Transitioning into Leadership: A Programme for Women Executives

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Programme Start Date: 24th November, 2022
Batch Number: 6
Admission: Open
Deadline to Apply: 15th November, 2022
Programme Type: LDP
Class Timings:  Thursday – 06:45 p.m. to 09:45 p.m.

Course Overview


There is no dearth of women role models in the society. While it’s time for the world to recognise the benefits of women in leadership and commit to placing even more women in positions of power, it is also time for women to step up, speak out, and equip themselves. Hence, IIM Calcutta presents ‘Transitioning into Leadership: A Programme for Women Executives’ for women who aspire to be a role model. This programme caters to the demands of the progressively growing global business ecosystem and aids women executives to upskill efficaciously.

Programme Overview

IIM Calcutta’s Transitioning into Leadership: A Programme for Women Executives (TLPWE), is a one-year, online programme. It is designed exclusively for women executives and entrepreneurs to help them hone, focus, and channelise their natural leadership qualities to emerge as successful leaders at the workplace. The programme intends to sensitise participants to the transformation of women in organisations from managerial roles to leadership positions and equips them with theoretical and applied managerial skills in a variety of executive dimensions that require leadership vision, self-exploration and understanding, skills, applications, and articulation.

Programme Objectives

  • Gain awareness of the issues and problems faced by women in a corporate set up worldwide and the condition of working women in emerging markets
  • Explore aspects of one’s own self, identity, biases, strengths, and fears and build upon them to develop skills of inclusive leadership
  • Gain knowledge of various organizational functions like marketing, finance, accounting, operations, and strategic leadership
  • Learn digital marketing, data analytical tools, and legal & HR perspectives to understand and realize the value of authenticity in leadership
  • Recognizing how to exert the power of one’s own voice in personal and professional settings to communicate effectively and apply it in leading, managing, and empowering teams

Programme Highlights

  • Specifically designed for working women professionals
  • Enhances managerial and leadership capabilities of participants
  • 4-day campus immersion at IIM Calcutta
  • Peer learning & networking opportunities
  • IIM Calcutta executive education alumni status

Programme Details


The teaching approach will be highly experiential and interactive. The pedagogy followed for the programme will be a judicious blend of participant presentations and discussions, case studies, classroom lectures and presentations by experts.

Learning Outcomes

  • Gain awareness of the issues and problems faced by women in a corporate set-up worldwide, and the condition of working women in emerging markets
  • Explore aspects of one’s own self, identity, biases, strengths, fears, and build upon them to develop skills of inclusive leadership
  • Gain cross-functional knowledge including enhanced strategic capabilities
  • Understand digital and analytical tools to realise their complete business potential in this digital age
  • Recognising how to exert the power of one’s own voice in personal and professional settings to communicate effectively and apply it in leading, managing, and empowering teams

Programme Delivery

Sessions will be conducted via a state-of-the-art Interactive Learning (IL) platform and delivered in Direct-to-Device (D2D) mode that can be accessed by learners on their Desktop, Laptop, Tablet or Smartphone. Participants will be provided reading materials, etc., for each course. They may also interact with the concerned faculty through e-mails/chat mode.

Campus Immersion

There will be 4 days of campus immersion at IIM Calcutta, towards the end of the programme.
The in-campus modules are subjected to the conditions that prevail at the point of time. These conditions pertain to the pandemic or other unavoidable reasons. In case the current situation maintains the status quo, adequate alternate options with regards to the in-campus modules will be made available via online sessions.

Who Should Attend?

  • Working women professionals with at least 5 years of managerial experience in top companies who have decent operative knowledge of their jobs roles and are more likely to evolve in their current position
  • Participants demonstrating significant career achievements/leadership responsibilities
  • Women engaged in family business/entrepreneurial activities

Admission Criteria

  • The selection will be based on candidate’s application and credentials
  • Final selection of participants will be solely done by IIM Calcutta
  • Interview over Video Conferencing

Assessment and Certification


Evaluation Methodology
  • IIM Calcutta shall carry out the examination and evaluation required for certification.
  • Participants are evaluated based on examinations for all the courses. Participants will be given any one of the following grades: “Excellent”; “Good”; “Fair”; or “Poor.”
  • The cut-off marks for the grades will be revealed but not the actual marks obtained.
  • Participants getting not more than two “Poor” grades will get a certificate of successful completion of the programme and the course-wise grades obtained will be mentioned in the certificate.
  • Participants getting more than two “Poor” grades will get only a certificate of participation in the programme. In such cases, the grade will not be mentioned in the certificate.
  • It is mandatory for participants to attend the campus module for successful completion of the programme.

Attendance Criteria

A minimum of 75% attendance is a prerequisite for the successful completion of the programme.

Certification & Alumni Status

  • Participants who successfully meet the evaluation criteria and satisfy the requisite attendance criteria, will be awarded a ‘Certificate of Completion’.
  • Participants who are unable to clear the evaluation criteria but have the requisite attendance will be awarded a ‘Certificate of Participation’.
  • Successful participants will also be accorded IIM Calcutta Executive Education Alumni status.

Sample Certificate

*Disclaimer: All certificate images are for illustrative purposes only and may be subject to change at the discretion of IIM Calcutta.


Date & Fees

Programme Fee

ParticularsAmount (in ₹)*
Registration Fee9,300
Processing Fee*10,000
Total Programme Fee (Excluding Registration Fee and Including On-campus Stay)3,85,000

In case a participant profile is rejected by IIM Calcutta, then the initial amount paid on the registration shall be refunded subject to a deduction of INR 2,500/- +GST (Rupees Two Thousand and Five Hundred Only) by way of administrative charges.*Processing fee includes ₹9,300 towards registration fee and ₹700 towards the programme fees. Processing fee will be refunded in case the participant’s profile is rejected by IIM Calcutta

  • All Fees are payable to Times Group (BCCL).
  • Fees mentioned above are exclusive of GST.
  • GST (currently @ 18%) will be charged extra on these components.
  • Any extra payment due to any change in any of the applicable taxes during the tenure of the programme will have to be borne by the students.

Instalment Schedule

InstalmentInstalment IInstalment IIInstalment IIIInstalment IV
DateAt the time of registrationWithin one week of offer letter rollout date10th December, 202210th March, 202310th June, 2023
Amount (in ₹)*70095,52096,25096,25096,250

*Taxes will be added as applicable

Important Dates

Application Closure Date25th August 2022
Programme Start Date22nd September 2022
Programme End DateSeptember 2023

Programme Content


• Women in Management: An introduction to specific Issues women face as they navigate their careers in organisations

• Confronting problems faced by women in organisations

• Economics of contemporary women labour force in the corporate

• Global gender perspectives in business (Part I)

MODULE 2 – Leading and Managing Teams

• Leading and Managing Teams

1. Managing and leading teams

2. Conflict management

3. Effective negotiations

MODULE 3 – Strategic Leadership
MODULE 4 – Bird’s Eye View of Organisational Functions

• Basics of financial accounting

• Introduction to financial markets

• Marketing

• Operations

MODULE 5 – Managing in a Digital Age

• Digital marketing

• Data analytics

MODULE 6 – Leadership Communication

• Persuasion and argumentation

• Articulating through a management situation - Proposals

• Communication analytics

MODULE 7 – Legal and Human Resource Perspectives

• Human resource management

• Legal perspectives

MODULE 8 – Working Women in Emerging Markets

• Post-colonial women (Part 1)

• Public private partnerships (Part 1)

MODULE 9 – Building One’s Leadership Potential

• Self-awareness and emotional intelligence

• Coaching and mentoring

Campus Visit

1. Interpersonal Skills

2. Post-Colonial Woman

3. Narratives

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