Building on the success of the Women’s Leadership for Social Change programme, Women’s Resource Centre has developed a series of training modules on feminist, social change leadership for women. These modules mix theory with practice and action learning elements and cover topics such as: feminism, intersectionality and leadership, the relationship between leadership, power and empowerment, organisational practices, unconscious bias, emotional intelligence, self-care, and project management.

“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”

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Content of training


Feminism and Leadership – an introduction

In this module we introduce feminism and intersectionality through a combination of theory and exercises where the participants 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.

Unconscious Bias Interrupted

This session investigates what unconscious bias is, where it originates from, how it can manifest and how it can be interrupted.

Emotional Intelligence

This session investigates 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.

Burnout: Signs, Impact, Cause and Prevention

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


Power, Relationships and Practice

In this module we explore and reflect on power and its impact on organisational values, practice and culture. Through reflective and interactive work and by sharing tools and resources, we will investigate power, empowerment and relationship management with a focus on creating social change both internally and externally to the organisation. 

Values, Organisational Culture and Transformative Change

This module analyses and explores how the values and principles of feminist leadership are reflected in your organisational practices. We will investigate and identify practical steps to aide this work and we will share tools and resources for creating transformative change and for managing conflicts, challenges and projects. 


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 to manage people and challenging situations
  • Increased ability to create and manage campaigns or projects
  • Developed their capabilities in advocacy skills
  • Increased their ability in taking leadership positions
  • Gained knowledge about what it entails to be a feminist leader
  • Developed techniques to be a strong leader in their own right

The Facilitators

The training is delivered by two of our Feminist Leadership Trainers:

Evelina Svensson is the Development Manager at Women’s Resource Centre. Evelina is the initiator of the Feminist Leadership programme and together Evelina and Tebussum have designed the programme and delivered it to over 700 participants worldwide since its launch in 2018.

Tebussum Rashid is the Deputy CEO at Action for Race Equality. Tebussum designed the programme together with Evelina. Tebussum has over 30 years' experience of training for voluntary and community organisations on topics including but not limited to: unconscious bias, project management, strategy and fundraising.

Inderjit Sahota has newly joined the Women’s Resource Centre as the Development Manager. She has designed and delivered bespoke training programmes and workshops with leaders from the community and voluntary sector to develop themselves and their organisations. 

Mariama Njie-Ceesay has recently joined WRC as the Project Manager for the Network for Black Women Leaders. Before joining WRC, she delivered training, workshops and programmes to public sector organisations across the UK.

Having two facilitators increases the quality of the programme, as they complement each other in their competencies and capabilities. Having two trainers with different experiences enables a less hierarchical and more collaborative setting with the participants. It also enables a safe, open and interactive atmosphere within the room. The trainers are personable and friendly yet structured and focused. 

“I enjoyed it and appreciated having space to think about the skills and values that a leader of social change requires. I really got a lot from both trainers, who were very generous in sharing their experiences”

COVID-19 adaptations of the training

We have adapted the training to suit online delivery. We are happy to split the days into shorter online sessions. Please contact us for more information on how we can adapt the training to suit your organisation's needs.


Half-day training £750
1-day training £1,350 (CPD Accredited)
2-days training £2,500 (CPD Accredited)

Membership discounts

WRC Sisterhood members: 25%

WRC Solidarity members: 10%

Find out about WRC membership here.

The price is applicable for training delivered to groups of maximum 14 participants with 2 trainers. The prices are for training taking place Monday-Friday between 9am and 5pm.

We are able to deliver training on days/times outside of this but in those cases the prices may differ.


For more detail about the training and our offers, please contact Evelina Svensson on [email protected] or call us on 02076973450.