Talented Women 
Career Development Program
Developing the Next Generation of Women Leaders

The events of 2020 have turned workplaces upside down. Under the challenging circumstances of the pandemic women in particular have been impacted, intensifying challenges that many women already face balancing career and family.

Supporting women establish and navigate their own leadership path in parallel with their personal and family needs has never been so critical.

The Talented Women Career Development Program supports women in the time they traditionally get lost or drop off from the pipeline – the transition into the parenthood period.

The Talented Women Career Development Program

“Having a focus on unfair share of female talent in the market for a firm like ours has been really, really beneficial to understand both personally and professionally.”

Deloitte 'Aspiring Women' Program Participant

The Talented Women Career Development Program offers organisations a complete Women in Leadership Pipeline Strategy. It fosters leadership career development opportunities and goes beyond the typical talent management of traditional women in leadership programs.

The program supports women through every career and life stage, making it inclusive of ALL women in your organisation, not just those that are already in leadership positions.

We know from experience that with the right support women will stay connected to their career, without it, they inevitably drop off.

Program Purpose

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Develop female leaders

Empower women in the workplace

Increase gender balance in management roles

Retain and attract female talent

What we do
  • Support Leadership & Career Development transitions for women at every life stage
  • Partner with organisations to develop a culture that delivers for women at every stage of their career and life, particularly when their caring responsibilities increase.
  • Support women to align their career, family and wellbeing needs so they can perform at their best and develop their leadership potential

Case For Action

Gender pay gap between women and men's full-time total remuneration

Management positions are held by women

CEO positions are held by women

How is your retention rates of women after they’ve had their 2nd child?

How many women are being promoted through the child rearing years?

It’s a sad state that until very recently women positioned in leadership roles have hidden the fact they are mothers. Even now it is common for women to withhold talking about their families in order to show commitment to their career.

However, there is a shift happening. Women are starting to admit that it’s not that easy being ‘everything’. Where once mothers put on a brave face and glossy image of how they were managing ‘work life balance’ there’s now a lot more honesty around this conversation than in the past.

The biggest de-railer of talented women moving up the leadership pipeline is not the lack of male (or female) sponsor, it’s because they do the largest share of caring in their families. This is why it’s imperative we help them manage the transitioning years of parenthood in parallel with a progressing career.

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  • For women to thrive at work and at home at every phase of life, their career advancement and leadership development opportunities must be aligned with their caring responsibilities and wellbeing needs.



  • It’s a reality that for many women, their leadership development and career advancement opportunities diminish when they take time out of the workforce and later when their return to work with heightened caring responsibilities.



  • In Australian companies, women are six times more likely to resign in their current role on parental leave than men and regardless of industry. The pipeline of women takes its biggest hit during the early childbearing years.



Celebrating parenthood and supporting career development after periods of leave is critical for organisations to nurture their talent pipeline, in particular for women. 

What are leading organisations doing to support women’s career development and increase women in leadership roles? 

About the Talented Women Program 

The Talented Women Career Development Program is a 3 month career development program designed to support women establish and navigate their own leadership path in parallel with their personal and family needs.

The program helps participants invest in and align their career and life purpose, direction and goals - increasing self-awareness, leveraging strengths and building clarity and confidence to achieve their professional and personal aspirations.

The program is designed to bring women together, forming a peer network they can connect with as they enhance their leadership capability and identify clear career direction pathways and realise their potential.

This is not a ‘destination’ program – it will continue to help women develop in their career ongoingly, past when the program completes, as it equips them for long term, sustainable success.

About the Interactive Workshops


Talented Women helps participants invest in and align their career and life purpose, direction and goals - increasing self-awareness, leveraging strengths and building clarity and confidence to achieve their professional and personal aspirations. The program is designed to bring women together, forming a peer network they can connect with as they enhance their leadership capability and identify clear career direction pathways and realise their potential.

Session 1 – Group Meet Up Workshop | The Future of Work and Leadership

This session explores the unique challenges women face in leadership. The events of 2020 have turned workplaces upside down. Under the challenging circumstances of the pandemic women in particular have been impacted, intensifying challenges that many women already face balancing career and family. What’s needed support women establish and navigate their own leadership path in parallel with their personal and family needs.

In this session we’ll focus on:

  • Navigating career progression in parallel with caring responsibilities
  • Clarity on career and personal aspirations and opportunities
  • Understanding our unique selves, defining our values
  • Uncovering and leveraging strengths
Session 2 – Connection Session

Trio groups, connect in with other participants in small groups, shared learning experience, developing new relationships and networks

Session 3 – Individual Career Coaching Session 

1:1 session with experienced career and transition coaches to work through your personal career direction pathways, navigate challenges and realise potential.

Session 4 – Sharing Experience and Insights | Relationships, Confidence and Presence

In this we’ll hear real stories and insights from female leaders. The session will explore the importance of supportive connections, imposter syndrome, the neuroscience of confidence and the art of presence.

In this session we'll focus on:

  • Sharing insights and experience of other leaders
  • Developing relationships - sponsors and authentic connections
  • Imposter syndrome
  • Neuroscience of confidence
Session 5 – Connection Session

Trio groups, connect in with other participants in small groups, shared learning experience, developing new relationships and networks

Session 6 – Creating Your Narrative and Career Story

Bringing the learning together, aligning career and life purpose, direction and goals. Leveraging strengths and experience to build career pathway that aligns to values in parallel with caring responsibilities.

In this session we'll focus on:

  • Defining your priorities, opportunities and focus
  • Work / life integration
  • Strategies to overcome barriers
  • Wellbeing and resilience
Session 7 – Career Coaching Session

1:1 session with experienced career and transition coaches to work through your personal career direction pathways, navigate challenges and realise potential.

+ Connection events with program alumni
How the Digital Workshops work


    PROGRAM STRUCTURE

    • Delivered virtually
    • A maximum of 15 participants to keep it intimate and personalised
    • An orientation session to introduce the program, facilitators and cohort
    • 3 x core modules delivered via a 2 hour webinar over three months
    • 2 x coaching sessions (45 minutes each) between webinars

    PARTICIPANT EXPERIENCE

    AUDIENCE

    • High potential female talent – emerging leaders to mid-level leaders at all life stages.

    EXPECTED OUTCOMES

    The benefits of bringing groups of employees together to implement a consistent and unified approach to areas such as development of women, gender equity and diversity are significant. For organisations that commit the required time and resources, a new level of alignment, productivity and engagement across an entire workforce is highly achievable.

    At their most effective, in-house programs engineer a tiered approach to leadership development which enables all employees to unite behind a universal set of objectives and motivate themselves towards peak performance.

    Outcomes for Organisations
    Outcomes for Individuals
    • Increase participation of women in leadership roles
    • Attract talented women
    • Retention
    • Gender balance
    • Identifying career development pathways
    • Succession planning
    • Establishing a peer network
    • Work-Life goal alignment
    Program Dates

    NEW PROGRAM - 2021 - NOW FULLY BOOKED

    Orientation – Wed 9th June,  9.30am – 10am

    Session 1 – Thur 17th June,  9.30am – 11.30 am

    Session 2 – Thur 15th July,  9.30am – 11.30am

    Session 3 – Thur 12th Aug,  9.30 – 11.30am


    One on One Coaching Sessions will be organised between you and your coach


    PROGRAM ONE - 2021 - NOW FULLY BOOKED

    Talented Women Leadership Program

    Orientation – Thur 29th April,  9.30am – 10am

    Session 1 – Thur 6th May,  9.30am – 11.30 am

    Session 2 – Thur 3rd June,  9.30am – 11.30am

    Session 3 – Thur 15th July,  9.30 – 11.30am

    One on One Coaching Sessions will be organised between you and your coach

    Pricing

    $2,300.00 + GST per participant

    To speak with a Parents At Work representative about a bespoke program for your organisation please contact us at [email protected]

    Hear what our clients say . . .

    WATCH the Lion video here

    WATCH the Deloitte video here

    About Changing Places

    We specialise in delivering women in leadership, return to work and work life balance programs through our multi-brand group of companies – Parents At Work and Talented Women are well known brands that form part of the Changing Places Group.

    Talented Women support women to have a thriving career. We do this by delivering leadership programs tailored specifically to women.  Designed to support women to create and build sustainable and meaningful careers, Talented Women offers essential training courses, coaching, tools and networking opportunities to accelerate their career and improve the gender gap at leadership levels. A Talented Women program incorporates live and online interactive courses, executive career & wellbeing coaches, toolkits and resources.

    Parents At Work is a world leading provider of education and coaching services for workplaces, parents, carers and leaders.

    Since 2007 we have provided over 100,000 families with family, career and wellbeing services. We work with organisations to help create family friendly workplaces of the future – workplaces that embrace wellbeing and gender equality outcomes for all employees.

    We do this by delivering a variety of education and advisory services including:

    • Best Practice Parental Leave & Flexible Policy Advisory Service and Program Delivery
    • Digital Learning Platform
    • Career & Parental Leave Transition Coaching
    • Manager Training
    • Wellbeing & Parenting Workshops
    • Research and Advocacy Services

    We design and develop leadership programs for Deloitte, Lion, QBE, Westpac, CHU.

    For more information visit:

    www.changingplacesgroup.com

    www.parentsandcarersatwork.com

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    Australia
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