Women in Business: Innovate, Influence and Lead

Women aspiring to leadership positions often face cultural and systemic obstacles that make it difficult for them to advance. This leadership program is designed to help women who works in large organizations, to clear these hurdles by enhancing the ability to innovate, influence, and lead.

Through the program, you’ll discover new ways of thinking and leading that will allow you to exercise more creative approaches in problem solving and product development. Through course content that is particularly relevant for women hoping to advance their careers, you’ll develop the skills necessary to build support and coalition among your stakeholders. You’ll learn to influence others up, down and across your organization. In addition, you will:

  • Know the right questions to ask, the key strategies to deploy, and the major milestones to hit by using a proven product management framework
  • Build confidence in your ability to negotiate by understanding the process: identify your own needs, predict and influence your counterpart’s behavior, know when to seal the deal or walk away
  • Avoid pitfalls that you’ll face as a woman when negotiating
  • Play to your strengths to have influence across the organization

This online course is a combination of self-paced modules and live virtual sessions. The live sessions are run by Stanford instructors, giving you the opportunity to ask questions, collaborate, and network with other learners.

The program includes access to the following two courses: Product Management: Transforming Opportunities into Great Products (XPROD110) and Negotiation: How to Get (More of) What You Want (XINE260). At the successful completion of each online course the participant will receive a digital credential showing completion. In addition, participants who attend at least one live session and two discussion sessions will receive a Statement of Participation for the entire program.

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Online, instructor-led
Feb 6 - Mar 31, 2023
33 hours
Stanford School of Engineering