EmpowHer – a novel, holistic approach to accelerated women’s development

EmpowHer, accelerated development for women


“To ensure a sustainable pipeline of exceptional female leaders, companies need to be innovative in developing programs that provide opportunities for growth and  advancement, while also intentionally seeking out and encouraging these high-performing women to participate in these programs.”

John Veihmeyer Chairman, KPMG International


EmpowHer is a powerful blended learning journey for high potential women on the Leading Self and Leading Others levels who have not had the opportunity to pursue a professional career.

The programme:

  • equips women with the mindset, skillset and toolset to take those very important first steps in their leadership journeys and sets them up to progress in line with their potential
  • actively involves leaders of the women participating, strengthening their ability to create a supportive environment where these women are valued and given the growth opportunities to accelerate their career progress, and
  • identifies female role models within their organisations and encourages and equips them to ‘lift others as they rise’.

EmpowHer is significant and a culmination of 27 years’ experience that has touched the lives of over 103 000 people in 1 370 organisations in 34 countries.


Download our interactive EmpowHer e-profile for more details.


A value-adding tool: The Women’s Career Enabler Survey

Underpinning EmpowHer is the Women’s Career Enabler Survey. This tool provides organisations with a comprehensive snapshot of the career aspirations of women on these job levels and identifies the key challenges to their career progress, including personal, interpersonal and organisational factors as well as culture, family and household responsibilities.

To explore more details on the Women’s Career Enabler Survey and how we can shape EmpowHer to work for you, contact Alinda Nortje, Executive Chairperson of Free To Grow and author of EmpowHer on +27 82 852 6323 or alinda@ftgsa.co.za