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The EWS University

The University program challenges “traditional” leadership development models and is intended for senior-level professionals that are committed to “leveling up” as leaders and human beings. It is an experience designed exclusively for female leaders that are committed to self-discovery and advanced leadership learning.

The Executive Women’s Summit University (EWSU) was designed exclusively for cross-functional female leaders with full and complex lives. All participants directly manage teams, with titles ranging from Director through early C-suite. The innovative and proprietary EWSU model was created by highly respected and credible I/O Psychologists, human capital innovators and business leaders. The program content has been thoughtfully constructed to address challenges, insights and opportunities that are not typically offered in traditional leadership development platforms. Often times, EWSU graduates feel more confident and driven to take on more senior-level, influential and visible roles within their personal and professional lives. They are equipped to become more authentic, purpose-driven and well-rounded leaders.

Leadership Development & Self-Discovery Program 2020

The 2020 EWSU program launches in April and includes six sessions over six consecutive months. The experience involves classroom learning and individual mentoring. The curriculum inspires participants to become more self-aware and impactful “enterprise thinkers” that add significant value to their organizations and teams.

The EWSU provides female leaders with opportunities to:

“The EWSU leadership development program was a discovery journey which completely re-energized me. It came at a good time in my career and allowed me to think about where I am and what I really want in my personal and professional life. It gave me confidence and boldness that I have weaved into my personal and professional life, preparing me to take risks that paid off in a big way.”

VP, Global Procurement

EWSU participants are highly ambitious, senior-level women who want to make a bigger impact and create an authentic brand professionally, socially, and philanthropically. We adhere to strict participation guidelines in order to honor our attendees. Attendee requirements include:

EWSU leaders speak with each registered attendee prior to their first session in order to obtain critical information that will be used to customize each experience and select an executive mentor whom will work closely with them throughout the program. Established and well-regarded leaders will provide keynotes at each session, in order to share their story and highlight their expertise within various leadership-related topics. Participants will also take online assessments to deepen their self-knowledge and create clarity around their strengths, development opportunities, purpose and leadership vision.


The 2020 EWSU program is hosted at Enterprise Coworking RiNo:
3000 Lawrence St. Denver, CO 80205

“The facilitators and keynotes at the EWSU sessions were very valuable. I’m not typically in a position to be around such accomplished and vulnerable female leaders and it was inspirational to hear their stories.”


Participants will also complete pre-work assignments prior to their first session. Pre-work includes registration, various personality and leadership assessments, suggested reading, and the creation of a “lifeline” (journey-line) that will be shared with the group in the first session. They will also define personal objectives to allow EWSU leaders to customize each participant’s experience through the program. Due to space restrictions, participation is limited to the first twelve qualified registrants for the program.

The EWS University will change the way participants think about leadership throughout their professional, philanthropic and personal lives.

friday, april 24, 2020

Kick-Off/Full Day


friday, may 15, 2020

Session 2/Half Day


Friday, June 12, 2020

Session 3/Half Day


Friday, July 17, 2020

Session 4/Half Day


Friday, August 21,2020

Session 5/Half Day


Friday, September 25, 2020

Session 6/Half Day


An optional “make-up” session will take place between 1:00pm – 4:00pm following our last session on Sept 25 (for participants that missed a session throughout the course of the program).

“The EWSU is a program that was developed by women for women. This made the class feel more like a group of friends versus strangers, which allowed for greater vulnerability. It was so valuable being around other female leaders that are facing similar personal and professional issues. It was refreshing to realize that I am not alone.”

Director/ Sr. Lead Scientist

“It’s great to connect with like-minded professionals doing impactful things in our city and around the world!”

Kami Guildner

“I keep attending the Executive Women's Summit because of the honest, candid and genuine conversations that happen between women that attend these sessions.”

Michele (Mamet) Stowe

“What a dynamic, diverse, stimulating group of women. I met so many new people and learned from each one of them.”

Colleen Abdoulah

“We have sent several of our female leaders through the EWS University program over the last few years. It is a first class experience with impactful networking and relevent speakers.”

Lori Papierniak

“The atmosphere was comfortable making networking easy, even without knowing anyone on the first visit. EWS is definitely on my schedule each quarter.”

Sheryl Benjamin