Women's Leadership Academy
Key Program Highlights
1. Three one-on-one executive coaching sessions
2. Personalized development planning
3. Strategic networking & affinity group formation
Leadership Development Certificate and UCI Merage School of Business Alumni Status granted upon completion
Who Should Attend?
Leaders of Managers, Professional Staff, Functions or Divisions
Hybrid: Online + UCI Irvine Campus
Registration Coming Soon!
Refining the strength in women's leadership
A unique experience for women in leadership
UCI's Women’s Leadership Academy is preparing women to find their voice and not just take a seat at the leadership table, but to leverage their unique skills to create and shape these tables and this year’s program is stronger than ever.
Now offering 1:1 executive coaching, a new module, additional hours and an extra in-person day, we are confident that women in leadership will find it even more beneficial in their daily professional and personal lives.
The Paul Merage School of Business has a long-standing commitment to diversity and inclusion and is the number one business school in the world for percentage of female faculty (Financial Times MBA, 2019). From this perspective, the Office of Executive Education presents this unique program for Women in Leadership.
This program is not intended to be a substitute for mixed gender leadership development programs, but a leadership identity builder and support network for women.
Key Program Components
Move beyond gender stereotypes and create your unique leadership identity and powerful leadership presence
Build support systems and allies, leverage your team, and navigate organizational dynamics effectively
Develop new skills through application exercises and case study analysis
share and strategize with peers during facilitated peer coaching sessions
Deeply Meaningful Program
"The program was deeply meaningful for me and continues to positively impact not only my professional but personal life. I recommend this program to anyone thinking about expanding their network and getting re-invigorated and inspired in their life and career."
Account Director, Apex Performance, UCI EMBA 2017
2022 Program Dates
Session 0: TBD (Virtual)
Session 1: TBD (Virtual)
Session 2: TBD (In-person)*
Session 3: TBD (Virtual)
Session 4: TBD (In-person)*
Session 5: September 9, 8am-12pm (Virtual)
Session 6: September 10, 8am-5pm (In-person)*
*In-person sessions are planned to be held in-person following the guidelines of the CDC, UCI and State of CA guidelines. Sessions will also include a networking reception and graduation celebration
Registration Coming Soon!
Program Faculty & Facilitators
Lisa Barron, PhD, MBA
Executive Leadership Coach and Corporate Trainer
Valerie Rene Sheppard, MBA, CMT
Business Strategy, Branding & Integrated Marketing Communications
Leadership & Change Expert Executive Coach, Writer and Speaker
Director of Coaching
Sales and Leadership
Associate Professor, Organization and Management
Senior Program Manager