Women’s Resource Centre are excited to announce that we have been awarded the Women Thrive Fund from Rosa to develop a much-requested signature coaching and mentoring programme, led by and for Black women as part of our Network for Black Women Leaders (NBWL).

NBWL Thrive

The NBWL Thrive signature program seeks to address the underemployment and under promotion of Black women, by supporting the professional ambitions of NBWL members to take up a more senior role or progress within existing leadership position.

NBWL Thrive will be comprised of:

  • Group Coaching
  • Recruiting & training mentors
  • Learning, Reflection & Development
  • Networking events
  • Co-design groups
Our Partners

We are pleased to partner with award winning diversity and inclusion specialists Kenroi Consulting, who develop effective and progressive activities to ensure organisations build inclusive teams. Kenroi Consulting delivers a range of solutions; including executive coaching and mentoring, cultural competency training, recruitment and inclusive leadership strategies in order for businesses to understand and embed diversity practice across functions, systems, policies and strategies.

Group coaching invitation

The first group coaching session will take place on Monday 22 November and is set to offer the opportunity for NBWL members to take part in five (5) coaching sessions, leveraging knowledge, strategies and experience. Like minded individuals working on a common theme, yet having different personal goals will be supported by a qualified leadership and development coach. The facilitated sessions will develop talents by integrating knowledge of the group, build confidence and share solutions that will enable you to navigate your working environment as a result move towards your leadership goals.  
8 women will receive coaching starting on 22 November 2021.

About your Kenroi Consulting coach

Ruth has over 28 years’ experience in leadership and management development, coaching and mentoring and learning and development in both the private and public sector. She is a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD), has an MSc in Human Resource Leadership and is a qualified Coach. 

Ruth’s passion is to enable leaders and managers to create a robust environment for leadership and management, whilst building their confidence and competence in people management and development through the use of coaching and mentoring skills. She believes that for learning to be effective, this must be translated into practice and must lead to results and this is where coaching and mentoring adds value. 

Her experience is built on translating strategic vision and priorities into operational excellence, through coaching and consultancy, enabling and empowering leaders and managers to drive high performance and increase productivity. Her motivation is about enabling individuals to lay their foundations and develop and build themselves as leaders and managers.

Ruth portfolio includes:

  • Consultancy
  • Executive Coaching
  • Career Coaching
  • Talent Development and Management
  • Succession Planning
  • Mentoring
Send us your Expression of Interest

Are you looking to enhance or develop your confidence and view of leadership through group coaching? If so, send your Expression of Interest (EOI), no longer than one A4 side to [email protected] by Wednesday 18 November 2021.

EOI’s will be selected on a first received, first reserved basis, (i.e. first come, first serve)
This opportunity is open to Black women (women of the African diaspora / of African descent) based in the UK who are looking to enhance or develop their confidence and view of leadership.
What to include in your EOI

In one side of an A4 page - tell us about yourself; experience/background and express an interest in the possibility of growing within an existing role, or positions you would like to go for, and/or your professional ambitions. Tell us what motivates you, and something you are most proud.  Please tell us why it is important to you for programmes to be led by and for Black women.
Group coaching will take place...

When: Monday 22 November 2021 (first session)
Time: 6pm – 7.30pm
Where: Virtually (Zoom or Teams)
How many: 8 women (group one)
How often: 5 sessions between November 2021 – February 2022
 The NBWL signature coaching and mentoring program is funded by: