WOMEN’s LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

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WANT TO CHANGE YOUR CAREER?

The Advancing Women Formula Supports Women To Advance Their Careers

The Advancing Women Formula (AWF) is our women’s leadership development offering which is comprised of a range of research backed and evidence-based solutions and strategies to enable women from all walks of life and at all career stages to advance into leadership.

AWF is comprised of a range of research backed and evidence-based solutions and strategies to enable women from all walks of life and at all career stages to advance into leadership.
We provide our participants at every career stage, access to critical leadership development experiences seldom offered in women’s leadership development programs. From career start, through to the boardroom, we ensure that women are exposed to The Missing 33%™, how to Think Like a CEO and they will discover The Language of Power™.
Women undertaking our programs are provided the opportunity to undertake our bespoke Leadership Excellence Assessment which is a 360-degree diagnostic which, along with the program materials, facilitated and self-paced learning and of course peer mentoring ensure they undergo both the mindset and skills capacity building essential to advance their career.

THE ADVANCING WOMEN FORMULA

Women’s Leadership Program

In partnership with global Diversity & Inclusion powerhouse, Leading Now, we offer a range of developmental programs and experiences for women leaders at every level. From career start, through to boardroom, we ensure that women are exposed to The Missing 33% and receive targeted development with access to critical leadership development experiences seldom offered in women’s leadership development programs.

Mentoring2Advance

Organisational wide, strategic mentoring programs that are carefully curated by Advancing Women. M2A is thoughtfully designed to build the capability of both mentor and mentee, to provide the opportunity for women to move more rapidly into sponsorship relationships, build reverse mentor relationships and of course, to ensure more women are promoted in leadership roles.

Culturally Diverse Women

Less than 2% of women from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds are represented in ASX200 leadership in Australia. CDW is a joint venture by Advancing Women and MindTribes to close the cultural and gender leadership gap in the Australian region. CDW uses sophisticated diagnostic tools along with a proven methodology to enable organisational leaders to build more culturally inclusive workplaces. Our one of a kind Masterclass series for CALD women addresses the barriers to career progression that CALD women encounter in both the workplace and in the community. CDW has a growing alumni network of women leaders with more than 40 different cultural backgrounds represented.

A Career that Soars!

A Career that Soars! is an online career network that provides women across the globe access to development experiences that they may not have access to through their workplace. Our network is for ambitious, driven women and goes way beyond confidence building, assertiveness and the typical career advice given to women. Our global online platform and community is for women who are serious about advancing their career, their salary, their networks and their influence.

TESTIMONIALS

Michelle Redfern is a global powerhouse, she has chaired events
and led our personal development programmes for women across the world within our membership. We love working with Michelle, she always pitches it right by challenging, engaging and enabling our diverse audience
Laura Ryan
Laura Ryan Global Chair, Meat Business Women
Michelle worked with us to understand our culture, our leaders and our business. She developed with us our Women’s Mentoring Program that was much more targeted towards our participants needs and our business environment, that focuses on The Missing 33% – the critical piece missing in so many women’s mentoring programs out there. She does this because she genuinely wants to drive results, impact and change.
Louise Eckel
Louise EckelHead of Visy HR Business Partnering
This was the first personal development workshop I have participated in since starting my business in 2016. The content and delivery of the program was brilliant. Michelle is a master in her field and clearly passionate about inspiring the attendees. This allowed us to be engaged, to communicate honestly without judgement. I gained a comprehensive understanding of how I can improve personally and professionally, and how to drive this growth across all levels of the organisation. Michelle inspired many of our leaders to take action within their own business and achieve great result.
Megan Mander
Megan ManderManaging Director Urbane Commercial
Michelle is a trailblazer who helped me to unleash my inner trailblazer! Her ‘no bones about it’ approach, combined with her care and witty humour made it a pleasure to work together. I’d recommend Michelle to any professional woman who is looking to increase their impact and influence, as well as hone the art of networking.
Shevonne Joyce
Shevonne JoyceEntrepreneur
I highly recommend Michelle’s Advancing Women Leadership Program. The program’s content and process are accessible, insightful and challenging, delivered with Michelle’s refreshingly affable and ever-supportive manner. Thank you, Michelle, – this program has and will continue to impact on my leadership and networking in positive ways.
Katrina Streatfield
Katrina StreatfieldPrincipal Psychologist & Consultant
I am a proud graduate of Michelle’s Mentoring 2 Advance course! The combination of Michelle’s industry insight, confident facilitating and expert program content made this experience relevant and useful for me as an already skilled leader. The group support model was effective in challenging constant personal and professional growth. This program, and any other opportunity to work with Michelle, comes highly recommended.
Rose Babic
The Advancing Women program was one of the best investments of my time in 2017. It has provided me clarity and confidence on what I stand for, what I offer and what I want to be known for. Thought provoking content, very well facilitated and overall a great bunch of women. Highly recommend for anyone to help them reflect on their career journey and define a meaningful career path for the future. Thank you again Michelle.
Bronwyn WatersEmployee Experience Manager
I learned so much about leadership, in my own life as well as in my career, from Michelle’s mentoring workshop. Because of her generous spirit in sharing her knowledge and expertise, I’m confident that I have what it takes to be a leader and I understand what differences make an effective leader. All topics covered were extremely helpful and delivered in a supportive and safe environment. By the end of the workshop, I was a different person and I genuinely felt I was in a better position to transition into leadership roles. She knew the right questions to ask to draw out how we felt about where we were in our careers, where we wanted to be and the self-awareness, we needed to turn those ambitions into actions and results.
Jacqueline MoussaSenior Account Manager Eight Clients
I thoroughly enjoyed the ARV Advancing Women workshops. Not only did I get to meet and develop new networks with some amazing women, but I finished the program with a clear direction and passion for where I want to take my career in this industry.
Some my key takeaways are remembering to amplify the voices of women and their achievements in all contexts and making sure women (including me) are ‘in the know’ and own their expertise and are positioned to contribute more effectively. It has been amazing going on this journey with the broader group and hearing their experiences and learnings.
So yes, while you might be planting seeds for trees you may never see, rest assured, the growth of those plants into trees is definitely underway.
Kim MarshallForbes
Just wanted to say a big thank you for the incredible sessions and insights over the last few months. I was really inspired and particularly loved how you demonstrated that it is possible to achieve concrete business outcomes while also having passion and a commitment to values.
Some my key takeaways are remembering to amplify the voices of women and their achievements in all contexts and making sure women (including me) are ‘in the know’ and own their expertise and are positioned to contribute more effectively. It has been amazing going on this journey with the broader group and hearing their experiences and learnings.
So yes, while you might be planting seeds for trees you may never see, rest assured, the growth of those plants into trees is definitely underway.
IAG Game Changers Participant
Attending this course over 6 months proved to be an absolute highlight in my professional and personal progression.
Two months into the course I had stepped into a new role, overseeing not one, but two sites, and managing colleagues that were on the same level previously. Through attending the course, I was provided the skillset and tools to grow exponentially in the role, my growth even being mentioned by those who report to me. Attending the ARV Advancing Women attributed to this.
While attending ARV Advancing Women I was empowered in a room full of women from every sector of the sport and recreation industry, and I was presented to by women that had stood up and created a brand for themselves offering direction and solace in my resolutions- if they can, why can’t I?
Jessie Piggot
My confidence to speak to an executive team, stake holders and the ability to back myself despite sometimes being the minority in the room in a professional environment was nurtured and guided through Michelle, and the women participating. I set goals, and I achieved them.
I took some of the activities back to my managers, and ran them in our workplace, creating stronger culture, and individual brand awareness.
I took the learnings, readings and podcasts back to my leadership group in football, and my smaller head of departments at my workplace. This was an attempt to instil the same excitement, drive and confidence that was achieved from me personally by attending the course.
I think it is a great resource for any company/manager to put an employee through, or to go through themselves. I will be looking to put another employee through the next available course with the hope the have the same experience I did.
I am very appreciative for Michelle, ARV, the guest speakers, and the women who attended the course for the opportunity that I was given. I cannot recommend the experience enough and implore everyone to partake.
Jessie Piggot
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THE ADVANCING WOMEN FORMULA IS CUSTOMISED AND FOCUSSED ON OUTCOMES

The AWF program content is customised to our client cohort’s specific needs and will be aligned to the development outcomes deemed as critical to the program by client stakeholders.

The AWF is delivered In Person and / or Online in a range of formats and experiences:

– Leadership Excellence Assessment.
– Pre-program activity including multimedia and downloadable
reading content.
– Access to a private, online space for all program activity.
– A series of facilitated workshops for skills development that are
spread over the life of the program. These are offered both live
and recorded and are interactive.

Topics can include:

– The Missing 33%
– What is Leadership
– Think Like a CEO
– Speak the Language of Power
– Navigating Leadership at Every Level
– Career Enablers and Derailers
– Strategic Mentoring
– Networking for Career Success

Each module includes pre-work and post-workshop activities aligned to the key learning outcomes. A host and peer-to-peer mentoring and networking group for real time discussion, information sharing and problem solving. 

(* Covid-19 safe face to face facilitation by arrangement)

ABOUT ADVANCING WOMEN AND OUR FOUNDER

Advancing Women Managing Director, Michelle Redfern, has provided women’s leadership development programs globally in partnership with Leading Women, since 2016. She is an experienced executive with more than 30 years in executive leadership roles for Telstra, Serco and NAB. She is an experienced non-executive director having held positions in the sporting, financial and for-purpose sectors.

Michelle takes lead for all program development and for the facilitation of live content.

Advancing Women employs a Business Manager who is responsible for program logistics, coordination of participant materials and is a point of contact for clients for operational matters. The team is augmented as necessary by industry SMEs and facilitators.

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