Driven by a desire to increase the number of women being promoted to board level, co-founder of local search and selection firm FWB Park Brown and alumna Judy Wagner partnered with Professor Susan Murphy, Co-Director of the Centre for Strategic Leadership to develop a tailored leadership programme for executive women.
The Executive Women in Leadership Programme was delivered to over 200 ambitious, talented and successful women from across all parts of the economy in Scotland over four separate cohorts. The eight-month programme was designed with modules focused on themes relevant to women moving into senior management positions. Facilitated learning was led by professionals and academic leaders in an all-female environment. Participants were encouraged to learn from each other as well as these experts, with the programme focusing on tools and frameworks that can be put into practice immediately.
Outcomes from the programme included a mixture of career advancement, promotions, awards and accolades and a strong network of women leaders which has provided enduring support to graduates of the programme.