Women in Leadership - Succeeding through Uncertainty (Online)

How to set the right balance in your career in a time of uncertainty
Half day


The Institute of Fiscal Studies has shown that women are being negatively and financially impacted the current Covid-19 crisis. Initial analysis suggest women are taking on 70% of the unpaid work at home - at the same time as work and career plans become hugely uncertain.

This workshop will give you a unique opportunity to think about how you are able to manage your personal values and career goals during this period of uncertainty.

You will gain an understanding of the latest research on gender in the work place, linking this with your own challenges and you will leave the session with insight and practical actions to implement.

What you'll learn

  • Key challenges facing women in work
  • Building and maintaining confidence and self belief
  • How to improve your resilience in lockdown
  • Why language matters - getting your voice heard
  • Being clear about priorities - working out what brings the most value for you and your organisation
  • How to say no to taking on too much
  • How to influence at a business strategy level as your company adapts to a new reality
  • The top 9 senior leadership competencies - what high performance looks like

Who is it for?

This course is for all women professionals,who are managing the challenges of lockdown and want to assess how they manage work and life effectively over the coming months.

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.


I wasn't sure what to expect from a virtual training session and how this would compare to a classroom based setting. The interactive session was well organised with material sent out in advance and clear instructions for how to join and use Zoom as the mechanism in which the workshop session would be held. Use of breakout areas was great and allowed participants to still work/talk through things in smaller groups, as you would usually expect from a classroom based workshop. Overall, a well-run session, with great content and would definitely consider doing more virtual training.
A well-run session, with great content
I was really surprised that this online session worked so well! I wasn't sure what to expect doing an online/Zoom training, but actually, the pace and bite-sized information was actually really conducive to current working-from-home circumstances. Emma, the trainer, was solid - she was clear, concise and presented a really thought through presentation and workshop. I like the way she used the break-out rooms. I came away with really practical tools, some insight on Women in Leadership and some great food for thought.
Great Session, thank you!
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Women in Leadership - Succeeding through Uncertainty (Online)
22/04/21 13:30 - 16:30