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Women's Executive Leadership

Wharton’s Women’s Executive
Leadership — India

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.

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.

Date, Location, & Fees

July 1–2, 2024

Delhi, India

*Check-In and Welcome Dinner on June 30 

July 4–5, 2024

Mumbai, India

*Check-In and Welcome Dinner on July 3

July 7–9, 2024

Goa, India

*Check-In and Welcome Lunch on July 7

Fees: INR 4,75,000 + GST

Program Application

Thank you for your interest in Wharton Executive Education. This application should take approximately 15 minutes to complete and is required for your admittance to the program.

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

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

  • Receive practical and quick-to-implement suggestions on how to address current business challenges, specifically through the lens of leading in complex environments

  • Develop a leadership style based on strengths, identify opportunities for career progression, and increase self-awareness of how you create strong and impactful leadership

  • Enhance your negotiation skills

  • Discover concepts that are useful for understanding, analyzing, and harnessing power in organizations

  • Manage organizational culture by recognizing and understanding how to navigate biases and barriers to effective working

Program Experience


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 A.B. with honors in History from Brown University and her Ph.D. 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. 

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Nancy Rothbard, PhD

Academic Director

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

Professor Mary-Hunter (“Mae”) McDonnell received her Ph.D. in Management and Organizations from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, a J.D. from Harvard Law School, and a B.A. 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.

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Mary-Hunter McDonnell, JD, PhD

Bantwal Family Goldman Sachs Presidential Associate Professor;
Associate Professor of Management, The Wharton School

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


  • Have 10 or more years of experience

  • Have titles ranging from manager or director to vice president, as well as consultants and business owners

  • 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

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.

Who Should Attend

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