The Independent View | Women: Achieving a New Kind of Leadership

There’s still a shocking absence of women from the top in politics and leadership roles across society. We can all see that for ourselves.

Progressive Women set out to bring women together to discuss issues of inequality, and to network. In the two years since we were established it’s become blatant to us that we need to do more than just talk.

That’s why Progressive Women are taking practical action to help and support potential future women leaders. That’s why we are launching our leadership development series of workshops, tailored specifically to enable women to develop the requisite tools and techniques that will help them on their journey to successful leadership. A New Kind of Leadership (ANKLe) have joined Progressive Women to offer professional coaching at a non-profit price.

In this time of economic recession there is a growing appetite for a new kind of leadership, a recognition that women have a strong and valuable role to play in the future of our country politically, socially and in business.

However, the recession also means that budgets are tight and employers are reluctant to spend money on expensive training for staff. So at a time when women are most in need of professional development then the opportunities for taking skills-based courses are limited.

It was for these reasons that ANKLe and Progressive Women decided to come together to offer a series of leadership development workshops. The series of workshops, which will be led by some fabulous, experienced and inspiring women — leaders in their own profession — will cover a range of topics, such as making your voice heard, career planning, harnessing yor strengths, and recognising your value.

The first in the series of workshops will be ‘Creative Thinking and Problem Solving’ and will be hosted by Suzy Phillips, Managing Director of Creative Connexions.

It will be held on Wednesday, 19 October, 6.30 – 8.30 pm, Austin Room, YWCA Central Club, 44 Portland Place, London W1B 1NE (5 mins from Oxford Circus). Cost £20. Buy your ticket here. More information on the full series is available here.

* Caroline Watson is Co-founder of Progressive Women, a non-partisan organisation working for equality in politics and society.

Read more by .
This entry was posted in The Independent View.
Advert

Post a Comment

Lib Dem Voice welcomes comments from everyone but we ask you to be polite, to be on topic and to be who you say you are. You can read our comments policy in full here. Please respect it and all readers of the site.

If you are a member of the party, you can have the Lib Dem Logo appear next to your comments to show this. You must be registered for our forum and can then login on this public site with the same username and password.

To have your photo next to your comment please signup your email address with Gravatar.

Your email is never published. Required fields are marked *

*
*
Please complete the name of this site, Liberal Democrat ...?

Advert



Recent Comments

  • Paul Fisher
    The whole inauguration was a stellar event. It is an example to liberals and democrats everywhere and in particular to the UK LIBDEMS. Vision, ethos, humanity a...
  • Paul Fisher
    Leadership is about clarity of vision. Rejoin, European, shall we shall we not? As clear as mud....
  • Paul Fisher
    Let's see what happens in May!...
  • John B Dick
    Professor Sir John Curtice has observes a steady and enduring flow for the whole of last year from No-Remain toYES-Join which is set to deliver an increasing ma...
  • James Moore
    The big problem in 2019 was that many centre-left Remainers wouldn't touch the Lib Dems with a barge pole after the broken promises of the coalition and tuition...