Executive Education for Women | Wellesley College

Women's Leadership for Impact 

Length: 3 days

Instructor: Linda Carli, Ph.D.


Today’s leaders must be champions of self, culture, and relationships. Effective leadership requires an understanding of important leader behaviors and practices, informed decision making, and effective presentation of self and strategy. It also calls for embracing an ethos of self-care and inclusion. This program prepares professional women to advance into more senior leadership roles by first growing from the inside out. We do that through understanding and cultivating an effective leadership approach, leveraging diversity and talent, and supporting professional growth with a reflective practice of self-care -- all important keys to success.

Who Should Attend

Women with some leadership experience who want to increase impact and results.

Key topics include:

  • Examine the unique advantages and disadvantages of women as leaders.
  • Discover what characteristics are most associated with successful leadership.
  • Learn to recognize the various leadership styles and their relative effectiveness.
  • Learn what fundamental biases you and others hold about leadership.
  • Assess your individual leadership strengths and weaknesses while improving your leadership skills.
  • Determine how to lead in groups and facilitate effective team performance.
  • Gain an understanding of the effects of diversity on leadership, and how to address diversity issues.
  • Explore how self-doubt affects leadership outcomes and learn to manage self-perceptions.

Session Leader:

Linda Carli

Linda Carli

Senior Lecturer Emerita in Psychology

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 was a faculty member at the College of the Holy Cross and Mount Holyoke College before joining Wellesley, teaching courses in organizational and applied psychology. She has worked with women leaders nationwide through her diversity training and negotiation and conflict resolution workshops. Dr. Carli has also lectured widely on gender and diversity for business, academic, and other organizations.

 Program Details:

Length: 3 days

Session Dates:

January, 29-31, 2020

Program Fee: $3,300 (includes tuition, materials, and most meals; travel not included)*

*Residential option available for $500 (accommodations at Wellesley College Club or local hotel.)


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