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Gender Equality and Women Empowerment | Maastricht School of Management Gender Equality and Women Empowerment

Course objectives

  • Have a conceptual and practical understanding of gender related issues and institutionalisation
  • Understand how you can assess gender equality and women empowerment within your institution and/or environment
  • Have acquired deeper insight into underlying concepts, mechanisms and dynamics
  • Gain experience from other participants coming from all parts over the world

Course topics

The following topics will be discussed:

  • Introduction into gender related concepts and gender institutionalisation
  • Introduction into women empowerment
  • Assessing gender equality in an institution
  • Affirmative action
  • Promoting awareness and networking
  • Gender policy and strategy
  • Female talent development
  • Engagement of men
“This course has exposed me to a wide range of issues for which I am very grateful. When I go back to my country, I am able to effectively advocate for gender transformative policies and gender responsive projects, which take into cognizance the need of women and also men.”
Mrs. Taiwo Olaniyan (Niigeria) participant of the June 2022 programme.

Teaching methods

This short course involves an interactive learning approach, in which the participant is stimulated to move beyond his/her own organization or sector. Learnings take place through:

  • Classroom interactive lecturing
  • Self-study
  • In-class group assignments to reflect on the learning
  • Individual assignments, presentations and discussions
  • Guest lectures

Your profile

The program is designed for:

  • Executives with responsibility for gender policy and/or women entrepreneurship policy
  • Consultants and lecturers working in areas related to gender policy and/or women entrepreneurship policy
  • All executives and other staff who are dedicated to promote gender equality and women empowerment in their institution and environment


Each participant receives a certificate of participation.
This certificate is being awarded as evidence of participation in a post-graduate training at indicative level 6 or 7 of the EQF. The minimum study load is 14 hours and an attendance level of 80% is required. This certificate is being awarded in the form of a soft copy when the training is online or a hard copy during a face-to-face training. The certificate will mention your full name, training title, training date and comprising core topics. Click here for more information about the MSM certification policy.