About Leaders Plus

Leaders Plus is a social enterprise supporting talented men and women with young children so that they can progress in their leadership careers whilst at the same time enjoy their young family.

Our award-winning Fellowship Programme gives access to an external peer support network, high-quality training, mentoring and inspiring role models, enabling parents to thrive in their leadership role.


Our Vision

We believe that gender inclusion at work and at home means no parent has to make the choice between pursuing a leadership career and leading a fulfilled family life.


Our Mission

We help new parents who have taken time out to care for their children to stay on the leadership pipeline.

We do this by enabling ambitious new parent leaders to access cutting edge CPD opportunities, high-quality peer support and access to inspirational role models through our Fellowship Programme and our inclusive events.

Together we are building a powerful movement for change.


Our Principles

  • We believe in supporting more leaders with young children to fulfil their potential in their leadership career while looking after young children.
  • We are invested in each others’ development and ability to balance happy family lives with work.
  • We support individuals to choose diverse journey’s congruent with each persons’  values, whatever they may be.
  • We access high-quality professional development which is informed by evidence.
  • We organise baby inclusive professional development activities so that we can take our babies along if we want to.
  • We empower new parents to shape the debate about parents in leadership.

Our Impact

Leaders Plus received an excellent external evaluation of the impact of our first Fellowship Programme.

You can download and read the latest report here.

DOWNLOAD THE LEADERS PLUS IMPACT REPORT 

 

Meet Verena Hefti, Our Founder

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Gender Equality Facts

The number of FTSE 100 companies which are currently led by female executives.
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 & 40, the gender pay gap increases by 11.3% from 5.7% to 17% (full time employment).
11