Share

Get Started


​Women’s Leadership Forum

The Women’s Leadership Forum sharpens the skills you need to succeed in the C-suite or in other positions that require enterprise-wide management. Learn how to make decisions confidently, exert power and influence wisely, negotiate strategically, and manage change effectively.

Female leaders enhance organizational performanceStudies indicate that increasing the number of women in leadership positions can make corporations more successful. Greater gender diversity on management teams also enhances creativity and innovation—broadening perspectives, ideas, and approaches to problem-solving.

Topics centered on women’s leadership issuesWorking in partnership with female executives, Olin’s Executive Education team identified skills critical to women’s leadership and job satisfaction. The program brings together key developmental resources and provides access to exceptional speakers who are all seasoned female leaders.

This hybrid program will combine in person instruction and real-time virtual sessions supported by Olin’s learning platform Learn.WashU and hosted via Zoom. Because this is a cohort program, you and your classmates must take the session in the order indicated. Tuition for all six modules is $7,700.

Register Now for Women’s Leadership Forum

Fall 2022 Cohort

  • Module 1: Power, Politics, & Informal Leadership Michelle Duguid – October 11, 2022 – 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM CT (In person session on the Wash U campus)
  • Module 2: Effective Negotiation Strategies Rebecca Hollander Blumoff – November 16, 2022 – 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM CT (In person session on the Wash U campus)
    HEXACO Assessment will be administered between Modules 2 and 3
  • Module 3: Cultivating Executive Presence Cathy Dunkin – January 4 – 5, 2023 – 8:30 – 11:30 AM CT each day (Live virtual sessions via Zoom)
    Personal Coaching Sessions will be held between Modules 3 and 4
  • Module 4: Critical Conversations Paul Paese – February 7 - 8, 2023 – 8:30 – 11:30 AM CT each day (Live virtual sessions via Zoom)
  • Module 5: Advancing Your Career Path Patricia Gorman – March 8, 2023 – 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM CT (In person session on the Wash U campus)
  • Module 6: Leveraging Your Strengths Michelle Duguid – April 7, 2023 – 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM CT (In person session on the Wash U campus)

There will be a 30 minute coaching overview session from noon – 12:30 PM on November 16, 2022 to provide full information regarding assessments and personal coaching sessions.

Once completed, this certificate will count as six units toward the Advanced Management Certificate.

“The Women’s Leadership Certificate Program is all about preparing high-potential women for even higher levels of impact in their organizations. It's a great resource for women and the region's business community.”
– Julie L. Stackhouse, Senior Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis