Rise program

The Rise Program is an achievable five-month intensive career and leadership training program, with a focus on real strategies to get you promoted.

The program aims to empower emerging female leaders to take their careers into their own hands and teaches practical skills to help them progress beyond the program.


the program format?

  • Introductory group workshop
  • 3 x Individual executive coaching sessions
  • Career advancement plan
  • Final group session

A group workshop sets the agenda and goals for the program. You’ll hear from an accomplished guest speaker and be introduced to comprehensive resources and useful exercises. You’ll also have the opportunity to network with like-minded women.

The workshop is followed by three individual executive coaching sessions, where you’ll work with an experienced leadership coach to produce and start actioning a career development plan. Participants will come together for a final group roundtable to discuss key learnings.

who would

benefit from this program?

This program is designed specifically for emerging female leaders, who’ve achieved one or two promotions and are looking to grow into an executive leadership role.

Typically, you’ll be aged 25-39, with a strong focus on accelerating your career to move ahead. The program suits most corporate industries, including media, government and finance.

what does

the program cover?

The program will drive real results by putting in place a firm step-by-step career plan to take you where you want to go. You’ll be working directly with some of the top women in Australian business (former directors) to identify your strengths and areas for improvement.

The Rise Program is a tailored career program. It is an open conversation and customised to your specific challenges. Depending on your individual needs, you’ll look at:

  • Diagnosing your key growth areas
  • Specific barriers preventing you from your next promotion.
  • Increasing your day-to-day resilience
  • Finding the right mentors and sponsors
  • Building a long-term career plan

How do


The investment per participant is $3,300 plus GST. This is inclusive of the workshop, individual coaching sessions, a comprehensive career plan for you to action PLUS all the bonuses including an accomplished guest speaker and invaluable networking.

Ask your employer

In 95% of cases, your employer will pay for you to attend the Rise Program.


We support all self-funded participants with a payment plan. Contact us on +61 2 9239 5080 or info@gillianfox.com.au for more information.

The first 2020 program commences on March 12th, 2020, registrations close at 5 pm on February 27th, 2020.


Check out the full list of our FAQs by downloading the program information guide. Alternatively, contact us on +61 2 9239 5080 or info@gillianfox.com.au


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