Women of Colour in Leadership

Empowering female leaders of colour
Full day


** Please note - this course is selling very quickly.**

Recent dialogs amongst some of the world’s leaders suggest that businesses that invest in Women of Colour gain a more diverse perspective and win more business. In spite of this, representation in leadership is still very low. “Business in the Community” (BITC), a group founded by the Prince of Wales to support responsible business, found that Black people held just 1.5% of the 3.7m leadership positions across the UK’s public and private sectors in 2019, compared with 1.4% in 2014. This research suggests that businesses still have a lot to do to support and encourage them in their leadership pursuits.

How can a Woman of Colour navigate the day-to-day unspoken challenges of her role? The double-edged sword of race and gender puts them under a constant spotlight of scrutiny. This leadership training has been designed to enable talented women use their self-awareness in reinforcing their emotional intelligence, authenticity and agility.

It is aimed to support Women of Colour adapt daily habits and strategies in navigating the personal, organisational and political challenges of their role, without sacrificing their individuality and cultural identity. Participants will be encouraged to explore unique skills, tools and habits to enhance their impact as an effective leader.

If you are looking to bolster your own self-confidence, become more visible for leadership roles; succeed in leading more authentically; engage and share experiences with other female leaders and build a supportive network, then this course is for you.

What you'll learn

At the end of this course, you will

  • Identify practical strategies in managing the spoken and unspoken challenges of your role
  • Be able to define your own personal brand, aligning this with your organisational objectives
  • Develop new habits that enhances your effectiveness and professional presence as a leader
  • Develop a framework for building stronger interpersonal relationships fuelled by trust
  • Connect and share experiences with other female leaders, gaining connections that can support your journey
  • Gain courage and momentum to pursue future leadership aspirations with great success

Who is it for?

This course is for all Women of Colour who want to develop and progress in their career within a leadership role. If you are looking to bolster your own self-confidence, become more visible for leadership roles; succeed in leading more authentically; engage and share experiences with other female leaders and build a supportive network, then this course is for you.

Your facilitator

Dorinda Nartey
Dorinda Nartey

Meet Dorinda, a leadership development coach and consultant with a wealth of experience within the clinical research and STEM industries. She develops and delivers workshops and training programmes that supports inclusive leadership and diversity. She enjoys working with organisations keen to understand the business case for diversity and recognise the social responsibility they hold in creating a unique EDI strategy.

In some of her workshops, she has the privilege of supporting diverse teams in creating a collaborative and supportive work culture where everyone feels respected, trusted to contribute and valued for their input.

Dorinda is passionate about understanding the psychology of people and in particular aims to help others find meaning and movement in challenging circumstances. She brings her expertise and lived experiences as a Black Woman in encouraging gender and racial diversity and empowering women to own their power in leadership pursuits.

She is an accredited Senior Practitioner Coach with the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) and has completed a programme on Diversity Equity and Inclusion Strategies for Business Impact from University of Cambridge Judge Business School. As a coach, her style is to stay encouraging, open and curious; yet challenging current mindsets, beliefs and values that might be getting in the way of you or your organisation's continual success.


I attended the Women of Colour in Leadership event. It was a great experience being surrounded by strong like-minded women, I was able to make great connections and learn what it takes to be a great leader. Dorinda was one of the best host I have come across, would definitely sign up for more events that she is running.
Dorinda was one of the best!
Women of Colour in Leadership course was fantastic. It has given me the insight into peoples behaviours and how this reflects via communication coming across. The thing that stood out for me was how to overcome stereotypes and how to make my place of work my own and how to "stand out for a place of power". Dorinda was amazing and the other ladies on the course all gave some useful insights on what they deal with day to day and how some of them have overcome their challenges.
Dorinda was amazing
I found the Women of colour in leadership workshop to be very insightful. It felt good to walk into a room and feel like you belong. Meeting all the other women and knowing that we all face similar challenges in the workplace was reassuring that I am not alone. I wish to have had more time to hear from all the women in attendance, but overall Dorinda did a fantastic job navigating the workshop and sharing her own experiences but also made sure everyone who had a point shared it freely with everyone. Thanks
I found this an immensely valuable event (felt like more of a workshop - in a good way :). Our facilitator Dorinda Nartey was insightful and encouraged me to consider and discuss this topic from different perspectives. She also created a safe space for all of us to freely raise our various experiences. As a consequence, I felt empowered to deliver my authentic self at work. Thank you!
Today was a positive, uplifting day. The trainer Dorinda was absolutely amazing, very genuine and open, warm spirit. So nice to be around grounding women of colour. Nice to have a reminder that we matter, we can do this and all coming from a place of unconditional love. Thank you so much. I will continue to strive to be the best me. Bless and love to all that attended today.
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28/06/24 9:30 - 16:30
£590.00 (ex VAT)