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Women’s Leadership Development

Elevate Talented Women to Lead Your Organization

Our leadership training for women focuses on the critical skills and competencies proven to make organizations thrive.

The women in your organization make up half of your talent pipeline, from your front lines to your C-suite. And while there’s no one formula for being an effective leader, it’s a little more complicated when it comes to women in leadership. Double standards, the second shift, and the infamous glass ceiling place disproportionate burdens on women.

Despite recent gains in the share of women in leadership, with 25% in senior management roles as of early 2020, the pandemic has undone much of that progress — with women now leaving the workforce at much higher rates than men.

That’s why it’s critical that organizations make intentional efforts to invest in retention and support of talented women leaders.

Across industries, organizations are meeting this challenge by providing more work-life balance support, offering leadership training for women, and evolving their policies and practices. These initiatives have become a standard part of how companies are working to keep and advance talented women in leadership roles.

At CCL, we’ve been trailblazing women’s leadership development since 1987 — with some of the earliest research on breaking the glass ceiling, to our pioneering leadership training for women, to our organizational solutions for building greater equity, diversity, and inclusion. Driven by client demand, we’ve helped thousands of women leaders navigate workplace challenges and have partnered with hundreds of organizations for innovative women’s leadership development solutions.

Women in Leadership Helps Make Your Entire Organization Better

More women in leadership makes organizations better. It’s as simple as that. In addition to driving bottom-line financial performance, research has also found that more women in leadership roles predicts higher job satisfaction and commitment to the organization — for people of all genders.

But for all the benefits of women in leadership, barriers still remain. That’s where targeted leadership programs for women come in. They can help individual women better navigate challenges, and help organizations better recruit, support, retain, and promote high-potential women. Our women’s leadership development programs offer a safe environment to explore aligning goals with intentions, balancing self-promotion with authenticity, building a strategic network, and creating greater work-life balance.

Women's leadership development at the Center for Creative Leadership
Women's leadership training at the Center for Creative Leadership

Create a World-Class Women's Leadership Development Initiative

As important as individual leadership training for women is, it’s just one piece of the puzzle. Gender equity is a systemic issue, and as such, real change requires getting the whole organization involved. Now is the time for your organization to prioritize making gender equity in your workplace a reality.

Whether you’re looking for a customized, top-to-bottom solution tailored to support the talented women in your entire organization, or scalable programs designed to strengthen your overall culture to be more equitable and inclusive, we offer a variety of human-centered, research-backed women’s leadership development solutions for every budget, available both virtually and in-person.

Choose the Women's Leadership Development Solution That’s Right for Your Organization

Our Women’s Leadership Experience is a bold, multi-phased leadership training for women that can be customized for your organization’s unique context and culture.

We can partner with you to craft a development experience that equips your high-potential, high-achieving women in leadership roles with the skills they need to advance even further, helping them increase their influence and shatter limitations. This custom program can equip them to have a more significant impact on their teams and increased commitment to your organization.

  • Develop needed competencies among your top talent
  • Gender-specific format allows for greater openness in a supportive environment

Relying on decades of research about women’s leadership, as well as our deep understanding of the challenges women in face STEM fields, this intensive women’s leadership development program is especially for women in tech.

Offered by request, this leadership training for women is designed specifically for organizations in the technology industry who want to increase their diversity and improve retention and advancement of talented women leaders.

  • Focuses on the issues that are most critical for advancement
  • Offers opportunities to network with, and learn from, other women

Integrate bias training into your efforts to create a more gender-balanced workplace using our time-tested, proven leadership topic modules

Our answer to conventional bias trainings, Beyond Bias™ provides a roadmap for recognizing and responding to bias. Equip your team to identify the unintentionally harmful beliefs and practices that undermine psychological safety at your organization.

We can deliver this world-class, research-backed content — or you can. Either way, you’ll move beyond raising awareness to taking meaningful action toward a more inclusive organizational culture.

  • Proven content module that can be used standalone or combined into custom learning journeys

What Our Clients Are Saying

At CCL, we measure success by lives touched and impact made. That’s why the organizations we work with and the leaders we empower consistently tell us the same thing: their experience with us isn’t just a game-changer, it’s a life-changer. For decades, our leadership training for women has helped organizations support, advance, and retain talented women in leadership roles.

But don’t just take our word for it – take theirs.

“In CCL, WICT found the ideal partner, well versed in providing best-in-class leadership development and bursting with faculty and staff committed to their clients’ success.”

Maria E. Brennan
President & CEO
CAE, WICT

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Let's Talk About Getting More Women in Leadership at Your Organization

Have questions? Our experts are here to help. Let’s talk about how we can help you craft the women’s leadership development program you need to attract, retain, and advance top talent.

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Elevating Women in Leadership Roles: Research & Resources

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Mentoring Women

Together, we can help create a network of champions. Download our free resources on the importance of mentoring and sponsoring, particularly for women leaders – and learn how to get started.

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