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Pioneering ‘Women in Leadership’ Mentoring Programme launched on International Women’s Day

8th March 2019

Flagship Group has today (Friday 8 March) launched a ‘Women in Leadership’ Mentoring Programme, in partnership with City College Norwich, to support women to be the best they can be in the workplace.

A number of female leaders from across the Group will be trained as Mentors to inspire and support females from across the group to reach their full potential.

The aim of the programme is to:

  • To share experience and support personal and professional development
  • Enable individuals to be the best they can be
  • Support females to develop skills to support career progression
  • Support Flagship’s model of working, its approach to continuous improvement

Over the coming months, City College Norwich will deliver bespoke training to the Flagship Mentors which will include:

  • Principles of Mentoring
  • Benefits of Mentoring to Flagship Group
  • Tools & Techniques
  • Retaining and advancing women in business
  • Unlocking the full potential in women

Director of People and Places at Flagship, Lisa Collen, said: “We are really excited to be launching a formal mentoring programme. We have lots of talented women across the business and we hope this will help them get to the top of their career.

“The programme is another way we are investing in our staff by sharing best practice internally as well as externally through events such as industry sector conferences.”

Once Mentors have undertaken their training, mentoring sessions with the Mentees will take place. *RFT Services Field Manager Linda Worden has been identified as a Mentee due to her potential and ambition to progress. Linda said: “I joined RFT as a painter and decorator and was recently promoted, so I now support a Trade team where we provide kitchen and bathroom upgrades in our customers’ homes.

“It’s fantastic that there continues to be opportunities to progress as Flagship are always looking at ways to support their staff. I’m really looking forward to the new programme and hope that I can gain lots of new skills to help my career and also then go on to inspire other women who are thinking about working in trade.”

Course Leader in the Teacher Development Unit at City College Norwich, Denise Troughton said:

“Mentoring is a great way for organisations to support staff to realise their full potential. We are excited to be providing this ILM-accredited training for Flagship and look forward to preparing the new mentors to make a real difference within the Group.”