Kick some glass and shatter your limitations. Our multi-phased Women’s Leadership Experience is a bold three-month development engagement designed to equip women who are already proven leaders with the knowledge and skills needed to have greater impact and broader influence within their organizations.

There is no one formula for being an effective leader.  And for women, leadership potential  can be additionally complicated by the infamous glass ceiling.

What Will I Learn During This Leadership Training for Women?

Attend this multi-phased program and acquire the ability to:

  • Gain clarity on how others perceive you as a leader.
  • Develop behaviors that align with & support personal leadership brands & career direction.
  • Exert greater influence over the choices made.
  • Navigate complex relationships.
  • Build & leverage strategic networks to engage authentically.
  • Implement personal leadership strategy.

Who Should Register for This Women’s Leadership Development Program?

The program is designed for women with upper-management and leadership experience.
Admission is by application only.

Our Leadership Training for Women Covers These Challenges:

  • Establishing credibility.
  • Managing up & across the organization.
  • Negotiating adeptly & influencing others.
  • Developing competencies in  managing organizational complexity,  strategic thinking & acting.

Why Choose CCL’s  Women’s Leadership Experience?

  • 3-month, multi-phased program deepens learning.
  • Two 1:1 executive coaching sessions tailored to each participant.
  • Gender-specific format allows for greater openness in a supportive environment and addresses the unique issues women face.
  • Opportunity to develop a rich peer support network.
  • Development of a personalized action plan for continued development.
  • Experiential program allows time for new skills & behaviors to be explored in a safe environment.
  • Ongoing support through exclusive alumni community. Learn more.


Multiple Phases:
3 days on-site
3 months virtual learning
2 days on-site

Average class size & Faculty/Participants ratio:

24 participants
1 instructor : 12 participants


Greensboro, NC
San Diego, CA

*Scale-up option for companies wishing to send multiple managers or run a full program on-site


$8,900 for programs occurring before July 1, 2020
$9,100 for programs occurring on, or after July 1, 2020

Scholarship Information

Help your organization understand why you should attend:
Convince Your Boss

What Participants Say About Women’s Leadership Experience:

say they are better prepared for future responsibilities

say this program was worth the time & effort

say they are better prepared to take the next step in their career

  • Each woman needs to make time to think about her identity as leader, choose what she wants, and work intentionally to make it happen.

     Laura Santana CCL Senior Faculty

Resources on Women’s Leadership

Why Companies Struggle to Tap the Power of Women's Leadership

Why Companies Struggle to Tap the Power of Women’s Leadership

Women seeking leadership roles at work face unique challenges, but leadership development efforts can help overcome them. Learn how.

This Question Helps Retain Talented Women

One Question Helps Retain Talented Women

Women are eager to lead. The question is, are you boosting or stalling their efforts? Here are some ways to help women succeed in your organization.

Challenge: Developing, Retaining, and Promoting Talented Women

White Paper
Challenge: Developing, Retaining, and Promoting Talented Women

Women are critical to success, yet barriers remain. How can companies step up to the challenge of developing, retaining, and promoting talented women?

Mentoring & Sponsoring Women Leaders

Mentoring & Sponsoring Women Leaders

Mentoring and sponsoring are critical in career advancement. Use these resources to create a network of champions for the talented women at your organization.

What Do Women Want From Work?

Blog Post
What Do Women Want From Work?

Gender diversity is key for organizations’ bottom lines and healthy work environments. Leaders are now trying to understand how to recruit, retain, and promote more women at work.

Ingersoll Rand Invests in Women Leaders, Gets Results

Case Study
Ingersoll Rand Invests in Women Leaders, Gets Results

Ingersoll Rand’s executive team saw that developing and supporting talented women was essential to improving retention, building the talent pool, and improving performance.

Women: Is Your Network Working for You?

Women: Is Your Network Working for You?

A network left to chance is not the network you need. Four tips to help you be more intentional about networking, even if it’s not your natural tendency.

Women Leaders: It’s Time to Choose

Women Leaders: It’s Time to Choose

For women, making intentional choices about careers includes understanding the organizational and cultural roadblocks and realities that are unique to women in the workplace.

5 Key Themes for High-Achieving Women Leaders

5 Key Themes for High-Achieving Women Leaders

Our research shows that high-achieving women’s priorities align with 5 key themes: agency, authenticity, connection, self-clarity, and wholeness.