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Sponsored places for business women on pioneering Leadership Programme

Sponsored places for business women on pioneering Leadership Programme
Pure Resourcing Solutions (Pure) is calling for professional women across Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire to apply for sponsored places on its Women’s Leadership Programme in early 2015.

New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and the Blossom Charity, an organisation helping women build their confidence and skills, are both sponsoring 50% of two delegate places worth £2,700 each.

The New Anglia LEP is funding a place for a female employee from an SME in Norfolk or Suffolk. The Blossom Charity’s support is for a charity or not-for-profit employee based anywhere in the East of England.

Launched earlier this year, the Women’s Leadership Programme is already proving very popular among ambitious, working women across the region. Delegates have the opportunity to explore their authentic leadership style, build a future plan and confidence to deliver it, and ultimately increase their chances of performing at a senior executive level in the future.

Unlike other leadership programmes, the delegates also work with mentors from their own organisations to identify and tackle obstacles at work that could prevent women reaching executive or board level.

Lynn Walters, Co-founder and Director of Pure, comments: “The programme’s generous sponsors could help two aspiring women fulfil their career ambitions, while helping to make positive change and setting standards and expectations for other women. Diversity is widely understood to be fundamental to the sustained growth of any business and therefore, having a talent pipeline of future executives including both male and females will lead to increased future profits and help boost the bottom line.”

Davina Tanner, Chief Executive of Britannia Enterprises, LEP board member and lead on Economic Equality, says: “We are delighted to be sponsoring a place on Pure’s Women’s Leadership Programme as part of our Economic Equality initiative for Norfolk and Suffolk. We aim to encourage gender equality at work to boost growth, innovation and productivity in the New Anglia economy. Since the programme reflects our own goals, it makes sense that we join forces to give an aspiring female professional a potentially career-changing opportunity.”

Bridget McIntyre, Founder of the Blossom Charity, adds: “I am thrilled to be sponsoring a place on the Women’s Leadership Programme for a second time. As a business women myself I want to help others develop the confidence to go for top jobs, while being true to themselves and maintaining a positive work-life balance. I am very much looking forward to meeting the delegate.”

The next programme takes place on 21st and 22nd January, and 18th and 19th March 2015, at Paddock House in Newmarket.

To find out how to apply and check their eligibility for the places, candidates should email lynn.walters@prs.uk.com or call Pure on 01223 209888.

The deadline for all applications is November 28th.


Pure runs the Women’s Leadership Programme in partnership with People & Performance, a strategic HR consultancy.