Women’s Leadership: Purpose, Power and Promotion

Have you noticed that many successful women have certain traits in common?  They possess a clear sense of purpose, tangible personal power or authority and an ability to be noticed and heard.  I’m sure you could list any number of successful women who would “tick these boxes”.  For example Sheryl Sandberg, Christine Lagarde, Arianna Huffington, Shami Chakrabarti, the late Maya Angelou.  This seminar is designed to help you focus on these areas and, in so doing, become even more successful in your chosen career.  You will work throughout the day to uncover your purpose as a leader and to develop a “power pack” to propel you towards that purpose.

The seminar provides space for you to focus on YOU within a supportive environment where you can share insights and experiences with a group of like-minded women.  Leaders by their example shape the climate and culture around them.  They can bring hope or fear, clarity or confusion, trust or suspicion, community or isolation. This is the time to reflect on what you stand for as a leader, what you wish to achieve with your leadership, and how to use your power in service of your goals.

Hilary and Ruth are excellent at creating a safe space to reflect. I found I am much more honest with myself during these seminars” Emma Gawen, Ministry of Justice

Designed and delivered by women for women, the intention of this seminar is to equip women leaders with tools and resources to help them lead in challenging times.  It works as a stand-alone event and is also one of a series of four seminars which complement and build upon each other.  Through participating in these intensive events women leaders gain deeper insights into their strengths and talents and enhance the impact they have at work.

During this seminar:

You will be encouraged to develop a clearer sense of who you are and what you are a leader for.  You will go away with greater clarity about your strengths, your personal qualities and how you can tap into different parts of your personality to enhance your visibility and progress your career.  You will look at unhelpful thoughts that might hold you back and at strategies for dealing with those unhelpful thoughts.  We will explore how to network authentically and with impact and how to improve your credibility and visibility as you navigate your career. 

Our expert facilitators Hilary Danelian & Ruth Morris bring a depth of understanding of leadership development combined with a passion for helping women release their potential and a practical common sense approach.

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Ruth and Hilary were excellent and planned and guided the day knowledgeably and thoughtfully” Michelle Dawkins, Insolvency Service

WIG Members’ fee: £650 + VAT.

Non-member fee: £775 + VAT. 

Leadership Programmes Alumni fee: £499 + VAT 

Voluntary sector fee: £499 + VAT.

For further information on these rates please contact [email protected]

All rates are inclusive of refreshments, lunch and a comprehensive workbook PLUS a one-hour follow-up coaching session

Development Seminars Bookings Terms & Conditions 

Full payment or a valid purchase order must be received before the start of the event. The full fee must either be paid within 30 days of an invoice being issued or, if the booking is made within the 30 days prior to the start of the event, payment or a valid purchase order must be received before the event starting date. For a full refund, cancellations must be confirmed in writing no later than 21 days prior to the event starting date. No refunds apply to cancellations made in the 20 days prior to the event. A substitute delegate can attend in the place of the registered delegate, if WIG is notified in advance. There is no fee to substitute a delegate. Non-payment or non-attendance without written notification will incur the full registration fee.


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  • Facilitators

    Meet some of the team who work on this programme:

    • Hilary Danelian

      Programme Director

      Hilary is Programme Director for the WIG Women's Leadership Programme. She also runs a series of women’s leadership seminars and a career management seminar. Hilary runs her own career, transition and leadership coaching business, Pathway Coaching. A highly qualified coach and facilitator with over 15 years’ experience working with leaders across the private, public and voluntary sectors, she is a member of the International Coach Federation. With a background in HR, she is also a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD. Challenging and pragmatic, Hilary uses powerful questions combined with a dash of creativity to help clients make successful transitions and achieve their goals. Her Pathway clients include the John Lewis partnership, Interflora and Royal Bank of Scotland.

    • Ruth Morris, Programmme Director

      Ruth is CEO of Rema Consulting, a visiting lecturer at Cranfield and co-delivers the WIG Women's Leadership Programme.  She specialises in leadership and team development, organisational change, executive coaching and action learning. Her experience covers a broad range of market sectors across different countries and continents. She has a Masters Degree in Management Development and has achieved international recognition for her writing on leadership issues. She is a respected coach, with 20 years’ experience of running her own business, and is known for transforming leaders’ effectiveness. Clients include: Hewlett Packard, Independent TV Companies, RBS, Jaguar Land Rover, ABN Amro, HM Revenue & Customs, and Ministry of Defence.

  • Fees to attend

    Members’ fee is £650 + VAT

    Non- member fee: £775 + VAT

    Leadership Programmes Alumni rate: £499 + VAT (contact us to apply)

    Voluntary sector rate: £499 + VAT (contact us to apply)

    Rates include refreshments, lunch and a comprehensive workbook PLUS a one-hour follow-up coaching session.