Advanced Leadership Program for Women

also available in the following regions



10 days


Dubai & Madrid


3 Modules over a year

Next Program Starts

24 March 2020

What is The Advanced Leadership Program?

The Advanced Leadership Program is a year long executive development program that combines the core elements and competencies necessary to be a world-class leader today. It brings together professors from some of the best universities in the world whose cutting-edge thought leadership will expand strategic thinking and develop transformational leadership skills.

The fourth annual program will begin in March 2020, and take place over a year, with three focused modules at campus in Copenhagen, one module at Financial Times (London) and one at IE Business School (Madrid). Intermodular activities strengthen the development experience, including online learning, peer-group work, self-development challenges, media training and leadership dilemmas. The program also includes attendance at Womenomics – the largest women in business conference in the Nordics.

The Advanced Leadership Program is aimed at female leaders who:

  • Have an average of 8 years or more of management experience
  • Are two or three levels from C-suite positions
  • Have recently made, or are about to make, the transition to a more senior management role

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Program Overview

Module 1

Leading a Dynamic Future

Transformational change in the world of work ƒ DNA of 21st century leadership

Exponential technologies ƒ Disruption as strategy

The world’s 100 most inspiring companies

Managing change to ensure continuous strategic viability and growth

Module 2

Leading Others

Media training and communication techniques

Mastering the arts of persuasion and argument

Being your company’s spokesperson in times of crisis

Diversity and team performance

Inclusive culture as a business enabler

The neuroscience of language

Module 3

Leading the Sustainable Organization

Decision-making and ethical dilemmas

Relationship between business performance and trust

The new business agenda for sustainability

Leading with purpose, clarity and impact

What drives and sustains successful female leaders and role models

Transitioning to C-suite: dilemmas and challenges

Selected Faculty

Our academic team includes  faculty from London Business School, Henley Business School, IE Business School, Financial Times, Cambridge University, NYU Stern, McKinsey & Co., Dare Disrupt and CNN.

Peter Fisk

Professor of Innovation, IE Business School

Myrna Nakad

Partner, Spark Change for Growth, McKinsey & Company

Simon Lancaster

Visiting Lecturer, Cambridge University


Networking is built into the core of the Advanced Leadership Program for Women with numerous special events taking place throughout the year. For example: panel discussions with top leaders, attendance at the Womenomics Nordic Business Conference, alumni dinners, gatherings with participants from the Nordic program during module two and both opening and graduation celebrations.


Our programs are tailor-made and delivered by our executive education partner Headspring – a joint venture between Financial Times and IE Business School.

Headspring Executive Development

Financial Times has been a trusted guide to business for more than 130 years, recognised for its authority, integrity and accuracy. Employing 600 journalists from over 40 international bureaux, FT provides essential news, informed analysis, valuable data and insights for the global business community.

A triple accredited institution, IE Business School is the 3rd ranked non-US MBA in the world (Forbes, 2017). Through technological immersion and a culture of innovation, IE brings an entrepreneurial mindset that gives our programs a sharper edge and greater impact.