The Women Leadership in Higher Education program is launched with the aim of strengthening and leveraging participants’ leadership skills within the context of higher education to enable them to respond to the increasing challenges they face in their workplace and to strategically address issues specific to women and gender equity. Throughout the program they will have the chance to reflect on their own leadership strengths and weaknesses in an active learning environment that gathers peers from across different institutions and countries. They will have the opportunity to discuss the changing role of leadership for women academics in the region, explore opportunities and challenges, comprehend the set of requires skills from the 21st Century Leader of HE and gain insights into the multiple responsibilities and constituencies of their role. Aspects specific to gender issues and policies will also be tackled in details. The program which will be highly interactive will involve a range of lectures, case studies discussion, reflective exercises and group activities. Target Audience This Program is addressed at current and emerging senior level women leaders and advocates and decision makers in Higher Education – in academic, senior management and governance positions including: University Presidents, VPs, Deans, Senior officers, HR Leaders.