Foundation launches course in Women in Management and Leadership

by Thomas Clarke
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 16:00 GMT

Participants in the Women in Management and Leadership course pose for a photo with trainer Susan Croft (centre). Eagan, Minnesota. January 25th, 2018.

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Of 195 independent countries, only 19 are led by women. 23% of Fortune CEOs are women and 15% of executive officer positions are held by women. Something is clearly amiss.

That's why the Thomson Reuters Foundation's Corporate Training arm launched a new course titled Women in Management and Leadership last year. The course is designed to give a clear outline of the structural barriers faced by many women and offer new strategies to navigate them. 

After extensive consultation with leadership experts outside of the business and various women’s networks, we were able to design and launch the course in June 2017. It was an instant hit, with full classrooms in London, New York and Eagan throughout the second half of the year.

Over 200 participants have now taken the course and it has reached new locations where we have never delivered training before. In 2018, we will be delivering the course in Carrollton, Toronto, Singapore, Geneva and San Francisco while we continue to deliver more frequently in London, New York and Minnesota.

Learning outcomes from the course are:

  • Understand how to navigate the workplace
  • Identify structural barriers facing women in the workplace and learn strategies to navigate them
  • Better manage your role when working in a male-dominated environment
  • Learn to speak with authority and impact
  • Understand your management and leadership style
  • Be better at motivating and inspiring your team
  • Engage with others in a supportive and inspiring training environment

The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive as it offers clear insights into leadership skills and techniques:

"I'm telling everyone that will listen to go to it...Excellent content, enjoyable discussions and engaging delivery."

"More practical than other courses I’ve been on, offering tangible advice on what you can do to get ahead in the workplace."

"Dynamic delivery and immediately applicable material."

 If you are interested in finding out more about registering as a group or an individuals, please get in touch.

All proceeds from our corporate training courses are reinvested directly back into the Thomson Reuters Foundation's free programmes: pro bono legal assistance to NGOs and social enterprises through TrustLaw, coverage of the world's under-reported news, and journalism training and mentoring.