Women in Leadership | Open Programme | ESCP

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Women in Leadership
The personal development programme for leading women

Why a leadership programme exclusively for women?

The programme focuses on building leadership presence and impact and on enhancing networking, communication and negotiation skills. Although these competences are independent of gender and other ascriptive characteristics, this seminar is exclusively for women, as it allows the participants to reflect on unique challenges women encounter in a work environment with mainly male counterparts.

Thank you for the training, it was a lot of fun and I was very pleased that so much “bonding” and “team spirit" was also possible in a virtual setting. I felt very comfortable in this group of female leaders and I think we will stay in touch.

Katharina Latif, Head of Reputation Strategy at Allianz, LinkedIn

The programme gave me a lot of insights, in particular how to develop a more powerful leadership style and improve my executive presence. There is also one learning I would share about negotiation effectiveness: “Ask what you want!” That makes clear where you want to go and what you want to achieve.

Elena Franzosi, HR Director at Smurfit Kappa Italia, LinkedIn

This experience was both fascinating and enriching, broadening my perspective and understanding. The Professors and workshop leaders designed engaging courses that were thought-provoking and rich in content. I found the whole experience extremely valuable for my own personal professional growth.

Jenny O‘Fee, Primary School Principal  at Berlin Metropolitan School gGmbH, LinkedIn

The leadership seminar has been enriching on both a professional and personal level. Thank you so much for the experience!"

Veronika-Adriane Posch, Lead Marketing at MILES Mobility GmbH, LinkedIn

At Mazars, we are working together with ESCP to empower, inform, develop and support women in leadership positions. We strongly believe in diversity.

Dr. Friederike Hohenstein, Head of People Development, Mazars Germany, LinkedIn

Benefits for participants


Unfold your personal, authentic leadership style


Understand how to leverage the dynamics of power and influence


Improve your communication and negotiation skills


Enhance your leadership presence and your impact as a leader


Create your personal action plan together with a top executive coach


Benefit from your peers’ advice and the relationships you build during and beyond the programme


Get an internationally recognised certificate


Become part of the exclusive ESCP Network, connect with like-minded women in our Executive Women’s Network and benefit from our partnership with PANDA “the women leadership contest & network”

Benefits for organisations

  • Participants acquire skills, tools and methods which will make them more effective
  • The combination of training and coaching, together with additional online sessions after the seminar, enable the participants to transfer their knowledge into practice and thus guarantee a high return on investment.
  • Leverage the power of diversity in your organisation: studies show that diverse leadership teams are more successful
  • Benefit from positive effects on diversity, talent development, and talent retention by including the seminar in your diversity and executive development programme
  • ESCP (Number 1 in the Financial Times Ranking for Customised Education in Germany) also offers the seminar as a customised programme, tailored to the specific context of your organisation

For more details please download our brochure


Prof. Dr. Marion Festing - Academic Director of the Talent Management Institute - ESCP

Prof. Dr. Marion Festing

As Academic Director of the Talent Management Institute, Marion combines the latest insights from research with her own leadership experience gained as Dean of ESCP Berlin Campus.
Prof. Dr. Katharina Balazs - Executive coach and professor for leadership - ESCP

Prof. Dr. Katharina Balazs

Katharina, executive coach and professor for leadership, has worked with executives from global organisations and various countries.
Prof. Dr. Véronique Tran - Professor of Organizational Behavior - ESCP

Prof. Dr. Véronique Tran

As a psychologist, Veronique has conducted research and advised top executives based on the MBTI for more than 20 years.
Heidi Stopper - Board member at a MDAX company

Heidi Stopper

Heidi brings in her experience as a female leader and board member (among others at a MDAX company) and her expertise as a top executive coach and consultant.


Day One


Succeed as a female leader

Unfold Your Own Leadership Style with the MBTI

Free evening

Day Two

Unfold Your Own Leadership Style with the MBTI

Build Leadership Presence and Impact

Build Leadership Presence and Impact: Videos incl. Feedback

Build Leadership Presence and Impact: Acting Workshop

Day Three

Leverage the Dynamics of Power and Influence

Master Negotiations

Create and Use Networks

Women in Leadership Community Event

Day Four

Group Coaching:
Create Your Personal Action Plan

Group Coaching:
Create Your Personal Action Plan


Customised Programmes

We are experienced in adapting the Women in Leadership Programme exactly to the context and needs of a specific organisation. We can offer the seminar exclusively for the female leaders and high potentials of your company.

Are you interested in other programmes to push diversity in your organisation? We also offer an Unconscious Bias Workshop. This workshop emphasises the advantages of diversity and is right for everyone interested in uncovering their unconscious thinking patterns.

Do you have any questions? Please contact Corinne Brand.


+49 (0)30 32 007 106

Billie Burns, Global Head of Career & Leadership Development @ BearingPoint

We have been working with the ESCP Business School for many years. Because of the great success of the Female Leadership Programme, we have recently increased the number of training sessions. ESCP's experience and customer focus ensure that after the programme our employees are highly motivated to tackle the next challenges and feel empowered by what they have learned in terms of leadership presence, communication and networking.

Billie Burns, Global Head of Career & Leadership Development at BearingPoint, LinkedIn


Participants, professors and coaches share their enthusiasm about the Women in Leadership programme and the community in this video. Find out about the most important learnings and why the programme is so unique.

Check out further videos and learn what our professors say about leadership presence and how to increase your impact as a leader.

Join Our Community

Become part of our community and join exclusive networking events where female leaders and founder share their stories.
Some speakers of our last events:


Female leaders, project managers and entrepreneurs with a minimum of five years of working experience

Fees - €3,950

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If you also want to attend our Executive MBA programme (EMBA), costs and attendance are transferable. Contact us for more details!

PANDA LogoOur partnership with PANDA provides you with further networking opportunities.

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