Entry to the C-Suite® sponsorship and career readiness for women

In partnership with CEOs for Gender Equity (CGE), we launched our inaugural Entry to the C-Suite® program in September last year.

Entry to the C-Suite® requires each organisation to identify a high potential female along with an executive sponsor to be on the program. Programs focus on the practice of Sponsorship, Career and Personal Insight, Career Vision, Resilience, Executive Presence, Personal Brand and Making it Happen through workshops supported by 1:1 coaching for participants over a 6 month period.

Paying-it-forward and having an impact on gender equity outcomes are key elements of Entry to the C-Suite®. Now that the workshop and coaching components have concluded for our first cohort, the participants are looking at how they can make their contribution. They recently got together to brainstorm what they can do collectively. We are looking forward to sharing updates with you over the coming months.

It’s no surprise that we think Entry to the C-Suite® is great, but don’t take our word for it, here is what a some of the participants had to say –

I found the combined approach of internal sponsorship, one-on-one coaching and group workshops to be very powerful. From this program I feel more comfortable and sure of my career direction and the steps I can take to achieve it and via the Birkman® tool I was also able to see how my career fits in the scheme of things within my overall life.  I would highly recommend it to my peers. – Annabelle, BHP

This program has given me insights into my strengths and weakness and has given me confidence going forward in applying for roles outside of my traditional comfort zone. Also, in a male orientated environment it can be very lonely when faced with adversity so the opportunity to meet others gave me a level of comfort and hope that we are changing (albeit very slowly). – Olivia, South32

Our second cohort is underway with a further 7 organisations participating store in the program. Talk with us about how your organisation would benefit from being part of the next program, contact us today. With the immense success of the Entry to the C-Suite® program in WA, we are talking with clients in other states. Are you interested? Please reach out to us.

Read more about Entry to the C-Suite® here.

Program highlights:
  • Focus on Sponsorship
  • Cohorts of 7 organisations
  • 2 key streams: a participant stream for emerging female leaders and a sponsor stream for nominated executive sponsors
  • 1 not-for-profit invited to participate – Pro Bono
  • Multiple guest speakers sharing various industry knowledge and insight