Executive Women's Leadership Program



In the 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.
  • Number of Months

    Hybrid Learning Experience
  • Typical Class Size

  • Course Investment

    3 or more from the same organization: $6,500/person

This program is ideal for

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Women at the Director-level and above, with 10+ years of experience, 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.

Participant Insights

  • Director of Strategy & Finance, International Paper

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


"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." - Kristy Towry, Faculty Director of the Executive Leadership Program
Executive Women's Leadership Program

How It Works

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. This 4-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.
  • Program Kickoff

    Virtually meet your fellow participants, walk through the program learning journey and experience an engaging activity integrating the DNA Behavior assessment.
  • Module 1

    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

During Module 1 in 3 half-days, you will go over the following: Executive Storytelling: Communicating with Impact;  Authentic Personal Leadership Assessment; Debrief and Applied Learning; Strategic Thinking; Articulating Strategy through Strategy Mapping; Peer Coaching Kick-off; and Virtual Networking

During the intersession, you will participate in the following: Live Webinar: Forms & Shadows: Linking Strategy to Execution with Strategic KPIs; Live Webinar: Executive Wellness: Your Self and Your Team; Reflection Discussion Forum; Peer Coaching; and Self-Paced Preparatory Work

During Module 2 in 3 half-days, you will go over the following: Executive Storytelling: Crafting Your Story; Applying Leadership Insights to Communication Strategies; Assertiveness at Work; Executive Spotlight: Influence with Impact; and Peer Coaching

During the intersession, you will participate in the following: Live Webinar: Gender & Negotiations, Executive Spotlight: Negotiating for Yourself, Reflection Discussion Forum; Peer Coaching, and Self-Paced Preparatory Work

During Module 3 within a 2-day timespan, you will go over the following: EQ and Empathy; Building Strategic Relationships & Your Action Map; Executive Storytelling: Capstone Practicum; Conducting for Results; Graduation; and 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 researchinformed
    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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