Leadership for Women: Practical Strategies for Success

Organizations with women leaders in senior management are more profitable and successful. Yet few organizations achieve the benefits associated with gender equity. The old business models do not identify and develop women for succession planning pipelines. This women's leadership program is designed to help women develop an action plan for personal and organizational development that builds on their unique strengths and opportunities as leaders.

Top Reasons To Choose
This Program

  • Learn to identify opportunities to leverage obstacles to overcome as your organization moves to empower women leaders

  • Find out about the importance of networking, coaching and mentoring strategies and how to put these strategies in place

  • Discover how temperament and personality work in leadership and what women’s leadership styles may mean for promotions

    • “This course was invaluable. I’m so happy that I chose to attend. The facilitators were amazing and the speakers were incredibly inspiring. It was also a great opportunity to build relationships with all the women in the course.”

      Lauren WrightDirector, Finance & Portfolio Operations, Sionna Investment Managers Inc.
    • “This course actually exceeded my expectations and I will be happy to recommend it within my organization and outside.”

      Dobrila CvijanProject Director, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
    • “It is truly amazing what is covered in three days in this course. I highly recommend this experience for any woman looking to improve her own self awareness and presence within her organization.”

      Katrina WheatonStaff Officer, Ontario English Catholic Teachers' Association
    • “It was a very insightful and well thought out course. I have attended different leadership programs in the past and this one truly stood out. The attention to each participant’s needs was apparent and there were plenty of opportunities for discussion among participants, facilitators, and guest speakers to learn from one another and discuss practical strategies for success that can be implemented in the day-to-day work and more broadly to our lives.”

      Inbal Marcovitch Program Manager, Research, Standards Council of Canada
    • ““I am coming out of this course with more confidence and with a network of professional women to connect with. It was wonderful to be a part of this group. I feel empowered to move forward and network.””

      Sarah Nation-WilliamsSupervisor, City of Toronto
    • ““The course provided insight to the daily struggles of a woman in a leadership position and the strategies to be successful. It also provided a fantastic networking opportunity with women facing similar circumstances for support. Job well done and thank-you.””

      Jessica PopieulProject Engineer, CF Industries
    • ““I have greatly enjoyed the course because it highlighted gaps for me and how I am managing my career. I wish I knew this stuff earlier!””

      Shelley Haddow MarquesDirector, CIBC

About This Program

  • Drawing from research and best practices, as well as stories from successful women, this women’s leadership program will help participants identify the obstacles in their own workplace and increase their knowledge, skills and understanding of what it takes to be successful as a women leader. The result will benefit not only women, but all leaders and organizational stakeholders.

    Learn How To…

    • Recognize and address the impact of COVID on women at work
    • Engage people across the gender spectrum to create a work environment that works for everyone
    • Maximize the learning strategies of networking, coaching and mentoring to achieve success
    • Leverage the benefits of diversity and inclusion as a leader
    • Strategize and plan for action with a dose of reality while not waiting for the perfect plan
    • Make effective decisions under pressure and manage crises

    Who Should Attend

    This leadership development training program for women has been designed specifically for those currently in mid-management from any sector who aspire to lead in senior management positions.

    Special Features

    Informal networking opportunities will be provided. Participants will be peer coached and coach a peer to develop their own unique action plan and be supported 3 days, 3 weeks and 3 months after the plan is completed to keep on track for success.

    Participants will benefit from guest speakers who will share stories, experiences, and perspectives, including successful women at the CEO and C-suite level, and a male executive sponsor of women leaders plus sponsored female.

Course Content Details

Additional Delivery Options

Adapt this program to your organization with these additional delivery options.


Hamida Bhimani

Hamida Bhimani,

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Linda Irvine

Linda Irvine, BScN, MEd

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Continuing Education Credits

21 HRPA-CPD Hours

This program has been approved for CDP hours under Section A of the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Log of the Human Resource Professionals Association (HRPA). Be sure to note the program ID number on your CPD log. For more information about certification or continuing professional development, visit the HRPA website at www.hrpa.ca/hrdesignations_/Pages/Continuing-Professional-Development.aspx