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Women in Technical Leadership

A unique 3-day experience focused on the advancement of women in STEM careers

High Impact, High Return

Women are pursuing careers in science, technology and engineering fields in record numbers—but continue to be underrepresented in leadership roles.

Over the course of three days, the NC State Women in Technical Leadership program guides participants through high-impact training to improve leadership effectiveness and career growth. 


Gain skills and knowledge in negotiation, conflict management, emotional intelligence, design thinking, change management, and more.


Explore your own biases,
communication styles and
problem-solving skills
through interactive sessions
and coaching.


Strengthen your inner
professional circle through
intentionally crafted
networking opportunities.

Program Details and Registration

Women in Technical Leadership is offered in both virtual and in-person session formats. All in-person sessions are held on NC State University’s Centennial Campus.

Program fee is $3,500 — which includes all class materials, simulation license fees, personal coaching sessions, and invitations to all future program alumni networking events. NC State alumni, faculty and staff — and employees of select organizations — are eligible for a discount on the program fee. Ask our program director for eligibility.

To register, complete the registration form, and a member of the Executive Education team will contact you to complete and confirm enrollment. Payment is not required to begin the registration process.

2024 Session DatesLocation
March 19, 20, 21In-person, NC State Centennial Campus, Raleigh, NC
June 4, 5, 6In-person, NC State Centennial Campus, Raleigh, NC
October 15, 16, 17In-person, NC State Centennial Campus, Raleigh, NC
*Payment is not required at the time of application.

Who Should Participate?

Women in Technical Leadership is designed for early- to mid-career professionals, regardless of sex or gender, in scientific and technical roles within any industry, who aspire to improve their leadership effectiveness and advance their careers. Past participants include professionals in IT, Analytics, Manufacturing, Biotechnology, Scientific Research, and Engineering fields.

The program is open to all participants – regardless of sex or gender – who act as allies and share in its mission to support the advancement of women in technical fields.

What Will You Learn?

In this opening session, we discuss challenges faced by women leaders, informed by academic research and participant experiences. This discussion frames the three-day program as an opportunity to identify approaches to address the challenges through enhancing and developing skills, adjusting mindsets, and developing and leveraging networks.

Research indicates that emotional intelligence is directly correlated with professional performance and just as critical to success as leadership skills like time management and effective communication. In this session, the instructor will guide participants through experiential exercises to help them navigate the spoken and unspoken motives and behaviors in a leadership setting.

In this session, participants will learn how to use design thinking principles to solve organizational challenges and build a career and life path that feels empowering and plays to their strengths. Participants will also learn a five-step design thinking process and how to apply it to their careers and real-world challenges.

Participants will learn and hone skills to listen, understand and communicate more effectively with team members and critical stakeholders based on their unique characteristics—to minimize miscommunications and maximize the team’s collective strengths. During the session, participants will become more aware of their own communication and influence preferences.

Negotiation is a routine part of daily life and leadership, and approaching it with confidence and skill continually signals that you know your worth. This session presents and analyzes negotiation strategies and focuses on the critical skills that leaders need for success, including a proven, four-step, systematic approach.

In this session, participants will gain hands-on experience by managing a simulated organization through a real change scenario. The simulation is an expert-guided workshop backed by over 20 years of research, industry insights, and results. It combines proven approaches with hands-on practice in an engaging, low-risk, high-impact experience.

“I highly recommend this program to all women in leadership… the entire program was extremely engaging and managed to perfection.”

Ashley Brodzinski

Ashley Brodzinski

Director, Global Numbers
Bandwidth, Inc.

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Enroll as a Team

Many organizations enroll groups of employees in Executive Education programs, including Women in Technical Leadership. In addition to fostering community among your colleagues, this program is an exceptional way to scale your professional learning efforts and motivate your employees.

Women in Tech Leadership