The female lead society

Why not help start a female leadership programme in your school?

Sign up today and we’ll gift you all the content and framework you need to run weekly sessions on subjects from ambition and career, to building confidence and resilience. Students can explore stories of inspiring role models, learn how they’ve overcome adversity and discover the inter-play of many aspects of life and career. You will learn more about gender equality, gender stereotypes and the big challenges you might face on the way.

Students will have opportunities to connect with a carefully curated set of inspiring women at live events and become part of a vibrant, new community. Our aim is to inspire so that more girls find success and fulfilment in their own lives. We truly believe you can’t be what you can’t see.

Key Modules

Students design and run the programme, selecting key modules including;

– Portrayal of women in media
– Gender equality workshop
– Women in science debate
– Activism: Getting involved
– Building resilience

For more information on how to set up a society in your school, click here.

Excerpt from the programme

“The Female Lead Society is an exciting platform for young people to meet with the purpose of fostering curiosity, drive and courage in each other. It’s about working together to discuss the challenges young women face. It is a stance against low expectations, self-doubt, inequality and prejudice. It’s about confronting gender bias by demonstrating that you are not shaped by your biology for a pre-set role in society but can determine your personal destiny.”


83% felt more optimistic about their future career

... after completing The Female Lead programme earlier this year.

75% felt more confident putting themselves forward as a leader

... after completing The Female Lead programme earlier this year.

52% felt very confident that they will have a successful career in the future

... after completing The Female Lead programme earlier this year.

63% came across careers they were not previously aware of

... after completing The Female Lead programme earlier this year.

70% built their confidence and aspirations for the future

... after completing The Female Lead programme earlier this year.

Additional resources

Additional Female Lead teaching resources are available to download here. These classroom resources are designed to be used alongside ‘The Female Lead: Women who Shape our World’ book. The activities contained will help your students to begin exploring the stories of our Female Leads in greater depth, and thinking about the larger issues to which these stories connect.

This pack is divided into three sections, each with a number of tasks. Students can use the pack either independently or in a more directed lesson – further guidance can be found in these notes. Individual tasks can also be used as stand-alone activities, although we believe that the tasks work best when used as part of a whole section.



We are also sending The Female Lead book to Careers departments at Universities. Please contact [email protected] for more information.