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Women's Leadership Academy

A Certificate in Women's Leadership

Key Program Highlights

  • 100% virtual

  • Live, synchronous leadership program designed specifically for women

  • Approximately 50 hours of learning (pre-readings) with 30 hours of instruction

  • 6 sessions/4-hour modules per sessions

  • 2x45 min. individual executive coaching between sessions

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

Program Duration

2-3 Months

Program Location

100% Online (with the option to come to Campus for Session 6 & Celebration.)

Program Cost

$5,995 (USD)

Registration coming soon!


Refining the strength in women's leadership

A unique experience for women in leadership

UCI's Women’s Leadership Academy is empowering women around the Globe to find their voice and not just take a seat at the leadership table, but leverage their unique skills to create and shape these tables and this year’s program is stronger than ever.

Now offering a 100% virtual program featuring live, synchronous sessions taught by faculty and industry experts, 1:1 executive coaching, and two new modules, 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

New Skills

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."

Joanna Faulkner
Account Director, Apex Performance, UCI EMBA 2017

2024 Program Dates

Coming soon!


Program Faculty & Facilitators


Janet Loli

Leadership & Change Expert, Executive Coach, Writer and Speaker


Michelle Beauchamp

Sales and Leadership


Maritza Salazar Campo

Assistant Professor,
Organization and Management


Christopher Bauman

Associate Professor,

Organization and Management

Reach Out to Us Today to Setup a Personalized Conversation

If you are interested in learning more about this program, please send us a message and we will set up a conversation with one of our program specialists.

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