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Rotman Women in Leadership Online Program

Overcome the internalized barriers to your success as a woman in the workplace and embark on a journey of reflection.

Delivered in collaboration with Get Smarter

Women are still facing barriers to success within the workplace. These obstacles have developed over time, and have been passed down through generations. While some are obvious, many have become internalized.

This Women in Leadership online program gives you the tools to face these barriers. Over the course of six weeks, you'll develop an understanding of historical and cultural constructs that have shaped the belief systems of women in the workplace, and be empowered on your career journey. You'll be exposed to the research and techniques of Program Director Maja Djikic as you develop a strong leadership presence by enhancing your communication skills and emotional intelligence. Through personal reflection, you'll explore gender stereotypes and how they influence your personal and professional desires and motivations. You'll also learn to engage with your inner voice and dialogue, and navigate potential imposter syndrome. You'll walk away prepared to overcome workplace challenges and craft your future as a woman in leadership.

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Key program takeaways:

  • Understand the systemic barriers that women experience in work and society, and gain the skills and resilience to address these challenges
  • Improve your communication skills, conflict management techniques, and emotional intelligence to help elevate your leadership presence
  • Develop a leadership plan shaped by your personal goals and leadership vision and join a diverse network of women leaders
  • Learn to lead gender-inclusive teams and achieve fulfillment and success within the workplace

What you'll learn

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Maja Djikic, Featured Faculty

Associate Professor, Organizational Behaviour and HR Management, Rotman School of Management

Professor Djikic is a psychologist specializing in the field of personality development. Her work examines means of developing a congruent and flexible self. She has been a post-doctoral fellow with the Desautels Centre for Integrative Thinking at the Rotman School of Management, and the Psychology Department at Harvard University. Maja has published more than 30 articles and book chapters in the area of personality development. Her research has been featured in the New York Times, Salon, Slate, the Scientific American Mind, and many other media outlets. At Rotman, in addition to the MBA programs, she teaches executives in the Advanced Health Leadership Program, UHN's Academic Hospital Leadership Academy, EMBA for Health and Life Sciences, and the Sunnybrook Leadership Institute. She is also the director of the Self-Development Laboratory, and a teaching fellow at the Institute for Gender and the Economy at Rotman. In the non-health sector, her previous client engagements include, among others, Facebook, McKinsey, and Deloitte.

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6-8 hours a week, 6 weeks

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This program is for current and aspiring leaders who identify as women or non-binary, as well as any professionals interested in creating a more gender-inclusive work environment.

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$2,500 CAD

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