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"The Fellowship has been life transforming. At Leaders Plus it suddenly felt okay to be both a present and engaged parent and massively ambitious at work."

Dr Susie Minson Mum of three, Consultant Pediatrician

What is Leaders Plus?

Leaders Plus is an award winning social enterprise enabling talented women and men with young children to continue to develop their leadership careers. Too often parents feel they have to choose between being a good parent and a fulfilling leadership career, we help change this.

We offer high quality training, mentoring, peer support and access to inspiring role models. We aim to build a positive movement for change so that new parents can thrive in leadership roles. Our workshops focus on how to continue to develop your career while looking after young children and managing your work life balance.

Gender Equality Facts

Number of FTSE 100 companies led by women.
7
Percentage of people who believe women are less committed at work once they have a child.
40%
A man's flexible working request is twice as likely to be rejected compared to a woman's.
2
Between age 30 and 40, the gender paygap increases by 11.3% from 5.7% to 17% (fulltime employment).
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Fellowship for Leaders with Young Children – register your interest

The fellowship programme supports ambitious parents with young children to continue to develop their careers while looking after their young families. The programme is accessible during parental leave and beyond.

Mentors & work shadowing

We offer high quality mentoring to Parent Leaders by experienced HR professionals. Work shadowing provides access to senior leaders and enables Parent Leaders to consider unwritten rules of career development.

Safe space: high quality peer support

Parent Leaders support each other through peer coaching and are actively invested in each others’ success. This gives new parents a safe space to think about their next steps.

Inspirational events & transformative development

Inspiring events and professional development give Parent Leaders access to inspirational models and evidence based practice. Most opportunities are baby inclusive, breaking the paradigm that it is ok to develop professionally while caring for small children.

Member of the Cambridge University Social Ventures Programme