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we can unlock female power 'for good'? What if we can create a new narrative that is inclusive and diverse? So that, together, we create a story of possibility that combines the best of the feminine and masculine?

Watch the video.

Are you the changemaker we're looking for? 
The WIFS leadership programme can facilitate 10-14 changemakers per cycle who are committed to a future in which female leadership qualities play just as important a role as male qualities. Do you work in or support the financial sector? Do you feel the need for change and do you want to make a difference in your organisation? Do you like to do this not alone, but with a vibrant community?

Sign up now for the WIFS leadership programme!
The WIFS leadership programme works towards the results that:

  • You will be able to use your potential to the fullest. It gives you the means & strength for your journey of discovery.
  • Together with others in the programme, we unlock female power so that together we create a new story in which the balance between female and male power is optimal. This new story is one of possibilities.
  • Creating a new reality from which we can initiate change 'for good' within your organisation, the financial sector and the whole world. Together.

Practical Information
The WIFS leadership programme starts with a schedule consisting of one evening and 2.5 days at a location centrally located in the Netherlands. The entire programme lasts several months, with a journey and then three return visits. 

More information and registering
Do you have any questions or would you like to sign up? Contact Nelsy Salden. To ensure that everyone enters the programme with the right expectations and we do so with a group of like-minded people, you will first have a intake via phone with Peter Paul Leutscher of RedZebra.

NOW is the time for change!
"We live in a time of extraordinary change. A time when every individual, every business, every sector and every government is experiencing the effects of breakthroughs in computing power, connectivity, artificial intelligence, biotechnology and other innovative technologies. This is a revolution without borders that is spreading around the world at an incredible speed." Klaus Schwab - World Economic Forum

In this time of extraordinary change, the Earth, our home, is becoming increasingly fragile. Its well-being (and ours) is threatened by systemic crises in our relationship with ourselves, with each other and with the Earth.

We are out of balance. To restore this balance, we must give the female voice a significant role and balance the feminine power with the masculine. In order to properly respond to the challenges we face within our organisations, our sector, the world, we need to shift from 'power over' to 'power to create'. In essence, this is about relationships and connections, the core of female power.

Listen to the podcast about the WIFS leadership programme
In episode 2 of our podcast, Mirelle van Gemert talks to Fionnuala Herder-Wynne about the WIFS leadership programme.

Listen to the podcast via Spotify or iTunes.

How can the WIFS leadership programme help you?
The core of the programme is a journey of personal discovery, but one that is undertaken in community with others like you. From the start, the programme encourages reflection, awareness, community and action 'for good' on your personal challenge and a shared challenge.

The programme consists of 3 phases:

  1. Preparation.
  2. The deep dive Journey Intensive that you go through together with a community of changemakers.
  3. In action. Supported by a community of changemakers, mentors and/or sponsors from within your ecosystem and by coaching from the RedZebra facilitators.

Check the programme here.

They preceded you...
"They made magic possible. Watch the testimonials in this video.

Why this programme?
A future in which the financial sector is as diverse and inclusive as our society. That is what we at WIFS are committed to. In the financial sector in particular, male leadership qualities are traditionally the norm. More space and respect for female qualities, such as empathy, cooperation and a focus on the long term, ensure more diverse teams that make better informed decisions. The result: better products and services, more profitable companies and a more future-proof sector.

WIFS is committed to making the power of the feminine visible, and empowering changemakers across the sector to feel empowered (and energised) to act 'for good'. The intention of WIFS with this programme is to support this growing community of changemakers by:

  1. Strengthening the power of the female within a community of changemakers who share values such as: connection, empowerment, sharing and energising;
  2. And to support these changemakers as they take action together towards the 'what if...'?

Who are the facilitators of the journey?

Peter Paul Leutscher
Peter Paul is partner of the RedZebra Group and has over 30 years of experience in leadership and organisational development. He has developed a unique skillset to connect the hard and soft side of people. Discovering "purpose" is the source of inspiration, creation and direction to make fundamental choices. Working with Peter Paul provides an intrinsic sense of connection and security. His great gift lays in the ability to move, awaken and connect people. Connecting purpose, people to performance.

Fionnuala Herder-Wynne
Fionnuala is a strategic partner of Oxford Leadership and S-Ray Diagnostics and a partner of the RedZebra Group. She has over thirty years of experience as a Senior Leader, Coach and Catalyst, building high performance teams and innovative cultures within organisations. She has extensive experience in designing, developing and delivering change interventions that have impact at the individual, team and organisational level. Listen to the WIFS podcast with with Fionnuala.


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