Leadership Development for Women


Despite years of advances in both legal and corporate policy, many qualified women don’t get the jobs they want. Misperceptions, stereotypes, and misplaced emotions on the part of either sex can still sabotage a woman’s career hopes—unless she takes a more strategic approach to her career.

This hands-on leadership course shows women how to strategically use your strengths and abilities—your competitive edge—while mastering your emotions in even the most unwelcoming atmosphere. You’ll learn how to build a network of support, take smart risks and view competition in a more positive light. Discover how to conduct yourself in a manner that earns you respect, and pursue your goals with positive energy. Return to your job feeling confident, ready to compete fearlessly, and in a better position to be recognized for your true capabilities. How Will you Benefit?

  • Overcome overt and hidden biases against women as leaders
  • Adopt a competitive mindset that leverages your strengths as a woman
  • Build a wide and strategic network of key stakeholders who will promote your career
  • Avoid taking a perfectionist approach to competitive and challenging situations
  • Recover from losses quickly by learning to take things less personally
  • Learn to deal with hypercompetitive colleagues with whom you have low trust

What You Will Learn

  • Becoming a more confident, assertive woman in a competitive, male-dominated world
  • Getting out of your comfort zone and developing a more resilient mindset
  • Gaining a competitive advantage by taking smart career risks
  • Initiating and forming friendly competitor and challenger relationships
  • Expanding your strategic network in a virtual world
  • Learning how to collaborate with people you don’t like

Who Should Attend

Female business professionals who are looking to move forward in their organizations by developing the best possible leadership style to fit the positions they want.CE Credits: 1.2

For Classroom, Live Online, and Webinar programs, you may transfer to a future session, send someone to take your place or cancel without penalty at any time up to three weeks prior to your program. If you provide AMA with less than three weeks notice, or fail to attend, you will be liable for the entire program fee.

Programs included in AMA OnDemand offerings are not eligible for substitution, transfer, cancellation, return, or refund.

100% Satisfaction Guaranteed—At AMA, we guarantee the quality of our seminars. In fact, 98% of our participants say they would recommend the course they have taken to their colleagues. If, for any reason, you are not satisfied with a seminar for which you have paid, AMA will give you credit toward another seminar of comparable price or will refund your fee.

We appreciate that this is an important investment for you and your company and would like to accommodate your needs the best we can.

American Management Association

American Management Association is a world leader in professional development, advancing the skills of individuals to drive business success.

Challenging situations require a trusted partner.AMA’s mission and approach to improving performance combines experiential learning—“learning through doing”—with opportunities for ongoing professional growth at every step of one’s career journey. AMA supports the goals of individuals and organizations through a complete range of products and services, including seminars, webcasts and podcasts, conferences, corporate and government solutions, business books and research.

Organizations worldwide, including the majority of the Fortune 500, turn to AMA as their trusted partner in professional development and draw upon its experience to enhance skills, abilities and knowledge with noticeable results from day one.

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Reviews of American Management Association

(10 Reviews)
Elizabeth O.
Attended: Leadership Development for Women
The course was very informative and the instructor was great!
Sharmara W.
Attended: Leadership Development for Women
I thought the instructor was very informative and provided relevant feedback. She used her own life experiences and knowledge which made the course more relatable.
Tifanie T.
Attended: Leadership Development for Women
Class was wonderful. AMA may want to consider adding another day to make this a 3 day course because I believe we could have enhanced learning more with an additional day.
Lykeisha T.
Attended: Leadership Development for Women
Barbara provided a wealth of information that I can put into use immediately in my work environment. I enjoyed the seminar and would attend others based on this experience.
Melissa W.
Attended: Leadership Development for Women
Melissa W. gave this class 4 out of 5 Connect2Classes stars.
Pascal D.
Attended: Leadership Development for Women
Instructure is very knowledgable
Tenia W.
Attended: Leadership Development for Women
Carrie is excellent, she is very knowledgeable, and able to answer all questions you may have. The class was very engaging, it helped to pinpoint areas that we are stronger in as far as leadership. Also the areas we are will take what we have learned, to become more effective.
Tracie L.
Attended: Leadership Development for Women
the learning environment for what was shared is great. This was a wonderful opportunity to learn/reflect on where I need to make adjustments by style-flexing to gain understanding. The meaningful insights shared/gained helps me build for my future. Carrie was an excellent presenter/facilitator and her style greatly aided in my growing as a result of this session.
Cheryl B.
Attended: Leadership Development for Women
Carrie is an excellent leader. She engaged the class in many ways by doing group exercises and giving everyone a chance to voice their opinions and feel comfortable speaking up and out. The information that was taught has given me the confidence to use in my workplace. I will most definitely be looking forward to taking another class with her.
Rosmary H.
Attended: Leadership Development for Women
Course was well organized. Like the group sharing sessions the best.