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The Women’s Leadership Academy aims to maximize the participants’ leadership effectiveness, through a unique combination of coaching, networking, analytical reflection and tailor-made personal development. With peers from all over the world, senior female managers are equipped with the necessary intellectual tools to break through that infamous “glass-ceiling”, creating sustainable value for their respective organizations.

Throughout the programme, participants will have the opportunity to reflect on their experience, bring insights back to the classroom, and receive feedback from faculty and peers.


Please note that we can offer the following discount:

  • 15% Early Bird discount 
  • 10% for each institution sending more than one participant to the Women's Leadership Academy* 
  • Alumni Discount 10%

* successfully enrolled

26.9.2022 – 30.9.2022

Women's Leadership Academy will be recognised as the in-class Week of Certified Expert in Business Development programme.

Target Group

The Women’s Leadership Academy is designed for functional and senior managers, with at least 7 years of working experience, who aspire to positions of greater responsibility and who want to achieve sustainable impact in their organizations


During this five-day executive programme participants will be exposed to many different aspects of leadership – from channelling creativity effectively, to being able to inspire teams and audiences, and finally to negotiate to create value. Personal coaching and individual leadership feature just as prominently as networking. A method mix of case studies, role play, theoretic analysis and research ensure maximum learning impact.

Benefits of our programme

For you

  • Enhance your leadership skills
  • Build effective, supporting professional network
  • Develop your negotiation, communication and presentation skills
  • Learn from the hand picked faculty from the top university in Germany
  • Personalised coaching

For your organization

  • Better leader to lead your organization
  • Focus on transformational leadership style
  • Participants join the FS Alumni network with endless collaboration possibilites
  • Create sustainable value for the organization

Course contributes to UN SDGs

This course will enhance your knowledge in the following SDGs. The SWA offers professional and executive courses dedicated to the advancement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Find more here at Sustainable World Academy.



Theory and Research

  • Research Insights from Organizational Behaviour
  • Identity of a female leader
  • From Charismatic to Transformational Leadership

Soft Skills

  • Inspiring your team Walk the Talk
  • Managing in a Man s World

Case Studies

  • Mismanagement Diversity : Uber Case
  • Creating Value in Negotiations
  • Joining Boards of Directors  
  • Empowering Women to Lead 


  • Creative Leadership Session
  • Coaching Circle
  • Inspiring your audience
  • Inspiring Experiences

A Typical Day at the Women's Leadership Academy


Administrative Details


The Admissions Committee will review your application and advise you on the outcome as soon as possible. It admits qualified candidates on a rolling and space-available basis.

Tuition and Discounts

The total fee for Women’s Leadership Academy is EUR 4,300. This fee includes the course fee, all training materials, as well as catering for the time of training. Accommodation as well as any other travel related costs are not included.


Please note that we can offer the following discount:

  • 15% Early Bird discount until 15th May 2021
  • 10% for each institution sending more than one participant to the Women's Leadership Academy* 
  • Frankfurt School Alumni Discount 10%

* successfully enrolled


The Women’s Leadership Academy will be held at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management. The campus facilities offer a broad variety of seminar rooms including high-class training facilities. The campus is situated in the center of Frankfurt am Main and offers an inspiring environment with excellent training facilities and internet access.


The language of instruction will be English and no translation will be provided.

Know your Lecturers*

Prof. Dr. Myriam Bechtoldt


Myriam Bechtoldt, holds a PhD in Work and Organizational Psychology and a diploma (comparable to M.Sc.) in Psychology.  Worked as an assistant professor at the University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands), and assumed full time professorship in Organisational Behaviour at Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, prior to joining EBS. In 2018, Prof. Bechtoldt lectured at the Summer Academy in the topic “Female Leadership”.

Her research is skewed towards Gender Management, Emotional Intelligence, Stress and health at work and group creativity. Myriam Bechtoldt worked as a journalist before embarking on her academics career, and now serves as a Systemic Psychotherapist

Ute Bühler


Ute Bühler, has accumulated vast experience in technical fields as well as leadership during her professional career in UniCredit Bank. Holding various managerial positions, She was responsible with training and team coaching, with an emphasis on leadership, sales strategies, customer service, and achieving targets.

Since 2014, she has been working as an independent trainer, coach and mediator, amongst others for Frankfurt School of Finance & Management. In 2018, Ms. Bühler lectured at the Women’s Leadership Academy. In this new capacity, she teaches various leadership training courses, amongst others in the following areas: change management, negotiation skills, communication, human resources management and development, general and strategic leadership.

Joanne Thomas Yaccato


Joanne Thomas Yaccato, the president and founder of the Toronto-based consulting firm, The Thomas Yaccato Group; known as Corporate Canada’s Gender Lens. TYG has spent 15 years working with companies using a concept called Gender Intelligence. Joanne’s innovative business approach spans a wide spectrum: Working with African banks in Nigeria and The Gambia through The World Bank, doing gender-based analyses of the convenience store experience for Esso and Petro-Canada.

The Thomas Yaccato Group’s work with organizations like The Royal Bank, Allstate Insurance, IKEA, The Home Depot, The B.C. Government and Toyota Canada has proven vital in bridging the gap between getting it right with women and getting it right with everyone else. In 2018, Ms. Thomas Yaccato lectured at our Women’s Leadership Academy.

Prof. Dr. Zacharias Sautner


Zacharias Sautner, is a Professor of Finance at Frankfurt School of Finance & Management. Previously an Associate Professor of Finance (with tenure) at the University of Amsterdam and Director of the Corporate Finance and Banking program at Duisenberg school of finance. Formerly worked as Research Fellow in Finance at the Saïd Business School of the University of Oxford. In 2018, Prof. Sautner lectured at our Women’s Leadership Academy.

Specializing in empirical corporate finance and focuses on corporate governance, executive compensation, M&A, internal capital markets, and bankruptcy.

Research work published in leading international journals such as the Journal of Finance, Review of Financial Studies, and Review of Finance. Has completed conferences presentation, such as the AFA, WFA, EFA, and now, teaches corporate finance, valuation, corporate governance and won several teaching awards in recognition of his efforts and skills.