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“When you get these jobs that you have been so brilliantly trained for, just remember that your real job is that if you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else.”

Toni Morrison   

What is FL all about?

Toni Morrison’s quote sums it beautifully;

“When you get these jobs that you have been so brilliantly trained for, just remember that your real job is that if you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else.”

We are a global community of women working in partnership with leaders and progressive organisations to close the gender gap in business.

We are a 100% female-owned and run business.

Our work is supported by our members who subscribe to our membership platform, enabling them to access resources to transform their career and businesses.

Our mission is to create a global digital platform that connects women to opportunities, expertise that will empower them.

  •  Every year we celebrate and recognise inspirational female leaders and male agents of change through our awards program, the FL National Awards & Summit. We believe in investing in women and are committed to developing female leaders through our industry-specific leadership development programmes.

Our values

Our core values influence everything we do.


Relationships first.

It is never just a job with us.
We value relationships over transactions. That is why we have invested in our platform to help our members connect and build meaningful trust-based relationships with other women.


Growth Mindset

We believe that talent is not fixed; it can be developed. That is why we believe in investing in people to achieve their best potential. We provide the opportunity for our members to learn and development themselves as we believe that learning is a lifelong journey.


Equity & equality

We believe in equal opportunities. Everyone deserves a chance. We believe that our work can make the world a better place by providing equal opportunities to all people. That is why we are passionate about levelling the playing field for women to achieve their fullest potential at work.



We care about people, profits and our impact on the planet. Giving back to our communities and paying it forward to the next generation is part of our DNA. This is why we have scholarships in place to support the next generation of female leaders and work with our charity partners who we raise funds for through our events.



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Want to bring FL into your business?

We are experts at engaging and developing professional women. We also offer a range of programmes to help you connect with an audience of emerging and established female leaders.

Get in touch to see what we can do for you. 


Our Services

Leadership Academy

Our aim is to create a global community of women who are able to thrive.  

We are changing the way that women see leadership. We believe that leadership is not a job title nor a payslip. Leadership is a mindset. It’s how you choose to live your life. We are committed to developing female leaders through our industry specific programmes to help drive diversity within male dominated sectors.


With expert speakers and executive coaching to support you at every stage of your leadership journey.  We also offer bespoke programmes tailored to other minority groups such as BAME (Black Asian and Minority Ethnic).



Our research explores business issues with a gender lens and covers everything that impacts women attraction and progression into male dominated sectors and into leadership positions.  

We conduct research to help businesses develop a deeper understanding of the real challenges women face in their sectors and to share best practice. 

Recognition and Reward

FL National Awards & Summit 
Each year, the FL awards and summit programme recognises leading women and male agents of change from across the UK and beyond for their remarkable contribution to the advancement of gender. 

Diversity and Inclusion Practice

We work closely with organisations to develop inclusion strategies giving them an advantage in a global multicultural market.  

We want every woman to feel that she belongs in the workplace – regardless of gender or race. We believe that every woman who aspires to lead, should be supported in the opportunity to do so.


We support leaders in their vision to invest in and develop a strong pipeline of female leaders for the future.  


The Power Of Community

Underpinning everything we do are the informal and formal networks FL has cultivated over the years. The community provides support and accountability.


Paying it Forward

Paying it Forward is part of our DNA, which is why we provide scholarships to the next generation of female leaders as well as raising funds for our charity partners. It is the same reason why we provide mentoring to our members.Our awards and leadership alumni play a crucial role in mentoring and paying it forward. 

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Our Clients

Sky Bet Careers
Institute of directors iod
Yorkshire Water
Grant Thronton
Leeds beckett

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