Leadership Skills for Women in the Workplace: How to Aim High and Achieve Impact


Stanford Continuing Studies



In today’s workplace, women are underrepresented in many key fields and positions. Studies show that women hold just 20 percent of board seats and make up only 4.6 percent of S&P 500 CEOs. And an astounding 56 percent of women in technology leave the industry within ten years, largely because they face an inhospitable work culture or lack support. This course is designed to help women develop a leadership toolkit that lets them strategically re-engage with their careers and achieve long-term professional growth and satisfaction.

You Will

  • Cultivate a proactive and authentic leadership style by learning how to negotiate effectively, showcase your performance, advocate for yourself, and build strong relationships with key people across your organization.
  • Discover how to leverage your individual strengths so you can serve as a change maker and positively influence your teams and overall work environment.

Designed for anyone concerned with addressing workplace gender imbalances, this course will feature real-world case studies, interactive assignments, guest speakers, and online discussion. Students will come away from this course with highly actionable and practical tools that will help them grow into leadership positions in their given fields.


Nita Singh Kaushal, Founder, Miss CEO; Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering, Stanford

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