Leadership Lab for Women in STEM

You excelled in school and got the right job. Now it's time to make the most of your career in STEM.


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Today there are more women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) academic programs and industry positions than ever before. But complex, multi-level organizational factors still impact women’s ability to achieve and succeed in the STEM professions. In fact, women leave these professions at twice the rate of their male colleagues.

The Weatherhead School of Management created the Leadership Lab for Women in STEM to provide professional and leadership development for women in technology-driven, male-dominated professions. This six-day, immersive experience—intended for women at all stages in their careers—goes beyond what other leadership development programs can offer because it is grounded in pioneering research from Weatherhead’s renowned Organizational Behavior Department.

Why Weatherhead?

Case Western Reserve University boasts outstanding programs in engineering, math and the sciences. Our STEM strengths form a natural foundation for studying the female experience in these fields. Leadership Lab faculty Kathleen Buse, PhD; Ellen Van Oosten, PhD; and KeyBank Professor Diana Bilimoria, PhD, have conducted extensive research on what works to keep women in STEM professions. All three are part of Weatherhead’s Organizational Behavior Department—considered among the best in the world.

  • Weatherhead’s Organizational Behavior Department, considered among the best in the world, is the home of revolutionary concepts such as appreciative inquiry, emotional intelligence and competency-based leadership development, that are incorporated into our professional development curriculum.
  • Buse and Van Oosten have academic and industry backgrounds in engineering, and Bilimoria is among the leading scholars exploring women’s experiences in technology-driven, male-dominated organizations.
  • The Leadership Lab for Women in STEM program includes an Emotional and Social Competency Inventory (ESCI) and three executive coaching sessions.

The Leadership Lab for Women in STEM offers content that is research-based and actionable. Participants will learn skills that they can apply immediately in the workplace.

2014 Program Dates


  • Individual Participants: $10,000
  • Healthcare/Non-Profits/CWRU Alumni: $9,000
  • Affiliate Partners: $9,000
  • Two or more registrations from the same organization: $9,000
  • No other discounts apply

Who should attend

This program is designed for women in STEM professions from industry, government and academic organizations that are leading change and focusing on strategies for retaining their valuable women employees.

Learning outcomes

As a result of attending this program, participants will:

  • Identify specific strategies necessary to thrive in a STEM career
  • Develop individual skills and competencies to improve organizational awareness, to more effectively manage workplace relationships and to enhance their impact and contributions at work
  • Recognize the value women bring to the STEM workplace
  • Gain an understanding of how the organization and manager they work for can impact career opportunities and career decisions
  • Develop a personal vision


We can also bring this program to your organization. Email customprograms@case.edu to learn more.

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Weatherhead School of Management
Case Western Reserve University

10900 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44106-7235 USA