Certificate in Women’s Leadership

Woman raises her hand at the 2017 Women Lead Conference in Spokane


A non-degree course designed for male and female professionals who wish to develop skills and practices for advancing women in the workplace.

Topics covered include:

  • Leadership & Identity
  • Gender & Communication
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Overcoming the Confidence Gap
  • Compensation and Negotiation
  • Work-Life Balance

Learning outcomes

  • Develop skills to communicate and negotiate authentically and confidently in various situations.
  • Gain tools and skills to navigate the unique dilemmas that working women face, such as “double-binds” and “unconscious bias.”
  • Understand one’s individual, unique leadership identity and how it surfaces in teams.
  • Enhance one’s emotional intelligence for greater effectiveness in leadership roles.
  • Identify practices and attitudes that contribute to a healthy, fulfilling work-life balance.


Approximately three (3) months


Online, plus four (4) full-day classes on campus


$2,900 (a special introductory cost for the first cohort)

*Note: Federal financial aid cannot be applied to this program

1st Cohort Schedule:

  • Application period opens in June 2018 (date TBA)
  • Program begins in early September 2018
  • 1st on-campus immersion: October 12 – 13
  • 2nd on-campus immersion: Nov 30-Dec 1
  • Program concludes mid-December

Questions can be sent to womenlead@gonzaga.edu