Women in Leadership


Manager Today, Leader Tomorrow Leadership

The Women in Leadership programme is designed to help high-potential women confidently navigate the complex leadership maze, and hone their leadership acumen to advance their careers.

Through self-reflection, exercises, case studies, discussions and peer learning, the programme explores frameworks that will help you understand your own social and leadership style. You will learn to identify and overcome the challenges and issues that limit the progress of talented women to senior leadership positions. At the end of three days, you will develop strategies to navigate the organisational political landscape, extend your social networks, increase the impact of your influence, and realise your true leadership potential.

Women in Leadership Programme

Dates and Fees

Dates Venue Fees Excl. GST (SGD) With GST (SGD) Registration
Dates 1
20 Apr - 22 Apr 2016 Mochtar Riady Building, Lvl 5, 15 Kent Ridge Drive, Singapore 119245 4,990.00 5,339.30 Apply Now

Note: GST applies to individuals and Singapore registered companies.

Alumni / Early Payment / Team Enrolment Benefits

All NUS alumni and past participants of NUS Executive Education are entitled to 10% alumni savings on this programme.

Alternatively, you can enjoy savings if you pay early with Visa or MasterCard:
> 45 days before start of programme: 10% savings
> 30 days before start of programme: 5% savings

Team enrolment benefits are also available, please contact the programme advisor for details.

Application Deadline

  • Participants are strongly advised to apply at least 2 months in advance
  • Applications received after the deadline will be considered based on space availability
Sign Up for Two Programmes & Save

Enjoy significant savings of S$2,000 by combining the following courses with this programme:

Essential Law for Managers (ELMCOMBI2016)
Leading Transformational Change (LTCCOMBI2016)
Mergers & Acquisitions (MACOMBI2016)
Negotiations & Influence in Asia (NEGOCOMBI2016)
Strategic Marketing Management (SMMCOMBI2016)

Terms and conditions apply. Please refer to this information sheet for more details.

Core Focus

    • Career trends, issues and challenges of women leaders in Asia
    • Managing self and influencing others through executive intelligence
    • How to give and take: Negotiation skills for women
    • How to map the organisational political terrain, influence and lead others

Key Benefits

  • Learn to recognise and overcome the challenges that may limit career progress
  • Develop effective leadership skills through strategic use of emotions and body language
  • Acquire skills to negotiate and forge stronger alliances in the workplace that will in turn make goals easier to accomplish
  • Understand the role of power and politics in connecting with, and influencing others

Who Should Attend

Who Should Attend

Designed for emerging women leaders and managers who aspire to greater roles, this programme will also benefit women business owners, entrepreneurs and non-profit leaders. The programme also welcomes men who have a keen interest in women leadership issues.

Who should attend?

Past Participants

Participants by Region
  • Assistant Director
  • Assistant Manager
  • Assistant Project Manager
  • AVP, Funding & Services
  • AVP, Strategic Planning & Portfolio
  • Clinical Trial Manager
  • Deputy Director General, N.Asia Division
  • Deputy Director, Corporate Communications
  • Deputy Director, Management
  • Digital Marketing Manager
  • Diplomatic Officer
  • Director
  • General Manager
  • IT Business Partner
  • Manager
  • Managing Director
  • Merchandising Director
  • Owner
  • Principal Economist
  • Project Manager
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Representative Managing Director
  • Senior Manager
  • Vice President, InFlight Services


  • It was a wonderful programme which allowed me to network successfully.

    Pauline Tan, Singapore
    Purchasing Manager
    Keppel FELS

    An interesting and superb course for women leaders. Very refreshing and I made many friends.

    Lekshimi Muniandy, Malaysia
    Deputy Director, Management
    Ministry of Health Malaysia

    The course gave a fantastic overview of what it means to be a woman in leadership. It has inspired me to make changes to my company and use these skills in the real world.

    Teresa Chan, Singapore
    ITC Holdings

  • The programme is helpful and applicable to a broad age group. I will recommend this to young people who are working in their family businesses and are sometimes seen as "too young" to manage.

    Sara Bastiaan, Indonesia
    PT Bersih Bijak Sejahtera

    The best way to learn about women leadership is to learn it with and from other women leaders.

    Sadie-Jane Nunis, Singapore
    Assistant Manager
    Singapore Institute of Management

    Vivien is a superb instructor. She's warm and intuitive, reads a room well, relevant and focused. She's also clearly put a lot of thought into the choice of material.

    Pam Dunn, New Zealand
    Deputy Director General, North Asia Division
    New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade


Programme Director


Vivien Lim

Professor and Deputy Head, Management & Organisation

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Vivien is Deputy Head of the Department of Management and Organisation at NUS Business School. She received her PhD in Organisational Behaviour from the University of Pittsburgh.

Vivien's expertise is in the areas of workplace health, leadership, job loss, employee misbehaviours and discipline, and the impact of technology on the workplace. Her research has been published in internationally refereed journals, as well as cited in media such as The Straits Times, Business Times, Harvard Business Review, The Globe and Mail, Chicago Tribune, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, and on radio and TV channels such as CBS and ABC.

Vivien has received numerous commendations and recognition for her achievements in teaching. She was a recipient of Departmental, Faculty and University Outstanding Educator Awards, as well as Dean's Commendations from 1999 to 2013. These awards, given by the University, recognise faculty members who have demonstrated high levels of excellence and commitment to teaching. As a three-time winner of the Annual Teaching Excellence Award, Vivien has been placed on the University's Teaching Honour Roll. She is a member of the Teaching Excellence Council at NUS Business School. She was formerly Sub-Dean of the faculty and was involved in spearheading the MSc/PhD (by research) programme.

Post-Programme Coaching

As a participant of this programme, you can choose to embark on a one-on-one, post-programme learning journey with an executive coach. This individual coaching option is designed to build on your personal program reflections, individual assessment results and 360-degree feedback to strengthen your effectiveness as a leader. » Learn more

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