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Women Leading Change: Shaping Our Future

University of Cambridge

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Society is undergoing seismic shifts, yet women still face barriers to achieving equality. Many of the structural hurdles they face have been heightened by global crises and the resulting economic fallout. These factors only emphasise the need to increase the capability and confidence of women to contribute to building more inclusive, sustainable organisations and societies.

The Women Leading Change: Shaping Our Future online short course from the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) explores the personal and professional capabilities required to be a purpose-driven leader. Over eight weeks, you’ll expand your understanding of the challenges women face and the levers of change that can help to create more equal and just societies. Through tutor-led learning and peer support, you’ll enhance your ability to influence and drive transformational, systems-level change.

Learn from women leading change globally, in many sectors and disciplines, hear from leading practitioners and academics, and expand your network with the support of like-minded women from around the world. You’ll gain insight into creating psychologically safe environments, and develop tools to foster innovation and collaborations that drive transformational change. On completion of this course, you’ll walk away with a practical road map to drive positive change in your sphere of influence.

Is this course for you?

The course is for anyone ready to lead change in organisations and society through systemic transformation. It will benefit current and aspiring leaders in the public, private, and non-profit sectors, providing fresh perspectives and a forward-thinking mindset. It’s for those looking to gain practical techniques and strategies to further accelerate change through their work within and beyond. It offers a safe space for reflection, reconnection, and time to identify, challenge, and overcome self-limiting beliefs and habits. If you want to be a part of a diverse community of students and contributors as they learn, inspire, and grow, this course is for you.

This course is certified by the United Kingdom CPD Certification Service and may be applicable to individuals who are members of, or are associated with, UK-based professional bodies. The course has an estimated 95 hours of learning.

Note: should you wish to claim CPD activity, the onus is upon you. The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and GetSmarter accept no responsibility, and cannot be held responsible, for the claiming or validation of hours or points

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