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BUS 160 W — Leadership Skills for Women in the Workplace: Aim High and Achieve Impact

Quarter: Fall
Course Format: Flex Online (About Formats)
Duration: 8 weeks
Date(s): Oct 9—Dec 8
Refund Deadline: Oct 12
Unit: 1
Tuition: $685
Instructor(s): Nita Singh Kaushal
Class Recording Available: Yes
Status: Open
Please Note: No class the week of November 20
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Flex Online(About Formats)
Oct 9—Dec 8
8 weeks
Refund Date
Oct 12
1 Unit
Nita Singh Kaushal
Please Note: No class the week of November 20
ACCESS THE SYLLABUS » (subject to change)
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 10 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 commonly face, the course is open to everyone, and the techniques and strategies taught will have broad application.

Founder, Miss CEO; Lecturer, Stanford School of Engineering

Nita Singh Kaushal’s company empowers students and professionals with world-class leadership training, mentorship, and career exploration opportunities. She also serves on the STEM Inclusion Taskforce at the Tech Interactive and is a Scribd featured leadership coach. She has held senior product management and engineering roles at Yahoo and Intel, served on the Stanford Women’s Community Center Advisory Board, as well as led Yahoo Women in Tech, a 500+ member organization committed to attracting, developing, and retaining more women in technical and executive positions. She received a BS in electrical engineering from Stanford.

Textbooks for this course:

There are no required textbooks; however, some fee-based online readings may be assigned.