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New Center for Leadership program focuses on maximizing women's leadership potential

Faculty from some of the top business schools in the nation, business coaches for Fortune 100 companies, national award-winning leadership consultants and best-selling business authors will be among the facilitators of a new University of Dayton Center for Leadership certificate program launching in March geared toward maximizing the leadership potential of women. 

"Feedback from our partners indicated a need for a program focused on addressing challenges and opportunities facing women in leadership in a more intensive program that teaches tactics and hands-on skills proven by research along with networking opportunities," said April Mescher, Center for Leadership director of strategic partnerships and marketing.

Mescher said women who will benefit most from "Women Lead" are "those who are not afraid to be challenged and do not want a run-of-the-mill training. They are accomplished leaders ready to further cultivate their strengths and refine their own personal brand of leadership in an environment surrounded by other diverse, high-achieving, uplifting female influences."

Sessions during the program that runs from March 12 to Sept. 1 will help participants navigate their leadership identity, leverage mentorship, refine communication and negotiation skills, and create a career map with a work-life balance. Participants also will use Linkage’s Advancing Women Leaders 360° Assessment to gain insight into leadership strengths.

Click here for more information, including pricing, and to register for Women Lead. Contact Liz Miller at 229-5325 or with questions. 

The University of Dayton Center for Leadership is a partnership among the region’s most successful organizations to bring top thought leaders to the region to provide innovative, world-class education to senior executives, emerging leaders and frontline supervisors and professionals. For more information about all of the center's programs, visit

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News and Communications Staff