Funded LGBTQ+ Leadership Development programme a triumph

Our first ever Leadership Development programme for LGBT leaders has been a huge success.

By Claire Ebrey · April 13, 2023

Pride in Leadership, in partnership with On the Level, welcomed 22 Greater Manchester based businesses leaders onto its development programme, funded by the Growth Company.

Participants completed 12 hours out of 20 available, and the content comprised:

  • Four in-person half-day sessions, covering:
    • Making your queer voice heard at work
    • Overcoming barriers to business growth from a queer perspective
    • Power and Politics – how LGBT leaders can increase their impact
    • Developing brilliant LGBT leaders – how to overcome mediocrity to drive business success
  • Three peer-support Mentoring Circles.
  • Two one-hour online events.

Some feedback from participants:

Another amazing session. Was a great workshop that really got me thinking and some excellent outcomes in the mentoring circles too. Lots of takeaways to help my business grow! Matt Davies

It was incredible! Hearing Matt’s personal story of growth was so inspiring. Be honest, be bold, and grow! Such a kind, nurturing and supportive group too! Thank you so much 🥰💪🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍⚧️ Tina Carnally

 I left the event on Wednesday having a greater insight into how my own personal identity fits into my work practices and relates to my professional relationships. Having this heightened level of self awareness is sure to provide positive outcomes in my productivity and career development. Scott Webster

It was such a good day shared with a really fantastic group of people 😊 Looking forward to the next one! Jodi Fox


Register now for the next programme

We are hoping to run the programme again in Autumn. If you’d like to participate, email and we will add you to the list. We will accept people on a first come first served basis as places will be limited.