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Empowering Women to Achieve

England February - June 2024

An Empowering You Leadership Program Designed and Delivered for


As part of its ongoing commitment to increasing women in leadership, London Gatwick is delighted to be partnering with leadership development specialists Empowering You on a new initiative, specifically designed to support female colleagues in developing their leadership capabilities and realising their potential. “Empowering Women to Achieve” is a unique opportunity for all women working within Global Graded roles at London Gatwick, regardless of their career stage, to take part in an intensive and immersive leadership development program.

The initiative is open application, so anyone can put themselves forward for consideration, and the 20 successful participants will be selected through a completely confidential and transparent process.

Empowering Women to Achieve is supported by London Gatwick, to ensure that colleagues are able to access this opportunity, and is aimed at women who are actively looking to develop their leadership capabilities and realise their potential. Empowering You programs celebrate diversity in every cohort and so applicants are welcome from any career stage or discipline.

Delivered over four months from late February - June, Empowering Women to Achieve brings together a community of 20 like-minded professionals who will embark on a unique leadership journey together, learning by experience and from each other.

Key Learning Points

  • During the program, participants will work individually and collaboratively to:

    • Accelerate leadership potential and embrace a ‘leader as learner’ mindset​

    • Explore strategies to understand and engage more effectively with team members and stakeholders

    • Understand and develop your own personal and authentic leadership skills

    • Identify and respond to challenges within the team and organisation​

    • Leverage the combined expertise of peers to progress individual and collective growth​

    • Collaborate to deliver a team project, the outputs of which will be presented live to an audience of peers from across the organisation

Program Modules

Segmented into four key modules which are explored throughout four in-person group workshop sessions, individual coaching and a team community challenge, Empowering Women to Achieve engages participants in a detailed exploration around the fundamentals of authentic leadership from self-awareness, collaboration and influence, through to optimising your personal impact.

The power of connection, trust and relationships
Self-awareness – drivers, strengths and what holds you back
Emotional intelligence and working with others
Authentic leadership and optimising your impact
Plus: teamwork and community action (through a challenge project)

Participant Experience

Empowering Women to Achieve immerses participants in a multi-layered development journey, designed to ensure maximum individual impact.

This program is delivered in an experiential format, including group activities and action learning sets. Two professional leadership facilitators are used throughout our workshops to make sure we maintain high levels of personal engagement and diverse perspectives.

  • Learning readiness - optional group call with Programme Leader

  • Self-assessment​

  • 4 x full day in-person group workshops

  • 3 x 1 hour 1-1 coaching sessions working on individual developmental priorities

  • Guest industry speakers sharing personal leadership stories

  • Coaching workbook and questionnaire

  • Team collaboration challenge 
  • A presentation to a wider community 

  • On completion all participants will receive a certificate

Program Map

From self-paced, individual learning to interactive group development, the course immerses participants in a vibrant, multifaceted learning experience. Interacting with peers across a range of mediums, participants gain diverse insights and build powerful new connections.

Date Activity Format
1 week before first workshop Self-assessment Self-directed
29th Feb - 1st March 1st Group Workshop In-person
Throughout March-April Coaching Sessions Virtual, interactive, 1-1
18th - 19th April 2nd Group Workshop In-person
Determined by team Challenges team calls Self-directed, team groups
4th June, 2024 Graduation and team challenge presentations In-person


This is a selective program and participants will be selected by a panel based on applications received and to achieve a diverse representation of participants.

Please note that this program is NOT open to any London Gatwick colleagues with less that six months service or who are currently being managed under the company’s capability procedure. 

Each applicant will be required to complete an application form for consideration.

Places are limited to a maximum of 20

Workshop times/dates are as follows; you are expected to attend all workshops and graduation to complete the programme successfully.

Closing Date For Applications: 12 Jan 2024
Venue: TBC but in close proximity to Gatwick Airport
Pricing: There is no cost to participants for taking part
Max Participants: 20

Workshop Date Information:

1st Group Workshop

29th February 8.30am - 4.30pm

1st March        8.30am - 4pm

2nd Group Workshop

18th April, 8.30am - 4.30pm

19th April, 8.30am - 4pm

It is an expectation that all participants will attend each workshop and complete each module in order to successfully graduate from the programme. Exceptional circumstances will be considered of course.

​Team Challenge Presentation and Graduation: Tuesday 4th June 2024, 2pm-4.30pm, Venue tbc but in close proximity to London Gatwick.

What Our Alumni Say

“The entire program has been a very positive, immersive experience that has left me feeling empowered and ready to take on future challenges.”

Ieva Kaleinikovaite | Adarma

“I absolutely loved the program! For me personally, it was so much more than I was expecting and the outcomes will shape who I am moving forward to lead in Cyber Security.”

Irene Coyle | Chief Operating Officer, OSP Cyber Academy

“Essentially, this program forced me to take time and space and reflect on who I am and what I want in my career and life – both as a leader and as a person.”

Narelle Gibbons | Product Manager, STV Group

“To be part of a network of inspiring, empowered women that I can tap into, and give back to, for support, ideas, mentoring and to simply share successes with, is truly a blessing.”

Michelle Baillie | Team Leader, Forensic Computer Analyst, Police Scotland

“I liked the “experiential” part of the program – it was very interactive and there was a lot of discussion and reflection.”

Nadia Vidinova | Content Designer/User Centred Design, Social Security Scotland

“The coaching took me on a deeper level to review both my professional and personal objectives and I truly valued this opportunity and experience.”

Nuala Kilmartin | Innovation Lead, UKRI

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