Leadership for Senior Executive Women

Female Executive On Business Phone Call

Despite the accelerating rate of change in today's business environment, a lack of gender diversity is still prevalent in the workplace. Several inhibitors and constructs influence the participation and progression of women in leadership roles. Women leaders must recognise the unique challenges and opportunities they face within their career journeys. It is vital that they are supported  to consider leadership in new ways – with courage and openness to diverse perspectives.

Leadership for Senior Executive Women will empower you to recognise aspects of the environments in which you work that can affect your career progression.  You will access new ideas and approaches to leadership that combine challenging content and emotional engagement, designed to facilitate insights into how women can lead in ways that are satisfying both personally and professionally. As a result, you will be supported and encouraged to drive relevant changes in yourself, your team and your workplace.

As many past course participants attest, one of the most valued aspects of the course is the opportunity to network with women in senior executive and management roles from a broad range of industries. This allows you to share experiences, and extend and leverage your professional network.

Eligible participants must be senior female executives with at least ten years of management experience in the public, private, or voluntary sectors. Women in middle management roles are better suited to  Leadership for Executive Women

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: $6319 (exc GST)

Building your capability through

  • identifying the processes and challenges facing women executives in the 21st century
  • developing your personal leadership capabilities and assessing your unique workplace situation
  • engaging in current debates and strategies about and for women business leaders
  • formulating practical ideas, models and tools of leadership, to examine your development as a female leader
  • connecting with leading academics and industry leaders who will inspire you to think about leadership issues relevant to women executives
  • building relationships with successful, like-minded, influential businesswomen to share insights, compare experiences and build partnerships and lasting relationships.

Our expert facilitators

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

Polly Parker is an Professor in leadership and human resource management 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; delivers the Women’s Executive Leadership Program for UQ and within Thiess in 2011 and 2012.

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.