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This joint program invites emerging women in leadership and their senior leaders within an organization to attend intensive sessions meant to foster leadership, professional growth, and gender equity in the workplace.
Organizations thrive and out-perform their competitors when they have greater gender equality and a strong pipeline of diverse talent to tap into. This unique leadership program is designed to help companies reach these goals.
The curriculum develops high-potential leaders at multiple levels with the skills to advance their own careers and to promote diversity in the workplace.
Emerging women leaders will attend four days of sessions developed exclusively for them, focusing on their leadership story and key skills to transition to strategic leaders.
Senior leaders will attend a full day devoted exclusively to advancing their own leadership and executive presence skills.
The evening of day four is a networking opportunity for all participants attending from around the world. Day five is when emerging women and senior leaders come together to engage in mutually beneficial sessions.
Emerging Leaders Program Components
Virtual module I
April 12—30, 2021
May 3—7, 2021
Virtual module II
May 10—June 11, 2021
Senior Leaders Program Components
Virtual module I
April 12—30, 2021
May 5—7, 2021
Emerging Leaders Track
Senior Leaders Track
2020 Class Times: 8:30am-4:30pm EDT
Pamela Rucker brings more than 25 years of experience helping executives to understand their business drivers, and to develop solutions that increase their bottom line. She has worked in diverse industries, and her expertise and leadership philosophy have been instrumental in providing solutions that add significant value to corporate profitability.
Jill Abruzese Slye has nearly 30 years of business experience in sales, management, communications, public speaking, career event planning, and employer relations. As a Harvard University Extension School graduate, Jill was elected and inducted into the Phi Beta Chapter of Alpha Sigma Lambda.
Emily F. Epstein has been helping people influence one another and manage conflict for over two decades. She founded Oakbay Consulting to teach businesses, NGOs, and government agencies more effective negotiation, facilitation, mediation, and communication skills. Epstein works with organizations in a wide range of industries, including technology, marketing, law, financial services, medicine, science, entertainment, hospitality, construction, and design. Her work has brought her throughout Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and the Americas. Epstein is currently a lecturer of law at the University of California Berkeley School of Law, and she has served in the past as associate faculty at Harvard Law School’s Program on Negotiation and as adjunct faculty at the Georgetown University Law Center.
Laura Wilcox has been in academia for over two decades at the intersection of business, innovation, and education at MIT, MIT Sloan, and Harvard. Throughout her career in higher education management, she has a proven track record of leading people and teams, driving new initiatives, advising students/faculty/industry leaders, and creating new programs and products.
Julie M. Wilson, founder of the Institute for the Future of Learning and an advisor to entrepreneurial students at Harvard’s Innovation Lab, has over 15 years experience as a leadership consultant, trainer, and coach working with a range of for-profit and nonprofit clients across the United States and Europe. As a learning and development consultant at Harvard University, Julie was the recipient of the Harvard Hero award for outstanding contributions to the University. Her recent book, The Human Side of Changing Education, was published by Corwin Press in 2018.
Areen Shahbari is a social entrepreneur, a business consultant, and a lecturer on entrepreneurship, strategic management, marketing, and effective communication at Harvard University Extension School and Simmons School of Business. She provides consulting services to local and international entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial companies, leads travel courses that focus on women leadership and entrepreneurship, serves on business and entrepreneurship panels, and leads workshops and training on networking, negotiation, entrepreneurship, communicating across cultures, and persuasion. Shahbari has taught in the United States, Chile, Jordan, Palestine, Morocco, Turkey, and Mexico. She is also the Chief Executive Officer of Cactus Int., a company that she founded in 2013 to promote women entrepreneurship in the Middle East and North Africa Region.