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Women leaders: learn together how to fulfil your potential

Men still dominate senior positions in the public sector. Management training designed for women aims to overcome the barriers.
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Men still dominate senior positions in the public sector. Management training designed for women aims to overcome the barriers

Residential courses take participants out of the workplace to live, cook and learn together. Photo: Getty Images

Led by the King’s Fund, the Athena programme is designed to support women to fulfil their potential as public sector leaders – whether working in the NHS or beyond, including social services, police and prison services, education, housing, the civil service, and the voluntary and community sectors.

Gill Horne, director of patient care at Rowcroft Hospice in Torquay, completed the course last December, as part of a group of about 15 women working in various health sector roles.

‘I was attracted to the programme because it was specifically for executive women,’ she says. ‘It ticked all my boxes.’

Athena's history

Established more than 30 years

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