Course Overview

The UCT GSB Developing Women in Leadership course is designed for aspiring women leaders who are interested in self-development, career advancement and personal fulfilment.

What you will walk away with

  • An understanding of organisations, power and politics
  • An understanding of the impact of broader gender issues on women in leadership
  • Increased confidence in leading and influencing others
  • Awareness of personal intention and impact*Increased self-awareness, and commitment to continue the process
  • Skills in negotiating, coaching and giving feedback*Skills to make dual careers tenable
  • A network of colleagues with whom they have a shared powerful experience

Who should apply

  • Interested in self-development, career advancement and personal fulfilment
  • Want an opportunity to evaluate yourself and benefit from feedback from your peers*Want to increase your ability to confidently lead and influence others
  • Want to build skills such as networking, communication and collaboration

Minimum Requirements

  • National Senior Certificate, NQF 4 or equivelant
  • English proficiency

Empowering Women in Leadership

Evidence shows that women-only leadership development programmes are effective in developing critical skills that better equip female executives for leadership roles.

Hear from the alumni of the UCT GSB’s Developing Women in Leadership Programme as they share their experience of the course.

What our alumni say


Yes, this course offers standard discounts

The UCT GSB's Breakwater Campus is situated in the heart of Cape Town's most popular tourist attraction, the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront. Centrally located and easily accessed, the UCT GSB is just 1.5km away from the central business district and 20 minutes from Cape Town International Airport.

As an added benefit to studying at the UCT GSB, you'll be situated in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Click here to see what Cape town has to offer.

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