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

Quarter: Spring
Day(s): Saturday and Sunday
Course Format: On-campus (About Formats)
Duration: 2 days
Date(s): Apr 20—Apr 21
Time: 10:00 am—5:00 pm (PT)
Refund Deadline: Apr 13
Unit: 1
Grade Restriction: No letter grade
Tuition: $595
Instructor(s): Dikla Carmel-Hurwitz
Limit: 24
Class Recording Available: No
Status: Open
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Saturday and Sunday
10:00 am—5:00 pm (PT)
Apr 20—Apr 21
2 days
Refund Date
Apr 13
1 Unit
Grade Restriction
No letter grade
Dikla Carmel-Hurwitz
ACCESS 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 10.4 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 will draw upon content from cutting-edge female leadership models and utilize a robust structure of lectures, role-plays, experiential exercises, coaching techniques, and whole-community learning processes. By the end of the course, you will understand how to enlist sponsorship and mentorship by building meaningful networks, and you will develop a communication style that enables you to take ownership of your accomplishments.

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.

Lecturer in Management, Stanford Graduate School of Business; Executive Coach

Dikla Carmel-Hurwitz teaches leadership development, teamwork, and interpersonal dynamics at the Stanford GSB. She served as a master facilitator for Stanford GSB Women’s Circles and coaches women circles. She received a professional coach certification from the Coaches Training Institute and an MS in organizational development and leadership from Fielding Graduate University.

Textbooks for this course:

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