Three women delegates on a training course. Two have dark tops and one has a cream top

Girl Power

The number of women seeking leadership and management training grows by over 10% year on year.

In a year when Britain has elected its second female Prime Minister and within a week or so, the population of the United States may have appointed its first ever female President, girl power is growing in the business world too.

Impellus, one of the UK’s leading Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) approved training providers, has seen a significant uplift in women attending its management training courses over the last few years. Forty two per cent of delegates on courses between September 2015 and August 2016 were female compared with 38% the previous year representing an increase of more than ten per cent.

Splitting out Scotland, the growth is more significant, as the percentage of women occupying seats on courses rose from 33% to 41% over the same period.

Females increasingly commit to studying an ILM Leadership and Management Award too

The number of females registering to study an ILM Award, an internationally recognised management training qualification, after attending an Impellus course has grown by a similar percentage year on year. Female managers still lag behind their male counterparts on a ratio of 43:57% but the gender gap is closing.

Clearly, business leaders are keen to realise the potential of their female employees with a willingness to invest in management training regardless of gender.

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Graph showing the split of male versus female delegates on management training courses ’14-’15

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Graph showing the increased percentage of women occupying seats on management training courses ’15-’16