Learn How to Navigate Workplace Challenges

The Women’s Leadership Program at Yale University provides a unique opportunity for women to improve executive presence and leverage diversity to accelerate innovation.

September 14, 2018

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Women executives in the convenience industry face different challenges in the workplace than their male counterparts. That’s one reason why NACS and Altria have joined forces to make the Women’s Leadership Program at Yale University a reality.

Held Nov. 11-16 at the Yale School of Management at Yale University in New Haven, Conn., the Women’s Leadership Program will help women:

  • Develop critical team leadership skills
  • Refine strategic perspective and decision-making
  • Understand and hone leadership style through feedback assessments
  • Improve executive presence and leverage diversity to accelerate innovation
  • Practice emotionally intelligent leadership

Women add unique value and perspective to a company. They shatter groupthink, improve communication dynamics and reinvigorate companies in ways that make them more competitive. Research shows that companies with a critical mass of top-team gender diversity enjoy better financial performance.

Participants will exchange ideas with a peer group of experienced and emerging women leaders who face similar challenges in their professional lives, with thought-leading faculty at Yale and successful female convenience industry practitioners. Marissa King, professor of organizational behavior, will examine how to build women-led teams and dive deep into decision-making for leaders. Emma Seppala, professor and co-director of the Yale College Wellbeing Project, will teach students about team-building and connections, while Grace Zandarski, professor of the Yale drama department, will teach a session on executive presence.

If you’re a female executive, district or regional manager, or have been identified by management as a high-potential leader, then sign up today for the Women’s Leadership Program at Yale University. The application deadline is October 15.