Learning Program

Leadership for Women in Software

Is your company missing half its leadership team? What is your organization doing to support the growth of women into leadership? Who on your team would benefit from training and mentoring in leadership?

This 6-week virtual learning program targets the challenges that hold women back in the workplace. Through proven leadership tools, targeted coaching methods, and practical exercises, women currently in leadership or on the leadership path will learn to:
• Bring your true self to work with increased self-awareness and confidence
• Advocate for yourself, your work, and your teams through effective communication
• Align your day-to-day work to your future aspirations with drive and purpose
• Expand your professional network and learn from other women

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January Open Enrollment
  • “I really enjoyed the small group time where we would get to try out our conversations based on the models. The resolving conflicts in the team and renegotiation conversations really stick out. Hearing feedback from my peers was also a wonderful experience and very validating that I am not alone in what I am facing.”
  • “This class was great. Very validating in my overall experiences. The models taught had clear visuals that made following them and remembering them easier than other classes I have taken. The community we built in the class made it very comfortable to share experiences and get advice for challenges that I currently am facing in my role.”
  • “I like the new frameworks presented — there’s still a lot of new things that I learned even though I’ve been to countless leadership trainings.”
  • “Great coverage and mix of key topics. I appreciated the models/tools provided and your format, with the mix of activities, kept me engaged online which can be tough.”
  • “I’ve learned a lot over the course of six weeks. I think I have been made self aware of the things I still lack in order to become a good leader and at the same time of things that I am doing right now that make me a good leader. I think even though I am currently just an individual contributor there are still frameworks which I can use to become better, progress my future goals, and climb up the ladder.”
  • “A lot of models, I wish a lot of folks on my team also knew about this so they could work together to self diagnose if there is something to learn or adjust about their team dynamics.”
Software Leadership Learning Program

Women in software leadership gain these skills

By focusing on these skills, you’ll lead with increased self-awareness and confidence; achieve organizational goals with drive and purpose; advocate for your teams, your work, and yourself; and leverage best practices by expanding your professional network.

Increase self awareness

Leverage strengths and work through common barriers that may stand in the way of your full potential.

Balance accountability

Find the right balance between managing commitments to others and to yourself.

Advocate with confidence

Learn how to influence and negotiate across the organization.

Reduce conflict and drama

Diagnose and address common reasons for team dysfunction, work discontent, and drama.

Have meaningful conversations

Buiild confidence receiving and giving feedback in a healthy way.

Work and live with intention and purpose

Develop a personal vision, set aspirational goals, and build a clearer career path.

Topics at a glance

Leverage Your Unique Leadership Style

Define leadership
Identify your leadership style and strengths
Recognize when your strengths are being overused
Identify how to balance your strengths
Recognize and manage your inner critic and imposter syndrome

Reduce Personal Discontent and Team Dysfunction

Diagnose team dysfunction
Identify reasons for work dissatisfaction
Manage drama at work and at home
Support direct reports or peers who are struggling
Connect with your inner mentor

Master the Art of Feedback

Understand women’s unique relationship with praise and criticism
Improve your relationship with feedback, both receiving and giving
Identify and manage triggering feedback
Use a proven feedback model to give feedback in an objective way
Practice the feedback conversations you’ve been avoiding

Advocate with Confidence

Identify what you have difficulty asking for
Reframe political navigation and how to use it to your advantage
Define the difference between negotiation & influence
Use researched influence techniques
Understand the impact attitude has on your negotiation skills
Use a model to plan for a real-life negotiation

Accountability to self and others
Recognize ways to balance commitments to others and yourself
Define accountability
Assess how well you hold others accountable
Set healthy boundaries
Define your holistic priorities and set healthy boundaries
Practice renegotiating a commitment

Lead with Purpose

Identify what you have difficulty asking for
Reframe political navigation and how to use it to your advantage
Define the difference between negotiation & influence
Use researched influence techniques
Understand the impact attitude has on your negotiation skills
Use a model to plan for a real-life negotiation

Accountability to self and others
Recognize ways to balance commitments to others and yourself
Define accountability
Assess how well you hold others accountable
Set healthy boundaries
Define your holistic priorities and set healthy boundaries
Practice renegotiating a commitment

Sample Learning Program

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Why are our Learning Programs so effective?

We interviewed more than 400 software leaders around the world and what did they request?

Customized, minimally disruptive virtual sessions that focus on real-world results through a balanced mix of coursework, self-study, and expert mentoring.

Grow and thrive by developing your software leadership skills

Transitioning to Leadership in Software

Make the transition to world-class software leadership by learning general leadership principles and practical software-specific techniques.

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