Today is International Women’s Day and we felt it was an ideal day to launch our Advance programme to build confidence in your young female professionals.
We’ve resisted calls to run any kind of “women in leadership programmes” over the years because women are more than capable of holding their own against their male counterparts on any leadership programme and are best served by joining them and creating a strong cross gender team. However the ‘great resignation’ has highlighted the challenge that so many firms have of keeping their best female talent. You need to build the confidence and self esteem in your junior women to ensure they have the self belief that there is a future for them within your firm.
The challenge and opportunity
Many women choose to leave after they have children, or in order to get promotion or sometimes because they feel, tragically, that a future within the profession is not for them. The Advance programme is designed to build confidence, self-esteem and demonstrate the commitment that any firm has in building it’s female talent to be in the right position to sit at the boardroom table. It’s a programme designed around the woman and not specific leadership skills, that are covered in behavioural training. This is all about creating a future focused female family of individuals who are navigating a male dominated leadership structure within their firm.
Advance is a unique leadership development programme focusing on building confidence, and designed specifically for women. Women in professional services are highly intelligent, capable and focused, so this programme is far less about teaching women what leadership is, and far more about helping them paint a clearer picture of the woman they wish to “become” and supporting them to take practical action to realise this at work. The result: Women will lead naturally with more confidence and clarity, and the self belief that they can succeed in the organisation.
Take a look at our webpage that highlights how theGrogroup’s six month Advance programme will help develop your future women leaders.