Leadership for Executive Women

Female executive on a business phone call.

In today’s changing business environment, women need to think in new ways, take diverse perspectives and lead with courage. Leadership for Executive Women is designed to help women in middle and upper management roles to drive change in themselves, their teams and their workplaces.

With an emphasis on exploring personal values, vision and leadership styles, this course will allow you to access new ideas and inspirational ways of thinking about leadership issues that are specific to women in leadership. You will gain insights into women's leadership and influencing models and the power of a supportive peer network, allowing you to develop the skills to lead in a way that is both personally and professionally rewarding.

Participants come from a number of sectors, allowing you to build critical relationships and networks that are often regarded by women as vital to their professional growth and career fulfillment.

To attend this course, use the "click here to apply" button and fill in the application form. If you would like further information on the course, including eligibility requirements, please contact the Client Services Team at execed@business.uq.edu.au or via +617 3346 7111.

Price: $5273 (exc GST)

Building your capability through

  • Identify the processes and challenges facing women executives in the 21st century
  • Develop your own leadership capabilities and assess the unique situation in your workplace
  • Engage in current debates and strategies for women leaders in business
  • Formulate practical ideas, models and tools of leadership, which will help you examine your development as a female leader
  • Connect with leading academics and industry leaders who will provide inspirational ways of thinking about leadership issues relevant to female managers
  • Meet and mix with successful, influential businesswomen; share insights, compare experiences and build partnerships and lasting networks

Our expert facilitators

Professor Polly Parker
PhD MPhil (Auckland), DipPhysEd (Otago), Dip.Teaching Christchurch

Polly Parker is a Professor in leadership and Director of Education at UQ Business School. She has a background and life-long interest in teaching and learning which she has applied in both academic and corporate settings.  Polly is active in the area of women’s leadership and its development. She was a member of the steering committee and a presenter on CEDA’s inaugural Women in leadership program in 2010; has delivered the Women’s Executive Leadership Program for UQ with Tessa since 2008 and customised programs.

Ms Tessa Raeburn
BSc(Hons) AFBPsS, C. Psychol.
Partner, Raeburn Keslake International

Tessa was recently the Global Director of a Fortune 500 multinational company employing over 95,000 employees with specific responsibility, as Director: Human Resources, for setting global HR strategy. Prior to that she spent 16 years as a Partner of Raeburn Keslake, consulting internationally in blue chip, global companies on individual, team and organisation development.