WHAT WE DO
WE DEVELOP THE NEXT GENERATION OF DIVERSE LEADERS
Our mission is to develop the next generation of leaders from diverse backgrounds. To achieve this, we place a network of Inspiring Leaders into the classroom to dispel leadership stereotypes and equip every child with the awareness, ability and access needed to reach their full potential.
We raise young people's knowledge of the fastest growing industries and job positions that require leadership skills.
We develop young people's leadership skills, soft skills and character traits.
We increase young people's access to a diverse network of relatable role models and further opportunities.
One of the most dangerous and irresponsible myths about leadership is that it is the province of just a handful of people, a magic ability reserved for unique individuals. Leadership can be understood, learned and practiced by all.
Kouzes and Posner, 2008
WHY WE DO IT
WE BELIEVE LEADERSHIP, STARTING EARLY AND REPRESENTATION MATTERS
Far too many talented girls and young people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) and low-income backgrounds fail to reach their full academic, career and leadership potential because of a lack of knowledge, skills and networks.
Many of these young people do not know that in the next two decades managerial and professional careers will account for 46% of all jobs worldwide and approximately 83% of all new jobs in the UK. This will make leadership one of the skills that will be very high in demand.
Starting Early Matters
It's proven that the development of leadership skills in young people of school age improves behaviour for learning, confidence, resilience, peer relationships, and communication and team-building skills. Yet, many leadership programmes start far too late for these young people.
No child should be made to feel like they don’t belong, but that is exactly what happens when these young people fail to see people who look like them in senior positions of leadership. It limits their aspirations and diminishes their confidence, leaving them locked into a cycle of disadvantage.
HOW WE DO IT
WE WORK IN PARTNERSHIP WITH SCHOOLS, INSPIRING LEADERS AND ORGANISATIONS
We are passionate about developing leaders. However, we know that we can’t do it alone! We partner with forward-thinking schools, inspirational professional leaders and socially-conscious corporate organisations, all keen to develop the next generation of leaders. To find out more, click below.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT OUR WORK
A very valuable experience for our students. It really gave them the skills and maturity (as well as the confidence) to articulate their sense of leadership. The sense of empowerment was so inspiring. We look forward to more involvement with DLN.
The programme has helped me to think about my future in a way that I hadn’t thought about it before. The leadership tasks really helped me to understand how the workplace works.
The session with Diverse Leaders Network exceeded my expectations. I was provided with loads of support from DLN from the time that I signed up for the session. The students were extremely bright and motivated and it was a joy to interact with them. It is always good to expand your own experiences and knowing how to teach and inspire others is key as a leader.
We are very pleased with Diverse Leaders Network. It’s been a great opportunity for our students to learn leadership skills and apply them in their lives. Leadership Education should be part of the curriculum. It is as important as Science, Maths and English.
I thoroughly enjoyed our session with Diverse Leaders Network and I have spoken about it to many of my peers over the last week and could not recommend it more highly to them. As current business leaders we have a real responsibility for generating the next generation of leaders.
Partners & Supporters
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WE WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU
If you have any questions or queries or would like some more information – give us a call or message us!
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Manger House, 62A Highgate High Street, London, N6 5HX
Tel: 020 3633 2298