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Forté Foundation is a consortium of major corporations and top business schools that has become a powerful change agent in educating and directing talented women toward leadership roles in business.
Their mission is to substantially increase the number of women business leaders by increasing the flow of women into key educational gateways and business networks. Click here to learn more.
Started in 1955, UCLA Extension's Technical Management Program provides new and seasoned managers in technical and other fields with the tools and knowledge to become inspiring leaders and enhance their personal and organizational skills.
Participants create their own personalized program by choosing four courses from a selection of 25 in the areas of strategic planning, team building, communication, creative thinking and project management. This one-week program is offered in March and September each year, and is continuously updated with the help of an advisory board of industry leaders and feedback from participants of the program. The program has served major organizations like Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Northrop Grumman, Boeing, Symantec, Beckman Coulter, ExxonMobil, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, DirecTV, Chevron and many more. More than 15,000 people from around the world have attended the program in the past 55 years.
The program offers a working retreat on the beautiful UCLA campus. Away from work and other distractions, participants focus on enhancing leadership skills, learning the latest business trends and paradigms, and discovering new ways to solve problems, plan strategies and motivate colleagues.
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SWE members receive a 15 percent discount off the regular program price.
In partnership with the U.S. Department of Labor Women’s Bureau, SWE members now have exclusive access to the Wi$eUp portal, which is a financial planning program designed for Generation X & Y women. Its goals are to promote financial security through online education and to encourage responsible saving habits for future retirement. It was developed by the U.S. Department of Labor Women's Bureau in support of the Department of Labor's Strengthening the Family Initiative. The Wi$eUp curriculum was developed by Texas AgriLife Extension Service under contract with the Women's Bureau
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You won't find a program like this, specifically designed for women, anywhere else. So what are you waiting for?
This five-day strategic leadership program for women in science, technology and engineering features classes, seminars, panels with practitioners from a range of technical firms and corporations, a personal wellness program, as well as networking and coaching opportunities. Participants engage in informal sessions with guest speakers and women executives sharing candid practical strategies for how women can most effectively leverage their strengths to be top performers.
Away from the stresses of daily life on the beautiful Smith College campus, participants find a reflective mind/body/spirit approach to negotiating the critical work/life choices faced by all women today.
After the program, participants join a group of thousands of executive women, linked by e-newsletters, informative business teleforums, online networking capabilities and other services and resources.
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