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"This is a fantastic opportunity for minority ethnic women who aspire toward leadership positions. I would strongly encourage managers of eligible women to support their application and make the time to support their development by attending the line manager workshops.” Rachel Sandby-Thomas, Registrar

As part of our commitment to increase representation of BAME employees at senior levels, and in recognition of the underrepresentation of minority ethnic women in leadership positions, we are delighted to invite you to apply for EmpowerHer - a new personal development programme for women from minority ethnic backgrounds and their leaders.

The programme's primary aim is to equip aspiring leaders with the knowledge and abilities needed to effectively address the unique challenges they face as they progress as minorities in predominantly non-diverse environments; at the same time as equipping their managers to become catalysts for change by understanding and confronting systemic practices and personal behaviours that can perpetuate disadvantages for minority groups. We recognise that real change will only happen if we make positive steps to change the system and we feel that this programme, which supports line managers to be accountable for change, is a positive step on our journey for race equality.

Applications for the 2023/24 programme have now closed.

Kulbir Shergill, Director of Social Inclusion and Doreen Foster, Director of Arts Centre and Chair of Warwick's Race Equality Taskforce.


The programme will combine workshops and group coaching, delivered by consultant and executive coaches with extensive experience facilitating inclusive leadership programmes.


The programme is open to academic and professional services women, grade 5, 6, and 7, who belong to minority ethnic groups and their managers. Apply by 23 November 2023


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