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Upcoming Sessions

Session Title
Women and Power: Leadership in a New World

Session Dates:
Faculty Chair

Program Director: Laura Simolaris
Session Description

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 residential session of this program has been cancelled.  New 2022 dates will be posted when available. Please view the online course, Women Leading Change, offered May 19 - July 21, 2021.

Program Fee: The program fee includes tuition, housing, curricular materials and most meals.
Executive Certificate: This program is part of the Economic Development, Public Leadership and Public Policy Executive Certificate series.
Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs): This program aligns with one or more Executive Core Qualifications.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and campus closure, the next session of this program has been cancelled. Please complete this form to receive information when the next session is announced.

The rise of women into society's most powerful leadership roles—across sectors and around the globe—ranks among the most profound social transformations in recent decades.

Women and Power is a one-week executive program that focuses on teaching effective leadership strategies, with an emphasis on creating successful alliances and enduring partnerships. At its core, the program is an intense experience designed to help women advance to top positions of influence in public leadership.

Designed For Your Professional Development

During the program, you'll immerse yourself in a truly inspiring environment, learning from and interacting with esteemed Harvard faculty and other dynamic women leaders from around the world. A highly interactive classroom setting provides the opportunity to discuss strategies for enhancing your influence and authority in organizational and political contexts as well as examine today’s most pressing leadership challenges. You'll return home from this executive leadership program for women equipped to apply what you've learned to your current professional situation.

Hear from Faculty Chair Hannah Riley Bowles and Alumni

Learn more about Women and Power from Professor Hannah Riley Bowles and past participants of the program.

Women and Power will enable you to:

  • Gain new skills and frameworks for analyzing political and strategic management issues.
  • Examine recent research on women and leadership and its application in the workplace.
  • Strengthen your negotiation, coalition-building and communication capabilities.
  • Build a lasting network of women leaders from diverse professional backgrounds and similar levels of career achievement.