Unleash your potential

Women Entrepreneurs and Leaders Program

Empower – Accelerate – Disrupt


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 Leaders Program is a unique Innovation and Leadership program for seasoned women professionals worldwide.

This program offers an immersive experience, aimed at developing your leadership competencies and accelerating you and your business The five-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. Starting on Monday and ending on the following Friday – 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 lead forward-thinking teams, in any industry or function. The program aims to propel women into the world of corporate governance, develop strategic relationships and create a network of women who will continue to will continue to innovate and inspire.

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 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.

Key Takeaways

  • Forward-thinking leadership
  • Leading & adapting in a world of technological advances and agile processes
  • The pillars of corporate governance
  • Community and investor relationships
  • Board membership
  • Sustainability as an innovation strategy
  • Understand the interconnection between sustainability, gender and inequality
  • Corporate responsibility
  • Managing up, down, and across the firm
  • Understanding generation motivators
  • Creating value for investors
  • Revenue generation strategies
  • Product and process innovation
  • Considering different perspectives to inform decision-making
  • Diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Unconscious bias
  • Conflict management strategies
  • Claiming your seat at the table
  • Influence and assertiveness

Course Leaders

Marie Josée Lamothe

Marie-Josée Lamothe

Academic Director


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.







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: