Program Instructors

Wellesley’s Executive Education for Women gives women leaders instructors to show them how to become more effective by tapping into the power that already exists within them. Wherever you are in your career journey, we have designed a selection of professional development courses to help you own your power and conquer your next step, run by amazing Program Instructors. 

Nancy Coleman | Wellesley College

Dr. Nancy Coleman, Program Director

Dr. Nancy Coleman is Associate Provost at Wellesley College and the Program Director for Wellesley’s Executive Education For Women as well as the Contemporary Women’s Leadership Institute. Her career in education related endeavors has spanned higher education, corporate roles and start-up ventures.   

Before coming to Wellesley College, Coleman managed all instructional design and student service operations for a higher ed consultancy’s global offices in the US, UK and Australia, led online program operations for Boston University, and grew a professional development consulting start-up into a multi-million-dollar entity. A fierce advocate for women’s advancement, Nancy is passionate about experiential learning, educational outcomes, and quality.

Leslie Andrews | Wellesley College

Leslie Andrews

Leslie Andrews is the Director of Golf at Nehoiden Golf Club at Wellesley College. She is a Class A member of the LPGA and a former marketing executive for ESPN. Leslie is also co-founder and President of Leslie Andrews Golf, a company dedicated to helping women learn to play golf and to use golf as a business tool. Leslie’s first book, the acclaimed Even Par: How Golf Helps Women Gain the Upper Hand in Business, has been praised as the definitive guide to women, golf and business.

Leslie has personally trained hundreds of women to effectively leverage golf to achieve more success in business, working with Goldman Sachs, EY, KPMG, Jefferies, Financial Women’s Association, the Women’s Bond Club of NY, Harvard Business School, and Yale School of Management, among others.


Golf - Programs for Women 
Hundreds of women have effectively leveraged golf to achieve more success in business. Wellesley offers several options depending on your skill level and desire to dive in and learn.


Margaret Andrews | Wellesley College

Margaret C. Andrews

Margaret Andrews is a seasoned academic and business leader with over twenty years of experience in higher education, business, consulting, and teaching. She has held a variety of senior management positions, has taught and consulted across the globe, and is adept at bringing ideas, people, and processes together to innovate and improve results. Ms. Andrews currently runs her own consulting firm, Higher Ed Associates, helping colleges and universities with strategy-related projects and working with diverse organizations to develop talent through customized executive education programs.

Ms. Andrews has worked in senior-level roles in both private industry and education including Vice President of Marketing at Putnam Investments, Associate Dean at Harvard University, Vice Provost of Hull International Business School, and Executive Director at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Throughout her rich career, Margaret has developed a reputation for innovation, excellence, and results.


360 Degree Leadership – Managing in All Directions
Learn how to balance organizational, team, individual, and self needs for maximum impact.

Making Teams Work – Collaborating for Results
Harness diverse work styles and skill sets for dynamic results.

Diego Arciniegas | Welesley College

Diego Arciniegas

Diego Arciniegas has been at Wellesley College for over twenty years and is currently a Senior Lecturer in Theatre Studies teaching acting, Shakespearean performance, and rhetoric. In addition to conducting an annual workshop for Wellesley faculty and teaching as part of the Maurer Public Speaking Program, Diego has given lectures and conducted workshops for Beth Israel Hospital and Harvard Medical School on personal presentation skills and women’s leadership.

An award-winning actor and director, Diego has been teaching, performing, and directing in the New England area for many years, including serving as the Artistic Director of The Publick Theatre in Boston for ten years.


Finding Your Voice – Communicating and Presenting with Influence
Find the power of your natural voice to deliver compelling and impactful presentations.

Media and Virtual Presentation Skills – Controlling the Message
Learn how to say exactly what you mean and control your message in any real or virtual environment.



Preeta Banejee | Wellesley College

Dr. Preeta M. Banerjee

Dr. Preeta M. Banerjee has spent over 20 years in academia, coaching and consulting. As an advocate, educator, researcher and author, she focuses on the importance of authentic leadership, creativity and innovation, entrepreneurship and social change.

Dr. Banerjee co-founded and currently serves as a partner at WhiteLeaf Advisors LLC. She previously led Deloitte’s U.S. Tech, Media and Telecom thought-leadership team and was a business school professor at Brandeis University and University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.


Women's Leadership for Impact – Own Your Leadership Power
Harness your unique leadership qualities for maximum results and impact.

Linda Carli | Wellesley College

Dr. Linda L. Carli

Linda L. Carli is a noted social psychologist who has extensively studied the many challenges faced by professional women. She is a recognized authority on gender discrimination and the author (with Alice Eagly) of Through the Labyrinth: The Truth About How Women Become Leaders. Her research on the effects of gender on women’s leadership, group interaction, communication, influence, and reactions to adversity has resulted in more than one hundred scholarly articles, book chapters, and presentations.

Dr. Carli holds a Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She has worked with women leaders nationwide through her diversity training, negotiation, and conflict resolution workshops. Dr. Carli has also lectured widely on gender and diversity for business, academic, and other organizations.


Women's Leadership for Impact – Own Your Leadership Power
Harness your unique leadership qualities for maximum results and impact.


Marge Watters |  Wellesley College

Marge Watters

Marge is a coach, consultant, author and entrepreneur who has spent 25+ years helping individuals realize their career and leadership potential.  Working as a career consultant, Marge has coached individuals from all levels of the organization to help them move successfully through the challenging process of career transition. As an executive coach, she helped her clients maximize their strengths and understand their development opportunities to advance their leadership potential.

Marge’s early experience includes 19 years in the financial services industry including corporate finance and investment banking. She was a vice president of Citibank Canada, and co-founder of Penfund Management Ltd. and Permanent Commercial Corporation.  In 1995, Marge and her partner, John Knebel, founded and led KWA Partners, now known as Optimum Talent. From start-up, the firm grew to be ranked among the top five organizations in the career management industry.


Leaning Out™ – Defining Your Next Chapter
Chart your own course with this unique workshop designed specifically for late-stage career women.

Trish Wheaton | Wellesley College

Trish Wheaton 

Trish Wheaton, Principal and Founder of Leaning Out, is part of the Boomer vanguard of professional women who have been profoundly challenging and changing the professional status quo. In her 30+ year marketing career at WPP, she led in a variety of C-Suite positions at two of WPP’s largest agencies, led high-growth offices in Canada and the UK, served as Global Managing Partner for Y&R Advertising, and was Wunderman’s first ever Global Chief Marketing Officer.

After leaving the corporate world, Trish encountered the unique challenges of transitioning to a post-career life firsthand. She founded Leaning Out to provide other top-level professional women key resources and support to help them successfully redefine their lives and purpose post-career. Since that time, she and her team have worked with numerous executive women across the country to embrace their next chapter.


Leaning Out™ – Defining Your Next Chapter
Chart your own course with this unique workshop designed specifically for late-stage career women.