Are you a woman with potential to reach senior management, executive or board level, but require support, direction and guidance to achieve this?
The Pearls Programme provides career support, direction and guidance for women in middle through to executive management through a programme of events, networking and on-line resources.
Many women on the programme are reporting tangible results within the first twelve months of joining.
Who is The Pearls Programme for?
The Pearls Programme is specifically designed for and supports women who:
- are in middle to senior management
- are recognised as future leaders
- are at a transitional stage in their career
- are seen as valuable assets that organisations need to retain and cultivate
- have the drive and determination and potential to take their career to the next level
Why the need?
Our research identified that, compared to their male counterparts, there are three areas where women needed to strengthen and which could potentially be having an impact on their career progression and needed addressing.
and self belief
Choice and Control
The Pearls Programme gives Choice and Control for women in their career progression.
Delivered through a combination of events, networking and online support, The Pearls Programme concentrates on addressing the three fundamental areas of Confidence, Capabilities and Contacts and helps to provide women with better Choice and Control over their chosen careers.
According to the OnePoll Survey (2013)
92% of British women suffer from confidence issue
49% felt they would be further
in their career if they were ‘freed of their self-doubt‘
Where do other Pearls come from?
The Pearls Programme has been adopted by organisations, from all sectors of business, who are passionate about fixing the leaking female talent pipeline and in retaining, cultivating and developing their female talent.
How does The Pearls Programme work?
Delivered through a series of events and on-line support.
The Pearls Programme holds a series of one-day, skils focussed events across the UK that focus on its core development areas of Confidence,Capabilities and Contacts.
Events are led by a highly respected core skills facilitator and includes an authentic senior executive female role model speaker sharing their experiences . Each event focusses on a core skill and includes interactive sessions to guide and inspire each individual. Events are invaluable to build relationships and nurture relations with like minded individuals with similar ambitions and to build great business networks. The events have been designed to help build confidence, learn to recognise and deploy capabilities and develop a network of contacts across all sectors.
The programme includes a series of webinars, in addition to events, to deliver skills
focus workshops remotely and as a more flexible approach to delivering information to suit varying commitments.
Pearls have access to a secure, bespoke member’s only website where they can
continue development and networking,access resources and a unique member
Participation in the Programme
Each Pearl is required to attend a minimum of 2 events per year and is allocated
300 points to book events and webinars (each event costs 100 points and webinars cost 50 points).
Attending events gives Pearls the opportunity to meet like-minded business women, to build contacts and expand their networks.
Lift as you Climb…
The Generating Experience through Mentoring Programme (GEMs)
Pearls are role models to the next generation of aspiring women (and men). As part of the programme, we ask Pearls to identify a minimum of three GEMs (women or men) below them who are not directly involved in The Pearls.
After each event we ask that Pearls meet (share a coffee or a sandwich) for about 20 minutes to talk about the skill focus of the event, the speakers and the people they met. The aim of this session is to help guide and inspire the next generation of women (and men) at an earlier stage in their career and to position the Pearl as a role model.
Please don’t hesitate to email firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call on 0845 862 7774 if you feel that we can help you, as an individual or encourage your organisation to support you on The Pearls Programme .