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Liverpool social enterprise The Women’s Organisation will take its Women in Leadership Skills roadshow across the city region in September. Tony McDonough reports

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The roadshow aims to equip women in business with leadership skills and knowledge


Liverpool social enterprise The Women’s Organisation will hit the road in September to provide free leadership skills courses for women across the city region.

At locations in Liverpool, Wirral, Sefton, Knowsley, Halton and St Helens, it will deliver its Women In Leadership Skills Level 2 accredited training. This is a day-long course designed to equip aspiring female leaders with powerful knowledge and skills.

During the workshop, participants will explore the unique challenges faced by women in leadership positions and develop strategies to overcome them. It will look at effective communication and leadership styles and building confident decision-making abilities.

Research from PwC and PfC shows that women currently occupy 31% of leadership roles. While this is an improvement on 2022’s stat of 29%, there is still a long way to go.

This roadshow is taking steps to move that forward, focusing on actionable insights so that women in business can gain the practical skills and knowledge necessary for effective leadership. 

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Maggie O’Carroll, chief executive of The Women’s Organisation, said: “This roadshow has been carefully curated to empower women to thrive in leadership roles.

“All attendees will be able to enjoy their experience in a welcoming setting with opportunities to network, collaborate and learn from their peers.


Professor Maggie O’Carroll
Professor Maggie O’Carroll, chief executive of The Women’s Organisation


“We understand the crucial importance of diversity and inclusion in the workplace in terms of improving performance and nurturing key talent.

“The roadshow has this theme running throughout, underpinning the learning, and equipping Liverpool city region’s leaders with the skills and confidence they need to keep pushing our business community forward.”

For more information about the dates and times of the sessions and to book a free place, click here.

The Women’s Organisation was established in 1996 and has supported more than 80,000 women and helped to create more than 5,000 businesses.

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