship
    building strategies leveraged both
    inside and outside the organization.
    • Amplify your professional network with
    women leaders and executive
    practitioners who understand your goals
    and provide meaningful feedback based
    on shared experiences.

Globally Recognized Faculty & Practitioners

Power Up Your Career

You will develop keen insight and build connections with leaders from around the country at Georgia’s only globally-ranked Executive Education program. Advance your leadership abilities, grow your network of driven women like you, and meet your professional development goals.

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