Women Leaders’ Academy Launch Event


DragonsDen star Jenny Campbell to inspire women to break through the glass ceiling

A panel of inspiring women leaders including Jenny Campbell from the BBC DragonsDen, will be sharing their experience and advice with women wanting to smash through the career glass ceiling, at the launch of a new leadership training programme set up by local specialists, Professional Training Solutions.

The launch of the Women Leaders’ Academy will take place on Monday 11 June at Foxhills Club and Resort in Ottershaw at 6pm. The Academy aims to tackle the UK shortage of women leaders. It is aimed at employers who wish to develop the skills of their women leaders, small business owners wanting to further their business and women who aspire to progress in management roles.

Research shows the UK needs another 1.5 million women in management by 2024. Our Women Leaders’ Academy is a two-year training programme open to women who have worked hard in their careers or who have built a business, and now want to develop their business leadership skills. It culminates in a widely recognised professional management qualification from the Chartered Institute of Management,explains Jackie Denyer, Managing Director of Professional Training Solutions, which is based in Farnham.

Our launch event promises to be an amazing evening. Our all-woman panel of speakers are ready to share the benefit of their experience in becoming leaders. The launch is the perfect place to find out more about the Academy and will be an interesting and informative evening for any woman looking at developing her leadership skills.

Joining keynote speaker Jenny Campbell will be Louise Punter, Chief Executive of Surrey Chambers of Commerce, Suzanne Rankin Chief Executive of Ashford and St Peters Hospitals Foundation NHS Trust, Leanne Davies founder of Run Mummy Run a highly successful online running community and clothing business and Claire Vyvyan, Senior Vice President at Dell EMC for UK and Ireland Commercial Business. Collectively, the panelists bring a wide range of business experiences across different sectors and industries which they hope will motivate other women to become leaders.

Jackie Denyer continues: “In Surrey we already have some amazing women who have worked hard in their careers to reach management. We need them to keep going – to get more women in boardrooms and in senior and strategic roles. At the Women Leaders’ Academy launch on 11 June and in the Academy programme, we will be equipping women with the extra training, personal development, confidence and motivation they need to become leaders in their industries.

The Women Leaders’ Academy uses monthly training workshops, coaching, mentoring, networking, peer support and masterclasses to enable participants to develop their leadership skills and management know-how.

In recognition of the significant role women have to play in the workplace, the programme is sponsored and supported by Business Women in Surrey, Foxhills and the Women’s Chapter.

Thanks to government support, 90% of the course fees are paid for by government funding. Professional Training Solutions hopes the generous subsidy will make The Women Leaders’ Academy a very accessible route for women.

Tickets for the launch event cost £25 and include the opportunity to network with like-minded people over wine and canapes. Tickets can be booked online at www.protrain-solutions.co.uk where there is also more information about the Academy.

For further information, contact Jackie Denyer on 01252 712945 or 07775 732880 or email j.denyer@protrain-solutions.co.uk