Elevating Impact and Effectiveness

The Leading Women Executives program addresses three critical elements for success – leadership skill building, organizational support and ongoing networking. Participants emerge from the program with three, distinct plans: a personal action plan to achieve their career goals; a plan to help advance their team or sphere of influence; and a company action plan to effect meaningful changes in their organization.


have acquired new, strategic leadership skills


have been given expanded responsibilities in their organization


have increased their commitment to developing other women


would recommend the program to other women executives


leverage their leadership abilities with greater confidence

LWE Fellows

About the Leading Women Executives Experience

The program is held two times per year, with a Spring and Fall cycle. Each program cycle consists of three, multi-day modules – a blend of in-person and virtual sessions. The research-based curriculum is anchored in actionable ideas, allowing participants to apply their learnings between modules and discuss insights gained with their peer boards.

What Makes Leading Women Executives Unique

Research-Based Curriculum

Our curriculum focuses on applied research about leadership and gender, while providing effective strategies and insights for advancing women leaders. Interactive sessions are designed to engage, bring awareness, and transform participants.

Dates & Curriculum

The Power of the Program

“Leading Women Executives changed how I see myself…changed my capabilities…changed my vision of what is possible for me. This investment will pay dividends for years to come.”

Tracy Hedrick

Vice President, Card Operations, Discover

Leading Women Executives Fellow, 2020

Tracy Hedrick

The Impact of Advocates

“The role of the advocate is an integral part of the program and participants’ success. My advocate encouraged and empowered me to define my future before my future was defined for me.”

Diane Earll

SVP & President, Ceilings Division, USG

CEO Perspectives Fellow, 2020; Leading Women Executives Fellow, 2012

Diane Earll

Fortifying Succession Plans

“The women who have completed the Leading Women Executives program become great succession candidates who move up or move around in the company.”

Judy Rader

Corporate Affairs and Chief Communication Officer, Constellation

Leading Women Executives Fellow, 2013

Judy Rader

Thriving Leaders & Role Models

“There's a level of confidence that I see in our women leaders who have gone through the program -- they have a stronger view of themselves and how their role matters in terms of being better leaders and role models.”

Linda Chapin

Chief Human Resources Officer, UL Solutions

Linda Chapin

Applying New Skills & Insights

“The role playing and simulations allowed me to lead Walgreens’ IT response related to COVID -- I understood what to do and how to do it.”

Renee Smith

Former Head of Portfolio Management, Walgreens Boots Alliance

Leading Women Executives Fellow, 2019

Renee Smith

Having an Impact as an Advocate

"Serving as an advocate has been an extremely interesting, meaningful and rewarding experience. I love what this program offers women leaders and their companies – valuable business perspectives, tools to build leadership and presence, practical strategies for navigating challenges and a community to build strong relationships."

Kevin Ozan

Former Chief Financial Officer, McDonald's Corporation

CEO Perspectives Fellow, 2015

Kevin Ozan
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Elevating Women's Voices in Leadership

Leading Women Executives podcast, “A Seat at the Table” is for business professionals advancing to executive and enterprise levels of leadership. Monthly episodes focus on lessons in leadership and explorations of business strategies for success. Guests include Fortune 500 CEOs, business thought leaders, senior faculty from leading academic institutions and executive leaders from the Leading Women Executives and CEO Perspectives community.

Strategic Network of Professional Women

With over 800 Fellows of the program, the Leading Women Executives community is comprised of talented women leaders representing a breadth of professional roles, industries and geographies. In-person events and virtual offerings provide Fellows with ongoing opportunities to expand their strategic networks.

"I met such magnificent women and will walk away empowered knowing that I have a great new network to support me going forward."

Maria Closs

Senior Director, Global Accounts Retail Segment Lead, UL Solutions

Leading Women Executives Fellow, 2021

LWE Fellows Networking

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