Women in Leadership

Women in Leadership

Women mean business. Prepare yourself for your next career step with new knowledge. In the two-day Women in Leadership programme, you will learn how to make your voice heard, take ownership, develop and understand your network, and gain confidence in being present. Learn how to manage yourself, manage relationships, manage diversity, and manage networks.

Enhance your natural leadership strength as a woman

RSM Executive Education’s Women in Leadership programme addresses the issues encountered by women in business, particularly the challenges women face when climbing the corporate ladder. The programme’s aim is for you to discover more about yourself by interacting with other high-performing women in a challenging but pleasant environment. The course is led by leadership development and diversity specialist Professor Dianne Bevelander. With her and fellow programme participants you will explore best practices, share insights, learn about the latest research on female leadership, compare experiences, and discuss your ideas and challenges. The programme is highly practical, so you can put what you have learned into action to empower yourself immediately.

Learning Objectives

By participating in this programme, you will:

  •  explore and understand your own leadership style and how it aligns with your leadership strategy
  • learn how to communicate effectively by investigating new perspectives on communication processes that will enhance your ability to understand and navigate complex interactions
  • develop new perspectives on the meaning, value and importance of social networks both within personal and organisational context
  • enhance your ability to support others in their aim to achieve individual and organisational goals.

Partners in empowering women

RSM Executive Education’s women in business programmes are offered in partnership with the Erasmus Centre for Women and Organisations (ECWO). ECWO is committed to women’s continued advancement into leadership positions by contributing to management education and actively engaging in the gender debate.

  • All RSM’s Women in Business programmes, such as Women in Leadership, bring together a dynamic group of women who have the potential to take on senior roles in their organisations. They may be female leaders who want to break through the glass ceiling or women who want to improve their leadership, communication and presentation skills, as well as negotiation techniques. Participants seeking women empowerment come from a wide range of organisations, including private and public companies, and from various levels of management. The female leaders who complete the programme will have the skills to be more successful professionals.

    Previous participants came from the following companies: Aon Hewitt - AkzoNobel – Douwe Egberts Nederland - DSM – Europol – Grant Thornton International – Philips – Port of Rotterdam – Rabobank International – Telfort Zakelijk.

  • “It’s not about being right, but about doing the right thing. This workshop is not only about empowering women but about inspiring, energising and really executing the things we have to do to maximise our potential as women.”
    Isabellita Lie Fong-Terhorst, manager billing and collection, LeasePlan

    “What I really liked about the programme is that you join a group of women with diverse backgrounds and expertise. Together you find out that you share the same challenges and, with Dianne in the lead, you learn how to deal with them and turn these challenges into something positive. It offered me huge take-aways that I put to practice immediately.”
    Duna Uribe, international business developer and project leader, Port of Rotterdam Authority

    “This programme is brilliant. Dianne, who is a key motivator, offers a good combination of both theory and practical exercises. And because you are together with other women in powerful positions, you share experiences and empower each other to perform better in the workforce.
    Kathy Teoh, senior project manager, DSM Nutritional Products

  • During the Women in Leadership Programme you will learn from Dorothy Grandia. Occasionally we may substitute other faculty members according to the content of the programme and their availability.

    Dorothy Grandia
    Dorothy Grandia is assistant director of the Erasmus Centre for Women and Organisations (ECWO) at RSM, and media director for the Energy Economics Institute at the University of Cologne. She also coaches and teaches communication courses at RSM and INSEAD. Working mostly in STEM industry contexts, Dorothy specialises in persuasive communication, particularly communication strategies to improve communication between (technical) specialists, cross-functional peers and general management. She worked in journalism and politics in the USA. She has an MA in vocal performance from the New School University/Mannes College of Music, and a BA in Asian studies from the University of Texas at Austin.

  • Dates

    8 - 9 March 2021 > Apply now
    14 - 15 October 2021 > Apply now

    Fees

    € 1,725 (excl. 21% VAT) including course materials, lunches, and snacks. These fees do not include hotel accommodation.
    10% discount for alumni from Erasmus University Rotterdam and RSM. More information about the discount.

    General terms and conditions

    Our general terms and conditions apply when you register for an open programme. Please review them to learn more about our policies for cancellation, deferral and substitution.

    Location

    The programme takes place in the Bayle building on the Woudestein Campus of Erasmus University Rotterdam. 

    Hotel accommodation

    We recommend Novotel Rotterdam Brainpark Hotel, adjacent to the university and less than five minutes’ walk from campus. Participants benefit from special rates.

  • Most programmes will take place online until 1 March 2021. If you register for a programme that is scheduled to take place after 1 March 2021, we cannot guarantee a face-to-face delivery format.

    RSM’s Women in Leadership programme runs on several dates. Please select the one that suits you most to register: