Direct Innovation, Generate Growth
For accomplished businesswomen in science, technology, and engineering

Women who attend Directing Innovation learn to harness existing expertise to lead both their careers and organizations to the next level.

Women Who Attend Will:

  • Develop a strategic mindset that leads to executing breakthrough strategies
  • Diagnose levers of persuasion and gain decision-making power
  • Discover her role in shaping the future of her company
  • Build a global network of powerful women to support learning throughout their career
  • Drive dynamic leadership by capitalizing on emotional intelligence and the power of authentic leadership
  • Discover new ways to increase health and well-being to support leadership success
  • Develop a personal leadership narrative to integrate knowledge with personal insights and wisdom for greater clarity, purpose, and vision

Smith’s signature all-women classroom fosters an environment proven to enhance leadership learning by supporting women’s natural learning patterns, encouraging candor and risk-taking, and engaging the power of the network.

Curriculum Topics:

Strategy and Innovation          

  • How core competencies can be leveraged for new growth platforms

Collaborative Decision-making

  • Principles of persuasion and thought leadership to explain strategies for changing minds

Persuasion Through Contagion

  • The leadership dynamics that determine whether or not your great ideas for change initiatives take off

The Neuroscience of Leadership

  • The impact of emotions on leadership presence

Life is Your Best Medicine

  • Maximize performance through lifestyle choices that enhance health and well-being

Leadership Narrative

  • Inspire teams with a vision shared through compelling stories

Additional program benefits include a daily wellness program that shows you how to increase your energy, well-being and stress-resilience and post-program access to networking with both the Smith and Society of Women Engineers alumnae base.

Join your true peers at the beautiful JW Marriott Starr Resort in Tucson, Arizona. Tuition includes all program materials, accommodations, and most meals.