Traditional leadership development programmes rarely teach you what it really takes to get promoted. We share the most valuable tips for accelerating your career.

Women's Career Accelerator Programme

Are you doing everything you can to succeed in your career?

Based on our research and extensive experience, we know exactly what holds women back. This programme has been designed to specifically target these areas.

The programme addresses the unwritten rules of career progression and shares tips and techniques rarely taught in traditional leadership programmes.

Designed as a high-quality, yet affordable programme to enable you to unleash your full potential and climb up the career ladder quicker and with more ease.


The programme is made up of:

  • 5 x 2 hour coaching modules

  • A 1-to-1 discovery session

  • An invaluable toolkit  

  • A network of like-minded career women

“One of the best programmes I’ve done to date in my career.”


Do some of the challenges below resonate:

  • Your career progression has been swift to date, but you are finding it harder to get the next promotion.

  • You know the rules of progression change as you become more senior but no-one has told you what they are.

  • The thought of managing organisational politics fills you with dread.

  • You find yourself in conflict and you’re unsure how to manage this.

  • You’ve heard networking matters, but don’t know how to approach it strategically.

  • You know personal branding is important, but don’t know what your positioning should be.

How would you feel

if you had:

  • A clear understanding of the unwritten rules that hold back women’s careers.

  • An understanding of how to strategically fast-track your career.

  • Tips and techniques to tackle the areas women find most challenging.

  • Personal guidance from two experienced career women and trained leadership coaches who know what it takes to reach the most senior levels of leadership.

  • The support of a strong group of like-minded women who are at a similar stage of their career.

This programme will accelerate your career and you'll walk away with:

  • An understanding and insight relating to the unwritten rules that hold back women’s careers

  • Clarity on what you can and can’t influence within your career, to enable a more strategic focus

  • How to network to build your advocate base and increase career opportunities

  • An understanding of how to navigate company politics more effectively

  • Techniques to navigate and manage conflict effectively and remain productive

  • Clarity on your personal leadership brand to help you consistently portray your best, authentic self

  • A useful toolkit and exercises to use now and in the future

  • A network of like-minded, talented career women

Don't just take it from us, here's what others have said:

"The topics were exactly what
I needed! I don’t know how you selected them but it felt like everything I was dealing with – power and politics, networking, and more. These are topics I can’t get anywhere else.”

“It felt exclusive,
and I was able to get to know high rising women and create connections.”

“I have learned to speak up – being in a supportive and respectful group environment has helped this. I’ve also realised that I’m not alone – other women face the same issues.”

Who's this programme for?

  • You’re a talented, ambitious woman, approximately 10-15 years into their career who is seeking progression.

  • Participants may already be leading teams or may be preparing for their first team leadership role

What's the format?

Dates for the diary

  • Session 1: Understanding the unwritten rules that hold women back and the importance of authentic leadership

  • Session 2: The power of personal branding and how it will help to propel you

  • Session 3: Strategic networking and building your own powerful network

  • Session 4: Understanding and navigating power and politics to accelerate your progression

  • Session 5: Navigating conflict and difficult conversations to give you more time to focus on what matters



18.30 – 20.30 BST (19.30 – 21.30 CEST / 13.30 – 15.30 EST)



Zoom (you can download this software for free if you haven’t already)

Sharon Peake, Founder of Shape Talent

Sharon is the founder of Shape Talent. Her research has identified the most significant barriers to women’s career progression and using this model she helps organisations to build more gender equal workplaces and she coaches women to navigate career transitions and achieve their potential. 

Sharon has over 20 years’ experience in global blue chip companies as an experienced HR leader. In this time she has been involved in the selection and promotion decisions of thousands of people, so knows first-hand what helps a candidate to stand out, and what can limit women's careers.


Sharon has published research on career transition and her expert opinion has been published in, Business Insider and Psychologies magazine.


She is a chartered Psychologist, a coach, and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society.


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Joss Sargent, Founder of Capitalise

Joss is the founder of Capitalise.  She uses her culture, communications and coaching experience and skills to help businesses, leaders and teams develop purposeful, healthy, high-performing cultures that deliver tangible results.

With over 20 years of experience in business, she’s worked globally for a wide variety of organisations, from SMEs to multi-nationals. She’s a specialist in culture change, strategic communications and engagement, and is also a trained leadership and career coach.

She uses her post-grad certificate in the Psychology of Organisational Development and Change, training as a Barrett Culture Transformation Tools Practitioner, and her own Capitalise models and methods to approach culture change systematically, holistically and in a measurable way.           

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Covent Garden, London 

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Shape Talent Limited is a company registered in England and Wales. Company number 10820963, VAT no. 330 3030 70.


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