Conversations for Women in Leadership (University of Stellenbosch Business School)


This programme is currently undergoing a redesign but USB could potentially look at an in-house option for Altron


Conversations for Women in Leadership - Stepping into your own Identity

The programme is aimed at women in leadership who are ready to engage in key leadership conversations and build strong networks.

If it is not leadership skills holding us back, why are so many competent women still struggling to step into their leadership identities? Perhaps it is that we rather need the right interactions, practical experiences and explorations to help us find our way into leadership conversations and engagements. USB-ED’s Conversations for Women in Leadership will offer a select group of women the opportunity to engage in important leadership conversations, while building a strong community and network.


Programme content

The following subject areas are covered:


  • Engaging with economic and business acumen
  • conversations and decisions
  • How and when to “lean in”
  • Building power, networks and influence factors
  • My leadership identity and leadership journey
  • Building leadership practices for the future
  • Vision and values-based leadership in turbulent times
  • Setting and leading strategy in times of change
  • Next steps for my team


Presentation methods include themed conversations, classroom and application exercises, group coaching sessions, self-assessments and preparation work. Participants will be required to complete an individual assignment.


The programme as a learning investment


After completion of the programme, you will be equipped to:


  • Contribute to business conversations confidently and with insight of business needs
  • Enhance capacity to influence and network across a business and hence to effect change and decisions with greater impact
  • Craft my leadership journey, leadership identity and brand
  • Build leadership skills for the future
  • Work with strategy and complex teams in times of change



To be confirmed by USB


When and Where

To be confirmed by USB