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Women’s Executive Leadership — India

July 2024

Date, Location, & Fees

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July 4–5, 2024

Mumbai, Taj Lands End, India

*Check-In and Welcome Dinner on July 3

INR 4,75,000 + GST

Special Benefits for 2 Nominations

Enrollment closes 24 June 2024

Enrollment closes 31 May 2024

India is among the fastest-growing economies globally. As its workforce expands, it's crucial to ensure that every segment is fully prepared to lead and drive growth — including the many talented women leaders taking the helm in this burgeoning market.

​From glass ceilings, office politics, and work-life balance, women executive leaders face numerous challenges. As they ascend the corporate ladder and take on greater management responsibilities, women executives and their allies need a full understanding of how to navigate the dynamics involved.

Presented in collaboration with Corner Office Advisors, Wharton’s Women’s Executive Leadership — India applies the latest Wharton faculty research in work motivation and engagement, career development, internal coaching, and executive presence so that women leaders and their allies can gain the necessary skills to succeed — but also to find clarity — as they ascend to the upper echelons of their organizations.

Program Experience

Highlights and Key Outcomes

In Wharton’s Women’s Executive Leadership — India, you will:

  • Reimagine and advance your leadership skills

  • Develop strategies to design and operate in teams more effectively

  • Enhance your negotiation skills

  • Receive practical and quick-to-implement suggestions on how to address a current business challenge you are facing

Academic Director and Wharton School Deputy Dean Nancy Rothbard explains how Women’s Executive Leadership focuses on both leadership development and business acumen.

Experience & Impact

With a dual focus on clarity and confidence, Wharton’s Women’s Executive Leadership — India delivers sophisticated business and leadership concepts that have immediate and practical application for today’s women business leaders and their allies, allowing them to improve their leadership capabilities and advance their career.

Wharton faculty, led by Deputy Dean Nancy Rothbard, apply their field-based research and the latest strategic insights to help women leaders and their allies find clarity in their careers while mastering key business acumen skills for which Wharton is renowned: leadership, strategy, management, innovation, and negotiation.

What sets this program for women executives and their allies apart is its strong focus on leadership, combined with a practical approach to developing and honing these strategic skills.

Session topics include:

  • Leaning In: How Not to Fall Over

  • The Adaptable Leader

  • Negotiation Workshop

  • Leading Inclusively

  • How Top Women Succeed & Building Effective Networks

  • Influence and Persuasion

  • Complex Decision Making


Schedule a personalized consultation to discuss your specific requirements


Nancy Rothbard is the David Pottruck Professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She served as the Chair of the Management Department from 2016–2021.  She is currently the deputy Dean of the Wharton School. Nancy earned her BA with honors in History from Brown University and her PhD in Organizational Behavior from the University of Michigan. She began her career in organizational behavior as a Research Associate and case writer at the Harvard Business School.  Prior to joining Wharton, she was on the faculty at the Kellogg School of Management as a post-doctoral fellow. Since joining the Wharton faculty in 2000, Nancy has taught in the undergraduate, MBA, WEMBA, PhD, and executive education programs, receiving the Wharton Teaching Commitment and Innovation Award and numerous Wharton Teaching Excellence Awards. She is faculty director for several Executive Education programs including the Women’s Executive Leadership. 

Read full faculty bio on Wharton Executive Education website

Nancy Rothbard, PhD

Academic Director

Deputy Dean; David Pottruck Professor;
Professor of Management, The Wharton School

Professor Mary-Hunter (“Mae”) McDonnell received her PhD in Management and Organizations from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, a JD from Harvard Law School, and a BA in Philosophy from the UNC Chapel Hill.  She is an Associate Professor of Management in the Organizational Behavior subgroup.  Previously, she served as an Assistant Professor of Strategy at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and as a Visiting Professor of Business Law at Northwestern University Law School.

Read full faculty bio on Wharton Executive Education website

Mary-Hunter McDonnell, JD, PhD

Associate Professor of Management; Faculty Co-Director,

Zicklin Center for Governance and Business Ethics, The Wharton School


Group Enrollment

To further leverage the value and impact of this program, we encourage companies to send cross-functional teams of executives to this program. We offer group-enrolment benefits to companies sending five or more participants.

Who Should Attend

The program is designed for senior women executives and their allies who:

  • Have 10 or more years of experience

  • Have titles including senior manager, director, vice president, director/principal, early-stage partner, and business owner

  • Are on the rise and have high potential in their organizations

  • Are currently in leadership roles, but recognize there is room to grow in their organizations and serve as role models to others in the firm

  • Seek to enhance their professional influence​​

Participants leave the program with an expanded peer network, plus specific tools and frameworks they can use to enhance their leadership impact within their organization.

While the program is designed for women executives (and will be most beneficial to those who identify as such), the program is open to all executives who otherwise fulfill the admissions criteria. Please find the University of Pennsylvania’s Nondiscrimination Statement here.

Fluency in English, written and spoken, is required for participation in Wharton Executive Education programs unless otherwise indicated.

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