A new project will offer free leadership training to women in York.
Aspire2Lead (A2L) offers group training and one-to-one support to employed or self-employed women to tackle specific barriers to progress and help them advance within the workforce.
The project also helps small businesses boost their productivity by adapting to improve inclusivity and attract and retain high-quality employees in their workforce.
And it supports businesses which put procedures in place to ease the transition of women who may be returning to work after a career break, furlough or an extended period of sick leave.
Schools, colleges and universities can also access influencer training – which is designed to encourage young women and girls to be ambitious and aim for senior leadership positions by tackling unconscious bias.
To find out how you can access this completely free of charge service please contact [email protected]
For individuals to be eligible, they must be in employment, have the right to live and work in the UK and be 19 years of age or above. Small businesses must be able to prove that they have fewer than 250 employees to receive support.
Aspire2Lead is part-funded by the European Social Fund. The project aims to provide free support to women to boost their skills and confidence, achieve their potential and contribute to the growth of businesses in the York and North Yorkshire LEP Area.
The Opportunity Centre is working in partnership with Beyond 2030 and Yorkshire In Business to deliver a range of services with a holistic approach for individuals and organisations to suit their needs and goals.