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The Oxford Group - A City & Guilds Group Business

Women’s Leadership Programme

Developing leaders to realise greater power and influence within organisations.

About Realise
Women’s Leadership Programme

Realise is The Oxford Group’s leadership programme for women, focused specifically on the barriers that your aspiring and senior female leaders face in organisations – often informal and implicit and always limiting organisational performance and innovation.

Our women’s leadership programme is a little different to ones you’ve seen before. Developed using the latest research in leadership, neuroscience and embodied learning we’ve shifted the focus from programmes that perpetuate the idea that women need to adapt to fit into organisational systems and are, in some way, at fault. 

Instead, our programme focuses on breaking down social conditioning and reshaping habits so we can all show up differently and work together, creating more inclusive environments within which everyone can realise their potential. 

Realising change

For every 100 men promoted and hired to manager level, only 72 women are promoted and hired.

McKinsey Women in the Workplace report, 2019

Promoting gender diversity would add $12 trillion to global growth.

McKinsey Global Institute report, 2015

Without the equal inclusion of half of the world’s talent, we will not be able to deliver on the promise of the Fourth Industrial Revolution for all of society.



of senior private sector managers and public sector officials are women

WEF Global Gender Gap Report, 2020

A unique programme

Realise supports the development of female leaders in a deep and transformational way. We focus on who we are being as a leader as well as what we are doing.

Our innovative blended design weaves together digital content, Live Labs, social collaboration, habit changing toolkits, embodied practices, and wider organisational engagement and enquiry.


  • Engage in an exploratory introduction to the programme and begin to build the learning community
  • Experience and participate in activities to raise awareness and reflection
  • Learn about new ideas, ways of being and perspectives from global thought leaders
  • Uncover The Honeycomb: Designed to transform organisations to become more inclusive and innovative - habit by habit, person by person.


  • Share experiences of being a female leader
  • Explore research on neuroscience, inclusion, embodied learning, leadership and barriers to progression
  • Experiment with ‘showing up’ in workplace scenarios differently and taking action with awareness and choice
  • Educate and engage the wider organisation in building more inclusive workplaces - defining and driving transformation


  • Action learning to practice new skills on ‘live material’ from your workplace for context and relevance
  • Self-learning & reflection through peer interaction, challenge and support – building strong and powerful networks of female leaders that last long beyond the programme itself
  • Access to a habit changing toolkit of regular nudges, content and feedback via the Honeycomb – to build insight, support new ways of doing and being and drive organisational mindset and behavioural change.
  • Share and celebrate experiences, successes and challenges within the group but also the wider organisation

Realise your potential

Get in touch to speak with one of our experts about how our women’s leadership programme could work for your organisation.