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Women’s Leadership Program

Women's Leadership Network Panel

Share knowledge and experiences with high-performing women from a diverse group of government agencies.

In Brookings Executive Education’s Women’s Leadership Program, you learn how to lead change from positions of formal and informal authority. You acquire skills to negotiate successfully in any workplace situation. You enhance your ability to communicate with authenticity and impact. And you form close bonds with fellow participants — creating an extraordinary community of female colleagues. There is no GS-level requirement to participate in this program.

Based on feedback from network alumnae, Brookings Executive Education has restructured the program format.

New for the 2019-2020 Season: FALL and SPRING Cohorts

WLN Fall 2019 Cohort Program Dates

  • Resonant Leadership: Oct. 16-18, 2019
  • Negotiating for Success: Dec. 9-10, 2019
  • Thriving Through Change: Jan. 28-29, 2020
  • Executive Presence: Feb. 25, 2020

WLN Spring 2020 Cohort Program Dates

  • Resonant Leadership: Mar. 16-18, 2020
  • Negotiating for Success: Apr. 7-8, 2020
  • Thriving Through Change: May 11-12, 2020
  • Executive Presence: Jun. 17, 2020


●Content geared toward challenges faced by women
●Supportive learning environment
●Access to the Brookings Executive Education community
●Career-long alumni network of female government leaders


  • $6,500

Note: You can apply your eight class days to the 20 class days required to earn Brookings Executive Education’s Certificate in Public Leadership. For more information or to register, contact


“The value of the Women’s Leadership Network exceeds its curriculum. Yes, I gained valuable tools and techniques. But I also acquired a professional network of amazing, accomplished women.” -Women’s Leadership Network participant

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