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

Quarter: Fall
Course Format: Online course (System Requirements)
Duration: 8 weeks
Date(s): Sep 25—Nov 17
Drop Deadline: Sep 28
Unit: 1
Tuition: $590
Instructor(s): Nita Singh Kaushal
Limit: 50
Status: Closed
Please Note: Online courses have a new refund policy. The full tuition refund deadline for this course is 9/28 at 5:00 pm (PT); 50% tuition refund deadline is 10/3 at 5:00 pm (PT).
Fall
Date(s)
Sep 25—Nov 17
8 weeks
Drop By
Sep 28
1 Unit
Fees
$590
Instructor(s):
Nita Singh Kaushal
Limit
50
Closed
Please Note: Online courses have a new refund policy. The full tuition refund deadline for this course is 9/28 at 5:00 pm (PT); 50% tuition refund deadline is 10/3 at 5:00 pm (PT).
COURSE DESCRIPTION:

In today’s workplace, women are underrepresented in many key fields and positions. Studies show that women hold just 20 percent of board seats and make up only 4.6 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 change makers 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, guest speakers, 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.



WHAT MAKES OUR ONLINE COURSES UNIQUE:

  • Course sizes are limited.
    You won't have 5,000 classmates. This course's enrollment is capped at 50 participants.

  • Frequent interaction with the instructor.
    You aren't expected to work through the material alone. Instructors will answer questions and interact with students on the discussion board and through weekly video meetings.

  • Study with a vibrant peer group.
    Stanford Continuing Studies courses attract thoughtful and engaged students who take courses for the love of learning. Students in each course will exchange ideas with one another through easy-to-use message boards as well as optional weekly real-time video conferences.

  • Direct feedback from the instructor.
    Instructors will review and offer feedback on assignment submissions. Students are not required to turn in assignments, but for those who do, their work is graded by the instructor.

  • Courses offer the flexibility to participate on your own schedule.
    Course work is completed on a weekly basis when you have the time. You can log in and participate in the class whenever it's convenient for you. If you can’t attend the weekly video meetings, the sessions are always recorded for you and your instructor is just an email away.

  • This course is offered through Stanford Continuing Studies.
    To learn more about the program, visit our About Us page. For more information on the online format, please visit the FAQ page.

Nita Singh Kaushal, Founder, Miss CEO; Adjunct Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering, Stanford

Nita Singh Kaushal’s company offers leadership education, mentorship, and career exploration opportunities to empower young women. 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, a 500+ member organization committed to attracting, developing, and retaining women in technical and executive positions.

Textbooks for this course:

There are no required textbooks; however, some fee-based online readings may be assigned.
DOWNLOAD THE PRELIMINARY SYLLABUS » (subject to change)