Women as Leaders

Cranfield School of Management

Women As Leaders

Strategies for career success

Women as Leaders is led by Cranfield leadership experts who have worked with women’s leadership development since the early days of interest in this field.

Cranfield has 25 years of research into women’s leadership and this programme draws on this expertise. The programme directors currently work internationally with clients who want to use the latest thinking on leadership practices in their senior roles.

This programme will: help you to think positively about developing leadership practices that are best fitted to your context; help you develop leadership practices that fit with your personal values and preferences; help you work with the political landscape in which senior leadership roles are embedded. It will provide you with the knowledge and mind-set to overcome the barriers to further success and to increase your promotional opportunities.

Women as Leaders integrates leading edge research with participants’ personal experiences to provide practical learning about leadership and how to navigate your way in complex executive roles.

Tuition, course materials, full board accommodation and lifelong access to Alumni Membership Benefits are included in the price of this course.



  • A clearer understanding of the challenges facing women leaders when taking up senior positions 

  • An opportunity to step back and consider what you need to do to ensure your leadership practice is tailored to your organisation and to your personal context, including an appraisal of what is important for you in your life and career at this time 

  • Learning about the latest thinking in leadership and engaging in group discussions, co- counselling sessions and facilitation groups to address your challenges using practical frameworks 

  • A unique opportunity to differentiate gender issues and organisational issues in your context through working with a group of women leaders experiencing similar challenges –where do we as women need to change and what needs to change in organisation practices and culture for women to advance –what are our roles as senior leaders in developing the widest possible talent pool 

  • Access to an elite network of female professionals to work with in the future.


  • Doing leadership differently as a woman; the new leadership landscape
  • Your aspirations and values as a leader
  • Navigating in a male dominated organisation
  • Political skills and networking in organisations
  • Increasing personal presence
  • Creating and maintaining resilience and well-being as a female leader.


  • Experienced women professionals, managers and directors who want to accelerate their careers.


Kim Turnbull James

Hilary Harris 

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2.5 days, residential


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Fees include tuition, course materials, accommodation (where applicable) and lifelong access to Alumni Membership Benefits (on courses of 2 days or more duration).

For further information contact:-

Paul Hughes
+44 (0)1234 754497

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What Participants think...

"The most valuable and inspiring course I have taken in recent years. In depth self-analysis and action plans that are relevant to women in the workplace... The value of an external course run by reputable and experienced academics is now apparent to me. I have learnt so much in the past 2.5 days."

Fiona Ryan,
Senior Inside Sales Executive,
Google Ireland

"Inspiring and empowering. All women in management or leadership roles could benefit from this personally and in the work sense."

Angela Otton, Information Technology Project Manager, BMW Group

"This course came at exactly the right time for me. Insightful and inspirational whilst providing a very supportive environment. Very motivational."

Liz Kemp, Head of Education Recognition, ACCA UK

"This was an inspirational leadership course, with a ‘woman’ slant. Perfect."

Fay Ashwell, Chief Operating Officer, Oxford University Endowment Management 

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