Women's Development Programme

The programme is designed to support high potential female talent during the transitionary period from mid to senior management, equipping them with the skills and mindset required to lead change, champion openness and to be the impactful, responsible, purpose-driven leaders of tomorrow.  As our research shows, mid to senior level management is when most female executives are at risk of leaving the workforce, resulting in companies losing vast amounts of experience, insights and talent potential. The Women’s Development Programme serves to inspire, engage and open up new networks to support women as they advance in their careers.


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This six-day programme, split into two sessions of three days each, will allow participants to fully immerse themselves in the learning experience and network with international peers, away from the distractions of daily life.

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Who should attend

The Women's Development Programme is open to high potential female executives looking to reach the next stage in their careers.  It is designed to equip participants with the skills and knowledge necessary to enhance their leadership capabilities. Participants can be company sponsored or self-sponsored.

Interested participants should submit their biography or CV to



Teaching content

There are six modules, which include:

  • Strategic Leadership

  • Negotiation and Collaboration

  • Strategies for Future Business

  • Persuasive Communication 

  • Managing your Ecosystem

  • Ethics and Compliance

Participants will have the opportunity to meet and network with counterparts from different industries and functions, in addition to enhancing their network through the involvement of influential guest speakers and female role models.

For more information:

Contact the WDP team

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Other details

The tuition fee is: HKD$50,000

Held at The University of Hong Kong’s Cyberport Campus, the programme will involve interactive sessions with industry leaders such as:

  • Lucy Taylor-Smith, Global Head of Strategy, Standard Chartered Bank

  • Erica Chan, SVP General Counsel, Walmart Asia

  • Anna Yip, CEO, SmarTone

  • Christine Brendle, iNED, Leonard Paris

  • KitPing Au-Yeung, Non Exec Board Member, Justice Centre HK


The WDP team

Professors & Lecturers

Principal Lecturer, Accounting & Law

Senior Lecturer, Accounting & Law

Professor, International Business & Management