Women's Leadership - The training course that makes it effective

Why a course on Women’s Leadership?

In this course we will cover the topic of Women’s Leadership, striving to answer some key questions:

  • Is leadership male or female?
  • Why is it so difficult for a woman to gain access to top management roles?
  • Are women-led companies doing better or worse?
  • Why do women in charge of management positions earn less than men in roles of similar responsibility?
  • What is the glass ceiling?
  • Why is charm often a handicap for a woman in career advancement?
  • What differentiates a female leader from a male leader?
  • What are the drivers a woman can employ to develop leadership?


Aims of the training course

This course is designed to be a tool for helping women to:

  • deepen the meaning of the leadership concept and its impact on business results;
  • become aware of the constraints that limit their career and identify the resources that can foster it;
  • learn techniques to combat stereotypes and prejudices, their own and others, which limit their career advancement;
  • identify an effective leadership style consistent with a personal vision.

Participants will also include HR professionals (e.g., HR Managers, HR Business Partners, HR Generalists), as the training can help reduce the gender gap.


Targets of the course

  • Women who hold management positions or are about to assume that responsibility.
  • HR professional(s) who want to learn more about women’s leadership and intend to reduce the gender gap in the organization.
  • Female professionals who are in leadership positions as project managers in consulting, R&D roles or in other contexts



  • Leadership: what does it mean?
  • What does it change when the leader is a woman?
  • Are women-led businesses making less money than others?
  • Discovering the glass ceiling, the invisible barrier that makes it difficult for women to access leadership positions.
  • The most significant stereotypes and prejudices about female leadership affect everyone: even women!
  • Why a woman who wants to advance her career must stop smiling.
  • Leaders and managers: what’s the difference?
  • Leadership styles: in a general context and when a woman is leading.
  • Leader, individual, crowd: the links among them
  • The myth of charismatic leadership: the relationship between the leader and the follower
  • The role of charm in leadership development.
  • Why beauty can prove to be a handicap for a woman.
  • Leadership and competence: we design the profile of the female leader.
  • The new drivers of effective leadership
  • Summary of the topics


Teaching method

  • This course has been designed and structured to promote complete immersion in the topic and the individual experience.
  • The participants will face situations through exercises and video clips that reproduce moments like the ones they face daily.
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Final test and certificate

At the end of the course, participants take a test; after passing it, they can download their certificate of attendance.



Twelve or more hours, consistently with the needs of participants and in-depth study of the topic.

The course can be provided in the classroom or remotely, via videoconference.

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