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One Step Ahead

With One Step Ahead, in partnership with Executiva, AESE Business School aims to build a more balanced and humane society. And to provide companies and institutions, today and tomorrow, with a more diversified leadership and a broader vision of the future.”

Cátia Sá Guerreiro
Program Director

Isabel Canha 
Executiva CEO

In partnership with:


One Step Ahead is designed for female executives to explore and leverage their full potential as leaders, thus contributing to more diverse leadership and a broader vision of the future for companies and institutions.


By participating in One Step Ahead discover the leader in you while identifing your personal strengths, barriers and accelerators to leverage personal improvement and develop leadership skills. All while acquiring a business mindset, with a comprehensive perspective on technology and global macro trends.

The program will be a stage for sharing experiences and expanding your network with other executives, where you will be able to, with the help of a Mentor, reflect and prepare future projects while placing your life’s trajectory into perspective.

One Step Ahead will focus on the following areas:

  • Being a Leader
  • Leading others and with others
  • Broadening the Business Mindset
  • Gaining Inspiration from Leaders who share your Life

    Executive Mentoring

    During the 7-week program, group mentoring sessions will take place (4 to 6 participants per mentor).

    These sessions are intended to:

    • To be a space for reflection, individually and in groups, on the content covered in the sessions and on the impact of each of the themes on the personal and professional development of the participants;
    • Support the participants in creating their individual development plan.

    Participant Profile

    One Step Ahead is aimed at female professionals in middle management or senior management positions who wish to develop and strengthen skills to reach top-level positions.

    A executive training program designed for women with more than 5 years of professional experience who wish to advance their careers and develop their human and professional skills.


    At One Step Ahead we use the Case Method, as well as Role Playing and Lectures/Webinars to make the learning process active and practical. The participant is confronted with a dynamic, demanding, yet consistent environment that results in a quality learning process, with efficient use of time and focus on discussion.

    Case Method – Leading can only be learned…by leading.
    That’s why learning at AESE is inspired on the Harvard Business School model. By placing participants in real business conflicts, executives are called upon to assume the role of decision-makers in circumstances similar to their day-to-day lives in organizations. The cases pose challenges that require effective responses in the face of rigorous analysis of limited or even insufficient information, in ambiguous or politically-economically complex contexts. Individual diagnosis and decisions are negotiated with experienced, talented and ambitious colleagues.

    Peer-to-peer: Role plays are also used to foster decision-making skills, negotiation and the defense of pre-defined points of view.


      Meet the executives who shared their experiences and knowledge with the One Step Ahead participants:

      Ana Margarida Ximenes, President of Atrevia and IABC EMENA
      Ana Torres, MS Europe Cluster Lead RD in Pfizer
      Carmo Palma, Managing Director of Axians Portugal
      Cristina Rodrigues, CEO of Capgemini Portugal
      Dulce Mota, Vice President of Banco Montepio
      Fátima Carioca, Dean of AESE Business School
      Isabel Barros, Director of human resources in Sonae MC
      Paula Panarra, General Director of Microsoft in Portugal
      Pilar Braga, General Director in Amorim Top Series
      Sandra Perdigão Neves, Chief Operating Officer and Administrator of SIRESP




      The program will run online for 7 mornings and will end on March 8, 2021.


      General  | 2.750 €
      AESE’s Alumnae  | 2.250 €

      The price includes documentation and support material, as well as lunch, coffee breaks, and parking for the closing session.


      May 2024


      From 09h00 to 13h45

      Application Deadline

      April 2024


      Filomena Gonçalves

      Tlf. (+351) 217 221 530


      Filomena Gonçalves

      Tlf. (+351) 217 221 530

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