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The Forward Ladies National Awards recognise the achievements of professional business women in the North West of England, Wales, Ireland and Isle of Man, Yorkshire, The North East & Scotland, the Midlands and London and the South. We are dedicated to encouraging the growth of women in business and professional life.

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STEM Inspired Leadership Programme

Drawing from our extensive experience of providing high-quality training programmes, the STEM Inspired Leadership Programme is an exciting new leadership development programme exclusively tailored to our corporate members’ needs. It is all about connecting and developing high calibre, ambitious young professional women to excel in male-dominated fields.

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Round Table Debates

Forward Ladies hosts a popular series of topical round table debates, on the challenges facing women in business.
We have proudly hosted roundtables at the House of Commons and House of Lords with partners such as HSBC, IoD, Microsoft and Tech ATP. These events are strictly by invitation only due to limited capacity.

Power Business Breakfast Clubs

Our regular regional networking breakfast clubs are thriving so if you want to share, gain and talk to like minded women, come along. These meetings take place in the heart of your city to facilitate effective business networking. Usually on the same day each month from 9.30-11am.

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Pay It Forward Mentoring Programme

As part of our commitment to supporting and developing women in business, our #PayItForward mentoring programme sees winners from our regional and national Awards reaching out to women attending our monthly Power Business Breakfast Clubs. Our mentors provide a short presentation followed by a “speed mentoring” one-to-one session with premium members.

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Monthly Webinars

Our monthly webinar training sessions are 45minute online interactive training led by expert members of our community. This is to help our members develop their skills and also explore new ways of working, getting ahead and entrepreneurial thinking. Have a look at what we have lined up.

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Inspirational Speaker Events

These speaker events provide the opportunity to listen to a successful woman or man who will share their journey and insights into how they built their career and business. Recent speakers include Cherie Blaire, Germaine Greer, Shami Chakrabarti, Nicola Horlick, Theresa May, Yvette Cooper, Iain Duncan Smith, Vince Cable, Ed Balls, Baroness Warsi in addition to top senior executives and successful entrepreneurs from the business sector.

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