Program Dates


Cost: $6,495 (inquire for group pricing)



  • Three one-on-one Executive Coaching sessions
  • Three in-person event days
  • Additional workshops added
Available Soon

A unique program for women in leadership

"A woman with a voice is by definition a strong woman. But the search to find that voice can be remarkably difficult. This 'voice' is your best tool in the boardroom." – Melinda Gates

UCI’s Women’s Leadership program is preparing women to find their voice and not just take a seat at the leadership table, but to leverage their unique skills to create and shape these tables and this year’s program is stronger than ever.

Now offering 1:1 executive coaching, a new module, additional hours and an extra in-person day, we are confident that women in leadership will find it even more beneficial in their daily professional and personal lives.

The Paul Merage School of Business has a long-standing commitment to diversity and inclusion and is the number one business school in the world for percentage of female faculty (Financial Times MBA, 2019). From this perspective, the Office of Executive Education presents this unique program for Women in Leadership.

This program is not intended to be a substitute for mixed gender leadership development programs, but a leadership identity builder and support network for women.

Key Components:

  • Personal: Move beyond gender stereotypes and create your unique leadership identity and powerful leadership presence
  • Organizational: Build support systems and allies, leverage your team, and navigate organizational dynamics effectively
  • Develop new skills through application exercises and case study analysis
  • Network, share and strategize with peers during facilitated peer coaching sessions
  • Create a community with your peers who will share this experience with you 

This interactive program covers major topics including:

  • Learn how to build an authentic personal and organizational leadership presence for maximum performance
  • Discuss and address barriers women face in leadership positions
  • Networks, Mentors, Sponsors & Allies: How to find them and how to be them
  • Negotiation Strategies for Women
  • Team & Organizational Presence


For more information:

Office of Executive Education

Kirsten Nielsen


"The program was deeply meaningful for me and continues to positively impact not only my professional but personal life. I recommend this program to anyone thinking about expanding their network and getting re-invigorated and inspired in their life and career." - Joanna Faulkner, Account Director, Apex Performance, UCI EMBA 2017