Diana made time (even as a new mom!) and got promoted
The leadership program helped me get promoted. I was able to immediately apply the skills to challenges at work which helped me perform better and feel more confident. As a new mom, I almost wasn't sure if I would have time for it but it couldn't have been better for my career growth."
DianaMarketing Lead, SAP
As a Member of Ascend, you’ll learn how to apply a step-by-step, proven playbook to release your doubts, fears, and imposter syndrome.
Starting Week 1, you will apply these strategies to your work to drive alignment, be valued as a key stakeholder, and empower your team.
By the end of this six-week program, you’ll have the skills and tools to drive alignment, be valued as a leader, gain confidence, and create solid, lifelong relationships with members – high-achieving women just like you.
You’re not alone. We’re here with you.
But first, do any of these scenarios feel familiar?
You want to be more influential and effective FAST in your role so your ideas are listened to and you can rally difficult stakeholders to become allies for you.
You’ve been promoted, are doubting your abilities, and wish you had a mentor to guide you as you navigate your new role.
You’re doing great work but your team doesn’t recognize your value.
You’re tapped as a high potential individual, but your age and experience level prevent you from more leadership opportunities.
Imposter syndrome is a loop running in your mind, and you don’t know how to equip yourself with the skills, strategies, and tools you need to further your career.
Ascend is the leadership program to help you advance professionally and access a vibrant community of high-achieving women to support you as you grow.
Sheenaprogram manager, mastercard
"The program was more than worth it. I was struggling with imposter syndrome when I started managing a new team. Shivani's coaching and the actionable tools helped me feel confident in my role. The program also helped me build rapport and get buy-in at all levels. Even though I already had a lot going on, I'm so happy that I committed to my growth and joined the program."
KatrinaEngineering manager, github
Welcome to Ascend
Ascend is a 6-week online leadership program for women to empower you with the skills, frameworks, and tools required to influence at all levels, accelerate your career, and have a voice at the table.
- Length: 6 Weeks
- Dates: March 2 - April 13, 2023
- Tuition: $3,500
Weekly content released in a one-hour video with actionable frameworks, tangible tools, tactics, and use cases to consume at your own pace
Twice-weekly live online sessions to review the learning with your cohort, have discussions in small groups, review case studies and get support on your challenges
Complete weekly exercises to apply the concepts directly to challenges at work
Learn by doing.
Access a powerful network of support.
Build long lasting relationships as you connect with like-minded women who understand your challenges and can help you navigate them in real time in an intimate setting.
Accountability to achieve your goals.
In Ascend you’ll connect with your accountability buddy throughout the program while also participating in live discussions and small groups to keep your momentum going, even when life gets busy.
week one: storytelling
In this module, you’ll learn how to present a message that resonates with any stakeholder and have the confidence to speak up and be heard.
week TWO: Leader Mindset
Inspire authority, build your brand, and overcome imposter syndrome no matter what situation you’re in.
week THREE: get buy-in
Learn how to strategically build your executive presence and take action so stakeholders are excited to implement your ideas.
week FOUR: Manage Up And Across
Discover strategies to help you create thriving relationships with your manager and get a YES from dominant stakeholders and peers.
week FIVE: Feedback
week SIX: Influence Roadmap
Consistently drive successful outcomes and create an influence roadmap you can seamlessly follow.
Enroll Before October 1st to get these bonuses:
Advocate for Yourself Workshop
Rules of Influence Cheat Sheet
Stay on Track Accountability Session
Choose Your Experience
6-module curated curriculum
6 weekly, 60-minute training videos
6 Live group discussions plus Q&As
Situational worksheets, exercises, frameworks to put theory into practice
Access to private network of high-achieving Ascenders during the program
Circles (a member favorite) you’ll participate in weekly small group discussions to share experiences and get feedback on your challenges
Accountability buddy to stay on target with your goals
Role plays to put theory into practice
1-year access to private alumnae network of high-achieving Ascenders
Advanced tutorials to get a deeper understanding of the lessons
Access to library of exclusive guest interviews to learn from senior leaders
Accountability session after the program with your cohort and Shivani Berry to share your wins and track your progress
Weekly circles led by Shivani Berry to receive laser coaching and support from an elite small group of peers
Accountability session after the program with your cohort and Shivani Berry to share your wins and track your progress.
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Make friends with a high-caliber network of women
This was the first training program that made me miss my cohort so much! The combination of camaraderie with incredible women, tangible tools to apply directly to my challenges, and safe space to be real was invaluable. I can't recommend the program enough. It was life-changing."
TrishaOPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS PARTNER, SLACK
When you join Ascend’s Leadership Program, you’re taking the right next step to becoming an impactful leader, have the staying power to succeed long-term, and become a role model for others as you go.
Winter 2022 program is full
Next Program Dates:
Ascend’s Leadership Program is a unique 6-week online program that focuses on actionable steps that you can immediately apply to your work, community, and accountability.
You’ll learn critical skills to get buy-in, motivate teams, manage stakeholders, give difficult feedback, and create a personal brand.
Once you join Ascend’s Leadership Program, you’ll:
Have immediate access to a community of high caliber (and low ego) women just like you who have experienced similar challenges and wins
Access ongoing accountability from members and mentors so you can stay on track to achieve your goals
Enter into a judgment-free zone where you can have a safe space to help you move forward with any challenges you face
Access an arsenal of tools and tactics that show you HOW to resolve your challenges instead of theory only discussions
Plus so much more.
November 1 - December 10
Enrollment deadline: October 15
ElizabethSales Manager, Twilio - Segment
MaySr. Designer, BCG Digital Ventures
Meet Your Advisor
Hi, I'm Shivani Berry.
I’m a leadership coach and leader passionate about supporting women to excel as leaders.
I’m proud to say that the women I work with are better prepared to resolve tough work challenges and feel more confident to take on larger management roles.
I have an MBA from Harvard Business School and I’m an experienced leader at top companies. My work experience has taught me it’s the soft skills that help you move up: your ability to build relationships, influence effectively, and inspire teams.
As I developed these skills, I felt more confident, accelerated my career growth, and made an impact, not just on my teams but also on executives and board of directors.
I created this program to empower women with the skills and support required to grow in their careers and be influential leaders. I want to help you achieve the career that you want.
Are you ready to become a leader that inspires while moving your team’s mission and vision forward?
I look forward to reading your Ascend application today.
Praise from inside the program
AnneCompliance Program Manager, FullStory
“You can never go broke investing in yourself”
TinaSr. Product Operations Manager, Box
Frequently Asked Questions
Become a key influencer in your organization in just six weeks
- Length: 6 Weeks
- Program Dates: March 2-April 13, 2023
- Tuition: $3,500
“The best thing about the program was how interactive, immersive, and collaborative it was. I saw the immediate impact of being able to get faster buy-ins and credibility amongst my cross-functional stakeholders and I feel confident and empowered to climb up the career ladder higher. I highly recommend this program for any women who are new to leadership.”
“This leadership program was full of useful frameworks and strategies that were immediately applicable to my day to day. I feel more equipped to handle situations that come up at work. I’m now definitely more mindful about how I’m perceived at work (personal brand!) and purposeful about how I approach projects. I highly recommend investing in yourself with Ascend whether you want to move up, or simply wanting to feel more empowered at work.”