Women Advancing in Leadership

This women in leadership course will give you a unique opportunity to think about your leadership role, personal values and career goals and how you can overcome the challenges you face as a female leader.
Full day

Overview: Women in leadership

Only 6% of FTSE 100 CEOs are female, while the percentage of women on FTSE 250 boards stands at only 29.6%. It’s fair to say women face innumerable challenges when it comes to holding leadership roles.

This course offers you the opportunity to examine your leadership style, consider how it interacts with your personal value and career goals and identify how you can overcome the barriers you face as a female leader.

We will consider what may hold you back from progression in your career - and give you practical advice and strategies for how this can be tackled.

You will also gain an understanding of the latest research on gender in leadership and what your own challenges are as a female leader. You’ll leave the day with new insights and practical actions that’ll empower you to achieve success in your career.

Please note, for the online dates taking place in our Virtual Classroom we will take a break for lunch between 12.30pm and 2.00pm (1.5 hours).

What you'll learn

  • Current leadership thinking and the key challenges facing women in leadership roles today
  • How gender messages have affected your behaviour as a leader
  • How to build and maintain confidence and self belief
  • The importance of enhancing your strengths and how to achieve this
  • How to improve your resilience
  • Why language matters and how to challenge negative messages
  • Communicating with confidence and raising your profile to those who matter
  • Effective networking, including practical tips to build your professional network
  • How to influence at a business strategy level
  • Leading culture change - how to take a key role in changing your organisational culture
  • Work/life pressures - strategies for managing competing demands
  • The top nine senior leadership competencies you need and what high performance looks like

Who is it for?

This course is for all female professionals, managers or directors who want to develop and progress in their career within a leadership role. While supporting you to develop your leadership skill set, this course also gives you the opportunity to work with a group of female leaders experiencing similar challenges in their roles.

Your facilitator

Emma Walker-Cotton
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.


Positive and interesting techniques to focus on competencies and resilience. Good terminology which will help with strategic thinking and monitoring own progress. Good overview of why stereotypes exist and how we as professional females can help to change behaviour in the work place.
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Women Advancing in Leadership
03/02/22 9:30 - 16:00
14/02/22 9:30 - 16:00
01/03/22 9:30 - 16:00
02/03/22 9:30 - 16:00
08/03/22 9:30 - 16:00