Real Women, Real Outcomes

Read the revealing testimonials of real women who have experienced the life-changing impact of Smith programs.


“My deliberate ‘reflection time’ has led to many new strategic ideas that have had a direct impact on the organization I lead.”
Kris Curry
VP, Health Care Compliance, Johnson & Johnson

“The Smith leadership program is a holistic focus on both you the person, and you the professional – this made the program unique from all other leadership programs I have attended. I still tell my colleagues, “It’s the best learning experience! I walked away so energized about my professional life and personal goals.” To me Smith College Executive Education is truly visionary. The program had an immediate impact on my work. I was able to apply the ideas and concepts I discovered during my reflection time. For example, it became very clear to me that I needed to come up for “air” and just take a deep breath. This approach has made a significant impact in my working and personal relationships. I have found myself listening more and not trying to solve every problem. This has allowed others around me to become empowered to make decisions themselves. In addition, my deliberate “reflection time” has led to many new strategic ideas and concepts that have had a direct impact on the mission and vision of the organization I lead. I told my CCO it was the best educational experience I have ever participated in, and that I emerged a more inspired, energized and challenged leader.”


“I now take time out to think about my contributions to the business, to the economy, and to society as a whole.”
Rhonda Johnson
VP Sales, Johnson & Johnson

“In my company it is a well-recognized honor to attend the Smith program: it confirms the company’s commitment to your development and continued growth within the organization. Smith’s program is unique from other leadership programs I have attended for a few reasons: It is a great mix of classroom education on the hot topics we face as executives in the industry and worldwide marketplace. And it provides opportunity for personal growth as an executive leader in organizations. The curriculum, faculty, and learning environment are absolutely terrific. It’s an opportunity to take a step back from your day-to-day and really assess how you are behaving as a leader and the impact you are having on your organization, the industry and the world. My experience at the program immediately impacted my work. I now take time out to think about my contributions to the business, to the economy, and to society as a whole. I am a better leader having gone through the program. Overall, my energy both in my work life and my life outside of work, have increased dramatically.”


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