Program Overview


SWE’s global executive leadership program is for senior-level professionals (15-20 years’ experience) who:

  1. Manage global teams,
  2. Want greater influence and authority,
  3. Want to close the leadership gender gap, and
  4. Deliver actionable high-performance strategies. 

To obtain the most out of the program, attendees are encouraged to engage with the learning process, including multiple pre and post-event learning opportunities.


Gain new skills and strategies that you can immediately apply to your leadership goals including: 

  • Pre-Work Assessments
    • Hogan Personality Inventory (HPI) 
    • Hogan Development Survey (HDS) provides insight regarding eleven “derailment” tendencies that are capable of impeding work relationships, leadership style, and limiting overall career potential and effectiveness.
    • Motives Values Preferences Inventory (MVPI) provides insight regarding a person’s core values, goals, and interests to be a successful leader.
  • Live Program with global subject-matter-experts on June 22 – June 25, 2020, in Chicago, IL 
    • Welcome Reception (June 22)
    • Leading Self (June 23)
    • Leading People (June 24)
    • Leading Change (June 25)
  • Social learning opportunities allow you to openly discuss, question, share and support a new leadership network across a variety of organizations and functions.
  • Post-Event
    • Hogan coaching and feedback call. 
    • An invitation to attend the Executive Women’s Luncheon at WE20, SWE’s Annual Conference.
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Leadership training from true experts. eXXec 2020 instructors will help you identify and grow the skills that make you your truest leader.

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eXXec Moderator, Jo Miller

Jo Miller is CEO of Be Leaderly. Jo is dedicated to helping women around the world advance into positions of leadership and influence—especially in male-dominated industries, such as technology, finance, and energy. Through her keynotes, workshops, and webinars, Jo shares the steps women can take to succeed. Globally, she delivers more than 70 presentations—often return engagements—each year to audiences of up to 1,200 women. Jo has spoken at women’s leadership conferences, professional associations, and to women’s networks for hundreds of organizations that include Boeing, BP, Collins Aerospace, GE, Google, GM, John Deere, Medtronic, Microsoft, Northrop Grumman, Siemens, Verizon, Department of Homeland Security, and Princeton University. She has spoken in Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, and the Middle East. Jo has partnered with SWE to deliver leadership and professional development programs since 2006.

Jo is co-author of the original research report, Out of the Comfort Zone: How women and men size up stretch assignments — and why leaders should care. Her first book will be published by McGraw Hill Professional in 2019.

Leading People, Dr. Mabel Miguel

Mabel Miguel teaches courses in leadership and management at UNC Kenan-Flagler, where she serves as director of the Global Business Center. She shares her global expertise and experiences by infusing leadership lessons that transcend geographical and cultural boundaries into the leadership and management courses she teaches in MBA and UNC Executive Development programs.

Dr. Miguel has developed and taught leadership skill courses for such organizations as the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, ExxonMobil, Sony Ericsson, Caterpillar, CEMEX, Eastman Chemical, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Leading People Session Descriptions:

  • Balancing Leadership & Management
    Are leaders and managers different people? Can you have both sets of skills? Do you know when and how to use them?  This session focuses on answering these questions and discussing how you can understand leadership and management so you can lead purposefully.
  • Managing Performance and Motivation
    Did you know that motivating people is like building a jigsaw puzzle?  If one piece is missing the whole does not work.  In this session, you will learn an integrative model of performance management that incorporates best practices in motivating high performance and will apply this knowledge to your work environment.

Rebecca Ghanadan, Ph.D., Hogan Coaching Network

Rebecca has more than 20 years of experience working in management and change, focusing on organizational effectiveness from a leadership and learning perspective. As a scientist, social scientist, consultant, and coach, Rebecca has leveraged her experience in working with clients ranging from high technology, engineering, science management, and research organizations to higher education and values-based businesses.

Rebecca is highly skilled in empowering leaders to realize their full potential. She has a track record of peer-reviewed publications in scenarios and technological change including Science, and has worked with international teams from energy, technology, and international development organizations. Her experience spans the U.S., Africa, Northeast Asia, and Europe, as well as virtual work in Latin America and the Middle East.