Women’s Leadership

Diverse, inclusive senior management leads to increased retention, better decision making and greater creativity.

Women's leadership

Organisations with a balanced representation of women and men in senior management report increased engagement & retention, better decision making, improved problem solving and greater creativity & innovation. This in turn leads to enhanced results and competitive advantage. For many organisations, development of the female talent pipeline is a key strategic priority.

Targeted development of female leaders & future leaders can be an important component to help your talented women progress. Businesses that have implemented our programmes cite an increased ability to attract female talent, as well as better rates of promotion amongst women.

Our dynamic Accelerate programme addresses women at all levels in the pipeline, from senior & middle managers, through first line managers, to graduates and juniors starting out. Our interactive, modular approach gives you flexibility to select relevant content for your specific outcomes. So, whether you’re looking for impact & influence for those starting out, career management for first line managers, or authentic leadership with vulnerability for those at a senior level, we can support your needs with any combination thereof.

Choose from 10 modules delivered in a variety of media, from face-to-face workshops to interactive video conferences. Build an impactful programme that can range from six days of face-to-face workshops spread over a six-month period, to a 2-hour intervention.

We invite you to take a deeper dive on each of the modules below and contact us to discuss how to create a programme that suits your audience, outcomes and budget.

Managers Supporting the Progression of Women

Managers have a crucial role in creating the conditions for talented women to succeed. To complement your gender initiative, our modules for male and female Managers address how to support directs who are participating in Accelerate, and how to support the progression of women more generally.

  • Your Career, Your Way
  • Strategic Networking
  • Myths of Politics and Power
  • The Power of Vulnerability
  • Resilience and Wellbeing
  • Authentic Leadership
  • Enhanced Personal Influence

    Develop flexibility in leadership behaviour to increase influence

    In today’s world of matrix structures and global & virtual interactions, we are frequently called upon to influence outcomes through those we have no authority over. ‘Being influential’ is not an ingrained personality trait we are born with; rather it is a set of skills and principles that can be learned. This module starts with understanding personal behavioural preferences; it shares principles of influence and practical techniques to enable participants to adapt their approach to influence more effective outcomes.

    We will cover:

    • Individual profiling, using the Thomas International psychometric assessment, DISC, to understand personal behavioural strengths & motivators, followed by one-hour telephone feedback (conducted as pre-work)
    • The importance of choosing influence ‘battles’ carefully
    • Influence principles and practices that enable greater buy-in and generate better outcomes
    • Applying adaptive behavioural tools to influence and motivate those different from you

    Action planning encourages participants to identify specific approaches that will support them in contexts relevant to them right now.

  • Impact and Influence
  • Unconscious Bias (UB)
  • Strategic Acumen