High performing organisations know that diverse businesses deliver up to 35% better results, but there is a leaking pipeline of female talent.
It frustrates me that smart, creative women continue to be under-represented in the workplace at a senior level. In fact, the dialogue on diversity hasn’t changed significantly, and the problem appears to be getting worse!
Worryingly, the gender gap (especially at senior level) is widening. Directorships remain largely a man’s world and it takes a certain kind of woman willing to operate in that space.
It’s time to try something different!
Women’s barriers to progress are diverse. Standard executive development courses or positive action alone won’t address this gap. Often it’s because you don’t know what your female staff are dealing with. Read here why 1 in 3 women feel disadvantaged in the workplace. The additional issues faced by ethnic minority women add another layer to this complex picture.
By suppressing their true selves, their innate skills – empathy, flexibility, creativity and intuition – are underplayed at work. Not only that, but I’ve seen many women leaders shoehorn themselves into an image of how they believe they should dress and act.
As an experienced Non Exec Director who is Indian, female and often younger than my Board counterparts, I’ve had to seek the tools to build my own resilience. I want other professional women to benefit from the support that I lacked.
How LOVE (You) grows aspiring women leaders
A common trait amongst women leaders is inner strength. By investing in the resilience of your female talent, you can develop your own highly effective women leaders. LOVE (You) is delivered in a flexibly through a range of modules to develop exceptional Influence and Communication skills.
- Authentic Communication
- Emotional Intelligence
- Resilience to Change
- Releasing Self-limiting Beliefs
- Values and Personal Brand
With 18 years’ professional experience up to Board level, I’ve combined extensive research, tested executive development techniques and coaching tools with deeper self-directed work.
I have facilitated a range of successful programmes, including the award-winning Foundation Placement Scheme for the media sector and a Foundation Degree in Contact Centres with Huddersfield University. A bespoke programme for Royal Mail was also modelled on this Foundation Degree. Along with a team of trusted Associates, I help you to develop and retain the women that add value to your organisation.
“I have known Anj for a number of years in a business context. She is an excellent example of a woman in business who acts as, and is treated as, an equal, without losing the feminine touch.
She has loads of credibility with other business people with whom I work and I’m delighted she has picked up the campaign on FGM.”