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Executive Education

Women's leadership program

Women's leadership program

Executive Short Program

Language : English

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Meeting the challenges of today’s global workplace

Women face unique challenges in the workplace but they also add unique value and perspective. They shatter groupthink, improve communication dynamics, and reinvigorate companies in ways that make them more competitive. Research shows that companies with a critical mass of top-team gender diversity enjoy significantly better financial performance.

Women executives based internationally or who lead worldwide teams encounter specific dynamics and environments. The Yale School of Management and HEC Paris have therefore combined their expertise to develop a high-impact program to help rising leaders successfully overcome these challenges.

Participants will enhance their leadership behaviors and cross-cultural communication skills, learn how to create high-performing teams, understand how to use and manage networks, develop as thoughtful leaders, drive innovation, and create an authentic leadership style.


“A good leader, in my view, should have a clear vision of the future they want and the society they need to build. They must also have a connection with the people who work for them and be able to mobilize their best energies to create teams where people can be most creative and happy.” – Winnie Byanyima


This program will enable you to: 

  • Lead your organization to better company-wide gender diversity
  • Develop strategic vision and sharper decision-making skills to drive growth through innovation, and manage crises
  • Explore new approaches based on innovation and strategy to reinvent your business model
  • Adapt your leadership style and skills to specific individual, team, or company contexts
  • Build an authentic leadership style and value proposition that supports your career strategy and your goal to work in senior management

Academic Director

Seppälä Emma
Co-Director, Women's Leadership Program at Yale School of Management

Yale College Emotional Intelligence Project at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence


Program Content

This intensive four-day program is run at HEC Paris. 




Emotional intelligence at work and decision making for leaders.


Building women-led teams and women’s mentors, sponsors, & peers.


Organizing for innovation and cross-cultural communications.


Leveraging talent and cross-cultural communications.

Our partner


Yale SOM Executive Education advances the mission of the Yale School of Management through educating leaders in business and society. In partnership with faculty, Yale SOM designs and delivers immersive, impactful executive development programs on business and leadership topics that transform senior leaders, their teams, and their organizations.

Yale Executive Education leverages the school’s global reach, integrated thinking, and intellectual wealth to offer customized corporate programs built in partnership with clients and open enrollment programs for individuals or small teams in areas built on Yale expertise and research.

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This program is aimed at: 

Senior corporate or non-profit women executives based in Europe or in charge of a team from diverse regional backgrounds, preparing for the next level, or who are new to senior management. Women professionals in family businesses preparing for responsibility as CEO or senior management. 

CARD women leadership

Executive short program Women's leadership

Format: In-class
Duration: 4 days
Language: English
Cost: 6300 €*
Place: France

*Includes tuition, most meals, and events. Does not include accommodation. Prices, dates, faculty and program content are subject to change.

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Program Advisor

In-house short programs: The flexible way to train your teams

With our in-house short program offer you can train your teams whenever and wherever suits you best.

We deliver our short programs when and where you choose

Contact us at, and we will arrange for the academic team to come to the location of your choice and deliver the same content that is taught on campus.

Register for the program

Fill in the form to check your eligibility and start the registration process.