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Diversity specialists - Ambition+



Ambition+ is part of the Ambition Group dedicated to creating a more diverse workforce.

Working with organisations across the Professional Services and Financial Services markets, we aim to provide guidance on the challenges faced in respect to diversity and, in particular, gender diversity.

We believe that businesses need to ensure they identify, develop and retain their female pipeline talent to become the leaders of the future.  

With the above in mind, we have created the following range of services to help you embed diversity and inclusion within your company:

If you are interested in any of the above services please contact Sally Clare, Head of Diversity, on 
0207 430 7274 or email diversity@ambition.co.uk

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Diversity and your Talent Pipeline

Many companies focus on their top tier female talent and are working to get more women on their executive boards.  Whilst this is absolutely necessary, our approach is slightly different.  We want to help your business to create the female leaders of the future.

Our training will start you on your journey towards creating an inclusive culture.  It will teach you how to attract a diverse talent pool and retain your talent pipeline.  

We will advise on the correct measures to put in place now in order to create an inclusive, gender balanced, diverse organisation in the future.

Bespoke sessions are typically held at the company’s premises and cover a range of topics, tailored to the needs of your organisation.  Some examples include:

  • What is diversity and why is it important to your business?
  • How to attract and retain a diverse talent pool
  • How to undertake an inclusive interview process
  • Mentoring and Sponsorship
  • Creating networks for your organisation
  • Diversity diagnostics and analysis
  • Implementing flexible working

Diversity and Talent "Lunch and Learn" Series

Join a small group of individuals from various organisations for a series of three lunchtime sessions, where you will learn how to embed diversity into your talent process.

These sessions will cover:

  • How to encourage a diverse culture and engage internal business champions
  • How to attract and retain a diverse talent pool
  • How to undertake an inclusive interview process

Each session takes place throughout the year so you can choose the most convenient time for you to come and learn with others.

Eventbrite - Diversity and Talent 'Lunch and Learn' - Session 1 - Building a diverse culture

Women in Business Services Programmes  

Many firms commonly focus on their revenue generating employees when creating networking groups, running training initiatives and providing coaching and career development.  This hugely neglects the women in their business services.

Typically, business services comprise back office staff and are generally made up of Finance & Accounting, HR, Marketing, IT, Admin, Client Services etc.

Business services teams can make up to a third of company headcount, yet in most organisations they receive less encouragement and investment per capita. Our aim is to change this.

Ambition+ has created a series of development programmes specifically for women in internal support departments / back office functions.  The programmes aim to help raise aspirations, retain authenticity and enhance ability to navigate the workplace.

These programmes are held publicly at a central location or can be held privately at your company premises.

Below is an outline of the topics available:

Inspiration+*

Key speakers who have progressed to a senior level within Business Services talk about their careers and the challenges that they have faced, inspiring your women to achieve and progress their own careers.

*Only available as a public series

Authenticity+

Providing you with the tools and techniques to build your internal brand and enhance your authenticity.

  • Creating your elevator pitch
  • Raising your internal profile
  • Collaborating effectively with fee earners 

Confidence+

How to develop your confidence:
  • Improve your presentation skills
  • Internal networking
  • Sponsorship & Mentoring 

Achievements+

Delegates take part in practical exercises where they speak about the impact that the training has had on them and set goals for the future.

  • Taking charge of your career 
  • Next steps
  • Plan what you want to achieve
  • Talk effectively about your achievements 
Eventbrite - Women in Business Services Programme

Diversity in Recruitment

Ambition+ has created a bespoke training session to educate recruitment consultants and business leaders on issues surrounding diversity and inclusion.  

Session topics include:
  • How to ensure you are being inclusive in your recruitment process. 
  • How to ensure you promote diversity in your brief
  • How to write job advert to attract a diverse talent pool 
  • How to ensure your interview process is inclusive
  • How diversity can increase your revenue

This training is specifically aimed at recruitment teams and businesses, providing recruiters with the tools they need to partner with their clients to move the diversity agenda forward. 

Contact us today to book your tailored session >

Our Networks

Women with Ambition

This is an exclusive networking series for career focused individuals across Professional and Financial Services. Launched in 2006 and initially targeted at women, this network has evolved to become an inclusive platform for any individual, regardless of gender, to interact with their peers in a social setting whilst providing insights on professional and career issues.

Our Women with Ambition events are an exclusive series of events hosted several times a year by Ambition in our key office locations across London, Asia and Australia. For further information on these events or how to become a part of this network please join the Women with Ambition UK LinkedIn group.

Women in Partnership

This is a sub-discussion group for senior women within Practice, Property, Legal and Consulting firms to collaborate and work together to try to increase the number of women in partnership positions. To find out more about these networks and to request an invitation, please email: diversity@ambition.co.uk 

Research and Information

Ambition+ has recently conducted research across Professional Services and Financial Services to identify the real reasons why women are leaving professions before reaching the most senior positions, and to find out if there are any key trends.

The findings of this research are presented in a report which is now available for purchase.

Eventbrite - Survey Results: "Why do women leave Professional & Financial Services?"

For daily content around issues relating to diversity and inclusion, please follow our diversity Twitter feed:
@diversityambuk

Speaking engagements

Our Head of Diversity Sally Clare is available for public and
private speaking events on topics relating to gender diversity.  

For more information, please get in touch with Sally on
020 7430 7274 or email diversity@ambition.co.uk.

International Women's Day

Ambition+ is proud to support International Women's Day.

#PledgeForParity is the International Women's Day 2016 campaign theme. Please join us in taking action by making a pledge below to help accelerate gender parity.