Women are often very good in their field, yet they sometimes tend to be reserved when it comes to promoting themselves. This may be one contributing factor why women are considered less often for promotions than men. With the Aiming Higher Women’s Leadership Programme, the University of St.Gallen has created a compact continuing education programme for women in lower and middle management who want to prepare for the next career step. Last year, over 40 women took part in the programme. This fall, the programme will start up for the fourth time.
The Aiming Higher Women’s Leadership Programme is based on three pillars: leadership, communication, and taking action. Participants learn about various leadership approaches and identify their own personal leadership style based on an expert-guided. A further focus is on strengthening personal communication skills that are required for more senior roles, such as leading negotiations and managing various stakeholder interests. Participants then create a personal plan for their next career steps and partake in a 6-month mentoring programme to exchange best practices with a seasoned sparring partner. Finally, the annual reunion provides ongoing inspiration and access to an ever-growing network of female leaders.
Find out more about the Aiming Higher Women’s Leadership Programme here.