Women in Film and Television UK (WFTV) has announced the launch of The WFTV Fearless Leadership Programme.

The programme consists of a cohort of eight senior leaders from across the industry who will take part in a course of masterclasses over the next six months led by professional development coach Tracy Forsyth.

The purpose of the WFTV Fearless Leadership Programme is “to empower women to thrive in senior leadership positions by providing training and coaching in leadership skills, tools and techniques and mindset.”

This bespoke programme of group coaching, 1-2-1 coaching and masterclasses is designed to supercharge leadership skills and create an annual cohort of eight female leaders who will be professional sounding boards and confidants for each other for the rest of their careers.

CEO Katie Bailiff said “We are delighted to be expanding WFTV’s professional development arm by adding the leadership course in addition to our long established mid-career mentoring scheme. We are passionate about arming women with the skills and confidence to thrive in senior roles across the industry.”

Tracy Forsyth said, “I work with many senior leaders across the film and tv industry on a one-to-one basis and I saw the power of creating a group of leaders who are walking the same path and sharing some of the same obstacles to come together in an inclusive, supportive, and safe space to discuss, learn and share best practice.

Leadership is seldom taught, and it can be lonely and full of self-doubt.  But there is a job to be done if we want to change the face of the establishment and we believe this is a fantastic way to do it!”

The candidates on this year’s scheme are:

  1. Dee Hendry | Former Co Founder and Chief Operating Officer, Honey Bee Media
  2. Clare Cheetham | Executive VFX Producer, Coffee & TV
  3. Emma Parkins | Creative Director / Executive Producer, Alley Cats Films
  4. Lucy Price | Founder Managing Director & Agent, Loop Talent
  5. Nadine Marsh-Edwards | Executive Producer and Company Founder, Green Acre Films
  6. Susie Dark | Managing Director / Chief Operating Officer
  7. Seeta Lingam | Supervising Art Director
  8. Sam Margaritis | Managing Director, Digital Orchard.

Jon Creamer

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