Women in Business

Empower – Women
in Business Programme

Empower – Our unique online programme provides the inspiration, stimulus and tools for the women in your business to grow in confidence, create positive impact and thrive.


Four interactive masterclasses with inspirational women for a programme price of just £995 per person.

Are the women in your business confident in sharing ideas? Can they lead with purpose? Are they comfortable challenging unconscious bias? Are their voices heard?

With four interactive masterclasses featuring inspirational women who have achieved at the highest level, key insights from a panel of senior women leaders, and the opportunity to network with like-minded women, this programme will unlock potential, highlight capabilities and provide the inspiration and stimulus for those looking to grow in confidence or take to the next step in their career.

We are the first choice learning and development training programme provider for many leading businesses. Our Empower – women in business programme is priced at just £995 per person and is the ideal choice for the talented women in your business.



Our Empower women in business programme will help aspiring leaders to:

Programme Masterclasses

Session 1: MINDSET September 14, 2021
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Claire Lomas MBE

British campaigner, fundraiser and former event rider. First Paraplegic to finish The Virgin London Marathon.


This masterclass is full of inspiration and is also the opportunity to get to know the programme and your fellow delegates creating a network that will stick with you through your career.

When it comes to mindset and overcoming barriers we can think of no one better than Claire to share her story. She had reached the highest level in her sport when a freak accident left her paralysed from the chest down. Her whole world turned upside down, and she had to battle through the darkest of days.

Over time, Claire had to reinvent herself and take all the opportunities she could in order to rebuild her life. She has become one of Britain’s most inspirational women, having raised close to one million pounds for charity. In 2012, she made worldwide headlines when she walked the London Marathon using a bionic suit, taking 17 days, she has become the first paralysed female in the UK to obtain a motorcycle race licence and will soon be a pilot. Alongside this, she got married and has two daughters.

This session covers, resilience, motivation and how a positive approach influences the direction your life will take and how any limitations we have are so often in our mind.

Claire Lomas MBE

A freak accident left Claire Lomas paralysed from the chest down, but she was determined not to give up. She made worldwide headlines in 2012 when completing the London Marathon in a pioneering robotic suit taking 17 days, and lit the Paralympic cauldron for London 2012.

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Session 2: IMPACT October 26, 2021

Penny Haslam

Former BBC Presenter and Author of ‘Make Yourself a Little Bit Famous’.


The importance of impact and getting exposure for what you do cannot be understated, unless you want to be a best-kept secret, of course! Failing to raise your personal brand profile means the difference between getting overlooked or standing out.

Most of us instinctively understand this but putting it into practice isn’t always easy. We might hold ourselves back, see others as more deserving of the spotlight, or simply lack the skills to communicate with more impact.

And communicating in large organisations, using tech while we work remotely, throws up its own set of challenges when it comes to showcasing the great work we do.

Penny is no stranger to overcoming these blockers. Having been a best-kept secret in the workplace, Penny worked hard to find ways to get known and trusted. She now shares her practical ideas about why you should, and how you could, showcase what you do, without feeling like a show-off.

This interactive session covers:

  • Why increasing your visibility is a big part of your job – even though you’d rather it wasn’t!
  • An easy way to share your ideas and expertise, so you can enjoy greater impact – in person and online.
  • Ideas for powering up your profile, that don’t cost you time, money or embarrassment.
  • And, how to combat the self-criticism that often stops us from getting the visibility we need and deserve.

Penny Haslam

Penny Haslam is a ‘bit famous’ – as a former business presenter on BBC Breakfast, the News Channel and Radio 5 Live. She is also a popular event host and can often be found interviewing the biggest names in business from around the world.

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Session 3: EVOLVE December 9, 2021

Megan Reitz

Author, TedX Speaker, Thinkers top 50, HR’s Most influential.


We make choices everyday about whether to speak up or stay silent. We choose who to listen to and whose voice to discount. Our teams and our organisations develop ‘conversational habits’ around what gets said and who gets heard. These habits have enormous consequences.

Agility, inclusion, integrity, fairness and survival itself depends on employee voice…Silence costs careers, reputations and in some cases lives.

 Professor Megan Reitz’s research suggests that counter to common perceptions, speaking up is more than a simple question of individual courage; speaking truth to power should be understood as relational and systemic.  Listening up is as important, if not more important, than speaking up. Her findings illustrate how those perceived to be powerful are often deaf to the consequences of their power and how it silences others. It is the job of leadership to invite and listen skillfully, to proactively encourage truth-speaking and create a culture of psychological safety.

At this interactive masterclass, participants will learn:

  • The personal and organisational imperative to speak and listen up
  • To be aware of their own ‘conversational habits’ of speaking and listening and the consequences on themselves and others: when they speak up and when they stay silent; when they listen and when they don’t
  • How perceptions of power, status and authority affect conversations
  • Using survey data, how they perceive their own personal preferences in speaking and listening up and their organisational culture
  • Using the TRUTH framework that Megan has developed, how we can change conversations, relationships and performance.

Megan Reitz

Megan is a Professor of Leadership and Dialogue at Ashridge where she speaks, researches, consults and supervises on the intersection of leadership, change, dialogue and mindfulness. She is on the Thinkers50 radar of global business thinkers and is ranked in HR Magazine’s Most Influential Thinkers listing. She has written Dialogue in Organizations and Mind Time and her most recent book, with Financial Times Publishing, is called Speak Up which was shortlisted for the CMI Management Book of the Year. She is a regular contributor to Harvard Business Review and her research has recently featured in Forbes, on the BBC, in a TEDx talk and in numerous academic and practice-based journals.

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Session 4: ACCELERATE January 11, 2022

Anne-Marie Imafidon MBE & Panel of Senior Business Leaders

British computing, mathematics and language child prodigy. Presenter and co-founder of the award-winning social enterprise, Stemettes.


This final masterclass gives you a unique opportunity to re-focus on previous sessions and also hear from one of the most influential women in the UK.

A recognised and respected thought-leader in the tech space and trustee at the Institute for the Future of Work, Anne-Marie has spoken across the globe for some of the world’s biggest digital companies including Facebook, ASOS and Google. She is the founder of the award-winning social enterprise Stemmettes.

This masterclass will also give you a unique opportunity to learn from female leaders who have accelerated their career to the highest level’s sharing their experiences and guidance on just what it takes to achieve your potential.

Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon

Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon is a keynote speaker, presenter and co-founder of the award-winning social enterprise, Stemettes. A recognised and respected thought-leader in the tech space and trustee at the Institute for the Future of Work, Anne-Marie has spoken across the globe for some of the world’s biggest digital companies and conferences, including Facebook, ASOS, Google, SXSW and Founders Forum.

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Programme host Kirsty Mac

One of Europe’s most sought after Leadership Consultants and co-host of one the UK’s most popular leadership podcasts, Kirsty Mac is your programme host throughout. Kirsty is an expert in communication working with thousands of individuals to help them become inspirational leaders. She works with entrepreneurs and executives to transition them to their next level of success.

Benefits of your talent joining Empower

Claire’s Masterclass was fantastic.  A lovely woman, with a truly inspiring and positive outlook on life – her story is inspirational.


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