Women Entrepreneurs and Leadership Program

Empower – Accelerate – Disrupt

Overview

In North America and throughout the world, the glass ceiling persists. Despite a rise in women entrepreneurs and leaders, a significant gap exists. The Women Entrepreneurs and Leadership Program is a unique Innovation and Leadership program for seasoned women professionals worldwide. The program combines the expertise and complementary cultures of three globally renowned institutions, the McGill Executive Institute (McGill University), the CentraleSupélec Exed, a subsidiary of the European Engineering School CentraleSupélec (CS) as well as The Women Initiative Foundation (WIF), with its international experience in promoting women in business.

This program offers an immersive experience, aimed at developing your leadership competencies and accelerating you and your business. The six-day program connects women to a community and establishes a foundation for lifelong learning, growth and engagement. The program offers experiential learning opportunities, a wealth of knowledge from top faculty and researchers, personal development as well as networking opportunities. You will benefit from a small cohort of international leaders and entrepreneurs in an intimate setting on Montreal’s iconic McGill campus. You will spend a week engaged in lectures, fireside chats and cultural events where emerging skills are continually developed and applied.

Women will leave equipped with tools to manage complex projects in any industry or function. The program aims to propel women in business, help them develop long-lasting relationships and create a network of women who will continue to learn and support each other.

Key Benefits and Takeaways

  • Develop the necessary mindsets for future business growth
  • Break down the structural barriers women face
  • Challenge institutional and individual mindsets regarding women entrepreneurs and leaders
  • Enhance your strategic agility and hone your entrepreneurial spirit
  • Discover processes and frameworks for solving complex problems and managing projects
  • Become empowered to mobilize the people around you
  • Become an innovator and disruptor
  • Become part of a greater ecosystem of women leaders and entrepreneurs

This program is for seasoned women professionals from various industries and locations. It is equally applicable for high potential leaders with at least ten years of professional experience.

The cost includes program tuition, all instructional materials, accommodations (5 nights), daily continental breakfasts, lunches and refreshments. There are several evening events planned, please see detailed schedule for more information

Course Leaders

Marie Josée Lamothe

Marie-Josée Lamothe

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Marie-Josée Lamothe

Ms. Lamothe has over 25 years of experience in the competitive digital and consumer products world (Google, L’Oréal, Procter&Gamble, Clairol). She is best noted for her expertise in Global Product Management and Omni-Channel Branding. Ms. Lamothe is a Professor of Practice at McGill University (Desautels Business Faculty) and is the President of Tandem International, an advisory firm specialized in omnichannel retailing and branding. Ms Lamothe has been awarded the Desautels Achievement award by McGill University, which recognizes individuals who serve as role models for students in their education, career, and philanthropic contributions. She was recognized among Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women in the Financial Post and Canada’s Marketers of the Year by Strategy magazine. Forbes Magazine and Social Media Magazine (US) recognized her among Top Marketing Minds to Follow on social media in North America and Canadian Business magazine nominated her among Canada’s 40 Global Leaders.

Julie Le Cardinal

Julie Le Cardinal

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Julie Le Cardinal

Julie Le Cardinal is a researcher and an associate professor in the Industrial Engineering Laboratory at the Ecole Centrale Paris, France. Her research focuses on the discovery of new design and management methodologies in an industrial context. Julie’s expertise is in team diversity and project management. She coaches project managers in companies concerning the management of their project and the choice of decision-makers in teams. After earning her degree in Mechanical Engineering (UTC, France), she completed a Masters degree in Industrial Engineering Systems at ECP, followed by a PhD Thesis delivering a study of Dysfunctions within the Decision-Making Process.

 

Carola Weil

Carola Weil

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Carola Weil

Dr. Weil brings a wealth of experience and expertise in management, administration and leadership. She currently serves as Dean of the School of Continuing Studies here at McGill University. Dr. Weil earned a PhD in political science an MA and an MPM, from the University of Maryland, College Park, and a BA in history from Bryn Mawr College. Prior to joining American University, she served as Associate Dean for Planning and Strategic Initiatives at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. She has held teaching and research appointments in international relations and public diplomacy at George Washington University, Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and the University of Southern California. She has also served in senior positions at the Friedrich-Ebert Foundation and the U.S. Institute of Peace, both in Washington, D.C.

Jui Ramaprasad

Jui Ramaprasad

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Jui Ramaprasad

Jui Ramaprasad is a tenured faculty member of the Desautels faculty of management at McGill University. She obtained her doctorate in Management, Information Systems from the Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California, Irvine. She holds a B.S. from the University of Southern California. Her research examines the impact of IT-enabled social interactions on behavior and outcomes in two main domains: music and dating, two industries that have been transformed significantly by information technology.

 

Jay Hewlin

Jay Hewlin

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Jay Hewlin

Jay A. Hewlin is an attorney and consultant, specializing in employment law, managerial effectiveness, leadership, contract negotiations, and conflict resolution. Jay’s diverse clients include corporations, law firms, government agencies, and not-for-profits. Jay’s counseling, training, and instruction facilitate organizational change, strategic human resource management, handling complaints of discrimination, and more generally, optimization of organizational development through effective human resource strategy.

Jay has counseled and represented the United States Senate offices in employment law matters, and researched the impact of particular provisions of the U.S. Constitution on workplace policy. Before joining the Senate, Jay worked in the Labor and Employment practice group of Proskauer Rose LLP, where he counseled human resource managers and senior executives on a broad range of labor and employment issues arising under federal, state, and local laws.

In addition to his consulting work, Jay is a highly regarded, award winning teacher. He is a Lecturer in Law at Columbia Law School in New York City. He also teaches several executive classes and modules within various international management and leadership programs at McGill University.

Don Melville

Don Melville

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Don Melville

Don Melville is an expert in strategy and competitive advantage. In his prior roles as Director at Secor and Senior Consultant at CapGemini, he led a number of activities aimed at achieving strategic excellence for multinational corporations. He is currently a faculty member in the areas of finance, strategy and organization at McGill’s Faculty of Management and teaches on a variety of senior executive education programs. He also holds an MBA degree from McGill University.

 

Applications

This residential program is for seasoned women professionals from various industries and locations. It is equally applicable for high-potential women leaders with at least ten years of professional experience. The McGill Executive Institute seeks to build strong positive-learning environments within which participants can flourish. Eligibility for acceptance into the program requires the following qualifications:

  1. Participants have upper- to senior-level management responsibilities;
  2. Show high interest in engaging positively with peers in a unique executive learning environment.

Candidates are encouraged to register online and supply a current resume that shows both your academic and professional experience via email to:

executive.mgmt@mcgill.ca