The Animo Group has announced it will work with The Confidence Collective, a 4 part programme designed to develop and empower women in their careers and with a particular focus on women in technology looking to move into leadership roles. 

Animo will support two places on the upcoming programme starting January 2022 enabling those who may not otherwise be able to access the programme to take part in the 4 part programme. The Confidence Collective is led by which is led by Beckie Taylor, a People expert and coach and provides practical advice and activities and a range of free resources covering topics including building confidence and resilience, managing imposter syndrome, developing leadership skills and processes to build effective teams and partnerships all as part of a unique journey towards confidence and success. 

The programme forms part of a wider confidence mission for Beckie Taylor who created online platform The Confidence Community, a home for free resources and advice and in her own words is “ a community shaped by a community, we don’t just want to be another unread notification in a sea of content and there are plenty of fantastic resources already out there who do excellent work, so we’re building our community with the help of the people within it and taking their guidance on what is important’ 

Whilst the community platform is a relatively new project for Taylor, her mission around women and confidence was the original catalyst for the Tech Returners organisation of which she is CEO and for which her work saw her win The Northern Power Women Transformational Leader Award in 2021. Most recently she has been focusing on The Confidence Collective’ programme which has been quietly gathering momentum since 2018 having seen more than 70 women already complete the programme and go on to win industry awards, obtain promotions and new roles and even speak at TEDx. The programme has also worked exclusively with The CoOp and to develop female talent. 

Speaking about the programme Paul Church said 

“It’s a privelege for The Animo Group to partner with The Confidence Community. The UK needs more diverse leadership teams and that in turn will help create more diverse teams overall. 

Apart from it quite simply being the right thing to do, both ethically & commercially, by creating more diverse businesses, we are helping combat the severe talent shortage we have in the UK. 

For us, this partnership was a no brainer * 

Individuals can apply for a free place on the programme by completing the following form.

Paid places on the 4 part programme are £1,500 per person with payment options available. Bespoke packages are also available for businesses considering multiple individuals for the programme, whilst sponsorship packages are available for businesses looking to support the programme and enable women to participate free of charge. 

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