In 2008 we partnered with KPMG to launch the Executive Leadership Institute for Women in Philadelphia. This is a year-long program designed to provide senior women leaders with a comprehensive understanding of the principles and practical skills necessary to achieve leadership excellence.

Now running in 8 cities across the country, the program utilizes a combination of four (4) half-day classroom sessions with monthly virtual discussions in small cohort groups to reinforce leadership skills, knowledge and to discuss the practical application of leadership principles to each participant’s specific work situation.

We have graduated OVER 1,500 SENIOR WOMEN LEADERS from Fortune 5oo companies and well-renowned organizations including: AstraZeneca, Bank of America, Boeing, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Campbell Soup, Fannie Mae, Goldman Sachs, Marriott, SAP and many more.

Upcoming Launches Hear from Program Graduates
  • Boston – Spring 2020
  • Atlanta – Spring 2020
  • Dallas – TBD 2020
  • Los Angeles – TBD 2020
  • Richmond – TBD 2020
  • Washington DC – In progress
  • New York City – In progress
  • Philadelphia – In progress
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In our daily work lives, it’s often hard to find time to devote to self development.  The KPMG Executive Leadership program was exactly what I was looking for.  The Leader’s Edge and KPMG brought together an amazing group of local women leaders and gave me a chance to network with peers, while also developing my leadership skills.  The cohort groups provided me with a new set of mentors, with different and unique perspectives.  The coaching from The Leader’s Edge helped me address some real-time issues.  All of this was done in a way that fit into my schedule.  It’s never too late to find time for a program like this.
Denise Dombay, Senior Vice President & Chief Audit Executive at Marriott International

The seasoned Leader’s Edge facilitators create a learning environment that encourages participants to openly share their personal and professional experiences which was an effective method for me to evaluate and refine my own communication and leadership styles.  I also found the opportunity to network with a group of highly talented senior executive women from diverse industries extremely motivational.  I know I will continue to actively engage with many of the participants I met through the KPMG Executive Leadership Institute for Women and I would encourage any woman who wants to advance their career, as well as strengthen their effectiveness in the work environment, to participate in this forum.
Lori Sabet, Managing Director, Global Human Resources at Carlyle Group