Aspire2lead (A2L)

is an exciting new project part-funded by the European Social Fund. The project is designed to address gender inequality and support women to achieve their potential and contribute to the growth of businesses in the York and North Yorkshire LEP Area. Aspire-igen are working in partnership with Beyond 2030 and Yorkshire In Business to deliver a range of support with a holistic approach, with each individual or organisation able to access a number of strands on offer to suit their needs and goals.

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Click here to read more about each of the 12 strands of aspire2lead

Through a package of 12 inter-connected interventions, A2L offers training and support to employed/self-employed women to tackle specific barriers to equality and enable them to progress in the workforce. The project also supports SMEs to adopt more equality-based values, processes, systems and structures that help them to attract and retain women into their workforce.

A2L is offering the following interventions to women in employment/self-employment; Women Leadership Training, Women Returner Support, Women Support Networks, Women Ambassadors, Aspiring Young Women (ages 19-30), Influencer training (in schools, colleges and universities) and Women Entrepreneurs (ages 50+).

For SMEs we can offer support to establish/implement; Women ‘Returnships’, Gender pay gap analysis and Action Plans, Organisational Transformation, Sponsorship programmes and Tackling Gender Stereotypes support.

Please note, for individuals to be eligible they must be in employment, have the right to live and work in the UK and be 19 years of age or above. SMEs must be able to prove that they have fewer than 250 employees to receive support.

For further information call our team on 01904 652 157 or email

Fully Funded Programmes

Future Female Leader

Delegates have an opportunity to explore a new leadership paradigm which supports their transition from Manager to Leader. Our female only leadership development programme is led by our experienced facilitators and include group participation, 1-2-1 performance coaching and transformational leadership techniques to support delegates to realise their full potential. All supported by access to our performance coaches, webinars and a raft of online support read CPD materials. Click here further information complete the form below, call 01904 652 157 or email us on

Visionary Women

 It is a terrible tragedy to not listen to your inner voice when you know you are not feeling truly aligned...
We understand how incredibly easy it is to slip into a routine that doesn't serve you...
Perhaps you are fairly content, maybe if you made a list of all of your important areas,  you could tick a few of the boxes and say you are roughly where you "should be" in life...
  • - Emotionally
  • - Relationally
  • - Financially
  • - Physically
  • - Spiritually
But lets get down to the real stuff... Where do you actually want to be? What do you feel still needs to be awaken from within?
Imagine a scenario 20, maybe 30 years into the future looking back in regret. I'm talking here purely about the regret of inaction, for not believing in yourself enough, for perhaps needing to be verified by others too much and not focusing on the immensity of what is possible for you.
Don't live with regret...Follow your heart more than your head. Follow your intuition more than the expectations of those around you...

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Research Programme

Take part in our Gender Research Programme - receive a FREE Audit - The Gender Awareness Scale - and we will help you to  change the narrative about the gender pay gap and stereotyping.

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