Women in Leadership

Call Advisor: Joyce Meng +65 6516 8342

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Duration: 5 Days

Next Run: 08 Jun - 12 Jun 2015 - Apply Now

Venue: Mochtar Riady Building, Lvl 5

Fees: SGD 5,990.00 (excl. GST) | 6,409.30 (incl. GST)

Note: GST applies to individuals and Singapore registered companies.


Break the Leadership Glass Ceiling Leadership

With substantial strides made in women's educational and professional attainment, why are so few women – especially in Asia – in senior leadership roles? Studies have shown that organisations with greater gender diversity in management tend to perform better, yet institutional barriers and the pressures to conform to gender norms make it difficult for women to rise to the top.


The Women in Leadership programme is designed to help high-potential women break from the conventional leadership mould and develop the confidence and leadership acumen to advance their careers. It equips participants with the skills to navigate the complex leadership maze while improving their ability to balance both career and personal aspirations.

Through self-reflection, interactive exercises, case studies, discussions and peer learning, participants will explore various frameworks to help them develop a greater appreciation of their own social and leadership styles. They will also learn how to overcome the issues that hinder the progress of talented women to senior leadership positions. At the end of five days, participants will be able to draw on these insights and take away actionable strategies to increase their social capital, overcome self-limiting habits and unlock their true leadership potential.

Dates and Fees

Dates Venue Fees Excl. GST (SGD) With GST (SGD) Registration
Dates 1
08 Jun - 12 Jun 2015 Mochtar Riady Building, Lvl 5, 15 Kent Ridge Drive, Singapore 119245 5,990.00 6,409.30 Apply Now
Dates 2
16 Nov - 20 Nov 2015 Mochtar Riady Building, Lvl 5, 15 Kent Ridge Drive, Singapore 119245 5,990.00 6,409.30

Note: GST applies to individuals and Singapore registered companies.

Early Payment and Team Enrolment Savings

Enjoy savings if you pay early using Visa or MasterCard:

  • > 45 days before start of programme: 10% savings
  • > 30 days before start of programme: 5% savings

Team enrolment benefits are available, please contact 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:

Leading Transformational Change (LTCCOMBI2015)
Mergers & Acquisitions (MACOMBI2015)
Negotiations & Influence in Asia (NEGOCOMBI2015)
Strategic Marketing Management (SMMCOMBI2015)

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
    • The art of creating win-win partnerships through collaborative leadership
    • Leaning in at work and at home: Strategies to maintain work–life balance

Key Benefits

  • Learn to play to one's natural strengths and embrace an authentic, sustainable brand of leadership
  • Acquire skills to negotiate and forge stronger alliances in the workplace that will in turn make goals easier to accomplish
  • Understand the power of social networks and how these networks can be leveraged to improve performance and innovation
  • Learn to allocate time, resources and energy to more effectively manage work and family

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 (Corporate Communications)
  • Assistant Manager
  • Assistant Project Manager
  • Clinical Trial Manager
  • Deputy Director General, North Asia Division
  • Digital Marketing Manager
  • Director
  • Manager
  • Managing Director
  • Principal Economist
  • Project Manager


  • 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. She is also the Editor-in Chief of Applied Psychology: An International Review.

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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