Program Details

This one week program at Stanford University is specifically designed for high school girls to develop their leadership toolkit, spearhead high impact projects for their schools and communities, and learn from respected female leaders, world renowned faculty, Stanford alumni and students.

Enrollment for the 2018 Miss CEO Summer Leadership Academy is currently open. There will be two program sessions offered during the summer: Session 1 will run from July 9th -July 13th (9am-3pm) and Session 2 will run from July 23rd-July 27th (9am-3pm). Acceptances will be offered on a rolling basis beginning November 2017.

  • Short Summary


    The unique opportunity to build your leadership toolkit and learn directly from respected female leaders and dedicated mentors. Develop critical skills including effective communication, time management, networking, career exploration, goal setting, and risk taking.


    Young women, completing grades 9-12


    Two program sessions will be offering during the Summer 2018: Session I: Monday July 9th-Friday July 13th (9am-3pm) and Session II: Monday July 23rd-Friday July 27th (9am-3pm).


    Stanford University Campus


    To empower yourself to successfully navigate upcoming academic and professional opportunities, including applying to college and interviewing for jobs and internships.

  • What to Expect

    Be prepared to discover your inner leader while spending a week at Stanford's beautiful campus, learning and being inspired by some of the Bay Area's most influential and prominent female leaders and role models. Our instructors will personally guide and help you transform key leadership concepts into results that will benefit your high school, college, professional and personal experiences. In addition to building an essential leadership toolkit, you will have the opportunity to build long-lasting relationships with other promising young women from all over the Bay Area and develop your own network which will no doubt benefit them for years to come.

  • Agenda

    Each day of the program will feature classroom instruction, breakout sessions, project and activity time, as well as an opportunity to hear and interact with prominent guest speakers including Stanford faculty, college and professional mentors, and women leaders from various fields. Please see an overview of our program curriculum here .

  • Location

    The Summer Leadership Academy will be hosted at the Stanford University campus where students will have an unique opportunity to learn and be inspired at a location well-known for bringing together cutting-edge science, technology, innovation and education.

  • Tuition

    Tuition for 2018 Summer Leadership Academy is $1095 per student. This includes instruction, educational materials and resources, activities, food, and bringing in guest speakers. This does not include housing, cost of travel to and from campus, or spending money. A ten percent early-bird tuition discount is available until December 30, 2017. Payment timeline: Once a student is accepted into the Summer Leadership Academy, a non-refundable $330.00 deposit which is applied toward tuition is required to secure registration (deposit is due two weeks after receiving acceptance letter). You may choose to pay in full upon acceptance as well. Otherwise, the remaining balance will be due on May 31st.

  • Financial Aid

    At Miss CEO our mission is to empower girls of all socio-economic backgrounds and we are proud to offer financial aid and scholarships for qualifying students. Aid is granted based upon need, as well as other factors including merit. Families who feel they cannot cover the full cost of tuition are encourage to apply. The largest awards made assume full need but still require a minimum contribution from the family. Financial Aid requests are expected to far exceed the amount of funds available; therefore we cannot guarantee that the full amount requested will be met. A student's acceptance into the program will not be contingent on their financial aid request. Students will be notified of their aid award along with their letter of acceptance.

  • Cancellation Policy

    Cancellations prior to May 31st will result in only the loss of the non-refundable deposit. Cancellations between June 1-9 will qualify for a 50% tuition refund. Refunds will not be available within 30 days from the start of the program.

  • FAQ

    Q: How will the Summer Leadership Academy be helpful for the college admissions process?

    A: Our expert team of professional leaders, Stanford faculty, and alumni from top of the country's top universities truly believe that the Summer Leadership Academy can have a positive impact on how you navigate upcoming academic decisions, especially the college admission process. In addition to receiving premier leadership training that will help you develop critical skills such as effective communication, time management and risk taking, our team will help you spearhead a project in an area of your interest/passion with the goal of producing tangible, positive results for your community which you can show to others (i.e. your peers, teachers, family, college admission teams). We will also work with you to make sure you can effectively communicate your background, accomplishments/qualifications and goals in a wide variety of settings, including on college applications. And finally, you will be able to forge long-lasting relationships with top mentors, influential role models, and Stanford alumni who will not only guide you throughout the summer, but also in the years to come when it's time to apply for college, interview for internships/jobs, or navigate any other important decision you may have.

    Q. Can you share some more information about the Summer Leadership Academy instructors and guest speakers?

    A: Our finalized list of speakers and mentors for the Summer Leadership Academy will be published soon. In the meantime, you can review the bios of our lead program instructors here. During the course of the 5-day program, we will be leveraging an extensive network of local leaders, industry experts as well as key members from the Stanford community (students, professors and alumni) in order to inspire and teach the students about a wide range of leadership areas and disciplines. An additional advantage students will receive from attending the Summer Leadership Academy is that they will receive exclusive and on-going access to the Miss CEO Mentor Network (which includes the camp's instructors, speakers and mentors) that can prove especially helpful in the years to come as they navigate important academic and professional decisions such as applying to college, interviewing for internships/jobs, negotiating salaries, etc.


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  • Application Process

    In order to offer an intimate and inspiring learning environment where students can receive special one-on-one instruction and mentorship, we require all prospective Summer Leadership Academy students to submit an online application in order to be qualified for participation in the program. The first step is to fill out and submit the online application below. You will receive an email confirmation upon completion of the application. To ensure a spot at the Miss CEO Summer Leadership Academy, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible. Once the program is full, applications will proceed on a waiting list.

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Summer leadership Academy Sign-up Form

*Required fields
  • Student Information
  • Current Grade
  • Preferred Contact Method *
  • Describe yourself:
  • What does leadership mean to you?
  • What activity or area of interest (i.e. academic, community, extracurricular, etc) really excites you?
  • Short term goals:
  • Why did you choose the Miss CEO Summer Leadership Academy?
  • Which program session are you signing up for?*
  • Are you planning to apply for financial aid?*
  • Limited financial aid, up to 50% assistance, is available. Financial aid applications will be evaluated separately from program applications and can be accessed by clicking the link below, after submitting your program application. By marking that you are planning to apply for financial aid, you are simply telling us to expect an aid application in the future and does not have bearing on how your program application is viewed. Financial aid decisions will be given concurrently with admittance decisions.

  • Parent or Guardian Information 1
  • Preferred Contact Method *
  • Parent or Guardian Information 2
  • Preferred Contact Method *


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