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WRC’s Feminist Leadership Training is training with a person-centred approach that enables women to recognise their leadership traits, explore the relationship between feminism, intersectionality and leadership, learn about practical tools, share good practice and exchange dialogue about specific specialist subjects to enable and initiate social change. This one-day version of the programme covers topics such as feminism, intersectionality and leadership, emotional intelligence, interrupting unconscious bias and preventing burnout.

When and Where?

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this training is taking place online. Since it's taking place online, the training has been split into 2 x half-day sessions. Each participant will be sent a link upon successful registration. 

The training is taking place on:

Session 1: Thursday 10 February 2022, 10am-1pm
Session 2: Friday 11 February 2022, 10am-1pm

Please note that the two sessions make up the full day of training. We are therefore expecting participants to attend both sessions.

Who’s it for?

This training is for women staff members or volunteers in the voluntary and community sectors, local authorities and private sector.

What’s it about?

The training offers an exciting mix of theory and practice. Real life experiences and examples are interwoven throughout the day, providing the participant with knowledge, skills and tools to become a feminist leader.

Session 1

Feminism, Intersectionality and Leadership

Introducing feminism and intersectionality through a combination of theory and exercises where the participants will get an opportunity to discuss and explore different concepts and terms. We discuss leadership through various exercises and cover topics of what we associate with leaders, traditional assumptions of leadership, how to lead well 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.

Session 2

Unconscious Bias Interrupted

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

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.


By the end of the programme participants will have:

  • Increased their confidence in taking leadership positions
  • Developed their ability to work according to feminist values
  • Gained insight and awareness of emotional intelligence and its relevance to leadership
  • Gained capabilities of how to apply an intersectional and feminist way of working
  • Gained knowledge about what it entails to be a feminist leader
  • Developed insight and awareness of how to be a strong leader in their own right
  • Developed their understanding of unconscious bias
  • Gained techniques in interrupting unconscious bias in their workplace, personal life and community
  • Increased their understanding of burnout and work-related stress
  • Increased their ability to prevent burnout and prioritise staff wellbeing

What does our alumni say?

"My ability to see how I could exercise leadership through a feminist lens is so exciting. I will carry these methods/attitudes/skills into my work moving forward."

"Excellent training. So much to take in. Well presented and incredibly engaging. Incredibly informative. Fantastic energy and passion"

"It was fantastic. Very supportive and encouraging atmosphere. Lots of practical tools that are useful and relevant. Has impacted how I'll think about and approach my team in terms of our direction. I also feel good - which is important"


Feminist Leadership (DAY 1): £95

Membership Discounts

Sisterhood Members: 25% discount

Solidarity & Activist Members: 10% discount

Find out more about our membership

CPD Accreditation

This training course is CPD Accredited. Upon completion, each attendant will receive a Certificate of Attendance.

The Facilitators

The training is designed and delivered by two facilitators: Evelina Svensson (Development Manager at Women's Resource Centre) and Tebussum Rashid (Deputy Chief Executive at Black Training and Enterprise Group).


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 participants involvement if in breach of the above Terms and Conditions (prior or during event).

Interested in more training? 

We are offering the 2nd day of the Feminist Leadership Training in March 2022. As it's being delivered online it has been split up into two half-day sessions. Everyone attending this training needs to have attended the Feminist Leadership DAY 1 training first. 

Feminist Leadership Training DAY 2| 10 & 11 March 2022

This event is now full.

If you would like to be placed on a waiting list, please email Evelina on [email protected]