Become a leader in your organization

Our innovative Strategic Leadership for Women Certificate emphasizes how gender dynamics impact organizational behavior and workplace culture. Through personalized coaching and career development you'll gain the skills you need to become an influential leader and decision maker in your organization.

You'll be empowered by internationally recognized faculty who specialize in power dynamics, team building, and communication styles. Our participants analyze real case studies that highlight women protagonists and receive strategic mentoring on specific leadership issues, challenges, and career aspirations. You'll participate in role playing and active problem solving that will ensure that you can practically apply your skills at your organization. 

Our participants develop action plans designed for professional success. You'll learn to take on leadership roles and make your contributions visible and valued. This 5 day intensive program is perfect for professionals in middle- to senior-level positions who are looking to take on enhanced leadership responsibility within their departments and organizations.

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Our Curriculum

This is a highly interactive program that uses a variety of methodologies, including:

  • 360° leadership assessment tool to receive and analyze feedback
  • Personal executive coaching on specific leadership issues, challenges, and career aspirations
  • "Live" cases and other exercises that allow you to interact with the material and put your skills into practice
  • Group problem solving and experience sharing
  • Formal instruction based on our extensive research into what makes women leaders successful
  • Structured personal reflection
  • Best practices for strengthening your network combined with the opportunity to network with other women leaders
  • Action planning to create a roadmap for success

Program Outline:

Day 1

  • Laying the Foundation
  • Exploring Leadership Potential
  • Peer Coaching
  • Reception and Dinner

Day 2

  • Communication Strategies
  • Women and Vision
  • Executive Coaching
  • Offsite Dinner and Leadership Team Conversations

Day 3

  • Building Your Strategic Network
  • Gender and Leadership
  • Leadership Support Teams
  • Free Night

Day 4

  • Leading High Performing Teams
  • Understanding and Using Power
  • Celebration Dinner

Day 5

  • Strategic Path to Leadership
  • Program Close
Pricing Information

Our program fee is $4,600 and includes:

  • Classroom instruction
  • Materials
  • Most meals

Partial scholarships are available for women leaders in the non-profit sector. For more information, please email the Executive Education office at

Simmons alumnae/i are eligible for a 15% discount. Simmons grants 3.1 continuing education credits (CEUs) for the Strategic Leadership for Women program.

Customize Your Program

Simmons can deliver this program directly to your organization, at the location of your choice. For more information, contact Elisa van Dam at 617-521-3869 or

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Cancelation Policy
All cancelation requests must be received in writing. Cancelations received more than 30 days before the start of the program will receive a 100% refund. Cancelations received between 21 and 30 days prior to the program start receive a 50% refund. There is no refund for cancelations made within 20 days of the start of the program.