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Women's Leadership Excellence


Women`s Leadership Excellence (WLE.4)

Dates 8. - 10. Dec 2021
Duration 3 Days
Location Berlin
3,800 €

Women's Leadership Excellence

Executive education program in English

Despite the evidence that businesses improve their performance with more women in leadership positions, many companies are not taking advantage of the positive effects of having more women in decision-making roles. Women’s Leadership Excellence provides a practical agenda for realizing the advantages of diverse leadership teams and supporting business women to maximize their impact.

The program will equip you with the competence and skills to create, explore, and feel comfortable using the value that your gender brings to leadership. In a supportive and collaborative atmosphere, you will learn how to overcome bias, strengthen your leadership talent, evaluate your career options, and acquaint yourself with networks supporting women in business. You will challenge pre-held notions of fairness and learn how to emphasize both your self-development and that of others.


Find all the program information at a glance in our PDF download.


Who should attend the program?

Female managers and leaders in middle to senior leadership roles, who have managerial responsibility within their organization or are leading large projects. Of special interest to companies in industries challenged by talent shortages and where women are underrepresented.


Key benefits

Participants will learn from the latest research and thinking on how and why gender diversity is the key to sustainable organizational success. After challenging the ideas of stereotypes and bias in team performance, participants will learn which skills and characteristics support - and which hinder - their individual career progress, as well as how to maximize their impact as female leaders.


Key topics

  • Why anyone should follow you: debunking the myth of women leadership and gender bias
  • Promoting yourself and others: the critical skills required for women to lead
  • The relative importance of mentors, coaches and networks for leading women
  • Remaining authentic to your inner leadership style
  • Maximizing your impact of female leadership
  • Creating presence and charisma
  • Communicating with greater coverage, clarity and flair

Women`s Leadership Excellence (WLE.4)

Dates 8. - 10. Dec 2021
Duration 3 Days
Location Berlin
3,800 €
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Program Director Nora Grasselli provides an overview of the program.


Lucy Han, participant of the Women's Leadership Excellence 2020, shares an insight into her experience.


"Many businesses try to improve outcomes by thinking about diversity. In order for that diversity to work, it must be focused and cognitive. You have to identify, accept and then bring in skill sets that you or your team currently lack."


Aleksandra Sienkiewicz

Global Application Development Manager, Clariant Produkte (Deutschland) GmbH
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Meet our teaching staff

The programs have been 
designed – and will be led –
by ESMT faculty members 
and ESMT visiting faculty. 
They will also guide and 
advise you throughout 
your studies.

Didi Hopkins

Actor, Director, Voice-over Artist & Lecturer

Listen to the podcast featuring Didi Hopkins, lecturer in the Women's Leadership Excellence program

Your Program Advisor


​​​​​​​Beatrix Becker
Manager Business Development, ESMT Berlin

Phone: +49 30 21231 6205

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