The ERC Women’s Leadership Institute helps employers recruit, retain, and advance women in the workplace through research-based solutions and development services.

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Our services provide employers with actionable steps to enact meaningful and prosperous change.

Meet the Director of the ERC Women's Leadership Institute

Kathleen Buse, Ph.D.

Dr. Kathleen Buse

Dr. Kathleen Buse is a business leader whose work focuses on advancing women in the workplace. As Director of the ERC Women’s Leadership Institute, Kathleen helps employers recruit, retain, and advance women through research-based solutions and development services. Additionally, she is leading the efforts at ERC to expand the use of data analytics to support client initiatives.

What makes the ERC Women’s Leadership Institute different?

Experienced Faculty

ERC WLI faculty are not only engaging and gifted facilitators, but experienced business leaders, consultants, and researchers. Because our team has done the research and worked in various leadership roles within organizations, we understand how to overcome the barriers unique to women leaders. Faculty have held leadership positions in the following industries: Manufacturing, Banking & Finance, Technology, Professional Services, and more.

Application-Based Learning

ERC WLI participants are equipped with knowledge and demonstrable skills to achieve success in any organization and in life as well as to make significant contributions as leaders within their organizations.

Continuous Advancement

All of the offerings from the ERC WLI specifically address the positive business impact of adding and advancing women. Upon completion of the Intensive Program, ongoing support for women and their leaders is available. Quarterly sessions are offered for continuing skills and competency development. Discussion groups are offered for women and their leaders. Ongoing executive coaching and peer coaching is available to support organizational change.

Leading Provider

For over 60 years, ERC has been a leading provider of talent development strategies, including training programs that have effectively developed leaders at all levels across the globe. ERC understands that there are many one-day classes and conferences focused on women’s leadership development. While these provide great ideas for women, no other offering provides an institute dedicated to women’s leadership development with the resources to provide ongoing support and updated, proven strategies.e.