About Programme

The number of women in key leadership positions remains low across most organisations. This is a big missed opportunity for businesses because increased diversity in senior management has been proven to boost performance. Moreover, women leaders bring unique insights into a key decision-making demographic that represents one half of the earth’s population.

Women face many unique but surmountable obstacles on their path to leadership. Obstacles like deeply ingrained gender bias, paucity of female role models and an increasingly male-dominated peer group the further they progress as a senior leader. These are challenges of organisational structure and culture that can with the right moves be addressed effectively.

This programme has been designed to help women executives like you overcome the organisational hurdles that restrict your growth. You will gain a keen understanding of your own leadership style and the moves you can make to refine it. The programme will introduce you to a network of women peers, opening up opportunities across industries and empowering you to push yourself and your organisation forward.

Programme Start Date & Duration


Programme Fee


Download Brochure

Thank you for submitting your details. You will receive the brochure on your email shortly.

How does this Live Virtual programme help?

Executive education redesigned for a radically different world. This programme blends the discipline of the on-campus experience that ISB is renowned for with our global faculty and advanced curriculum. You will gain immediately applicable advanced skills, relevant for the uncertain times we live in.

LIVE Virtual Classrooms

Experience a new way of immersive learning through group discussions, case reviews, peer networking and engaging dialogues.


Gain an official certificate awarded by the Centre for Executive Education at ISB, recognised by executives and employers for its world-class education.

Research-Based Teaching

Learn at India’s most researchproductive B-School. Gain from the advanced, up-to-date research being conducted by world-class faculty at ISB.

Alumni network

Expand your network with ISB’s 40,000+ high-performing alumni community. Join this group of senior executives and entrepreneurs spread across the entire world.


Learn how to deliver added value to all partners and stakeholders while you juggle the new work-life balance from the safety of your home.

Real-world application

Learn real-world skills that you can immediately apply to initiate transformation at your organisation, giving it a distinct advantage over competitors.

Who should attend?

Executives from various disciplines and managerial backgrounds will benefit from attending this programme. It will be especially beneficial for senior women executives holding vice-president positions or above. Executives who have been singled out as high-potential leaders and are eager to enhance their leadership skills will also gain from attending the programme. 


  1. Tackle the unique challenges faced by women leaders with advanced leadership concepts
  2. Develop a keen understanding of your personal leadership style
  3. Drive change within your organisation with greater confidence
  4. Refine your individual voice by refining your overall communication abilities
  5. Master your ability to use networks, mentors, and sponsors to push your career ahead
  6. Access a community of successful women leaders in senior positions across sectors


  • Participant and faculty introductions
  • Setting individual expectations and learning outcomes
  • Overview of the modules being covered in the programme

Module 1

  • Understanding your leadership archetype
  • Your most favourite style and the impact of overuse
  • Your least favourite style and the cost of not using the same
  • Developing the ability to flex your style based on the context and situation

Module 2

  • Understanding why networking is a key business skill
  • Learning how to create your network map
  • Analysing different types of influencing tactics and knowing when to use them
  • Building your social capital (Connectors, champions, advocate – strong ties, weak ties)

Module 3

  • Introduction to the concept of being at your best
  • Becoming aware of your common triggers
  • Using the principle of pause and choice to move into a resourceful place

Module 4

  • Understanding what it takes to lead in partnership (common purpose and trust)
  • Identifying your trust quotient with others
  • Resolving conflict by stepping into the shoes of others
  • Using a simple framework to have a difficult conversation

Module 5

  • Introduction to different types of power positions
  • Understanding your natural position and the impact it has on others
  • Developing the capacity to step into your power

Module 6

  • Understanding the concept of your leadership brand and why it is important
  • Articulating your own leadership brand
  • Identifying the shift that you need to make as a leader to live your brand

Meet the Faculty


Gayatri Das Sharma 

Gayatri has received the highest level of coaching certification from Columbia University along with multiple other certifications. Her consulting career has taken her across continents including a 10-year stint at Hewitt Associates. Professionally Certified Coach, Consultant and Facilitator Advanced Coaching Certification, Columbia University, New York, USA; Certified Professional Behavioral Analyst, TTI International; Certified Professional Values Analyst, TTI International; PTSI Certified, TTI International


Saumya Sindhwani 

A published author with three books to her credit, her research interests converge at the intersection of strategy, leadership and society. Before joining academia, she spent several years as a consultant, working across many geographies. Associate Dean, Advanced Management Programmes; Executive Director, Centre for Learning and Management Practice, ISB. PhD, Manchester Business School; MSc, London School of Economics and Political Science; BSc (Hons) Gold Medallist, Business and Management Studies, University of Bradford.