What the Women of Brazil Can Teach the World About Leadership

Last month, Smith College Executive Education and Fundação Dom Cabral (FDC) partnered on the first women-only executive education program of its kind in Latin America. What we learned about women leaders in Brazil and Latin America was remarkable! Continue reading

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2015 Schedule of Executive Leadership Development Programs for Women Announced

Smith ManagementIn 1977, corporate leaders turned to Smith College to build the first non-business-school executive education program for women.  Today, Smith College Executive Education thrives as the leading expert in women’s executive leadership development.

With nearly 40 years of experience in women-only leadership training, Smith has grown a vast portfolio of open-enrollment and custom-designed programs for women at all levels of the organization.

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How long you have been sitting at your desk?

Do you know how long you have been sitting at your desk? Chances are, you’ve already ruined your workout.

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Three Ways to Get Inspired

Don’t worry. The first week back from vacation is always the hardest. Take back control of your creativity and try one of these three ways to find inspiration.

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Lead Like a Girl

baseball_128Running or throwing “like a girl” may still be perceived as something negative, but there’s good news. The desire to lead “like a girl” is on the rise.

According to several studies featured in this Harvard Business Review article, modern leadership requires more of what women have, soft skills including self-awareness, emotional attunement, humility and authenticity. And what’s more, when rated by their peers, supervisors and direct reports, women also scored higher than men in key hard skills areas like initiative, driving for results and solving problems, and analyzing issues. Continue reading

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