Women inspired to lead at Scottish Parliament


Women employed by the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body will have a new opportunity to develop their confidence, skills and leadership capabilities as Holyrood launches its first Women in Leadership programme.

Fifteen women will bring a broad range of skills, experiences and backgrounds to a programme of workshops and intensive one-to-one coaching sessions over the next five months designed to develop their potential in a range of ways.   

In addition, the Parliament is creating a self-sustaining network enabling women to encourage and support each other throughout their careers. 

The programme and network will also encourage women taking part to look at any barriers to progress at the Scottish Parliament and effective ways they could be tackled. 

The Scottish Parliament Presiding Officer, the Rt Hon Tricia Marwick MSP said:  

“The Women in Leadership Programme is something that’s very close to my heart. The Parliament has always been fully committed to equality and as an employer has a track record to be proud of.  This programme and the establishment of a Women’s Network underline our commitment to set an example in empowering women to achieve their goals.” 


Photographs of the Women in Leadership launch event are available free of charge 

  • The Women in Leadership programme is open to women of all grades employed by the Scottish Parliament who want to develop their leadership skills, achieve more from their careers and look at where and how they can add value to the organisation.


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