Are you a working parent who wants to progress your career?

The Leaders Plus Fellowship (cross-sector) is an award-winning Programme open to parents from all sectors who are progressing careers in leadership and management.

Our Fellowship supports you to pursue ambitious roles whilst balancing home life, equipping you with the essential tools to thrive at work whilst still enjoying time with your family.

Fellows get:

  • access to a courageous community of peers who are also juggling work and parenthood
  • expert guidance from your own dedicated career Mentor
  • world-class training from industry thought leaders on developing your career
  • support to deal with the practical challenges of being a working parent that arise day-to-day

The Fellowship is open to all parents internationally who have children aged 0-18. Our Programme is inclusive and welcoming of all family set ups.

We encourage applications from those who are traditionally underrepresented in leadership positions and offer online/blended course options and hardship fund places to help facilitate this.

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Independently measured for impact our 2023 cohort reported:

  • 63% were promoted or took on more senior responsibility with 58% gaining a pay rise during the Fellowship.
  • 92% experienced an increase in confidence in overcoming any barriers in balancing childcare and career development.
  • 83% saw an increase in satisfaction with their work/life balance.


Take a courageous step today and transform your life, career and family

Since the Fellowship launched in 2018 Leaders Plus has supported hundreds of parents through the Programme.

In this short video our Fellows Dr. Suhana Ahmed (Consultant Psychiatrist), Amy Gibbs (Former CEO, Birthrights) and Jackie Mulryne (Partner, Arnold & Porter) share their experience of the Programme and how it has benefited them at work and home.

Who Can Apply for the Leaders Plus Cross-Sector Fellowship?

Can you answer 'yes' to the following questions?

  • Are you a parent?
  • Have you got a child aged 0-18? (The programme is also accessible during maternity leave, shared parental leave or adoption leave)
  • Are you passionate about continuing to develop your career?
  • Are you willing to support other parents on the programme to continue to develop their career whilst enjoying their children?
  • Is your current/last role a job with significant responsibility, i.e. a management or leadership role?
  • Can you commit a small amount of time alongside your work and childcare to devote to the Fellowship Programme?

If you answered 'yes' to all of the above then you can apply!

By Joining the Fellowship

Still have questions about the Fellowship?

If you'd like to ask a question about the Fellowship or are wondering if the Fellowship is right for you please enter your details below to get in touch with the team at Leaders Plus.

Sometimes it helps to actually speak to someone, if you prefer to you can arrange a callback with Jo Denoris in our team.

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