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
  • Impact and Influence
  • Unconscious Bias (UB)

    Understand how others’ hidden perceptions can unintentionally disadvantage you; and how to mitigate the effects

    It is now widely recognised that, as well as having diversity, inclusive environments are needed to enable effective co-working that leverage the benefits of difference. Unconscious bias gets in the way of inclusion and has been shown to hamper the progression of women (as well as others in so-called ‘minority’ groups) in the workplace. This module helps participants understand UB and its impact, and shares practical actions for taking a more inclusive approach and for mitigating the effects of bias unwittingly directed against them.

    We will cover

    • An introduction to UB and its workplace effects
    • How to recognise and manage your own biases
    • Elegant ways to respond to unhelpful behaviour (which may stem from unconscious bias), when it is directed at, and impacts, you

    Action planning will focus on practical tool and approaches to respond to possible bias.

  • Strategic Acumen