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Calling women change-makers!

Are you new to leadership or would like to move into a leadership role one day?

Do you want to be a feminist leader of social change?

Through six sessions online on Feminist Leadership, this FREE programme investigates and explores what makes a successful leader and a feminist leader of social change.

To apply for this programme, please identify which group you would like to attend and

fill out the form below. Please note that completion of

 application does not guarantee a place on the training. More details below. 

Deadline to apply: 28 February 2021
Group 1
Group 2

Session 1: Thursday 8 April, 10am-1pm

Session 2: Thursday 15 April, 10am-1pm

Session 3: Thursday 22 April, 10am-1pm

Session 4: Thursday 13 May, 10am-1pm

Session 5: Thursday 27 May, 10am-1pm

Session 6: Thursday 3 June, 10am-1pm



Session 1: Friday 9 April, 1-4pm

Session 2: Friday 16 April, 1-4pm

Session 3: Friday 23 April, 1-4pm

Session 4: Friday 14 May, 1-4pm

Session 5: Friday 28 May, 1-4pm

Session 6: Friday 4 June, 1-4pm

Group 3
Group 4

Session 1: Tuesday 13 April, 10am-1pm

Session 2: Tuesday 20 April, 10am-1pm

Session 3: Tuesday 11 May, 10am-1pm

Session 4: Thursday 20 May, 10am-1pm

Session 5: Tuesday 1 June, 10am-1pm

Session 6: Thursday 10 June, 10am-pm

Session 1: Wednesday 14 April, 1-4pm

Session 2: Wednesday 21 April, 1-4pm

Session 3: Wednesday 12 May, 1-4pm

Session 4: Friday 21 May, 1-4pm

Session 5: Wednesday 2 June, 1-4pm

Session 6: Friday 11 June, 1-4pm


What's it about?

This programme provides you with theoretical and practical skills in feminist leadership that you will be able to apply in your life, in your organisation and in your community.

Who's it for?

This is for women staff members or volunteers at women’s organisations in the UK. The programme welcomes all women to apply but will prioritise the following groups:  

  • Black and minoritised women
  • Rosa grantees
  • Emerging rather than established leaders/those with little or no experience of leadership

 We aim to offer places to women that we believe would benefit most from this programme, which will be in line with the above criteria. However, we encourage all women to apply for this course, even if you do not fulfil the selection criteria above. We aim to create as diverse groups as possible to ensure a valuable exchange of learning and perspectives between the participants.

Programme content

This is a training programme on Feminist Leadership which will provide you with practical and analytical skills in leadership that you will be able to apply in your own organisation and in your community.

The training programme consists of six 3-hour sessions that will take place every other week from April to June.

All sessions will take place online (using Zoom) due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The programme covers the following topics:

Feminism, Intersectionality and Leadership

Introducing feminism and intersectionality through a combination of theory and exercises. We discuss leadership through various exercises and cover topics of what we associate with leaders, traditional assumptions of leadership and the relationship with feminism.

Emotional Intelligence

Investigating the ‘four components’ of emotional intelligence through group work and self-reflection and analyse whether and how emotional intelligence is important to the feminist leader.

Unconscious Bias Interrupted

We explore unconscious bias is, where it can originate from, examples of how it can be manifested in the workplace, and how to interrupt and challenge such bias. 


We explore the concept of power, including its meaning, where and how it’s manifested, personal relationships with power and its influence on leadership and the relationship between power and empowerment.

Presentation and Pitching

Investigating techniques and tips on presentation and pitching through theory and practical action learning elements.

Burnout: Signs, Impact, Prevention

Burnout is a serious condition that mainly affects women. We investigate what burnout is, its symptoms and what causes burnout at the workplace. We thereafter consider measures, policies and procedures that the work place could take to prevent burnout happening to their staff.

Project Management

Exploring areas and aspects of project management and provides the participant with various project management tools and techniques.

Relationship Management

This session explores elements relevant to relationship management, including communication and learning styles, conflict management and understanding different personalities through self-reflection, group work and practical exercises. 

Negotiation Skills

Negotiation is part of our lives and we negotiate on a daily basis but when it comes to negotiating in our professional life, it can feel daunting. This session will explore negotiation skills and tools through self-reflection, group work and practical exercises. 

Applying your learning and reflections

The last session of the programme will be tailored by the women in the group, we have therefore not prescribed a theme or topic of the session. The session will be action learning-based and will focus on reflections and how the training will and can be applied in practice.

NB: the different topics/themes in the description above will be covered, however the trainers reserves the right to change the order in which each topic is covered.


    By the end of the programme participants will have:

    • Built their confidence in taking leadership positions
    • Developed their ability to manage their organisation and others according to feminist values
    • Gained insight and awareness of how to use feminist values in their organisation
    • Gained capabilities of how to apply an intersectional and feminist way of working
    • Increased ability to lead and manage people
    • Built their confidence and gained techniques in public speaking
    • Developed their ability in managing people and challenging situations
    • Gained insight and increased their capability in creating social change
    • Gained knowledge about what it entails to be a feminist leader
    • Developed techniques and capabilities to be a strong leader in their own right

    "I'm so glad I had the opportunity for this training, it was a head and shoulders above anything I had done before”


    WRC expects participants to:

    • Respect this training to be women-only.
    • Respect the other participants and WRC staff/associates, treat everyone fairly and without prejudice or discrimination
    • Be an active listener to other participants' stories
    • Respect and appreciate the knowledge and expertise of the other participants
    • Encourage other participants to speak and contribute to discussions
    • Respect the confidentiality in the room - share the learning but not the person
    • Never engage in patronising, abusive, threatening or intrusive behaviour

    WRC reserves the right to refuse entry and admission to anyone who is in breach of the above Terms and Conditions. WRC reserves the right to cease a participant's involvement if in breach of the above Terms and Conditions (prior or during event).

    How do I apply?

    To apply for this programme, please complete the enquiry form below.

    Please make sure that you are able to attend all the sessions of the group you have picked.

    Please note that completion of application form does not guarantee a place on the training.

    Deadline for applications: 28 February 2021

    WRC aims to notify applicants by w/c 15 March 2021.

    Given the popularity of this programme we will not be able to offer a place to all that apply. If you are not provided a place at this point, we will put you on a waiting list and will let you know if a place opens up for you.

    For more information about this programme:

    Check out the programme page.

    Contact Evelina on [email protected] or call WRC on 02076973450.

    This programme is funded by Rosa, the UK fund for women and girls.

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