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Executive Education > Open Programs > Women Leadership Program


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Men and women differ in their leadership styles. But even when they achieve the same result, they are often perceived differently. This program will help you understand why and, more importantly, what you can do about it.

The program is research-driven and a career and life-changing experience. It will transform how you manage teams and fundamentally change how you lead. This intensive, experiential program relies on contemporary research to explore the perceptions, behaviours, stereotypes, and challenges women leaders face. You will analyse and apply the research insights to design effective strategies and solutions.

Program Highlights

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21 hours
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Learning Outcomes

The Women Leadership Program will give you the opportunity to:

  • Understand the differences between mid-management roles and C-suite roles and the competencies required for a successful transition
  • Develop the skills of a top negotiator – you will explore your strengths and weaknesses using a variety of learning modalities and technologies
  • Develop insights into women’s empowerment and grasp the complicated dynamics of workplace conflicts, biases and persecution
  • Break pre-conceived myths about women and identify strategies to overcome gender stereotypes and related aberrations
  • Understand and analyse the underpinning nuances of power, and recognise and apply different and relevant leadership strategies
  • Learn about the power of Growth Mindsets and how to apply the latest research from Neuroscience to rewire and reframe your thoughts


Our carefully crafted program content makes your learning practical, relevant and contemporary.

Sr.No. Modules Sub Topics Learning Objectives
1 Achieving Excellence in C-Suite Roles

Understanding C-Suite Roles and Critical Success Factors Understanding the strategic nature of C-suite roles
Developing appreciation for internal and external challenges and opportunities
Critical success factors – Leadership pipeline and transitioning
Committing to Your Success in C-Suite Roles 'What got you here will not get you there' mantra
Exploring your personal strengths and weaknesses
Defining career transition strategy
Avoiding pitfalls and common mistakes
2 Exploring Professional Purpose and Identity of Women Leaders Introduction and Context Setting Seek participants’ views on their expectations from the session

Discuss session objectives
Identity Jigsaw Explore the known and the not-so-conscious aspects of our self
Purpose Exploration Future success visioning

Explore the various aspects of being that help or hinder future professional growth
Re-introducing Self Explore the resistance/obstacles/rejections possible when re-introducing self with new identity at work, at home or with friends

Ways to overcome the roadblocks

Action Plan
3 Emotionally Intelligent Women Negotiators Concept of EQ and Negotiation To define EQ and frameworks which play an important role in the negotiation
Your Style Matters
Types of Negotiation Patterns
Terrain of Negotiation To explore how to build rapport at the bargaining table in business negotiations
Techniques and Rules Of The Game In Negotiation
Fundamentals of Persuasion To define emotions and their role in solving legal disputes by the means of negotiation and mediation processes
Power of Influence
Decision Tree To outline main elements of the process of developing emotional intelligence as they play out in the mediation and negotiation processes
To explore some of the mechanisms for addressing and optimising the emotional climate in negotiation and mediation processes
4 Breaking Barriers to Women's Leadership – Mindsets, Meanings & Metaphors Women’s Empowerment & Leadership – Myths, Meanings & Metaphors Develop insights into women’s empowerment and grasp the complicated dynamics of workplace conflicts, biases and persecution
Biases Against Women & Strategies To Overcome Them Break pre-conceived myths about women and identify strategies to overcome gender stereotypes and related aberrations
Fixed & Growth Mindsets – How You Can Transform Your Mindset From Fixed to Growth Understand and analyse the underpinning nuances of power, and recognise and apply different and relevant leadership strategies
Neuroplasticity – the Awesome Power of the Changing Brain – Rewiring & Reframing Learn about the power of Growth Mindsets and how to apply the latest research from Neuroscience to rewire and reframe your thoughts
The Power of Stories and Building Communities of Growth and Action Understand the influence of self-fulfilling prophecies and apply the power of belief
5 Live Interview Session with Women CEOs    

How You Will Learn

  • Engaged learning and group and individual activities
  • Discussions and Ice-Breakers
  • Guided Introspection
  • Breakout room activity
  • Concept/Exercise (including Logical Levels by Robert Dilts)
  • Cases and Articles

Meet the Faculty



Professor | Director, i2e – The Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center | Head, Global MBA – Consulting Management,
SP Jain School of Global Management

One of Asia's Top 10 Women in IT, Dr CJ Meadows leads a Design Thinking & Innovation Center at SP Jain School of Global Management, creating growth initiatives at the intersection of IT, business strategy and design. Her research, consulting and coaching focus on Leadership & Creativity. She co-founded an Advanced Technology Think Tank & Tinker Lab, envisioning the Future of Work (FoW) and Education, applying AI, biometrics and other advanced technologies to leadership development, team productivity and group innovation.

She holds a Doctorate in Business Administration & IT from Harvard Business School and has over 20 years’ experience in Asia, Europe and North America as a consultant, coach, entrepreneur, dot-com builder, innovation lab co-founder and Accenture IT & Business Strategy consultant.

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Associate Professor – Accounting and Assistant Dean – Executive MBA (Dubai On-campus and Middle East Online)
SP Jain School of Global Management

Dr Monica Gallant is a qualified Chartered Accountant from Canada with a Master’s degree in Education Technology and a Doctorate in Education. She has worked in the education sector in Dubai for 25 years as the Associate Dean of Business at the Higher Colleges of Technology, the President and CEO of The College of Fashion and Design, and the Dean of Esmod Dubai, French Fashion Institute.

She is a certified mentor, a certified Intercultural Intelligence and Personality Dimensions trainer, a qualified site evaluator and a mentor for the Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). She has won a Global Teaching Excellence Award (ACBSP), a Research Excellence award (Emerald Literati Network) and a Professor of the Year – Learning and Teaching Award (SP Jain).



Associate Professor – Marketing,
and Deputy Director – Ethics, Sustainability & Social Responsibility (ESR),
SP Jain School of Global Management

Dr Nada Sayarh Lebbar has over 20 years of marketing experience. She has worked with leading brands like P&G, Colgate Palmolive and Shell.

She comes with 15 years of experience in academia in Switzerland (teaching, research, program management, dissertation supervision and community management).

Dr Lebbar holds a PhD in Management from the University of Geneva, Switzerland, an MBA from Binghamton University, USA, and a BBA from Alakhawayn University, Morocco.

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Dr Anita Bandyopadhyay is an HR consultant with extensive expertise in Leadership Development, Talent Management, Performance Management, and HR Processes. In a career spanning over two decades, Dr Bandyopadhyay has worked with large corporate houses like Raymond, Pidilite Industries and the Ajay Piramal Group as well as many small and medium-sized companies.

She is credited with setting up and leading the Learning & Development functions for over 10,000 employees at the Ajay Piramal Group. She also designed and executed Employee Engagement Programs and Leadership Pipeline development interventions for the same group.

Her Talent Management Processes have been institutionalised at the 5,000-personnel-strong Pidilite Industries. She has extensively worked to streamline PMS processes for Raymond Group, Pidilite Industries and Baerlocher India Additives, among others.



Adjunct Faculty
SP Jain School of Global Management

Dr Kanchan Mahadev has been a faculty in leading business schools and has more than 30 years of teaching experience in the areas of accounting and finance. She has worked with the Indian School of Business (ISB) as a Senior Researcher in the Centre for Leadership, Innovation and Change. She has also been teaching and mentoring women entrepreneurs on financing strategies and strategic cost management for their enterprises under ISB-Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women Ambassadors Program.

She is an advisor on raising finance for SMEs in India. She has been a part of the Punjab Government initiative to train school and college principals in adapting management principles in school leadership. She also mentors individuals on financial statement analysis for the CFA program.



Professor and Head of Organisational Behaviour
Xavier Institute of Management & Research (XIMR)

Ravindra Dey has more than 20 years of experience in the corporate as well as the academic sector. He specialises in Organisational Behaviour, Organisation Development, Human Resource Development and Competency Assessment.

He has led programs on a wide range of topics in the field of behavioural sciences, HRD, organisation development and management within the organisation. Some of the training/consulting assignments he has handled are Organisational Effectiveness, Performance Development, Strategy and Vision, Customer Service Excellence, Customer Relations Orientation, Conflict Resolution, Negotiation Skills, Personality Development, Communication and Interpersonal Relationship Workshop, Development and Assessment Centre.

In the corporate sector, Mr Dey has worked as Vice President (HR & Admin), EWDL (Indore, India), General Manager – HR, TCGRE (Mumbai, India), DGM-HR, Wockhardt (Mumbai, India) and Head of HR, OMCI (Mumbai, India).

Currently, he is pursuing the Fellow Program in Management from Academy of HRD, Ahmedabad, India. He is actively engaged with consulting and training work in the corporate, education and social development sectors. He has published research papers in many reputed journals.

Dr Dhrupad Mathur

Dr Dhrupad Mathur

Associate Professor – IT Management and Deputy Director – Faculty Management
SP Jain School of Global Management

With over 19 years of professional experience in ICT education, policy, and consulting, Dr Dhrupad Mathur is currently an Associate Professor of IT Management and the Deputy Director of Faculty Management at SP Jain School of Global Management.

Before joining SP Jain, Dr Mathur was a senior consultant for the National e-Governance Plan, working on the e-Government policy initiatives for the Government of India, at the Ministry of Communications & IT. He has been recognised as one of the ‘Emerging Leaders of the Digital World’ by the Diplo Foundation Geneva and as the Hon. Coordinator for Internet Governance Capacity Building in Asia. He has been associated with various regional industry forums as a speaker, program chair and panel member including the Cloud MENA Forum, Smart Data Summit, WAN Summit, DSO Tech Forum and Arab Future Cities Summit.

Boman Moradian

Boman Moradian

Adjunct Faculty (Operations)
SP Jain School of Global Management

Boman Moradian has been a visiting faculty at SP Jain for over 13 years, at Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies for over 42 years and at the Indo-German Training Centre for over 16 years. He has extensive experience in Production, HRD, Marketing and Advertising in his career spanning 44 years. He is a Management Consultant in the field of Productivity Management with major emphasis in the areas of reducing flow times, increasing throughputs, inventory and manpower rationalisation, and increasing flexibility.

He is an Independent Director on the Boards of Essel Propack, Garware Polyester, Kabra Extrusiontechnik, Mutual Industries and Krystal Global Engineering. He is a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) from Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute (VJTI) and a Master of Management Studies, specialising in Operations, from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies.

Smita Jain

Smita Jain

Director - Master in Global Luxury Goods & Services Management
SP Jain School of Global Management

Smita Jain has over 8 years of experience in luxury education across dynamic markets such as Europe, the Middle East and India. She is a luxury coach and trainer with a specialised focus on training for luxury goods and services. Her area of expertise is luxury branding and strategy. She is a PhD researcher and, currently, is pursuing her research in luxury and strategy from Lisbon, Portugal. Her core work ranges from training, curriculum design and pedagogy to industry integration and coaching.

Vaibhav Dhumal

Vaibhav Dhumal

Lead Product Trainer
Automation Anywhere

Vaibhav Dhumal is an Automation Subject Matter Expert and has 13 years of experience in the IT industry. He has worked directly with clients in India and other countries to implement Automation capabilities. He is a regular speaker at Robotic Process Automation (RPA) events and has trained 500+ professionals on RPA Tools. He is consulting companies on RPA Process Assessments and Implementation. In his journey, he has been part of various roles right from Content Development and Delivering to Assessments. He believes, as a trainer, it’s his responsibility to bring abstract concepts to concrete and make participants think critically by questioning them based on Bloom’s Taxonomy.

Vikram Pandya

Vikram Pandya

Director - Fintech
SP Jain School of Global Management

Vikram Pandya is Director of the Fintech program at SP Jain School of Global Management. He is a Chartered Accountant, Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA, USA) and Certified Information System Auditor (CISA, USA). He has more than a decade’s experience in Banking, Education and Consultancy. He has authored several white papers and articles on Fintech with extensive experience in Banking & Financial Services, Automation, Fintech, Consultancy and Training. He mentors various Fintech startups and funds across the globe. He is the Fintech Ambassador for the Government of Maharashtra, India.

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