Are you a leader who is passionate about developing the next generation of leaders from diverse backgrounds?

Girls and young people from BAME and low socio-economic backgrounds do not see enough people who look like them in positions of leadership. Neither do they know enough people who do the job they would like to do in the future. But we do! We are mobilising inspirational professional leaders to develop the next generation of leaders from diverse backgrounds. By working together, we are increasing aspirations and helping many talented young people reach their full academic, career and leadership potential. Join us!

Opportunities to Inspire

There are many ways for you to inspire the next generation of leaders. Some examples include:

Reading and number Partners
Classroom ceo
Mock Interviews
Speed Networking Events
l.e.a.d dropdown days
World of Work Visits

Join the movement

eight reasons why our inspiring leaders say you should join


You get to share your leadership skills and experiences with the next generation.


You get to be part of a community of like-minded leaders from a variety of sectors.


You get to address a complex problem while having fun.


You get to understand more about the education system and how they prepare young people for the world of work.


You get to develop young people’s employability skills and thus reduce the skills shortage.


You get to understand yourself better as a leader. You often feel clearer about your purpose and leadership style.


You get to transform lives and communities by improving young people’s confidence, self-esteem and access to new possibilities.


You get to be part of something bigger than yourself.

How it Works

Become an inspiring leader in four easy steps

1. Register your interest below

2. Complete the onboarding process

(Just a bit of paperwork)

3. Accept an opportunity to inspire

4. Have fun and change lives



A young person who has four or more meaningful encounters with an employer is 86% less likely to be unemployed or not in education or training and can earn up to 22% more during their career.

Education and Employers Taskforce


Frequently Asked Questions

We are looking for people who lead or has led an organisation, department or project. This includes, but not limited to, job positions such as, Founder, CEO (and C-level management), Partner, Director, MP, Head and Manager.

Once you have registered your interest, you will be asked to complete the registration process by submitting a short bio, an appropriate headshot and a signed copy of our terms and condition. Please note that we reserve the right to revoke the registration. In the event of rejection, you will be notified of the reason for refusal.

No. We welcome you to take part in as many or as few opportunities to inspire as your availability permits. We are extremely flexible with regards to dates and times and aim to work around your availability.

Prior to the day, you will be provided with a detailed overview of the school engagement opportunity including location, time and resources if required. A member of the DLN team will be available in person or by phone to assist you with any needs you may have. In addition to this support, the lead contact person at the school will be on hand to assist with classroom management, resources and general logistics.

Absolutely! Our opportunities are perfectly designed for whole teams and organisations to get involved. To find out more about our corporate partnership, visit out Corporate Partners page.

Register your interest

If you are interested in becoming an Inspiring Leader, please complete this form and someone from the DLN team will be in touch to take you through the next step.

Manger House, 62A Highgate High Street, London, N6 5HX

Tel: 020 3633 2298