Applications for our 2018 intake are now closed.
Breakthrough Leaders prepares exceptional women to lead organisations into a dynamic and prosperous future. Meet the women who have graduated from the programme.
Experience a journey of discovery, learning and deep development alongside an exceptional peer group. Develop a leadership mindset that is spacious, has ample room for the ambiguities of the world, for conflicting feelings and contradictory ideas. Develop and accelerate agile and lateral thinking.
The ten-month programme is made up of four immersive and intensive four-day residential courses, complemented by coaching from leading New Zealand business figures.
Breakthrough Leaders candidates:
Focused around four intensive residential modules of four days, participants come together with facilitators, leaders and Global Women members in a network of shared expertise. Stepping outside the “day-to-day” creates a learning environment that’s tailored to suit individual leadership needs.
Only 30 exceptional women are selected for the programme—a dynamic group, where issues can be discussed freely and individuals can learn from one another.
The programme combines distinctive elements of the New Zealand leadership experience with overseas exposure to give Leaders a truly global perspective.
Participants foster, test and accelerate the skills they learn by implementing a commercial imperative unique to their individual organisation and by taking their skills to the wider community. Regular 3-way reviews between the participant, programme director and executive sponsors ensures high application of learning and enhanced return on investment for the organisation.
Breakthrough Leaders alumnae become part of one of the most distinguished and powerful networks in the New Zealand leadership sector, continuing to learn from one another well beyond the programme.
Participants also have access the wider Global Women network, made up of some of New Zealand’s most influential leaders and organisations.
A huge number of our 158 alumnae have moved into significant executive positions, started a company or moved into overseas roles. Meet our alumnae.
"This is not just about you as a leader in your organisation, it's about you as a leader in your whole life."
- Adithi Pandit, Partner at Deloitte New Zealand
2015 Global Women Breakthrough Leaders programme alumna