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BUS 271 — Women Leaders: Mastering Influence, Authenticity, and Power

Quarter: Spring
Day(s): Saturday and Sunday
Course Format: Live Online (About Formats)
Duration: 2 days
Date(s): Apr 15—Apr 16
Time: 9:00 am—3:00 pm (PT)
Refund Deadline: Apr 8
Unit: 1
Grade Restriction: No letter grade
Tuition: $545
Instructor(s): Denise Rabius
Limit: 24
Class Recording Available: Yes
Status: Open
DOWNLOAD THE SYLLABUS » (subject to change)
Live Online(About Formats)
Saturday and Sunday
9:00 am—3:00 pm (PT)
Apr 15—Apr 16
2 days
Refund Date
Apr 8
1 Unit
Grade Restriction
No letter grade
Denise Rabius
DOWNLOAD THE SYLLABUS » (subject to change)
Women leaders face unique challenges in the workplace. Although research shows that women hold 50 percent of middle management positions, only 7.4 percent of CEOs in Fortune 500 companies are women. Developing strong leadership skills, especially in the areas of strategic planning, resilience, influence, networking, self-promotion, and risk-taking, will better equip women to address these challenges and thrive as leaders in the workplace. This highly interactive course is designed to enable women to step into leadership roles and lead effectively. We will focus on customizing career advancement strategies to find the meaning and purpose that will inspire you in your career and learning to use tools that will enable you to reframe obstacles and work toward solutions. The course draws upon content from cutting-edge female leadership models and utilizes a robust structure of lectures, role-plays, experiential exercises, coaching techniques, and whole-community learning processes. In this course, you will learn how to persuasively advocate for yourself and your team, enlist sponsorship and mentorship by building meaningful networks, develop a communication style that enables you to take ownership of your accomplishments, and present your ideas with impact, creating an executive presence.

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.

CEO, Rabius Consulting; Executive Coach, Stanford Graduate School of Business

Denise Rabius specializes in organizational culture management and leadership development. She works with a wide range of global organizations to provide leadership development programs, organizational behavior consulting, and executive coaching. Her clients have included Facebook, Salesforce, Google, McKinsey & Company, and Kaiser Permanente. She also is a coach for the Executive Education programs at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a member of the leadership board for Stanford GSB Women’s Circles. She received an MBA from Stanford.

Textbooks for this course:

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