Rise program


Rise is for early career and mid-level women who want to amplify their confidence and rise within their organisation. Building on their potential, it equips young professionals with the skills, confidence, and knowledge to progress their career.

Over three months, participants learn step-by-step strategies to master the art of effective communication, navigate change and uncertainty, and build employee engagement.

For businesses, supporting their employees through the program helps build a leadership pipeline for women, attracting, accelerating and retaining female talent.

who would

benefit from this program?

Typically, participants are aged from 30 to 45. They are individuals interested in self-improvement, who demonstrate a desire to grow and progress in their career.

RISE is relevant to many industries, from technology and defence to government and finance. Participants enjoy the benefit of being with other talented, ambitious women at a similar career stage.


the program format?

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 two 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.

what does

the program cover?

  • How to self-promote and advance your career
  • Identifying and amplifying your unique strengths
  • Enhancing confidence and self-awareness
  • Elevating your mind set from day-to-day functions to macro-thinking
  • Increasing personal presence in meetings
  • Communicating confidently via email



RISE delivers honest, practical insights, helping participants identify specific steps to maximise their career potential.

We start with a ‘Strengths Profile’ diagnostic to identify each participant’s skills, learned behaviours and potential limitations.

The first 2021 program commences in Sydney on Wednesday, 10 March 2021, registrations close at 11.59 pm on 3 March 2021.


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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