Women in Leadership Programme

Duo have designed a unique programme to equip ambitious business women with a complete leadership toolkit to increase their leadership impact, and creating lasting personal and professional change. 


Programme Overview

Women can often face unique challenges in leadership positions, and still occupy only 7% of CEO positions in the Fortune 500. Research shows however, that companies with a proportion of female leadership and more diversity at board level, enjoy significantly better financial performance and higher levels of growth.

This programme is designed for female leaders and managers, in a senior management position, who are looking to elevate their leadership impact and unlock higher levels of growth for individually, and for their business.

Delivered by two successful women leaders, with experience of running leadership retreats with female leaders at all levels, the programme will provide key insight into the thinking, beliefs and behaviours of successful women leaders and the real challenges that can occur in a constantly changing business environment.  

What's included?

Six Modules of Core Content 

You will gain access to six full days of content covering key leadership topics developed through years of working with women leaders at all levels. 

1-2-1 Coaching Session

Whether on our online programme, or part of our face to face delivery, you will receive an individual 1-2-1 coaching session with either Sarah or Laura. 

Leadership Toolkits

From each module you will be provided with a complete toolkit and set of resources to integrate into your business in between each module. 

Choose Your Experience 

The Women In Leadership Programme has three experiences to choose from, depending on your learning preferences and budget.

You can either work with us via our online pre-recorded programme, via a hybrid version which includes six live group online coaching sessions, or as part of our face to face programme with other female leaders, run twice each year. Please note, our face to face programme is currently on hold due to the current pandemic, but we have spaces on our hybrid live online programme. 

Before deciding anything, we know how important it is to get to know the people you choose to work with, so we put together a free recorded webinar as a taster session, in partnership with Scale Up North East.

In this free recorded session we look at a couple of the topics we cover in the programme, and focus on the thinking, beliefs and behaviours of successful women leaders, and the real challenges that can occur in a constantly changing business environment.

Access The Free Recorded Webinar!

Laura Weaving, Managing Director

Laura is the Founder and MD of Duo, and has an extensive background in organisational culture change, recruitment, and leadership development. Prior to establishing Duo, Laura set up and lead several other high growth international businesses, providing her with key experience in navigating the leadership complexities different organisations face. 

In addition to leading the vision for Duo, and delivering strategic insight and leadership facilitation for clients, Laura also holds a number of external positions in other high growth businesses, and boards, giving her a well rounded view of the people challenges, and solutions, needed for high growth businesses to be successful.

Sarah Callender, Commercial Director

Sarah is the Commercial Director of Duo, driving the commercial strategy both internally, and with clients. Sarah’s wealth of business and leadership knowledge perfectly places her to work with growth focussed businesses and leadership teams on managing people and navigating strategic change. Her previous experience includes co-founding and leading a number of  businesses – focussing on taking new products and services to market, managing projects and leading on investment decisions.

Add to this, her current external positions on a number of steering groups and boards, give her invaluable insight into the leadership challenges high growth businesses face.

"Every session has been eye opening, I have learned so much about myself, my team and my management style. I now have a much deeper understanding of how to adapt my approach to different people and situations to influence in the best possible way. 

The training with Duo has completed elevated my management impact."

Ralitza Shiderova, Head of Client Services, DRS


"I have worked with Laura and Sarah for almost 3 years and joining the Women In Leadership programme was a great opportunity to focus on my personal leadership goals.  

Not only are they delivering a great study programme, the group of women brought together provides an opportunity to learn from each other and share ideas. Working with Duo gives me a sounding board, helping me develop ideas and see them through." 

Charlie Sander, Group Marketing Manager at Mentor Construction

What topics will we cover?

  • The Impact of Mindset & Identity on Being an Authentic Leader - An insight into the mindset needed for growth & effective leadership and management, including developing your own authentic leadership style. This module will look at core fears, values and characteristics, and how these may impact your role as a leader.

  • The Power of Working with Purpose & Unique Ability to Elevate Performance - An insight into unique abilities, talent and passion, and how to develop these in both yourself, and your team. This module will explore how to set achievable goals, align an action plan and how to motivate and coach your team to all row in the same direction.

  • The Ability to Influence & Drive Engagement During Change - A model for understanding your own appetite & approach to change, and how to manage it within your team and wider business. Techniques to influence & engage people with change to drive positive evolution.

  • Leading & Inspiring The Pursuit of Growth For Performance Elevation - Key insight into different team dynamics and a model to drive elevation out of the drama that can interrupt team performance. A structure for driving transparent lines of accountability, and how to increase ownership across the business.

  • Driving Healthy Conflict & Navigating Difficult Conversations - An overview of conflict types, and how both your own, and that of your team, can determine the outcome of issue resolution. This module will provide you with models to navigate difficult conversations, and encourage positive conflict for business improvement.

  • Conscious Leadership And Development Of Your Future Vision- This final module will consolidate all of the learning to date into your future leadership toolkit, whilst also working on your conscious leadership style. As a wrap up, you will then work to finalise a future vision for both you & your team following completion of the program.

The Online Programme

£750 + VAT

  • Access to six online modules to work through in your own time. 
  • A mix of video content, workbooks, worksheets and practical templates. 
  • Toolkits and integration resources to embed into your leadership practices and business in between sessions. 
  • A 90 minute virtual 1-2-1 coaching session.
  • Email Q&A support.

The Group Online Programme

£1500 + VAT

Or 2 payments of £800 + VAT

  • Access to six online modules to work through over six months.
  • Six monthly live online group coaching sessions. 
  • A complete toolkit and set of resources to integrate into your business in between sessions.
  • A 90 minute virtual 1-2-1 coaching session. 
  • An online peer group of other female leaders to learn and gain support from. 

The Face To Face Programme

£2450 + VAT

Or 2 payments of £1300 + VAT

  • Six monthly full day group sessions focussed on expanded core modules. 
  • A complete toolkit and set of resources to integrate into your business in between sessions.
  • A 90 minute virtual 1-2-1 coaching session. 
  • A face to face peer group of other female leaders to learn and gain support from. 
  • Fully catered lunch & refreshments on each training day.
  • An individual behavioural map, our signature tool based on metaprograms that outlines working strengths and development areas. 
  • A group dinner at the end of the programme.

* On hold due to COVID, express your interest below to be immediately notified of next face to face cohort.