UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
Women in Business

Women at Work

Dates: October 1 - 4, 2018
Location:  Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Program Fees:  $6,800


Forget any preconceptions you may have about “women’s” programs. Instead of dwelling on the biases that we all know exist, the Women at Work program focuses on surviving and thriving in the workplace as it is.

Through this innovative program, you’ll gain awareness of how others perceive you at work and learn techniques for dealing with challenging work environments. And, since strong networks mitigate the effects of unconscious bias, you’ll discover ways to build and optimize your social capital.

You’ll also explore your own unconscious bias, through hands-on work with horses — highly intuitive animals that provide a mirror to examine how others react to our mindsets and behaviors. You’ll study wellness and renewal practices. And you’ll be equipped to begin to tell your own story of transformation.

Female individual contributors and leaders with at least 7 years of work experience.


  • Implement skills and strategies for surviving and thriving in a biased workplace
  • Have an awareness of how you are perceived at work so you can address self-limiting beliefs and behaviors
  • Leverage important relationships and networks, inclusive of influential and senior leaders, for building career success
  • Practice strategies for building wellness and resilience into your life
  • Earn 3.0 CEUs


mabel miguel

Mabel Miguel, Professor of Organizational Behavior and Director of the Global Business Center
Mabel Miguel teaches core leadership and management skills. Mabel has over 20 years’ experience working with executives from North America, South America, Asia, and Europe to develop and deepen their leadership capabilities.

michelle rogan

Michelle Rogan, Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship
Michelle Rogan's research centers on corporate entrepreneurship. She focuses on acquisitions of social capital, such as how firms use acquisitions of target firms to gain valuable inter-organizational relationships to customers, suppliers, and other business partners in the advertising industry.

sreedhari desai

Sreedhari Desai, Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior
Sreedhari Desai’s work on “business and society” focuses on decision-making in an organizational and individual behavioral context. Her research investigates how individuals behave in organizations, in particular ethical decision-making, fairness, and gender diversity.

Kristen Lindquist

Kristen Lindquist, Assistant Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, Director of the Carolina Affective Science Lab
Kristen Lindquist works in the budding field of affective science, a domain focused on understanding the psychological and neural basis of emotions, moods, and feelings — and how these states contribute to all aspects of human life. Kristen seeks to understand how the complex emotions experienced in daily life are composed of more basic psychological and neural parts.

Heidi Schultz

Heidi Schultz, Professor of Management and Corporate Communication
Heidi Schultz specializes in oral and written business communication. Her teaching interests and research focus on the relationship between rhetorical patterns and writing quickly, storytelling in the corporate setting, storytelling with data, and the impact of music intervention in high-stakes presentations.

Xiomara Padamsee

Xiomara Padamsee, Affiliate Faculty, CEO, Promise54
Xiomara Padamsee is the founder and CEO of Promise54, a national nonprofit focused on helping adults thrive so that they can do their best work for students. She previously led the talent advising practice as a partner and member of the management team at Bellwether Education Partners and was a leader in Deloitte Consulting’s Human Capital consulting group.

June Gunter

June Gunter, Affiliate Faculty, Co-founder and CEO, TeachingHorse
With 30 years of experience in leadership development, June Gunter brings depth of understanding and clarity of purpose to preparing leaders for innovation and transformation. June holds a Doctor of Education degree in the field of Adult Learning from North Carolina State University. She is a Certified Equine Guided Educator (CEGE), Certified Equine Interaction Professional (CEIP-ED), and the author of TeachingHorse: Rediscovering Leadership.

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