​Women Transforming Leadership Programme

Build heightened personal and professional self-awareness to broaden leadership impact

Start dates:


  • 5 days

Time commitment:

  • Short programme


  • Oxford


  • £7,800 plus accommodation

About the programme

Bringing together different teaching styles and experiential opportunities to create a stimulating learning environment.

Equip yourself with the career strategies to get where you want to go and develop your self-awareness to succeed on the way.

The programme will:

  • encourage you to try new things
  • take place in a safe and supportive environment
  • push you intellectually and emotionally
  • develop your confidence and personal insight

The programme is open to women who have had more than one influential leadership role. We particularly encourage women from male-dominated industries and teams to join us. We ask that you come with an open mind and a willingness to share experiences – including the difficult ones.

Our priority is to help you get the best out of this programme; we will to provide a customised, personal learning experience.

Introduction to the programme


What our alumni say

Life changing. Transforming. Revelational. It was a privilege to have been here in the midst of a great programme and great women!

Dr Vijay Kunadian

Honorary Consultant Interventional Cardiologist, Freeman Hospital, UK


To you

  • Improve your confidence and increase your impact
  • Gain greater awareness of your personal strengths
  • Establish an international network of female leaders
  • Learn from a richly diverse peer group
  • Develop a personal action plan supported by a coach
  • Lifetime membership of the Oxford Business Alumni Network

To your organisation

  • Individuals return to work as energised and confident leaders
  • Increased productivity and innovative ideas
  • Encourage greater progression of women to senior management levels
  • Implement a larger strategic vision that aligns with company values
  • Google case study

Joining the programme

How to apply


9-13 October 2023

7-11 October 2024


Programme fee includes all tuition, education materials, coffee breaks and most meals £7,800

Accommodation for 5 nights (Sunday - Friday) £995

Corporate privileges

Take advantage of our corporate partner rate (15%) if three or more people from your organisation attend any of our open programmes across a twelve-month period.

Visa requirements

Once you have a confirmed place on a programme, we suggest you apply for a visa as soon as possible, as it can take up to 100 days to process.

Saïd Business School can provide a letter to support your visa application if required.


Lifetime membership of the Oxford Business Alumni Network.

Admissions process

1. Submit your application 
2. Online interview 
3. Committee review 
4. Final decision 

At the interview stage you will be required to articulate: 

  • your key leadership challenges 
  • your personal development goals.

Programme community

Our Women Transforming Leadership community.






Broad sectors





Meet the faculty

Explore our community.

Women at Oxford Saïd

We explore the differences between the Women Transforming Leadership and the Oxford Strategic Leadership Programme in our article Spoilt for choice: Oxford’s options for developing women leaders.

FT rankings 2020

Our Open Programmes have risen to number two in the world, and maintained their position as first in the UK for the sixth consecutive year in the 2020 FT Executive Education Rankings.


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