The Leadership SummitTM

3 Day Programme

Empowering senior women managers to fulfil their potential at work.

Programme Aim:
Designed to increase numbers of women in senior management

What is The Leadership SummitTM ?

Launched in 2016, with over 1500 alumni from every sector of the economy, The Leadership SummitTM is one of the most successful programmes in the UK designed to empower women in senior management positions to fulfil their potential.

It’s a highly immersive, engaging and stretching development experience that helps women find their power and their voice and to use these to achieve both career and life goals.

Run over three days it takes women on a development journey that builds confidence, communication and connections, career clarity and resilience such that they can maximise their potential impact.

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50% of the women who attend our programme are promoted within a year.
This is a real testament to the strength of the programme and its real-world application.

Who is The Leadership SummitTM For?

This programme is designed for senior women managers currently on the leadership path within large and complex organisations.

The ideal participant:

  • Has had 12-15 years of work experience and 8-10 years’ experience of managing people or teams
  • Is identified as having high potential
  • Is ready for promotion within the next 24 months
  • Has access to career development support within the organisation and sponsorship from their line management

As well as the wider network there is a real benefit in building an internal network of women with this shared experience and, as such, we will only take nominations to this programme from organisations who will nominate at least four women over a 12-month period.

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98% of the women who attend would recommend the programme to their colleagues.
There are few, if any, other programmes available today that can lay claim this level of success.

The Programme

The Leadership SummitTM is designed to build confidence, communication and connections, a career focus and resilience.

It does this through using a range of learning and development approaches and through the support of experienced facilitators who have not only had interesting careers, but also have expertise in women’s development. Additional dinner speakers give insights into how they built their executive careers.

Our residential programme runs over three days and gives the women the theoretical and practical frameworks within which to think about both their leadership journey and to turbo charge their career. In style it is non-academic, highly participative, enjoyable, and fun.

To support the women participants when they get back into the workplace we also provide a private career coaching session with one of our coaches and access to career booster events.

Women will leave the programme with:

  • A clear plan for driving their career forward and how to make the most of opportunities, communicating personal brand and sponsorship.
  • Increased insights into their own leadership style and how to leverage this.
  • Improved networking capabilities and a cohort of like- minded women to support them.
  • Improved confidence in delivering powerful personal and business communications.
  • Strategies and tactics for maintaining focus and well-being.

What participants say

“This is beyond a course! I feel it has not only changed my mindset, but my approach, my confidence journey and has got me thinking differently about my purpose, passion and future direction! This feels like it’s been an emotionally insightful and career and life changing experience!”
“The Pipeline Leadership Summit has empowered me to believe in myself by reaffirming and saying out loud what deep down you already know.”
“This event has given me so many tools to use in developing my career going forward, as well as extra motivation to take the next step. I’ve met and been inspired by so many amazing women - it’s absolutely brilliant!”

The Contractual Detail

In 2024 The Leadership SummitTM will run on the following dates:

Tuesday 12th - Thursday 14th
Tuesday 21st - Thursday 23rd
Tuesday 18th - Thursday 20th
Tuesday 24th - Thursday 26th
Tuesday 19th - Thursday 21st

The cost is £5,485 for each participant – this includes accommodation and meals and all materials.

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The three-day agenda and coaching follow up

Day 1


Introduction and Background – Your value as a woman leader.
What’s holding you back? Setting goals in line with your purpose.

Lead by: Programme Leader


‘Personal Story Telling’

Lead by: Communication Trainers & Actors


• Reception Drinks & Dinner
• Guest Speaker: “How I made it to the Executive”

Lead by: Programme Leader
Day 2


• Understanding your impact on others.
• Building your strategic network.

Lead by: Programme Leader


Building & Communicating your personal brand

Lead by: Personal Brand Expert

Afternoon & Evening

Building your plan – where do you go from here?

Lead by: Programme Leader


• Reception Drinks & Dinner
• Shaping your plan

Day 3


Finance – Understanding the assumptions behind the figures

Lead by: Finance Expert


Acing the Interview Process

Lead by: Career and Recruitment Consultants


Building resilience – Health and wellbeing

Lead by: Wellbeing Expert


Review & next steps

Lead by: Programme Leader
6 months after attendance

Call with coach

Follow up call to talk though progress against the four programme themes:
• Confidence
• Career Focus
• Connectivity
• Resilience

Lead by: Executive Coach
Let’s discuss your goals.

The Pipeline

The Pipeline was established to address the lack of gender parity in the leadership of organisations, private, public and third sector and support organisations to maximise the potential of the talented women they employ such that their organisations can perform better.

We offer consulting, coaching and development programmes to clients who want to achieve better talent pipeline outcomes at every level of their organisation and are looking for an agile, flexible, and responsive partner to create solutions to their problems. Since 2014 we have supported more than 170 clients to improve their talent pipeline performance.

We offer tailored programmes to organisations for women and ethnic minorities at senior management and senior leadership levels, and in 2024 will launch a new programme aimed at women in management with leadership potential. We publish the annual ‘Women Count’ report and run the acclaimed ‘Top FlightTM’ programme for women with potential to reach the executive committee of their organisations. We also support organisations with the development and measurement of their diversity and inclusion strategies and provide executive coaching.