May 28, 2018

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USB Women in Leadership | Course Trailer

Over the course of 8-weeks, the Women in Leadership online short course from the University of Stellenbosch Business School Executive Development will transform how we think and approach the issues facing women in the workplace. The course prepares you with practical strategies for engaging your inherent leadership abilities, empowering you to make a case for increased representation of women in leadership positions.

This online short course has been designed and presented in collaboration with GetSmarter, a brand of 2U, Inc., leaders in online education. You’ll debunk the role of unconscious gender bias in the workplace, identify leadership styles and your own identity, and learn to communicate, motivate and negotiate with power.

Watch the course trailer for more insight into what you’ll learn in the course:

Why Study Women Leadership with University of Stellenbosch Business School?

Focusing on the progression of women’s careers could boost female income in South Africa by 2030 with $47.2 billion.1 The lack of diversity and gender equality poses an ethical and moral dilemma to the progression of our country, as well as a major economic loss. In South Africa, only 10% of CEO positions are held by women, the percentage drops to 2.2% if you had to narrow it to JSE-listed companies.2 With efficient support and skills, women have the opportunity to transform the current corporate ecosystem and empower others along the way.

The Women in Leadership online short course aims to develop the core strengths of female leadership, exposing the influence diversity and women have on the performance and profitability of a business. The course brings rich industry context to an academic field, featuring women executives and industry leaders from multiple sectors.

Sarah Babb is the Programme Director and Head Tutor for the course. For over 20 years, Sarah has delivered and designed leadership development programmes for multinationals, businesses, associations and business schools, influencing and empowering future leaders across multiple industries. Alongside the Course Convenor, Dr Babita Mathur-Helm, and multiple guest speakers, the course provides valuable insight and understanding of why women face workplace challenges, and how to transform them into opportunities.


Understand the obstacles in order to harness the opportunities with the Women in Leadership online course from USB-ED



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Hi, I’m Sarah Babb, Head Tutor for the Women in Leadership online short course from the University of Stellenboch Business School Executive Development. Over the course of eight weeks, you’ll be exposed to the strategies necessary for turning challenges into opportunities as you deepen your understanding of the work-related issues facing women in the contemporary business. It was reported by International Management Consultants Gallup that on average, female managers regularly outperform their male counterparts, but by the end of 2016, 33% of international businesses still had no women in leadership positions. You have the opportunity to overcome the obstacles you need to women in business by unlocking your own leadership potential and activating the women around you to achieve more. Guided by myself and other leading experts, you’ll learn to identify your own leadership identity and make the most of your strengths, you’ll also develop a diversity proposal to impact representation in any organisation. Join me on this online short course backed by the University of Stellenbosch Business School Executive Development and gain the confidence you need to utilise your inherent leadership abilities.