Said Business School, University of Oxford - Oxford Women's Leadership Development Program

6 weeks
Full time/part time
Diploma / certificate

About this program

Said Business School, University of Oxford - Oxford Women's Leadership Development Program

Overcome gender barriers and grow as a leader within your career and organisation.

Earn an official certificate of professional achievement from University of Oxford

Time and again, the business world has witnessed the many advantages of employing more women in leadership positions. Tackling gender bias and workplace challenges is becoming a necessity for organisations, society, and the economy at large.

The Oxford Women’s Leadership Development Program from Saïd Business School, University of Oxford offers you the opportunity to take a critical look at your own leadership style and strengths over the course of six weeks, online.

By approaching leadership as a reflective practice, this Program is structured around three main themes: self-acceptance, self-management, and self-development. Through challenging the workplace gender biases that female leaders face, you’ll explore the skills needed to lead, influence, negotiate, and navigate difficult scenarios.

This Oxford Women's Leadership Development Program is certified by the United Kingdom CPD Certification Service, and may be applicable to individuals who are members of, or are associated with, UK-based professional bodies. The Program has an estimated 70 hours of learning.

Admission requirements

Is this course for you?

This online leadership development Program aims to better equip current leaders to navigate the many challenges and gender biases that hinder female professionals in the workplace. The coursework is also designed to help aspiring female managers and executives develop the critical leadership skills to influence, persuade, empower, and mentor. Those preparing to transition into senior management or C-suite roles will be able to deepen their leadership knowledge by reflecting on crucible moments and approaches to challenging situations. This Program will serve those aiming to overcome gender barriers in business, and grow both within their careers and organisation.

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Program content

Program curriculum

Enhance your leadership strengths and learn how to drive female inclusion in business contexts as you work through the weekly modules of this online Program.

Orientation module

Welcome to your Online Campus

Module 1

Accepting yourself as a leader

Module 2

Understanding your context

Module 3

Negotiating as a leadership practice

Module 4

Becoming an influential leader

Module 5

Developing as a leader: What can help you?

Module 6

Imagining your future possibilities as a leader

Program delivery


  • 6 weeks Excluding orientation
  • 9–12 hours per week Self-paced learning online


Total Tuition Fee:£2200


About the certificate

Explore women’s leadership development and earn an official certificate of attendance from Saïd Business School, University of Oxford.

Assessment is continuous and based on a series of practical assignments completed online. In order to be issued with a certificate, you’ll need to meet the requirements outlined in the Program handbook. The handbook will be made available to you as soon as you begin the Program.

What will set you apart

On completion of this course, you’ll walk away with:

  • A personal development plan to help you grow confidently as a leader.
  • Tools to help you navigate workplace challenges faced by women, and respond to culture and gender assumptions.
  • An understanding of your unique leadership style, strengths, and limiting behaviours, and the ability to recognise your own agency.
  • Enhanced core leadership skills and resources for developing and transitioning as a leader.
  • Guidance from leading industry experts and Oxford Saïd faculty, and access to the official Oxford Executive Education Alumni group on LinkedIn.

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I appreciated how the academic content was supplemented with real examples in different contexts. The program is well organized and designed. Significant thought and effort went into the development of this course and content. I feel I now have a more solid foundation, based on research as well as validation for other leaders' experiences. I enj...

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Park End St
OX1 1HP Oxford
United Kingdom

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