Spring 2018 – Women in Leadership (MGMT 490A) open to all majors

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MGMT 490A (SLN 17038) – Spring 2018 – M W 3:30-5:20

Women in Leadership

What do the fabulous females above have in common?  They are remarkable leaders and role models in business and the world .  All have had to find their own most authentic and powerful leadership style – addressing questions of life purpose, jungle-gym careers involving family priorities, finding a source of passion and energy, taking the right risks, and building confidence on their road to success.


We will use their lives and the experiences of local guest speakers to find personal answers to the same questions, enhance skills and create a personal vision.  We will:

  • Interact with at least seven local women in leadership positions.*
  • Apply a leadership framework that has helped women around the world succeed
  • Build your appetite and comfort with the risk-taking that will help you excel
  • Create a personal vision board to picture your ideal career and life
  • Examine different ideas of work-life balance
  • Practice your authentic leadership style to hone your most powerful voice and presence
  • Translate your strengths, values, dreams and goals into a life and career worthy of you


Professor: Cate Goethals is a longtime Foster School lecturer, executive coach, and leadership development consultant whose MBA class “Women at the Top” was named one of the 10 most innovative MBA classes in the country by Forbes.  Passionate about helping women to rise in their chosen fields AND lead satisfying lives, Cate directs multiple programs inspiring them to succeed and lead.  Cate leads women’s leadership tours to India,, coaches female executives on making a bigger impact by  amplifying personal values and presence, and directs the UW Foster Women Board Director Development Program.  Questions?  Email Cate – categ@uw.edu


MGMT 490A: SLN #17038 – Special Topics in Management.  (No Prerequisites, open to all students except Freshman)

Classroom: Paccar 391.


*These include two CEOs, a successful entrepreneur, co-founders of a business that grooms women leaders, a manager whose husband stays home with the children, and an author.   You will also have the opportunity to contact and personally a leader  you admire.



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