Getting Ahead in Business - Leading on Gender Equality

This course will show you how to plan a gender equality strategy and to ensure your company is groundbreaking, innovative and in the headlines for all the right reasons.

Tue 30 Jan 2018 9:30am - 4:30pm London
CCT Venues Barbican

CCT Venues Barbican


  Aldersgate House, 135-137 Aldersgate Street, London EC1A 4JA


  0207 776 4794

Located next door to Barbican tube station.  


Exit Barbican tube station and turn right.  Barbican CCT Venues is located next door but 1 to the tube station, on the corner of the road.  Download full details here.


There is an NCP car park only minutes away on Aldersgate Street near the Museum of London roundabout, which charges £3.50 per hour or £21 for  a full day.

There is an NCP car park  minutes away on Aldersgate Street near the Museum of London roundabout, which charges £3.50 per hour or £21 for a full day.


The closest hotels are:

Citadines Aparthotel, Barbican (3 minute walk on the same road).

Malmaison (4 minute walk)

Rookery Hote (5 minute walk)

Mon 26 Feb 2018 9:30am - 4:30pm Manchester
Holiday Inn ManchesterAddress

  25 Aytoun Street, Piccadilly, Manchester M1 3DT

For Sat Nav please use M1 3DT

Car Parking

NCP Car Park – Piccadilly Gardens M1 3AY

24 hours – discounted rate of £17.50

Park before 9am - £4.50 up to 12 hours


Bus Station – Piccadilly Gardens – 50m

MetroLink Tram Stop – 50m

Train Station – Manchester Piccadilly – 200m

Airport – Manchester International – 14 Minute on Train, 9 miles driving. 


Directions from Manchester Piccadilly train station - 2 minute walk

Walk down the station approach until you come to traffic lights.  Turn left.  Doubletree Hilton will be on your left, Holiday Inn is on your right.

Wed 14 Mar 2018 9:30am - 4:30pm Birmingham
ETC VenuesAddress

  Maple House, 150 Corporation Street, Birmingham B46TB

Award winning conference, training and meeting venue located in Corporation Street, Birmingham.


*Two delegates £490.00 per delegate.


One in four Americans believe humans will figure out time travel before women reach equality in the corner office - Rockefeller Foundation Survey 2017

Gender equality is in the news.  A Google software engineer recently argued that women "have more neuroticism” and this may lead to less women in higher stress jobs. Whilst his employers promptly fired him, internal memos have shown that he had a lot of support. The publishing of BBC pay information has been a big news story - what hasn't made the news so much is that the subsequent open letter asking for equality of pay was only signed by women at the BBC.

If we are to have real gender equality in the workplace, it is essential that leaders of a company (male and female) come together to formulate a coherent strategy for how this can be done, rather than just ticking the boxes of the gender pay gap requirements.

This course will give you up to date information on gender in leadership and will show you how you can lead your organisation in attracting, retaining and developing women leaders. It will allow you to examine your own organisational culture and biases and how it may help or hinder progression of women leaders.

We will use the latest research on gender parity and its economic impact, to show why closing the gender pay gap makes great business sense and how to make the business case for equality to your organisation. We will ensure that thinking on the day links to how you can practically change and develop your business plans.

You will leave the day with five questions that your company needs to be able to answer at a strategic level and a practical plan to ensure you can make clear changes within your company.

What you'll learn

  • The three biggest cultural challenges - unconscious bias, organisational stereotypes, role models - and what you can do about them
  • The top ten ways to combat hidden bias and how to take the bias out of your recruitment and interviews
  • Why change has to be led from the top and ingrained in every aspect of your business
  • How to make the business case for equality - is gender diversity a strategic priority for your organisation?
  • Case studies from businesses that have achieved a culture of equal gender diversity
  • Five questions you need to have the answers to and five things you need to implement as foundations for equality

Who is it for?

This course is for Chief Executives, Senior Leaders, HR & OD Directors and anyone who can influence the culture of their organisation.

Don't want to book right now?  Remind me about this event

Your facilitator

Emma Walker-Cotton

Emma is an award winning trainer specialising in leadership development.  She has over 20 years' experience of training design and delivery in both the public and private sector, including working as a director for a large housing association and for Amnesty International.

Emma is passionate about individuals having the opportunity to fulfil their potential and creates a positive, fun and stimulating learning environment. She always ensures that participants leave the day with practical skills they can use in their organisation. Emma has an MSc in Organisational Psychology and is qualified in running Psychometrics through the British Psychological Society.

Current Events   
How To Become A Top 10% Performer At WorkFinance for Non-Financial DirectorsThe Assertive ProfessionalWomen Advancing in LeadershipInfluencing Without AuthorityHow to be a High Impact IntrovertThe Experienced Manager Bootcamp (2 days)Presentation Skills for the Reluctant PresenterDealing with Difficult People and Unreasonable Behaviour at WorkManaging Remote and Virtual TeamsThe New Manager BootcampNegotiation Skills for the Reluctant NegotiatorStep Up to Senior ManagementThe Exceptional PAFinance For Non-Financial Managers (2 DAYS)How to Manage your BossBecoming an Expert Business PartnerWriting for ResultsFinance for Non-Financial Directors - (PART 2 - Management Accounts)Performance Management is not BullyingNLP Techniques for Managing People How to Become an Expert FacilitatorFacebook Marketing That Actually WorksConfidence to Succeed - Assertiveness for WomenSeriously Excellent Management: The Ultimate 3 day ProgrammeFast Track Digital MarketingThe Brilliant People ManagerThe Skills of MentoringManaging a High Talent TeamFundamental Skills for Powerful Management - Two Day Management Development Course for WomenGetting Ahead in Business - Leading on Gender EqualityHandling Difficult Customers and SituationsHow to be an Effective Change AgentGetting Ready to ManageGDPR - Be Aware and PreparedThinking on your FeetEmotional Intelligence at WorkThe Art of the Interview - Interview Skills for Managers