Women are still under-represented in senior positions. Recent research shows that, globally, women hold just 25% of senior roles. This figure has risen by only 1% in the past year and 6% since 2004. In the United Kingdom, the FTSE 100 boards have seen an increase of female presence, with 26% in 2016. In Ireland, a study by the 30% Club found that in just 14% of Irish companies, the Chief Executive or head of operations roles are filled by women. This is despite evidence that when women step into senior positions, businesses benefit from better financial results. It’s clear that women make a significant impact, and that gender diversity is an excellent commercial decision, as well as a human one.
We know that many businesses care about supporting their female talent, but find there is a lack of credible, bespoke programmes. Step Back, Stand Out is such a programme, providing focussed, tailored coaching and development to increase your influence and drive your leadership impact.
This programme gives you a powerful opportunity to further increase your impact at work. Over two days of coaching and personal exploration, including prework and follow up coaching, you will develop an individual plan designed to give you the tools and behaviours you need to excel at the highest levels of seniority. This is a chance for you to explore your leadership, define your leadership vision and drive your impact. It will give you time to think and to collaborate with your peers. You’ll gain deep insight into yourself and your capabilities and a support network of other senior women. We will have a very special guest leader joining us during the programme, for a fireside chat and interview.