BUS 160 W — Leadership Skills for Women in the Workplace: Aim High and Achieve Impact
Course Format: Flex Online (About Formats)
Duration: 8 weeks
Date(s): Jan 23—Mar 17
Refund Deadline: Jan 26
Instructor(s): Nita Singh Kaushal
Class Recording Available: Yes
In today’s workplace, women are underrepresented in many key fields and positions. Studies show that women hold just 19 percent of board seats and make up only 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. Specifically, the course will help students cultivate a proactive and authentic leadership style by learning how to negotiate effectively, showcase their performance, advocate for themselves, and build strong relationships with key people across their organizations. In addition, students will discover how to leverage their individual strengths so they can serve as changemakers and positively influence their teams and overall work environment. Designed for anyone concerned with addressing workplace gender imbalances, this course will feature real-world case studies, interactive assignments, 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.
While this course focuses on addressing challenges women leaders commonly face, the techniques apply to people from all backgrounds.
NITA SINGH KAUSHAL
Nita Singh Kaushal's company empowers women with world-class leadership training, mentorship, and career exploration opportunities. She has held senior management roles at Yahoo and Intel, served on the Stanford Women’s Community Center advisory board, and led Yahoo Women in Tech, an organization with over 500 members committed to attracting, developing, and retaining women in technical and executive positions.
Founder, Miss CEO; Lecturer, Stanford School of Engineering
Textbooks for this course:
There are no required textbooks; however, some fee-based online readings may be assigned.