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The Women's Leadership Course at The Coders Guild

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By Alison Kwan

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Our Women’s Leadership Course focuses on challenges unique to women and those that identify as non-binary.


  • Women hold less than 25% of Leadership Roles in the Tech Sector
  • Up to 20% of Workers have some form of Neurodiversity
  • A typical female gets diagnosed with Neurodiveristy in their late 30’s / early 40’s compared with aged seven for males.

The Workshop contains two incredible Nerodiverse Women led workshops

Where: Leeds / Saltaire / Remote

When: January - March 2024: Express Your Interest for Exact Dates

Cost: £2,995 Free with Funding Available for women / non-binary people living or working in West Yorkshire.

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Empowering Women in the Digital Age

In an era where digital proficiency is not just an asset but a necessity, The Coders Guild is proud to introduce the Women's Leadership Course – a beacon of empowerment and advancement for women in leadership roles.

This course is specially crafted for women and non-binary individuals, with a keen focus on those identifying as neurodiverse, and aims to equip them with tools to thrive in the ever-evolving digital landscape.

Why This Course Matters

Statistics paint a compelling picture: despite making up half of the workforce, women hold less than 25% of leadership roles in the tech sector.

This disparity isn't just a gender issue; it's a missed opportunity for innovation and growth. Our course is set to change that narrative.

Course Highlights: Authenticity and Self-Advocacy

  • Embrace Authenticity: Learn how to bring your whole self to work, shattering stereotypes and embracing your unique leadership style.
  • Balance the 'Female Load': Strategies to manage work-life pressures, a challenge faced by 78% of women in tech.
  • Break the 'Likability Trap': Overcome societal expectations and succeed on your own terms.
  • Build Your Network: Engage with peer networks for support and empowerment, a key factor in the success of 85% of women in leadership roles.

Your Instructors: Experts at the Forefront

Our course is led by industry experts Sally Golightly and Christina Cheney who understand the nuances of leadership in the digital realm.

Their experience is not just academic; it's lived and breathed, offering real-world insights and strategies.

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Sarah Cullen: Bridging Cultures, Leading Change

Sarah Cullen, a seasoned project manager with over 30 years of global experience, brings a wealth of knowledge in software development and digital marketing.

Her expertise spans Europe, the USA, and Asia, employing methodologies like Waterfall and Agile/Scrum. Living in Austria, Sarah's passion for skiing and hiking mirrors her approach to leadership - adventurous, dynamic, and always striving for new peaks.

Crispin Read: Driving Innovation, Fostering Growth

Crispin Read, a seasoned expert in the digital tech space, brings a wealth of experience and innovation to our Women's Leadership Course.

As a technology strategist and educator, Crispin has dedicated his career to driving growth and fostering skill development in the digital industry.

Crispin's journey in tech spans over two decades, during which he has honed his skills in a variety of roles, from software developer to technology strategist.

His experience encompasses working with startups and established companies alike, providing him with a unique perspective on the evolving digital landscape.

Sally Golightly: Empowering Spaces, Empowering Minds

Sally Golightly is more than an instructor; she's a pioneer in creating inclusive and empowering learning environments. As the founder of the renowned 'Creating Circles' course, Sally has carved out a niche in facilitating specialist workshops that resonate deeply with her audiences.

Her involvement with initiatives like Death Café and Maternal Journal, where she serves as an advisory board member, reflects her commitment to nurturing supportive spaces.

Sally's approach is deeply personal – as a neurodiverse woman herself, she understands the challenges and strengths that come with neurodiversity.

Her workshops are more than just learning sessions; they're an exploration of self-empowerment and personal navigation through the professional world.

Christina Cheney: Reflective Practice for Professional Growth

Christina Cheney brings to the table a wealth of experience in understanding the workplace dynamics faced by neurodiverse individuals.

Her workshops on journaling for professional reflective practice have been widely acclaimed for their practical insights and transformative impact.

Christina's expertise lies in helping participants introspect and grow through reflective practices, a skill crucial for leadership and personal development.

Her deep understanding of the challenges in the workplace, especially for neurodiverse individuals, makes her an invaluable asset to this course.

Raneem Rashid: Tech Savvy, Visionary Educator

Raneem Rashid, acclaimed for her work in blockchain technology, enriches our course with over 8 years of experience in software engineering, solution architecture, and technical training.

Recognized by the UK Home Office with a Global Talent Visa, her contributions to the tech community through public speaking and mentoring are invaluable. A proponent of lifelong learning, Raneem's expertise and enthusiasm in emerging technologies like blockchain make her a pivotal part of this course.

Why They Make a Difference

Each of these instructors brings a unique set of skills and experiences, making them not just trainers, but catalysts for transformation.

Their collective expertise covers a broad spectrum of leadership, technology, and personal development, ensuring participants gain comprehensive insights and practical skills to thrive in leadership roles.

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Why West Yorkshire?

As a hub of innovation, West Yorkshire is the perfect setting for this course.

With funding available for those living or working in the area, we're not just offering a course; we're building a community.

2024 - The Year to Break some Glass

Don't miss this opportunity to redefine your career trajectory.

Whether you're an established leader or aspiring to be one, this course is your stepping stone to a more empowered, balanced, and successful professional life.

Start Date: January 2024

Target Audience: Women and non-binary individuals in leadership or aspiring to leadership, especially those who are neurodiverse.

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Enrolment is open now, and spots are filling fast.

Be part of a course that's more than just learning; it's about transforming and leading in the digital age.

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