The neuroscience of women in leadership

Becoming a leader without growing chest hair 

Approximately 70% of how employees perceive their organisational climate can be directly linked to the quality of leadership. Research indicates that there are differences in leadership styles between men and women. Such differences may be attributed to structural brain differences, hormones and different socialisation styles.

Research suggests that women express more participative and transformational leadership styles compared to men and that these behaviors are largely attributed to the pro-social hormone called oxytocin. This has huge implications for talent development and team building.

Present legislation in SA is aimed at creating 50-50 equality in the boardroom. Organisations have to start playing an active role in the transformation of their leadership teams by empowering women to lead effectively with a different approach.

This program endeavours to equip women with a toolbox of essential skills to assume the role of leadership in the boardroom.

Target group:

Women currently in leadership positions and women being groomed to be in a leadership position.


  • Heightened emotional awareness as a women
  • Emotional stability (the physiology of being a woman)
  • Learn to feel comfortable with your unique way of utilizing different skills:
    • Self-management
    • Communication skills
    • Social skills
    • Conflict management skills
    • Managing different roles
    • Time management