About the programme

What is the Women's Leadership programme? 

The Women's Leadership Programme was started in 2014 and designed for women in the East of England aspiring to be leaders or progress to board-level positions. In the past three years, we have supported over 70 aspirational women 45 of those have moved into bigger roles within their organisation. 

Held twice yearly, the programme runs over three months and includes a total of four days facilitated learning, a Myers Briggs psychometric assessment, two individual  coaching sessions, two dinners where sponsors from the supporting organisation can also attend, and a graduation event. Plus, ongoing informal advice and support from the programme facilitators.

Who is the Women's Leadership Programme for? 

Each programme is tailored to the experience level of the group, be it women already in senior management positions looking to move into board level posts or managers ready to progress their careers and move into more influential roles.  Each participant is encouraged to have a sponsor, normally a senior figure from the organisation, who will act as a mentor during the course, providing support for the participant through the sponsor attending dinner held at the end of each module which demonstrates the activities taken place throughout the two-day period at the same time as providing support in a mentor capacity. Find out more.  

Pure and People & Performance Ltd offer a programme that is designed to enhance confidence, develop leadership skills and build a network whilst gaining exposure to high-profile, successful women. It also supports organisations in building succession plans that engage talent and overcome any barriers ensuring that your aspiring female talent achieve their potential. 

Why women only? 

We recognise that the experience of female leaders is often different to their male colleagues, and as a region, the East of England has few women in senior management and board roles. This programme brings together like-minded professionals in a safe and non-judgemental environment, supporting them to better understand themselves and develop strategies to take the next step in their career.

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“We’re thrilled to appoint Jo as our new Finance Director and Company Secretary. Over the last 18 months, she has shown great potential and has developed through a number of courses including the Women’s Leadership Programme, which will prove invaluable to the business as we move forward.”

Ian Watson, Chief Executive Officer, Start-Rite (sponsor)