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Women Leading with Influence

Women often face unique challenges in attaining their professional goals. Whether in academic, business, non-profit or government, it is important for women to confidently create and advocate for a fulfilling career path.

In this highly interactive, two-day workshop, you will increase your self-awareness by understanding what limits women in attaining their pursuits and where blind spots may be sabotaging them. You will gain an understanding of how to effectively attain your goals and how to persuasively enroll others towards action.

Learning Objectives

By participating fully in this two-day workshop, you will:

  • have confidence to act in the face of self-doubt
  • increase your ability to effectively influence others
  • create satisfaction and fulfillment in your academic and professional pursuits

Program Description

The workshop approach will combine conceptual learning models with small group discussions and interactive exercises. Participants will bring personal experiences into the learning, enabling each participant to have personal insights and breakthroughs. We will focus on the following topic areas:

  • Self-awareness
  • Personal values
  • Effective communication
  • Creating strategic alliances with mentors and sponsors
  • Crafting a personal and professional presence


Recommended for women graduate students in any degree program or stage. Space is limited. Due to the workshop's interactive format and limited spots, full participation in both days is required.

If you are accepted to this workshop you must confirm your place by submitting a Student Participation Fee Agreement, which authorizes VPGE to charge $50 to your Stanford bill – only if you do not fully participate in the event. You will receive a link to the Agreement and instructions if you are offered a place.

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Registration Process

Women Leading with Influence will take place on two consecutive days: Wednesday, March 28 & Thursday, March 29 from 9:00 AM-3:00 PM.

Due to the workshop's limited size and interactive format, full participation in both days is required.

Application for Spring 2018 session is closed.


President, Rabius Consulting
A Leadership Consulting Group

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