C-Ahead®

C-Ahead® is a unique program that explores the nuances women experience in the workplace and how to navigate them while rising to executive leadership.

C-Ahead® is a development program created to prepare accomplished women in operational roles for a fast track to highly-visible positions in the C-Suite. Content focuses on the skills and experience necessary to succeed in significant executive positions at top corporations, drawing from academia, CEOs as practitioners, and each other. The C-Ahead® cohort develops a network of successful leaders, their peers and C200 members, with diverse perspectives across a range of industries. Participants walk away from C-Ahead® with an action plan for the next steps in their leadership journey.

Key Benefits

  • Build a network of successful leaders with diverse perspectives across a wide range of industries
  • Understand the nuances women experience in the workplace and how to navigate them successfully
  • Create actionable next steps for growth based on your individual strengths and leadership path

C-Ahead® is designed for women who:

Have been identified as one of the women with the highest potential to run her company or a major division.

Are likely to achieve a role leading a major business and P&L within 1-3 years.

Have experience running a P&L or another significantly influential role in the organization with top and/or bottom line impact.

*Annual Conference admission is not included in C-Ahead® program cost.

2022 Program Schedule

C-Ahead® will include virtual sessions and an in-person, in-depth workshop, following C200’s Annual Conference in Chicago.

The monthly meeting and session topics include:

October ’22

Welcome & Program Kick-off

Virtual

November ’22

In-Person Integrative Workshop in Chicago

In-person

November ’22

C200 Annual Conference

(Optional)

In-person

December ’22

Building Networks of Influence

Virtual

January ’23

Fireside Chat with a C200 Member

Virtual

February ’23

Navigating Biases

Virtual

March ’23

Fireside Chat with a C200 Member

Virtual

April ’23

Closing Celebration – Virtual Happy Hour

Virtual

October ’22

Welcome & Program Kick-off

Virtual

November ’22

In-Person Integrative Workshop

C200 Annual Conference

In-person in Chicago

December ’22

Building Networks of Influence

Virtual

January ’23

Fireside Chat with C200 Member

Virtual

February ’23

Navigating Biases

Virtual

March ’23

Fireside Chat with C200 Member

Virtual

April ’23

Closing Celebration – Virtual Happy Hour

Virtual

Rising or aspiring C-Suite leaders can be nominated for participation in or self-apply for C-Ahead®.

The nomination and application phase is open now!

 

Applications close September 30th. 

 

Sessions begin in October 2022.

 

Since its inception in 2017, 135 women have completed C-Ahead®.

Fifteen of these 135 participants have moved into a senior-level leadership role with operational responsibility and chosen to join C200 as members, committed to changing the landscape for future generations of women in business.

Women accepted into C-Ahead® participate in a four month program including virtual events and an in-person retreat. Sessions include robust educational content, executive insights, and small group discussions on top-of-mind topics. Our faculty includes accomplished and successful women executives from the C200 membership who enrich the content through real-world scenarios and shared experiences from their leadership journeys.

There are many opportunities for in-person connections with C-Ahead® peers and C200 members, as well as invitations to exclusive events and programs.

Our next C-Ahead® cohort begins in October 2022.

 

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