Realize your leadership potential as a woman in business
Strategies for Leadership
Empowering women executives

Increase your leadership impact with our women leadership program

Are you looking for new ways to become a more visible and assertive leader within your organization? 

As a woman, finding role models becomes increasingly hard as you rise in your company.

Strategies for Leadership (SL) is your chance to experiment with different leadership styles without being concerned about how you may be perceived.

You will leave the program inspired, and ready to take your next career step.

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Improve performance and lead more effectively

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Prepare to take on top-level management roles and board positions

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Build a network of women in business to serve as mentors and role models

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Be a competitive advantage for your company. Contribute to leadership diversity

You and your class

You are an experienced executive woman, in business, government or the not-for-profit sector. You want to get ahead with your career and are looking for the right leadership program to do so. 

Read more about admission criteria


The class you join is individually put together through a selection process to ensure that you experience the most impactful learning with a truly diverse group of global peers. Your class will become a trusted resource, encourage your learning journey and surprise you in many unanticipated beneficial ways both during and beyond your classroom experience.

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100%
women executives
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87%
functional / divisional / regional role
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+15
nationalities and industries
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16
avg. years of experience

You become part of an incredibly active and close-knit alumni group. We meet annually and I go whenever I can to draw insights from members I know and to meet new ones. This is an extraordinary plus for me.

Taina Mäkijärvi

First Vice President, Nordea
Finland

Is it your turn?

Companies with more than three women in managerial roles tend to have better returns on equity and assets than competitors with a less receptive approach to women...There is a clear business case for hiring and promoting women for more senior roles.

Ginka Toegel

Program Director

Next start & fee
Program length: 4 days + 1 post-program coaching session
2017
from
06
June
to
09
June

Lausanne

CHF 9,900

Strategies for Leadership

Apply

To apply, please download the application form (PDF), fill it in, save or print the completed form and send it by e-mail or fax, respectively, to the IMD Information and Registration Office.

Download application form

Tentatively reserve

To tentatively reserve a place, please download the reservation

Download tentative reservation form

Important note

Please note that you can view and fill out the form using versions 8, 9 or 10 of either Adobe Reader or Acrobat, but to save the form to your computer you must use Adobe Acrobat.

2017
from
19
Sept.
to
22
Sept.

Lausanne

CHF 9,900

Strategies for Leadership

Apply

To apply, please download the application form (PDF), fill it in, save or print the completed form and send it by e-mail or fax, respectively, to the IMD Information and Registration Office.

Download application form

Tentatively reserve

To tentatively reserve a place, please download the reservation

Download tentative reservation form

Important note

Please note that you can view and fill out the form using versions 8, 9 or 10 of either Adobe Reader or Acrobat, but to save the form to your computer you must use Adobe Acrobat.

2018
from
22
May
to
25
May

Lausanne

CHF 9,900

Strategies for Leadership

Apply

To apply, please download the application form (PDF), fill it in, save or print the completed form and send it by e-mail or fax, respectively, to the IMD Information and Registration Office.

Download application form

Tentatively reserve

To tentatively reserve a place, please download the reservation

Download tentative reservation form

Important note

Please note that you can view and fill out the form using versions 8, 9 or 10 of either Adobe Reader or Acrobat, but to save the form to your computer you must use Adobe Acrobat.

2018
from
25
Sept.
to
28
Sept.

Lausanne

CHF 9,900

Strategies for Leadership

Apply

To apply, please download the application form (PDF), fill it in, save or print the completed form and send it by e-mail or fax, respectively, to the IMD Information and Registration Office.

Download application form

Tentatively reserve

To tentatively reserve a place, please download the reservation

Download tentative reservation form

Important note

Please note that you can view and fill out the form using versions 8, 9 or 10 of either Adobe Reader or Acrobat, but to save the form to your computer you must use Adobe Acrobat.

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Our programs are ranked highly by the world's most influential business publications.