Women in Leadership | Open Programme | ESCP

Online Programme
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.

Based on what I learned during the session on leadership presence, I put together an action plan to master concrete challenges in my role as a leader. Discussing my plan with other participants and an executive coach was the perfect preparation for my next career step.

Franziska Burmester, Manager at M2P Consulting and participant in 2018, LinkedIn

I learned a lot about my own leadership style and about leading team members with different personality types, based on the MBTI. This helps me to better understand and support my team.

Stéphanie de Valence, Plant Manager at Smurfit Kappa and participant in 2018, LinkedIn

One reason for joining the Women in Leadership Programme was networking. During the seminar, there were many opportunities for me to connect with other female leaders, to share experiences and to get feedback from peers and experts.

Tolu Martin, Engineering Manager DACH at Shell and participant in 2018, 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

The programme, especially the MBTI-session, helped me develop my own leadership style - based on my personality and strengths.

Sarah Ludemann, HR Officer at the European University Institute and participant in 2017, 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 can also tailor this seminar to the specific context of your organisation and for the employees of your organisation exclusively.

We are experienced in adapting our seminars exactly to the needs of one specific organisation.

  • Please find an example here.

If you are interested in a customised version of the Women in Leadership Programme, please contact Claudia Kelz.


+49 (0)30 32 007 106


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.