Fully-funded Training for Aspiring Women Leaders and Women Returning to Work


Are you…

• an organisation based in York or North Yorkshire seeking to develop your women executives into management roles to achieve a better gender balance at the top? (small and micro businesses)

• a woman aged 19-30 who works or lives in York or North Yorkshire, and feel you have not yet achieved your full potential in the workplace? (Must be currently employed)

Then we can help!

The aspire2lead programme is part-funded by the European Social Fund and is led by The Opportunity Centre.

Eligible organisations and individuals will benefit from this high quality, fully-funded training and mentoring programme, facilitated by leading development coach and Founder of Inspiring Women Changemakers, Anj Handa.

This modular programme focuses on Change Management, Influencing Skills and Communication. Training will be delivered online in an accessible group setting of up to fifteen participants.

To learn more about all twelve strands of aspire2lead, visit the Opportunity Centre >>website<<

Who’s it for?

It is ideal for those stepping up into their first management role, those who are ready to take on additional responsibilities, and for women returning to the workplace.

The skills that we nurture through the programme include Confidence, Emotional Self-Mastery and Self-Awareness. We do this through a blend of self-directed and group work using research-backed tools and techniques.

What we cover

  • Identifying Barriers to Progression
  • Navigating office politics
  • Strategies for influence and impact
  • Speaking – tools and techniques for being heard at conferences and meetings
  • People Management
  • Effective Networking and tips for confidence

Get in touch

To register your interest and discuss eligibility for this aspire2lead training and other services available within the programme, please email Key Worker Ros Doyle at or call 07970 170071.

Upcoming Dates

All to be held between 10am and 12pm

  • Navigating Change (Intermediate): 22 Sept
  • Confident Communication (Intermediate): 28 Sept
  • Influencing Skills (Intermediate): 30 Sept