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Women: Transforming Digital Leadership 
April-June 2020
A leadership development programme for women, in partnership with BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT.

Following a very successful 'Inspiration Day' for women digital leaders in October 2019, BCS are partnering with Empowering You to launch a unique “Women: Transforming Digital Leadership” programme in May-June 2020, which aims to empower women across all sectors to succeed in digital transformation and tech leadership. Participants are encouraged from any country, although fluency in english is expected. 


This includes women working in digital, innovation and transformation from diverse industries; ranging from Tech firms to Charities and Public Sector, from Life and Health Sciences to the Digital Arts, from Agri-Foods to FMCG and Social Enterprises. 


Who is this programme aimed at?

  • Women in digital or technical roles who aspire to leadership.

  • Women newly promoted looking to grow their leadership edge.

  • Women who do not have a traditional specialist IT background, but who possess the talent and inspiration to lead digital and business change in their organisation or sector.

  • No previous knowledge of IT is assumed.

Participants join a like-minded cohort of 16-24 women and follow a journey of pre-work, group workshops, coaching, self-reflection and project collaboration over a 2-3 month period:

  • May 19th-20th   

    • A 2-day group workshop focusing on self-awareness, strengths, confidence, influencing others, leadership skills and ​networking .

    • The cohort will start work on a team collaboration project to benefit the Women in IT/Tech community, which will continue through May and June.

  • June 25th  

    • A 1-day group workshop focusing on optimising your personal impact as a leader​

  • Through May and June/July participants will receive 3 x 1 hour coaching sessions via Skype/phone to support their own unique objectives and help to embed  desired behaviour changes.

  • Please note we need to have a minimum number of delegates to run this programme, please do not book any non-refundable travel/hotels until the deadline of 20 April 2020 has passed. On the 21 April we will send an email to confirm the course is going to take place.



1050 +VAT (non-BCS members) and £950 +VAT (BCS members)

​(Travel, accommodation and meals not included)

This programme is based on the proven Empowering Women and Top Talent leadership programmes that have been delivered over 11 times in the last 5 years by the Empowering You team. Hear what our alumni have said about the previous programmes here.


We look forward to welcoming you on this life-changing programme!