RSM is an organisation dedicated and passionate about innovative business education, one of the areas being research into gender issues in corporate boardrooms. As a result, we challenged a team of MBA women to stretch themselves beyond their leadership perceptions and reach new heights.

The RSM MBA Kilimanjaro Project was designed to be a transformative experience where participants master key leadership competencies, including understanding and using power, team building and communication. Lead by Rebecca Stephens (the first British woman to have climbed Everest), the Kilimanjaro Leadership Project was experienced by each participant in different ways and I am sure they would be happy to chat with you about it.

Here are a few of their insights:

I learned a lot more on the mountain with and from the amazing group of truly phenomenal women! I feel truly privileged and blessed to have met these strong, smart, determined, stubborn, independent, caring  and loving women, who really inspired me. It was amazing to go through an experience like this with them, which changed each of us in our own ways. Eveline Maas, OneMBA12

In r apidly changing business environment, teams will play more important roles because of high uncertainty and complexity. The amazing women’s Kilimanjaro team convinced me of the power of teams through women empowering women. I appreciate my team and RSM for giving me this unique opportunity. Juen Bae, MBA12

After the climb, I achieved the following – having more confidence in myself – having more courage to encounter the unknown – having more courage to take risks – being mentally stronger to cope with unexpected difficulties – feeling more comfortable with my successes . Ying Sun, EMBA11