“Defy the obstacles and lead from the front”

Dr. Hellicy C Ngambi

Access the knowledge, tools and strategies to co-create recognisable value in the workplace through successful female leadership.

Women as Leaders: Breaking The Glass Ceiling

Visionary and a catalyst for change and transformation, Dr. Hellicy C Ngambi is passionate about equipping leaders, managers and entrepreneurs worldwide.

Obtain competencies, skills, attitudes and values that will empower you to become exemplary, authentic and practitioner of RARE (Responsible, Accountable, Relevant, Ethical) leadership principle.

Challenge The Conventional Boundaries With The Women in Leadership Workshop

AILIT’s Women in Leadership Workshop offers an unforgettable experience that empowers and help our leaders see their potential in action while taking the valuable add-on of meeting like-minded individuals and getting to explore places and cultures worldwide.

Take an active retreat in the magic town of Merida, Mexico. Join other aspiring women who identify as emerging or seasoned leaders on their journey to success.

This innovative workshop will combine advanced leadership training with movement and other exciting activities.


  • Participants will gain perspective in leadership in the function of the long road travelled for women by women and the road ahead in regards to the professional, cultural and social ceilings that exist in our culture for women.

  • Share and enrich our own experience with those of the group.

  • The participant will have an opportunity to introspect through the experience of RECLAIM. This activity aims to reflect our limitations of ourselves, building a safe environment supported by our participants, where we all serve as a reflection.

  • To identify or clarify and strengthen our leadership approach and style.

  • Identify further areas of research or involvement in leadership.

  • Network with the best in their areas and like minded individuals.

What Do You Get From The workshop?

  • Break all proverbial ceilings preventing you from being the best version of yourself.

  • Develop the self-awareness and emotional intelligence of an authentic leader.

  • Learn the Road map to be a sustainable leader and foster innovation, receptiveness to change, and an entrepreneurial mindset for growth of your organization.

  • Reevaluate your particular leadership style, and consider trying fresh strategies.

  • Develop the ability to explain a vision and inspire followers.

  • Create a network of female friends from various backgrounds to help you succeed.


Increase Your Confidence Level And Take Ownership of Your Potential by Joining the Women in Leadership Workshop: Breaking The Glass Ceiling

Dr. Hellicy C Ngambi

Dr. Hellicy C Ngambi Professor

As the main lecturer for the workshop, Dr. Hellicy C Ngambi brings to the table her experience and wisdom on how women in leadership mean being a pioneer in many places where women have yet to take the spotlight.

Through her powerful insight as a pioneer of RARE (Responsible, Accountable, Relevant, Ethical) Leadership, which aims to form future leaders, those that are resourceful, socially, culturally and environmentally responsible attendants will have the chance to grow as leaders. Dr. Hellicy C Ngambi is a sought-after speaker and presenter. She has made numerous local and international presentations.

She has served and still serves as either a chairperson or vice-chairperson on a variety of committees, councils and boards in South Africa, Botswana, Zambia and the USA, including Ubuntunet Alliance, Zambia, Research Education networks, and the presidential appointments to the various boards including the Central Bank of Zambia.

Dr. Zelihic is a Dean at the Forbes School of Business and Technology at the University of Arizona Global Campus. She is a Fulbright specialist and an expert in the field of perception. Dr. Maja Zelihic brings her experience in leadership, research, and a unique perspective as an academician.

As an accomplished woman leader herself, she will introduce participants to the second course in the Women in Leadership Series “The Power and Impact of Gender Perceptions in the Global Business World: E.P.I.C approach to perception in building influential female leaders

Dr Zelihic’s expertise and insight contribute immensely to creating business professionals. She developed courses that teach students practical management skills; her courses are considered the next step in the business industry and are heavily used by leaders and CEOs across the USA.

Dr Maja

Dr. Maja Zelihic

Lara Rosenberg

Join certified Warrior Goddess facilitator Lara Rosenberg for an inspirational, experiential afternoon learning to move from fear and begin to embrace your true essence.

Through HeatherAsh Amara she will guide us through a powerful introspective tool that has the potential to reflect on our blockages, and in our case, through this workshop, the ceilings or limits that we put on ourselves.

In addition to being a certified facilitator with Heatherash, Lara Rosenberg is a Sundoor Global Firewalk Instructor, Drumming Sounds Facilitator, Certified International Yoga Therapist and Continuing Education Provider.

Join The Change. Join Women in Leadership Workshop:

Breaking The Glass Ceiling in Merida, Mexico

About the location

From November 22nd – 25th, experience the magic of Merida, the White City of the Yucatan Peninsula.

Known as the “White City” because of its pastel-colored buildings, colonial elegance, and Mayan history, Merida is a place of vibrant street life, vibrant markets, and delicious Yucatan cuisine.

As the sun sets over the Yucatan peninsula, the streets of Merida come alive with music, dancing, and stories of ancient legends.

Our Women in Leadership Workshop takes place in the heart of this vibrant city, transforming it from a classroom to a cultural immersion.

Every corner of Merida has a story to tell, and we invite you to be part of that story.


“Dare to lead with the head, heart & hands”

Dr. Hellicy C Ngambi

Women in Leadership Workshop equips women aspiring to leadership positions with the skills, concepts, and new perspectives they need to reach their career goals, make significant contributions to their organisations, and maximise work-life balance.

It focuses on the critical competencies required for C-suite readiness: communication, executive presence, developing leadership strengths, and developing a personal vision.

This workshop can serve as an introduction or a culmination of the course “Women in Leadership: Breaking the glass ceiling”, which is part of the three courses needed to get the Women in Leadership Executive Certificate.

Women in Leadership Workshop – Fees

Registration Fee: $250 (Non-refundable).
Virtual access to the event.
Will be deducted from the workshop fee.
Includes the virtual access to the event.
Workshop fee. Option 1 – Pay in full:
$2300 for single occupancy (inclusive of the registration fee).
$1900 for double occupancy (inclusive of the registration fee).
Workshop fee. Option 2 – Pay in 2 installments:
$1300 + 1200 for single occupancy (inclusive of registration fee).
$1100 + 1000 for double occupancy (inclusive of registration fee).

* Get a 50 % discount on your next AILIT course purchase on successful completion of the workshop.

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  • Virtual Ticket: All registered participants will receive a virtual ticket. This allows attendees to access workshop sessions virtually, ensuring they don’t miss out on any content. This feature is especially beneficial since the registration fee is non-refundable.

  • Duration 4 days – 3 nights in a single / double occupancy room.

  • Location: At a villa or similar venue in Merida.

  • Transportation: Details to be updated based on the new location.
  • Meals:

    • Dinner on the day of arrival.
    • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner on days 2 and 3.
    • Breakfast on day 4.
  • Room and Board: Comfortable accommodations ensuring a pleasant stay.

  • Lectures and Programmed Activities: Engaging sessions designed to provide valuable insights and knowledge.

Tentative Itinerary

We will try to adhere as much as possible to the itinerary. However, there may be shifts depending on the group’s final count and logistics, as well as the feel and flow of the experience and time together.

12 – 04:00 pm Check in / Meet and Greet

04:00 pm Welcome, Introductions

08:00 pm Dinner (In town)

08:00 am Breakfast

09:00 am Breaking the Ceiling: Session by Dr. Hellicy C Ngamb

12:00 pm Lunch

03:00 pm Lara Rosenberg RECLAIM

06:00 pm Dinner

08:00 am Breakfast

12: 00 pm Lunch

03:00 pm Dean Maja Zelihic, Fulbright Specialist – Forbes School of Business and Technology at UAGC: The Power and Impact of Gender perceptions in the Global Business World Subtopic: E.P.I.C approach to perception in building effective female leaders

06: 30 pm Outdoor dinner

07: 00 pm Music, bong fire, Cocktails, Mocktails

08:00 am Breakfast

09:00 am Closing Ceremony

11:30 am Check out

12:00 pm Lunch

01:00 pm Shuttle to Manuel Crescencio Rejón International Airport (MID)


Stay extra and book

We offer two exciting tour options for you to choose from:

  • Explore Merida: Immerse yourself in the charm of two magical towns, explore a refreshing cenote (weather permitting, please note that the cenotes can be quite cold), and enjoy some relaxing time at the beach. This tour is perfect for nature lovers and those seeking a tranquil getaway.

  • Maya Tour: Embark on a journey through history as you visit the renowned Ruta Puuc, the majestic Uxmal archaeological site, and the vibrant city of Valladolid. Discover the rich cultural heritage of the Maya civilization and witness breathtaking ancient ruins.

Tour Details:

  • Duration: 2 nights, 3 days.

  • Inclusions: Transportation, one meal per day (dinner), entrance fees, guide fees, and luggage handling fees.

  • Exclusions: Tips, additional shopping, and additional meals not mentioned.


  • Double Occupancy: Starting at $800

  • Single Occupancy: Starting at $1000

  • Please note that prices may vary based on specific requirements and availability.

This is not included in the fee for the workshop.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Women in Leadership Workshop is a transformative 4-day event designed to empower women from all walks of life. The workshop offers a blend of leadership training, networking opportunities, and cultural experiences in the beautiful city of Merida.

This workshop is for any woman who wishes to enhance her leadership skills, connect with like-minded individuals, and experience a unique blend of learning and cultural immersion.

The workshop is scheduled from November 22nd to 25th and will be held in Merida, Mexico.

The workshop will delve into various leadership styles, effective communication, strategic thinking, networking, and more. We’ll also have sessions led by renowned experts in the field of leadership.

The registration fee is $250, which is non-refundable. The total cost, including the registration fee, is $2300 if paid in full or $2500 in two installments. There are discounts available for early bird registrations and group bookings.

The fee covers the workshop training, materials, accommodation for 3 nights, meals, transportation to and from Merida, and a virtual ticket to attend sessions online.

Yes, all registered participants will receive a virtual ticket that allows them to attend the workshop sessions online.

Refunds are granted up to 30 days prior to the start of the event purchased, less a $50 processing fee. Due to the scheduling and planning requirements of our courses, workshops, and events, we cannot offer refunds within 30 days before the start date of the event or course. For less than 30 days of notice before canceling, only credit towards future events or courses will be issued. Cancellations within 5 days of the course, workshop, or event will not be refunded in any way. All refunds must be issued to the same credit card or method of payment. If the card or method of payment used is no longer available, a credit towards a future event, course, or workshop will be issued.

You can reach out to us at students@ailit.org or call us at (561) 437 22 84. We’re here to help!

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