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Unlocking the Potential of Women

Empower talent in your organization to address the challenge of attracting, retaining, and developing women, and learn how to individually and organizationally effect change.
Unlocking the Potential of Women
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Unlocking the Potential of Women is an immersive six-week digital course that helps male and female participants recognize the sourcing, retention, and development of talented women as a business problem, and then aids them in creating action plans for change in their organizations. McKinsey experts, industry champions, and noted academics share their practical experience and their research-driven insights into helping women succeed.

Unlocking the Potential of Women will benefit a variety of male and female talent across your organization, including:

  • Men and women leaders looking to improve the recruiting, retention, development, and advancement of women in the workplace
  • Managers looking to set up talent for success in their teams through sponsorship, along with awareness of mindsets and behaviors that hold talent back
  • Individuals who want to take action to shape their professional development paths

Enroll in our free trial demo version of this virtual learning experience

Unlocking the Potential of Women

Course details

The course features seven action-oriented lessons, interactive engagement with realistic exercises, guest lectures and peer conversations, and structured guidance in building personalized plans for change.
  • Lesson 1: The case for change
  • Lesson 2: Solve it as a business problem
  • Lesson 3: Fill positions with top talent
  • Lesson 4: Set up talent for success
  • Lesson 5: Thrive at mid-level
  • Lesson 6: Senior and still rising
  • Lesson 7: Take action

Faculty and Guest Speakers

Unlocking the Potential of Women features distinguished global business and thought leaders, including:

Kevin Sneader

Global Managing Partner, McKinsey & Company

Lareina Yee

Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company

Susan Colby

CEO, Imagine Worldwide

Sara Prince

Partner, McKinsey & Company

Peter Grauer

Chairman, Bloomberg

George Halvorson

Former CEO, Kaiser Permanente

Dominic Barton

Senior Partner - Former Global Managing Partner, McKinsey & Company

Marianne Cooper

Author and Professor, Stanford University

Dr. Shelley Correll

Professor, Stanford University

Sheila Lirio Marcelo


Dan Henkle

Former SVP of Human Resources, Gap Inc

Pat Gelsinger

CEO, VMware

Chanda Kochhar


Geena Davis

Academy Award Winning Actress

Eric Kutcher

Managing Partner, McKinsey & Company