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We Help Business Women Succeed

Pittsburgh Professional Women is pleased to present Leadership Academy for Women™, an innovative leadership development program for aspiring women leaders in Western PA. This twelve-week course is designed to help women understand their leadership style, develop authentic leadership skills, and learn to lead others effectively.

The academy includes:

  • 10 group workshops (description and schedule below)
  • 2 private coaching sessions 
  • Enneagram leadership assessment 
  • Professional headshot photo and bio
  • A small group environment where you can learn and develop your leadership skills
  • Experiential learning 
  • New professional connections
  • Instant circle of supportive fellow leaders
Our SIXTH Class of Graduates begins April 2, 2019. This session will meet on Tuesdays from 10am to 12noon  at the Pittsburgh Professional Women offices on Perry Highway, just fifteen minutes north of downtown Pittsburgh.  See the full schedule of classes below. 

If you're ready to become the leader you know you're meant to be, click here to register right now. 

If you really like this idea, but not sure if you're ready, click here to schedule a curiosity call to help you make a decision. 

Meet The Class Five Graduates:


This highly specialized and interactive course is limited to 10 students. The next class will  begin in April, 2019 at the Pittsburgh Professional Women home office in Perrysville, just 15 minutes north of Downtown Pittsburgh.

To bring Leadership Academy to your workplace, call (412) 202-6983 or send an email now

Here is what our graduates have to say about this empowering course:


"It’s a very special ‘Sisterhood’ for your personal growth and career path."

 –Michelle Bushee, Piatt Sothebys International Realty




"More take-aways that I can count. I use the tools I learned in Leadership Academy EVERY DAY in my life and business." –Claire Schuchman, CEO, Exceptional Gardens





"I've learned so much and was significantly inspired by both the instructors and my fellow classmates. I'm thankful that I had the opportunity to attend."

-Christina Knieriem, Young Professional Women in Energy



"Even though I invested in a five year MBA at a prestigious university, Leadership Academy was without a doubt the best investmentI ever made in myself." 

–Katie White, JCREW






"Leadership Academy for Women is a fantastic opportunity for women to learn and develop practical strategies for the everyday challenges of business management.”

 –Marty Stahl, Business Coach for the Entrepreneur Incubator

   Volunteers of America’s Working Order Program



“Leadership Academy gave me an opportunity to not only examine and further my leadership skills but share that process with a diverse and inspiring group of women. It was an experience, unlike anything I’ve done before.” 

 -Margot Martin, Director of Community Development

 Delta Foundation of Pittsburgh



Each graduate will have a professional head shot photo and a professional bio by the end of the course, along with knowledge, connections and a circle of alumni that she can rely on for years to come.

The investment for Leadership Academy for Women is $1200 for members of Pittsburgh Professional Women and $1500 for non-members. Corporations who send more than two students will receive a discount. 



Spring 2019 Course Schedule

April 2, 2019: Essential Leadership Skills 

April 9, 2019 Enneagram  Assessment Results/Understanding  Leadership Styles

April 16, 2019Developing Workplace Culture: How to Create a Successful Work Environment

April 23, 2019Establish Your Leadership Credibility as a Communicator

April 30, 2019Poised and Productive: Time Management Skills for Success

May 7, 2019 Effective Negotiation: Skills to Ask for What You Want

May 14, 2019 Mindfulness: The At-Work Super Tool That Increases Sales, Productivity and Profits

May 21, 2019Conflict and Criticism: How to Handle Tough Situations at Work 

May 28, 2019Polish Your Personal Brand and How to Write Your Bio


Meet the instructor:

Beth Caldwell is the lead instructor of Leadership Academy for women. She is the author of the book Smart Leadership, and the host of the popular WebTV Show by the same name. Her newest book, The Essentials of Leadership Excellence will be released in late 2019. See her leadership columns in newspaper here, and in magazines here.  Watch her WebTV Show here.



Meet the graduates:


Class One:



Class Two:


Class 3:


Class 4:


Class 5:


Class 6:

Will you be in the photo? 

Register now for the Class of 2019, or use this form to schedule a phone appointment. We'll chat for 15 to 20 minutes and decide if Leadership Academy for Women makes sense for you right now: 

Would you like to bring Leadership Academy to your company or organization? 

If you have a group of at least 8 professionals who want to attend, this can happen at your workplace.  Call (412) 202-6983.

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