Women Leaders

We specialise in supporting women in the City to develop as authentic leaders. This enables organisations to optimise their female talent and helps the women themselves to maximise their contribution and gain enhanced recognition.

A real win-win situation.

Hear from Catherine and Joanna to learn more about how we help women develop as leaders

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The Problem for Women Leaders

You may already be a woman leader or an experienced manager or professional, but perhaps you are struggling to progress your career as far, or as fast, as you would like to. As a result, you do not feel able to contribute to your full potential and are not receiving the recognition you seek.

Accelerating your development as a leader will benefit both you and your organisation.

Key Challenges for Women Leaders in the City

  • Insufficient presence and impact both within your organisation and externally.
  • Lowered productivity and overwhelm through being pulled in too many different directions at once and poor work-life balance
  • Relationships that drain rather than support.
  • Discomfort with networking both internally and externally.
  • Being too stuck in the detail and not aligning your contribution with the strategic direction of the business.
  • A lack of strategic career planning.
  • Reduced confidence and a tendency to allow the “little voice” in your head to keep you in your comfort zone.

Becoming a leader, especially in the City, is unlikely to happen spontaneously. It takes a combination of knowledge and skill, not just in your area of professional expertise but in the discipline of leadership itself.

We will help you develop as a leader and address the issues that are holding you back. Our SHIFT framework will give you the tools, skills and empowering leadership mindset that are key to your success.

The solution: Make a SHIFT

As a woman leaders you can overcome these undeniably career damaging problems by making a SHIFT.

You can find ways to influence your environment, achieve a balance between work and other aspects of life and overcome the internal hurdles you may unwittingly be imposing upon yourself.

Introducing The SHIFT Framework

The SHIFT Framework is a model for successful, balanced leadership. As well as being a model proven by experience, its robustness is enhanced through incorporating the latest discoveries from neuroscience.


Strengthen Your Presence

A strong personal brand enables you to be authentic, credible and connect with people at all levels.Your brand also includes managing your energetic presence, personal image and communication, including body language.


Harness Your Potential

Includes identifying and capitalising on your strengths as well as becoming clear about which weaker areas are ‘mission-critical’ and maximising time and energy. Creating a balance between work and other aspects of life is also vital for sustainable career success.


Initiate Supportive Relationships

Supportive relationships are essential within your current work setting, as well as in a wider network with mentors and coaches, friends and family. It is necessary to be able to initiate and develop these relationships, enhance your influence and handle difficult relationships.


Focus on Strategy

To be a successful leader requires developing more of a ‘big picture’ approach and focusing increasingly on the strategic aspects of your role and the business as a whole.

It is also helpful to take a strategic approach to your career; e.g. to align yourself with the direction of change in the business, undertake key projects to gain valuable exposure to influential stakeholders or fill in the key gaps in your knowledge or skills.


Think like a Leader

Thinking like a leader underlies all the other aspects of the SHIFT framework. It is necessary to develop a supportive mindset.

This means aligning your beliefs and values, identifying what is stopping you and learning to overcome the blockers. Handling the ‘little voice’ of doubt that we all have in our heads is also vital, as is learning to let go of some of what you have excelled in to date in order to take on even higher-level leadership tasks.

Women's Leadership Breakthrough Sessions

Watch my 2 minute introductory video then register for an event below if joining us for the "breakthrough session" is of interest to you

Breakthrough Session dates

JULY 2017

Full Day Event:

Women's Career Accelerator - One Day Breakthrough Workshop

For women leaders seeking to move to the next level and professional women seeking to move into leadership for the first time.

For more information and to register for the event, please follow the link below.

Thursday 13 July

9.30am - Registration and Networking over Tea, Coffee and Pastries

10.00am - 5.00pm - Workshop

City of London location - Venue to be confirmed

Please click here for Terms and Conditions including Cancellation and Refund Policy

SHIFT Programme

Developing Women Leaders in the City

To contact Catherine to find out more, please click here.

Please check back here for future Breakthrough Session dates

Previous Breakthrough Sessions

Human Resources Professionals


The Role of HR in Developing Women Leaders

Thursday 13 October

11.00am -12.00pm

The webinar is for Human Resources, Learning & Development and Talent Professionals as well as all those in organisations who are seeking to support the development of current and future leaders.

HR Breakfast:

Empowering Women Leaders in the City

For Human Resources, Learning & Development and Talent Professionals

Thursday 22 September

9.00-12.00 noon

Central London location - Aldermanbury EC2

Light breakfast & Networking 9:00 - 9:30am

Current and Future Women Leaders & Human Resources Professionals

Evening Event:

How to Avoid "The Tiara Syndrome" and Accelerate Your Career as a Woman

For Current and Future Women Leaders and Those Interested In Developing Women Leaders in Their Organisation or More Widely

Tuesday 23 May 2017


City of London location - The Boardroom, Bishopsgate Institute, 230 Bishopsgate, EC2M 4QH.

Tea/coffee and Networking from 5.30pm

Evening Workshop:

Developing Women Leaders in the City

For Human Resources, Learning & Development and Talent Professionals and Current and Future Women Leaders

Thursday 29 September 2016


Central London location - Aldermanbury EC2

Tea/coffee and Networking from 5.15pm

Evening Workshop:

Developing Women Leaders in the City

Thursday 21 July 2016


Central London location

Tea/coffee and Networking from 5.30pm