Registrations for 1000 Women Leaders Program 2023 are closed!

You can pre register if you would like to be a part of next year’s program 🙂

This program is for you if any of these resonate

Feel stuck in your current role?

Feel undervalued at work?

Under-confident about taking up available leadership opportunities?

Committed to career growth?

Going through a role transition?

Think you’re not fully ready for the next role?


Too often, we are told that somehow “leading like a woman” is not good enough. That the more feminine leadership attributes are not enough for success. At the same time, women may face their own internal barriers, the not-necessary superwoman syndrome, the guilt of putting self ahead of others, a reluctance to leverage networks to forward themselves, the struggle to voice their opinions and many more on their career path.

After extensive research and a mega-series of conversations with leaders of both genders, we are thrilled to build a program that leverages these inherent so-called “feminine traits” that allow women to be efficient, agile, creative, empathetic and effective leaders. This women leadership development program also gives participants an opportunity to be shortlisted in the “10% Club” of their industry! 

The 1000 Women Leaders Program is a leadership program designed to propel a tribe of talented and self-motivated women into managerial as well as leadership roles. This 4 month program gives women the opportunity to examine the real world problems they face. They will also have support from mentors & peers, many of whom may have been in the same boat! It is designed for rising women professionals, to make them more confident professionals and leaders, enable a career jump and enhance their leadership by leveraging an entire tribe of women (as well as male allies) – all by “leading like a woman”! 

The 1000 Women Leaders Program includes opportunities to :

Assessment Center

Know yourself

360 Degree Feedback

Understand your blind spots


Learn from the best

Digital Learning Journey

Get bytes of wisdom

Experience Interview

Ace personal branding


Get tips from industry experts


Build a lasting tribe


Get a chance to be recognized in the top 10%

THE LIST - 2023

“Who are the women leaders you admire?” Jombay ran a popular vote across more than 38,000 working professionals. Based on this response, we have published a list of 75 admired women leaders from India who can inspire our participants through valuable leadership lessons. These inspirational, high achieving women have broken the glass ceiling in different fields (arts, culture, tech, business, sports etc)! We look forward to inviting some of them in our Master Classes to inspire the 1000 women participants

Aditi Dugar


Adwaita Nayar


Akriti Chopra


Ameera Shah

Managing Director, Metropolis Healthcare

Anamika Khanna

Anamika Khanna

Ananya Birla

Founder & Chairperson, Svatantra Financial Services
Director, Aditya Birla Management Corporation

Anshuka Parwani

Celebrity Yoga & Holistic Wellness Expert Founder - Anshuka Yoga

Apurva Purohit


Arathi Krishna

Managing Director,
Sundram Fasteners

Arundhati Bhattacharya

Chairperson & CEO, Salesforce India

Chandra Srikanth


Daisy Chittilapilly

President, Cisco India & SAARC

Dipali Goenka

CEO & Joint MD, Welspun India

Divya Gokulnath


Dr. Smita Kolhe

Social Activist,
Bairagarh, Melghat

What’s in it for me?

Still wondering why you should sign up to be a part of the hottest and most relevant Women Leader Program?

Invest in your own learning

There is no replacement for knowing yourself better and being able to complement that awareness with the right leadership skills.

Network. Network. Network

Leverage a 1000 women strong tribe of like minded professionals to take your career to new heights. Access women CXOs from across India will be part of our Master Classes, Mentors and Jury Panels.

Career Jump

This program will open up new avenues for your career - from global roles, CXO levels to lateral movements.

A chance to be in the 10%CLUB

The top 10% of the cohort will be awarded the “10%CLUB”. It is one of the industry’s biggest honors for women leaders. Win instant bragging rights:)

Who is this for?

The “1000 Women Leaders Program is built for those women professionals who desire the following 

Aspiring women professionals who wants to GROW & takes her career seriously – regardless of background / performance.

Women Leaders who have
8 years to 22 years of experience

Women Leaders who are pegged for managerial responsibilities

It is not just for top talent. If you are looking to steer your career in an expedited manner. Feel free to join the tribe 🙂


Jombay’s “Lead like a Woman” construct was developed using a 3 pronged approach – leveraging 12 years of assessment data of over 150K managers, an in-depth analysis of existing academic literature, business citations and organizational research and a synthesis of these. Our goal for the curriculum was to capture the new-age development needs for modern women leaders who were also contending with age-old barriers.


“The Leadership Ambition Gap (inner obstacles women must overcome) is one of the reasons for the poor representation of women in leadership positions.” (Sheryl Sandberg)

Cultivating a Protagonist Mindset enables women to overcome these imposed barriers and be the star of their show! We help participants develop this mindset by “Conquering Barriers Within” and “Honing an Executive Presence”.


The “Superwoman Myth” decreed women should be able to “do it all”. As a result, women often feel overwhelmed when confronted with the demands of multiple roles (Women and the Myth of Having it All – Harvard University Research) 

Cultivating a Warrior Mindset enables women to let go of the chase for perfection – making space for their own well-being, combating burnout & building resilience. We help participants develop this mindset by “Winning with Grit” & “Combating the Superwoman Syndrome”.


“There is a fundamental disconnect between generally accepted notions of leadership and femininity that puts women in a double bind.” (Korn Ferry Research Institute)

Cultivating a Maverick Mindset enables women to develop assertiveness to advocate for themselves, be vocal about their needs & adopt a diplomatic approach to negotiations. We help participants develop this mindset by “Steering Courageous Conversations” & “Acing Negotiations”.


“Women leaders are just as ambitious as men, but at many companies they face headwinds that make it harder to advance like having their judgment questioned or being mistaken for someone junior. (McKinsey and Co.) 

Cultivating a Campaigner Mindset enables women to embrace organizational politics & deepen support systems to leverage unwritten rules of getting things done. We help participants develop this mindset by “Navigating Organizational Politics” & “Forging Alliances and Networks”


“Strong leadership requires the ability to consider different POVs from people of different backgrounds, experiences & perspectives. Companies that have women directors & executive officers lead by that example.” (MIT Sloan Executive Education)

Cultivating an Enterprising Mindset enables women to look beyond managerial responsibilities to innovate, take informed risks & pioneer change while creating an environment of collaborative spirit. We help participants develop this mindset by “Kindling the Intrapreneurial Spirit” & “Nurturing High-Impact Teams”

What is the 10%CLUB?

The top 10% of the program cohort will be awarded the “10% CLUB”.

It is one of the industry’s biggest honors for women leaders!


> Based on the Assessment Center & Experience Interview Scoring and Digital Learning Completion, a “Shortlist” will be announced.

> Those in the Shortlist will go through jury interviews.

> Based on the jury scores, 10%CLUB Winners will be announced!

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Key Milestones

How to Enter

We can’t wait to welcome you to the “1000 Women Leaders Program” for 2023.
Registrations closing on 30th June 2023!!

1/ Confirm your Eligibility

(This is for women professionals who take their careers seriously)

2/ Fill the registration form

3/ Pay the Entry Fee

*NO REFUNDS are possible once payment
has been made

Pricing Schedule

Final Pricing
30th June
INR 22,000 + GST

*NO REFUNDS are possible once payment has been made.

Count On Jombay

Jombay builds managers and leaders for this fast changing world of work. We are known for our talent interventions with fortune 500 clients and for our wildly popular 40under40 and 30under30 programs.








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Here are our most commonly asked questions:

What is the 1000 Women Leaders Program?

The 1000 Women Leaders Program is a leadership program designed to propel a tribe of talented and self-motivated women into managerial as well as leadership roles.

What are the milestones?

The main components of the journey are:

  • Assessment Center
  • 360 Degree Feedback
  • Master Classes
  • Digital Learning Journey
  • Mentoring
  • Networking
  • A chance to be in the 10%CLUB
  • What topics are covered during the journey?

    5 mindsets that are conscious of the challenges women face as their careers rise to newer heights.

  • Protagonist Mindset
  • Warrior Mindset
  • Maverick Mindset
  • Campaigner Mindset
  • Enterprising Mindset
  • Do I need to be a certain age?

    Age is not a bar, as long as you are serious about your career.

    Is this all online?

    Yes! We want to be inclusive of participants from the far corners of the country

    Want to know more?

    Attend a FREE online Orientation Session on 19th June to understand the 1000 Women Leader Program in detail

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    Registrations for 1000 Women Leaders Program 2023 are closed!