Course information

Registration Closes:
10 November 2020
Course Starts:
18 November 2020
6 weeks, excluding orientation
6–8 hours per week, entirely online
USD $2,800
Payment Options
Yale School of Management Executive Education


Women remain underrepresented in leadership positions globally. In order to succeed, women need to learn to both navigate the external factors that are hindering their access to leadership positions and the internal factors that lie within themselves.

The Women’s Leadership Program from the Yale School of Management Executive Education equips you with the knowledge and skills to develop your full professional potential as leaders in society. Through exploration of values-based leadership and emotional self-mastery, you’ll strengthen your emotional intelligence, understand your individual strengths, and learn to harness creative thinking to maximize the capacity for business innovation and problem-solving. Embark on a personal development journey and learn to utilize your distinctive abilities to help guide yourself, your teams, and your organization towards success.

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What will set you apart

On completion of this course, you’ll walk away with:

  • An understanding of your unique traits and attributes, which can be used as powerful leadership tools to help develop teams, drive innovation, and stimulate business growth
  • The ability to leverage your relationships, connections, and interpersonal interactions to achieve your leadership goals
  • A development plan that aligns your strengths, goals, and feedback from your network

Is this program for you?

This online program aims to equip existing and aspiring leaders with the confidence, self-awareness, and networking skills to effectively lead their teams and organizations. Business leaders and senior managers will benefit from gaining insight into the behaviors that have the potential to shape future business, as well as leadership skills to effect positive change within their organizations. It’s also beneficial to middle and junior managers looking to gain personal and professional leadership development in order to prepare to move into a senior or executive management role.

Yale SOM Executive Education also offers an on-campus Women's Leadership Program. To find out more about attending the program in person, click here.

Course curriculum

Discover how to amplify your leadership style through your core values as you work through the weekly modules of this online program.

  • Orientation Module Welcome to your Online Campus
  • Module 1 Values-driven leadership
  • Module 2 Self-knowledge and self-mastery
  • Module 3 Leading growth through experimentation
  • Module 4 Emotionally intelligent feedback
  • Module 5 Networks and structures of innovation
  • Module 6 Positive leadership


The design of this online program is guided by Yale SOM Executive Education faculty, as well as industry experts, who will share their experience and in-depth knowledge with you throughout the program.

Emma Seppälä

Emma Seppälä

Science Director, Stanford Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education; Co-Director, Yale College Emotional Intelligence Project, Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence; Faculty Director, Yale School of Management’s Women’s Leadership Program


Rodrigo Canales

Rodrigo Canales

Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior, Yale School of Management

Earn a certificate of participation from the Yale School of Management Executive Education

Learn how to strategically leverage your key leadership capabilities and earn an official certificate of participation from Yale School of Management Executive Education.

Your certificate will be issued in your legal name and sent to you upon successful completion of the program, as per the stipulated requirements.


When do I start?

Our next available short course starts 18 November 2020.

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    GetSmarter's learning model is designed to help you, as a working professional, improve your skills without compromising on work and family responsibilities. The course work is broken up into weekly, manageable bite-sized modules, with incremental deadlines, designed to help you pace yourself over the duration of the course and allow you the legroom to work when it suits you best.

    At the beginning of each week you'll be presented with all the lectures, notes and assignments necessary for completion. You also have access to your Success Advisor who will help you set goals and track key milestones, manage your time, and field any administrative requests you might have.


    By improving your skills and industry knowledge, you'll be having an influence on the success of your organisation.

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    The Online Campus will be your virtual classroom for the duration of your course. Through its easy-to-use interface you'll have access to a diverse variety of course content formats, including: interactive video lectures, module notes, practice quizzes, Prezis, assignment briefs, and additional web resources.

    On the Online Campus, you'll also be able to ask questions and interact with your fellow students and Head Tutor through the Online Campus discussion forums. If you're experiencing tech issues or need advice from your personal Success Advisor, you can use the Online Campus to get in touch.