Are you an organisation which needs to retain, cultivate and develop more of your women in middle to executive management?
Currently uniting over 1,200 women from 48 global organisations and covering 22 sectors of business, The Pearls Programme has been designed to be a sustainable and progressive approach to strengthening the talent pipeline and delivering a better balanced business.
Organisations on board the programme are reporting tangible results from participation of their women in The Pearls Programme.
The Pearls Programme is specifically designed for and supports organisations who wish to:
- Identify, develop and retain their female talent pool from middle management through to the executive
- build better relationships with other talent management, organisational effectiveness and HR professionals
- play their part in developing a more diverse and better corporate culture in the UK
Why the need?
Typically organisations have been working to implement solutions to break down the perceived barriers that have been seen as holding women back such as flexibility, unconcious bias, mentoring, sponsorship, maternity/paternity etc.
However, our research identified that on top of these organisational obstacles, there were three areas of concern for women themselves, compared to their male counterparts, that could potentially be having an impact on their career progression and needed addressing in order to ensure that women were not lost from the talent pipeline.
Delivered through a combination of events, networking and online support, The Pearls Programme concentrates on addressing the three fundamental areas which our research has shown are key to solving the leaking female talent pipeline:
and self belief
Choice and Control
The Pearls Programme gives Choice and Control for your women in their career progression.
In developing these areas, and uniting like minded women from all sectors of business, it helps to provide women with better choice and control over their chosen careers.
According to the OnePoll Survey (2013)
92% of British women suffer from confidence issue
49% felt they would be further
in their career if they were ‘freed of their self-doubt‘
Who else is on board?
Companies running The Pearls Programme as part of their talent management activites include:
Pearls Participation in the Programme
Each Pearl is required to attend a minimum of 2 events per year and is allocated 300 points to book events and webinars (each event costs 100 points and webinars cost 50 points).
Attending events gives Pearls the opportunity to meet like-minded business women
and build contacts and networks.
Lift as you Climb…
The Generating Experience through Mentoring Programme (GEMs)
Pearls are role models to the next generation of aspiring women (and men). As part of the programme, we ask Pearls to identify up to five GEMs (women or men) below them who are not directly involved in The Pearls.
After each event we ask that Pearls meet (share a coffee or a sandwich) for about 20 minutes to talk about the skill focus of the event, the speakers and the people they met.The aim of this session is to help guide and inspire the next generation of women (and men) at an earlier stage in their career and to position the Pearl as a role model.
More than just a development programme
We work with you to:
- ensure that the programme continues to compliment and support internal objectives, actions and other initiatives
- learn and share best practice from other leading organisations
- build relationships with your peers in other organisations
If you’re interested in finding our more about The Pearls Programme please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call on 0845 862 7774 for more details.