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Women In Leadership: Inspire, Influence & Impact

This program prepares women to thrive and grow to their full potential with crucial strategies and business skills as well as opportunities to connect with other leaders who can share valuable experience.

Program Details

In Person: Minneapolis, MN

About the Program

Women make up 50% of the population but not necessarily 50% of business leadership. This course is an opportunity for you to meet other executives and enjoy candid, open conversations about the challenges women face in the workforce, and also how to support women as they come up through the ranks.


Experience & Results

Course experience includes networking time and a chance to hear from other business leaders who will share their own journeys, perspectives, and lessons learned. Over three days, you will strengthen your ability to lead through sessions designed to help you develop your leadership style, increase your influence, improve your communication style, hone negotiation tactics, and lead for sustainable long-term performance.

Learn how you can customize this program for your organization.

Program Contact
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  • Women business leaders
  • Businesswomen preparing for future leadership roles
  • Mid to senior-level leaders

Key Benefits

  • Engage with seasoned women executives from varied backgrounds and industries
  • Learn proven negotiation strategies to improve outcomes
  • Build an action plan focused on enhancing critical relationships
  • Discuss how to refine communication methods to increase their receptivity 
  • Share experience and learn from others successes and missteps
The past three days have been more inspirational, impactful, and life-changing than I could've ever imagined...The women who participated are successful, intelligent, and inspirational—brilliant people whom we all learned from and had a phenomenal opportunity to collaborate with. Thank you so much.
– Angela Losasso, Strategic Alliance Executive, Evolving Solutions

Negotiation Strategies: Capitalizing on Your Gender Advantage

Over the last few decades, women have made important strides ascending the leadership ranks. However, as a whole, they are still promoted less frequently and earn less than their male counterparts. In this 15-minute webinar, Prof. Pri Shah introduces tips for women to close the pay gap by harnessing negotiation skills that women are known to be good at.


Day 1
Leading for Sustainable Performance
Managing Your Leadership Brand
Day 2
Capitalizing on Your Gender Advantage

Negotiation Planning, Exercise & Debrief

Communication & Influence Strategies for Women
Communication & Influence Strategies for Women

Keynote: Angela Spranger, Senior Diversity Officer and Founding Director of the Center for DEI in Business

Networking Reception
Day 3
Leading Courageously
Leading Forward Women's Leadership Success Circle & Action Plan


Lori Abrams
Carlson Executive Educator Network

Lori Abrams is a Strategic and Organizational Communication Consultant with broad-based experience in workforce optimization, organizational development, and change management.

Louellen Essex
Carlson Executive Educators Network

Louellen Essex focuses on training and organizational development, leadership, communication, team building, and conflict resolution. She holds a PhD from the University of Minnesota where she studied leadership, psychology, and communication.

Stephen Glomb
Senior Associate Director & Career Coach, Carlson Graduate Business Career Center

Stephen Glomb is the Departmental Director, Carlson Graduate Business Career Center, Carlson School of Management, where he works with graduate business students and professionals in the executive, full-time, and part-time MBA programs.

Theresa Glomb
Professor, The Toro Company-David M. Lilly Chair in Organizational Behavior

Theresa M. Glomb is the Toro Company-David M. Lilly Chair in the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. She received her PhD and AM in Social, Organizational, and Individual Differences Psychology from the University of Illinois in 1998 and her BA in Psychology from DePaul University in 1993.

Pri Shah
Professor, Department of Work and Organizations

Priti Pradhan Shah, PhD, is a Professor in the Department of Work and Organizations at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota. Her primary research areas include social networks, teams, and decision-making.

Connie Wanberg
Professor and Industrial Relations Faculty Excellence Chair

Connie Wanberg teaches classes involving human resources management, leadership, industrial/organizational psychology, and organizational behavior. In her role as a researcher, she is internationally known for her work on unemployment, job search, and careers.

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