Oxford Women's Leadership Development Programme

  • USD 2,869

  • online
  • Online |
  • Date not specified
  • Certificate

Research proves that companies with women in leadership positions are more likely to outperform on profitability, with better average growth and optimised productivity.1 Tackling gender bias and workplace challenges is becoming a necessity for businesses, society, and the economy at large.

Saïd Business School, University of Oxford offers you the opportunity to take a critical look at your own leadership style and strengths on the six-week, online Oxford Women’s Leadership Development Programme.

By approaching leadership as a reflective practice, this programme is structured around three main themes: self-acceptance, self-management, and self-development. Through challenging the workplace gender biases that female leaders face, you’ll explore the skills needed to lead, influence, negotiate, and navigate difficult scenarios.

Program Benefits

On completion of this programme, you’ll be empowered to:

  • Create a personal development plan so that you may move into the future with confidence as a leader
  • Critically examine your own identity as a leader and recognise your leadership potential
  • Understand how to respond to culture and gender assumptions
  • Take ownership of your career and learn to leverage your strengths and identify limiting behaviours
  • Evaluate a range of methods and resources for developing and transitioning as a leader
  • Join a global network of current and aspiring female leaders who are preparing to broaden their impact and influence
  • Guidance from leading industry experts and Oxford Saïd faculty, and access to the official Oxford Executive Education Alumni group on LinkedIn

Who Should Attend

This online programme is aimed to better equip current leaders to navigate the many challenges and gender biases within the workplace, and develop the critical skills of aspiring leaders seeking to lead, influence, and mentor. Those preparing to transition into senior management or C-suite roles will be able to deepen their leadership knowledge by reflecting on crucible moments and your approaches to challenging situations. This programme will serve those aiming to overcome gender barriers in business, and grow both within their careers and organisation.


Sue Dopson
Rhodes Trust Professor of Organisational Behaviour
Kathryn Bishop
Associate Fellow
Jonathan Trevor
Associate Professor of Management Practice
Rupert Younger
Director, Oxford University Centre for Corporate Reputation

*Program faculty is subject to change


Module 1

Accepting yourself as a leader.

Reflect on how you have led in the past and acknowledge your abilities as a leader.

Module 2

Understanding your context.

Learn how to read and diagnose context and react appropriately.

Module 3

Negotiating as a leadership practice.

Understand cultural dimensions in order to negotiate effectively.

Module 4

Becoming an influential leader.

Recognise how to use your unique strengths to persuade and influence.

Module 5

Developing as a leader: What can help you?

Gain an appreciation for self-development as a lifelong activity.

Module 6

Imagining your future possibilities as a leader.

Create a personal development plan for your future as a leader.


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