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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 This 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. 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. Course experience includes networking time and a chance to hear from other business leaders who will share their own journeys, perspectives, and lessons learned.


Learn how you can customize this program for your organization.


  • 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, Associate Professor 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 Educators Network

Lori Abrams is a Distinguished Member of the Carlson Executive Educator Network. Lori is also 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 is an Educator in the Carlson Executive Educator’s Network at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota. Dr. 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 administration, psychology, and communication.

Stephen Glomb
Senior Associate Director & Career Coach (Primary coach for MHRIR)

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. He is equally skilled at pre-employment assessment and selection, helping organizations determine readiness and potential among their existing team members.

Theresa Glomb
Professor, The Toro Company-David M. Lilly Chair in Human Resources

Theresa Glomb is a Professor and The Toro Company – David M. Lilly Chair in Human Resources, Department of Work and Organizations. She received her Ph.D. and AM in social, organizational, and individual differences psychology from the University of Illinois and her BA in psychology from DePaul University.

Pri Shah
Associate Professor, Department of Work and Organizations

Pri Shah, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Work and Organizations at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota. Her primary research areas are 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 known for her work on unemployment, job search, and careers.

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