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Women's Leadership Excellence

Executive education program in English

Women's Leadership Excellence (WLE.9)

Duration: 3 Days
Location: Berlin
Dates: 3. - 5. Jul 2024
4,200 €

Women's Leadership Excellence (WLE.10)

Duration: 3 Days
Location: Berlin
Dates: 10. - 12. Dec 2024
4,200 €

Reach your next level of leadership

For women stepping up to senior leadership positions, specific challenges may arise – especially in industries where such roles are traditionally dominated by men. 
This comprehensive program offers a unique blend of networking opportunities, leadership development, coaching, and confidence-building activities to help you achieve your leadership goals.

  • Explore and embrace women's unique leadership strengths  

  • Learn how to overcome behaviors and beliefs that limit your growth  

  • Build and leverage professional networks to reach your full leadership potential   

Women's Leadership Excellence (WLE.9)

Duration: 3 Days
Location: Berlin
Dates: 3. - 5. Jul 2024
4,200 €

Women's Leadership Excellence (WLE.10)

Duration: 3 Days
Location: Berlin
Dates: 10. - 12. Dec 2024
4,200 €

Your profile

  • You are a female leader or executive with responsibility for a team(s) or large projects 

  • You are a senior expert leading global projects or teams in the transition to a senior leadership position 

  • You are an outstanding female leader in other areas 

Program highlights

  • Learn how to leverage your own authentic female leadership excellence 

  • Gain clarity on your next career move and how to keep progressing to the next level of leadership 

  • Become a change maker and foster a more inclusive workplace at your organization 


  • Self-discovery and personal growth through coaching and peer support  

  • Creating presence and projecting confidence in diverse contexts 

  • Communicating and presenting with clarity and charisma 


  • Ranked #1 business school in Germany and #10 globally by the Financial Times Executive Education Rankings

  • Combine theory with hands-on experiences to help put new ideas into practice and develop your leadership skills 

  • Expand your network and learn from the experiences of your peers 



Program Director Nan Guo on the reasons to join the Women's Leadership Excellence Program


Lucy Han, a participant in Women's Leadership Excellence 2020, offers insight into her experience


Aleksandra Sienkiewicz

Global Application Development Manager, Clariant Produkte (Deutschland) GmbH

"Many businesses try to improve outcomes by thinking about diversity. In order for that diversity to work, it must be focused and cognitive. You have to identify, accept and then bring in skill sets that you or your team currently lack."

Meet our teaching staff

The programs have been 
designed – and will be led –
by ESMT faculty members 
and ESMT visiting faculty. 
They will also guide and 
advise you throughout 
your studies.

Nan Guo

Program Director, Executive Education, ESMT Berlin

Stephanie Street

Senior Associate, Dramatic Resources

Lara King

Associate Trainer, Dramatic Resources

Program Structure

Teaching methods

  • Innovative exercises
  • Workshops with peers and faculty
  • Pair and group work
  • Group coaching
  • Interactive lectures
  • Plenary discussions
  • Networking events

Day 1

Women’s Leadership Excellence

  • Defining women's leadership excellence
  • Leadership excellence through networks 



Day 2

Your Path to Leadership Excellence

  • Group coaching
  • Peer consultation
  • Personal growth plan

Day 3

Leadership Excellence in Action

  • Projecting authority and confidence
  • Mastering difficult conversations
  • In the spotlight


Lea Reyx-Richad

"I had a wonderful experience at ESMT Berlin where I attended the Women's Leadership Excellence (WLE) program. This program is not intended to be a "girl power" brainwashing experience. Rather, it aims to enhance participants' understanding of the necessary qualities of being a forward-looking manager, emphasizes the importance of developing a strong network, and provides the opportunity to benefit from individual coaching. I had the chance to meet wonderful and successful women from whom I learned a lot. In a nutshell, the key elements emphasized in the WLE program are self-confidence, trust, sharing, caring, kindness, and self-disclosure."

Léa Reyx-Richard, HR Business Partner, Akiem

"The Women's Leadership Excellence program left a lasting impression on me, and the standout moment was the last coaching day, where theater and acting coaches unveiled the significance of body language, voice, and gestures in presentations and conversations. I was amazed to learn that these non-verbal elements contribute to 93% of the overall impact, while the actual content only makes up 7%! We got to practice communication techniques and dive deep into our work challenges. It was a great experience!

 But here's the best part: this program didn't just help me professionally, it made a personal impact too. Those three intense days of coaching and exchange are still working their magic in my mind. I'm looking forward to using the techniques I learned and staying connected with the people I met to continue learning from each other.”

Melissa Mayr, Senior Legal Counsel, Allianz Partners SAS Niederlassung Deutschland

Postgraduate Diploma in Management

Postgraduate Diploma in Management

This program can also be taken as part of the Postgraduate Diploma in Management curriculum. Bring your career to the next level and gain the formal recognition of your professional development with this university-level certificate.

Earn your certificate

Your Program Advisor

Your program advisor

​​​​​​​Beatrix Becker
Head of Business Development, ESMT Berlin

Phone: +49 30 21231 6205

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