Despite the strides women have made in raising awareness of the gender disparity throughout corporate leadership roles, research indicates that advancing women is not a top priority for the majority of global organizations. Despite corporate gender equity and diversity initiatives, these broad-based programs often fail to impact underlying attitudes and lack a significant path to success. IBM’s recent report indicates that actually fewer women hold senior vice president, vice president, director, and manager roles in 2021 than in 2019.

C200’s C-Ahead® program was created to advance more women to corporate leadership. This program prepares and provides future women executives with the opportunity to learn from real experiences, real wisdom, and real solutions from those who have lived it.

This unparalleled development program supports accomplished female corporate senior leaders who are in the succession pipeline for a significant P&L operating position. Participants are carefully selected and invited to join this highly experiential, peer-based learning program.


The C-Ahead® Program is designed for women who:

  • Have been identified as one of the women with the highest potential to run her company or a major division.
  • Are likely to achieve a role leading a major business and P&L within 1-3 years.
  • Have experience running a P&L or another significantly influential role in the organization with top and/or bottom line impact.

Since its inception in 2017, 112 women have completed the C-Ahead® program.

Fifteen of these 112 participants have already gone on to earn a senior-level leadership role with operational responsibility – qualifying them to join C200 members and commit to the continuation of advancing women in business.

Women accepted into C-Ahead® participate in a 6-month virtual program, attending monthly sessions and small group discussions with robust educational content. Our faculty includes accomplished and successful women executives from the C200 membership who enrich the content through real-world scenarios and shared experiences from their leadership journeys.

There are many opportunities for in-person connections with C-Ahead® peers and C200 members, as well as invitations to exclusive events and programs.

Our next C-Ahead® cohort beings in June 2021; we are accepting nominations and applications. Click here to learn more.

For any questions about C-Ahead®, please email Megan McRae