Women's Global Leadership Program
The CSIS Women's Global Leadership Program (WGLP) is a year-long program designed for rising women leaders who wish to deepen their understanding of critical geopolitical trends in order to thrive in a complex and competitive global environment. Women nominated by their organizations will join a select network of mid- to senior-level professionals in seminars on global issues and participate in executive leadership and communication training.
Fellows meet quarterly at CSIS headquarters for two-day sessions and participate in monthly conference calls.
CurriculumWGLP seminars are led by world-class scholars at CSIS, guest speakers drawn from the senior ranks of the policymaking and business communities, and top-flight leadership coaches. Fellows also gain the skills to navigate and engage the power structures of the nation’s capital. The program is built on CSIS’s well-established reputation for bipartisanship, policy relevance, and analytic rigor and its innovative approach to executive education that encompasses both professional and personal growth. The program combines the following elements:
Quarterly in-person sessions in Washington, D.C.
Each two-day session lasts includes a mix of interactive leadership development and communications training; seminar discussions on the global economic, security, and technology landscape; and a dinner event with a prominent speaker.
Emphasis on executive skills
The program’s leadership and communication training addresses specific challenges faced by women executives and builds critical skills to boost Fellows’ career trajectories. Fellows gain skills through a variety of experiential team-based challenges that foster good communication, strategy, and collaboration. Executive communications training, including on-camera training, gives participants tools to hone their message and present ideas with power, passion, and presence.
Monthly conference calls on timely international developments
These calls connect the themes of the quarterly meetings to current events shaping the global environment.
The Women’s Global Leadership Program accepts a limited group of 20 participants to the fellowship each calendar year. Nominees should have at least 15 years of experience and the potential to serve in senior executive positions in business, government, the military, or the nonprofit world.
How to Apply
If you are interested in participating, or nominating someone on behalf of your organization, please follow the nomination or application link below or email Nahmyo Thomas, CSIS Vice President and Director of Executive Education, at email@example.com.
Previous and current fellows include senior women representatives from:
Alcoa Defense, Aramco Services, Arconic, BAE Systems, BASF, Bechtel, Chevron, Clifford Chance, Coca Cola, The Cohen Group, Credit Suisse, Deloitte, Department of Defense, Department of State, DynCorp, Equinor, EY, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Finmeccanica, General Dynamics, Hogan Lovells, Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inter-American Development Bank, International Rescue Committee, Leonardo DRS, Lysi Solutions, Marine Corps, National Counterintelligence and Security Center, National Counterterrorism Center, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, National Security Agency, Northrop Grumman, ODNI, Oxfam America, PepsiCo, Raytheon, SAIC, Save the Children, Schlumberger, Siemens, Statoil, TransUnion, Uber, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, U.S. Department of Labor, World Wildlife Fund
Program alumnae are invited to return to CSIS regularly to network with CSIS experts and other fellows.
CSIS launched the Women’s Global Leadership Program in 2015 under the auspices of the Smart Women, Smart Power Initiative, which convenes top-level women leaders in foreign policy, national
For more information, please contact Nahmyo Thomas, CSIS Vice President and Director of Executive Education, at firstname.lastname@example.org.