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Lloyd’s Advance programme

Developing our future female leaders

At Lloyd’s our strength lies in the diversity of our people, their talent means we continue to innovate and provide insurance that supports the economic growth and resilience of communities, cities and countries, enabling human progress.

Commitment to improving gender diversity has increased over the past few years, data shows that an equal number of men and women are represented at the entry levels, however this representation does not translate at the senior level.

Lloyd’s is committed to closing the gender pay gap by working to increase the number of women taking up senior roles across the insurance industry as well as improving the gender and broader diversity balance across all levels. This programme will improve the pipeline of women within the industry identified as future leaders and develop personal attributes, capabilities and networks required to advance their careers supported by a community of peers. They will gain access to senior leaders from their own organisation through sponsorship.

Overall participants will:

  • Learn to manage themselves and their careers effectively and confidently in a male dominated industry
  • Learn from mentors, sponsors and female programme facilitators
  • Develop greater confidence and capability from their learning and related actions to apply what they have learned

Programme overview

  • 6-month development programme + additional 6 months mentoring and sponsorship
  • 15 Participants from the Corporation and the Industry
  • CEO Mentoring session, personality profile report
  • Sponsoring, Mentoring, Networking
  • 4 development modules as follows:

1. Unlocking self-limiting beliefs

On this workshop participants will learn the tools and techniques required to raise awareness over the roots of their limiting beliefs. They will work with practical and realistic tools and real-life examples that will enable them to walk away equipped and resilient to overcome any barriers with grit.

2. Creating sense of personal brand and profile

This workshop is highly experiential and explores what your personal brand is from the perspective of body, emotion and language. There is individual feedback for every participant.

3. Influencing and navigating stakeholders

This session will ensure you know who your key stakeholders are, where you need to build new relationships and will take you behind the scenes of influence, equipping you with the skills you need to master to succeed.

4. Negotiating for your own success

This session will look at the core aspects of negotiation and share a practical and highly effective process, together with the skills needed at each phase, to help you prepare and execute those critical career negotiations.


In 2023, we will run two cohorts, cohort 11 as a UK in-person programme, which will start in September. Applications will open in mid-June, (exact dates to be confirmed).

Cohort 12 will be a virtual cohort run for the Americas audience, a fully virtual and engaging offering run in US timed sessions. Application window to be confirmed, but please email if you are interested and based in the Americas.


£3500 + VAT per participant

Lloyd’s Advance programme brochure

Find out more about the programme by reading our brochure. 


Step 1: Discuss with your line manager, HR Department and/or Organisation to register your interest in attending the programme - and confirm your eligibility with them.

Step 2: Download and complete the application form below. Applications and will close on 07/07/2023. Send the completed form to (your line manager or sponsor is required to complete sections of the application form prior to sending). Advise your department head verbally of your intention to apply if they are not your line manager. You will be asked to provide details of your sponsor who should be a member of the Executive Team (or equivalent in a market organisation). 

Step 3: Lloyd’s will review the applications; all candidates will be advised of the outcome by 21st July 2023. Where the programme has reached capacity, it may be possible to defer a candidate to the next cohort.

Please download an application form below and complete. If you have any specific questions, please contact

Hear from previous participants

Watch our video to view the programme through the eyes of the participants.

Contact us

Please direct any questions to Aaron Boyle: