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Spring 2016 - Women in Leadership course (MGMT 490A)

Submitted by Caterina Rost on February 3, 2016 - 12:15pm

There is a great course on Women in Leadership (MGMT 490A) this spring open to non-Foster School students! 

MGMT 490A – Spring 2016 – M W 3:30-5:20
Women in Leadership

What do the fabulous females above have in common?  They are remarkable leaders and role models in business and the world like Pepsi CEO Indra Nooyi, top left.  All have had to find their own most authentic and powerful leadership style - addressing questions of life purpose, family priorities, work-life balance, finding a source of passion and energy, taking the right risks, and building confidence on their road to success.   

We will use their lives and the experiences of local guest speakers to find personal answers to the same questions, enhance skills and create a personal vision.  We will:

  • Interact with at least seven local women in leadership positions.*  
  • Apply a leadership framework that has helped women around the world succeed
  • Build your appetite and comfort with the risk-taking that will help you excel
  • Create a personal vision board to picture your ideal career and life
  • Examine different ideas of work-life balance
  • Practice your authentic leadership style to hone your most powerful voice and presence
  • Translate your strengths, values, dreams and goals into a life and career worthy of you

Professor: Cate Goethals is a longtime Foster School lecturer and leadership development consultant whose MBA class “Women at the Top” was named one of the 10 most innovative MBA classes in the country by Forbes.  Passionate about helping women to rise in their chosen fields AND lead satisfying lives, Cate directs multiple programs inspiring them to succeed and lead.  Cate leads women’s leadership tours to India (next one for undergrads in Autumn 2017), coaches female executives on voice and presence, and directs the UW Foster Women Board Director Development Program.  Questions?  Email Cate - The class SLN is 16831 Special Topics in Management.  Classroom: Paccar 292.

*These include a CEO, a successful entrepreneur, co-founders of a business that grooms women leaders, a manager whose husband stays home with the children, and a novelist.   You will also have the opportunity to contact and personally interview another leader you admire.

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