The Fellows Program offers customized leadership training for women executives on their path to the C-suite that is academic, behavioral, and technical.
Launched with seed-funding from the U.S. Labor Department as a direct result of the Glass Ceiling Commission, the Fellows Program annually convenes approximately 35 Fellows from around the world for a total of 20 days. Executed in partnership with Harvard Business School and INSEAD, the Fellows Program offers customized leadership training for women executives on their path to the C-suite that is academic, behavioral, and technical.
What Makes the Fellows Program Special?
- Structure: The program convenes approximately 35 Fellows from around the world for a total of 20 days, comprised of three separate sessions. It is executed in partnership with INSEAD and Harvard Business School. The Fellows Program offers creative, multidisciplinary training aimed at developing leadership and strategic management capabilities.
- Mentoring: In addition to leadership training, Fellows are matched with an IWF member who serves as a mentor during the program year. Through the mentoring experience, participants gather personal insights and advice from women at the top of their field. Fellows also take part in IWF’s annual World Leadership Conference, which brings together 850+ women executives from more than 40 nations.
- Legacy Projects: To amplify the impact of the program, Fellows are responsible for implementing a Legacy Project that applies the skills learned in a relevant way. Previous Legacy Projects include: a career conference series aimed at female university students in Mexico, a breakfast roundtable for women in the U.S. military in Washington, D.C., and mentoring circles to foster a pipeline of women leaders in the aviation industry.
Recent Courses at INSEAD and HBS:
- Leadership, Power, and Influence
- Managing and Attracting Star Performers
- Influence Strategies and Negotiation
- Managing the Work-Life Interface
- Managing and Marketing Platforms Globally
- High Performance Teams
- Disruptive Innovation
- Leading and Managing Change
- Program Tuition: $30,000 USD
- Considered change agents within their organization and community
- Possess the ambition to push to the highest levels of their career and the desire to lift as they rise with regard to legacy and mentoring
- Substantive professional/work experience and significant direct accomplishments
- Strength of character, motivation and commitment to goals
- Superior intellectual ability, as evidenced by academic history and distinctions, and recommendations
- Have the capacity to both contribute to and gain from the Fellows Program
- Intention to participate fully in all activities and training components associated with the Fellows Program, as well as a commitment to the Legacy Project
For more information, visit https://www.iwforum.org/fellows_program