A women’s leadership experience developed by the Leadership Louisville Center in order to accelerate and sustain the growth of women into positions of influence.

Organizations with greater gender diversity in management are more likely to have sustained profitable growth. Yet, women still lag behind men when it comes to promotions into management positions.


For mid-level managers and directors

Half-year cohort program (see calendar)

Classroom instruction & hands-on application

Applications will open October 3, 2022


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Research also shows that mid-level managers are critical in driving change, innovation, and results. This half-year cohort experience is designed to help mid-level women leaders master the dual role of leading others and managing up that can drive change and deliver results.

In addition to building management capability, this program tackles the unique issues and opportunities that come with being a woman in the workplace. Through reflection, coaching, and experiential learning, women in this program will build greater self-awareness, leadership presence, and resilience.

Interested in learning more?

The best way to find out if the program is a good fit for you is by registering for one of our upcoming info sessions or scheduling time to talk with our Engagement Manager, Aimee Jewell.

ajewell@leadershiplouisville.org | (502) 468-2426 (cell)
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The Alice Houston Women’s Leadership Program is designed for mid-level women leaders to master the dual role of leading others and managing up that can drive change and deliver results. Since career advancement looks different for all, women of all ages are invited to apply for this program. While being a mid-level manager or director is a requirement, the experience of managing direct reports is not mandatory.

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Our curriculum, designed and taught by women with executive leadership and coaching experience across a range of sectors. It will strengthen critical skills and competencies, including:

  • Influencing Up, Down, and Across
  • Strategic Problem-Solving
  • Effective Communication
  • Driving Change and Results
  • Negotiation Strategies
  • Executive Presence & Leadership Brand
  • Inclusive Leadership
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Resiliency

This program gives participants access to a large network, while also providing the deeper connection of a smaller cohort. Following the program, participants have the option to become part of a peer coaching circle that they can access for years to come.

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Alice Houston is a smart business woman, community leader, and exemplar of women’s leadership – in Louisville and beyond. Watch the video below to learn more about why she was chosen as the namesake for this program.

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Sessions are tentatively scheduled to take place at the Leadership Louisville Center, with the exception of the opening retreat.


Orientation & Launch Party
February 16, 2023

Opening Retreat
March 16-17, 2023 (overnight retreat)

April 18, 2023
May 11, 2023
June 6, 2023
July 12, 2023 (includes graduation)

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Time Commitment: Participation in the Alice Houston Women’s Leadership Program program requires a commitment to attend each of the five monthly program days (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) in their entirety (review the dates for the next class). The two-day overnight opening retreat is mandatory. Absence from more than one program day (or equivalent hours) could result in dismissal from the program.

Tuition: The Alice Houston Women’s Leadership Program tuition is $4,900, which includes an overnight retreat at the West Baden Springs Hotel with access to spa activities, and meals and materials throughout the entirety of the program.

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Contact Aimee Jewell at ajewell@leadershiplouisville.org to learn more. Or fill out the form below, and she’ll reach out:

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