Development Programmes


This interactive and impactful programme is perfect for inspiring your female leaders to develop and amplify their strengths and build resilience and confidence. It provides them with the tools needed to push boundaries and overcome challenges to perform at the highest level.

Why this programme?

Our four inspirational sessions are led by high-performing, successful women in business, who share their experiences and expertise to drive a change in mindset and create positive impact.

  • Access to incredible experts and leaders

  • Join a community of like-minded female leaders

  • Exposure to the most relevant tools and insights

  • Perfect for individuals and large groups

The details

Book your spaces on our next global cohort starting in April 2024

Four interactive masterclasses with four inspirational female leaders, for a programme price of just £995 per person (+VAT).

Who is it for?

A programme for women in business, created by women in business, Empower is for your high-performing female leaders, managers and talent who are looking to strengthen their leadership capabilities, improve their confidence and accelerate their careers.

Programme Masterclasses

  • 18 Apr 24

    Session one: Mindset

    Claire Lomas MBE

    British campaigner, former event rider and first Paraplegic to finish The Virgin London Marathon

    This opening session is a masterclass in inspiration, setting the overall tone for the programme and helping your people to get in the right mindset for their journey on Empower. It provides the opportunity for them to get to know their fellow delegates, building a network that will stay with them throughout their career.

    This session will explore:

    • Resilience in difficult situations
    • Motivation to push through times of uncertainty or unease
    • The importance of a positive approach
    • How to use all 3 of the above to overcome challenges in business and to stay focused on achieving your goals
  • 16 May 24

    Session two: Impact

    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.

    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 time, money or embarrassment.
    • And, how to combat the self-criticism that often stops us from getting the visibility we need and deserve.
  • 20 Jun 24

    Session three: Evolve

    Kirsty Mac

    One of Europe’s most sought after Executive Coaches, Leadership Consultants and podcast host

    How do we create the inner confidence to evolve our communication skills in the business world and build our psychological safety to be able to speak our minds freely?

    The main line of work Kirsty undertakes with organisations is in communication – conversations that happen and those that do not.

    This interactive sessions will explore:

    • The importance, consequence and impact of our conversations (or lack thereof)
    • The different types of conversations that exist in business
    • The blockers of our dialogue, external and internal
    • The stories in our businesses
    • The generosity of our ears
    • Our conversation rituals
    • Conversation models, tools and technologies
  • 18 Jul 24

    Session four: Accelerate

    Ayo Sokale

    Panel discussion with senior business leaders, including an inspirational keynote presentation delivered by BBC Presenter & Civil Engineer, Ayo Sokale.

    The final part of the session and the closing of the Empower programme, will be a unique opportunity to hear from a powerhouse panel of inspirational women, who have accelerated their careers to the highest levels.

    These women are all leaders from clients that work closely with Raise the Bar and are shining examples of how to perform to your full potential.

    Tying together the topics from the entire programme, they will:

    • Talk about their experiences as women in business
    • Provide real-life examples of challenges they faced and overcame
    • Offer advice and answers to the questions you put to them.
Hosted by Executive Coach and Communications Expert

Kirsty Mac

One of Europe’s most sought after Leadership Consultants, Kirsty has worked with thousands of individuals to help them become inspirational leaders. She seamlessly pulls together the themes and topics covered in the programme, helping to make the learnings practical, impactful and leave a lasting impression.

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