Immersive Year-Long Experiences

Leadership Cohorts

Women in Leadership Cohort

The Women in Leadership Cohort is an intensive leader development experience in which participants will work to internalize a leader identity within the context of second generational gender bias. The immersive experience includes one-on-one coaching, group coaching, multi-session workshops, and exclusive access to expert leaders in the field.

Learning Goals

After participating in this program, the leader will be able to:

  • Articulate their beliefs and aspirations as a leader.
  • Build a lasting network of women leaders.
  • Identify their values that impact their ability to lead in conflict.
  • Demonstrate mastery of multiple conflict response strategies.
  • Apply influence techniques to real-life situations.


  • Weekend 1: Oct. 15 & Oct. 16 (virtual)
  • Weekend 2: Nov. 12 & Nov. 13 (virtual)
  • Weekend 3: Feb. 4 & Feb. 5 (format TBD)
  • Weekend 4: March 25 & March 26 (format TBD)

If you are selected to the 2021-2022 Women in Leadership cohort, you must be available to attend the above sessions on Fridays at 4 - 6:30 PM CT and Saturdays at 9 AM - 12 PM CT. Sessions for the Fall 2021 semester will take place virtually. The program format for Spring 2021 will be reevaluated based on the COVID-19 situation.

Doerr Institute Programs Included

  • Activation: Access to three one-on-one coaching conversations (scheduled outside of the weekend commitments)
  • Activation: Complete a Leadership Challenge Assessment Tool
  • Excursions: Access to experts in women leadership
  • Synthesis: Living Your Leadership Manifesto
  • Catalyst #1: Conflict Isn't a Dirty Word
  • Catalyst #2: Leveraging Your Influence

Students selected to this cohort will complete the above programs alongside other members of their assigned cohort. Please note Catalyst modules may include students outside of the assigned cohort.

Ready to get started?

Registration for the 2021-2022 Leadership Cohorts closed on September 10, 2021. Please check back at the start of each Fall semester to join a Leadership Cohort. All questions regarding Leadership Cohorts may be directed to Stephanie Taylor at