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Lloyd’s Advance programme

Why develop our future female leaders

At Lloyd’s our strength lies in the diversity of our people. That’s why its so important to improving gender diversity within the Lloyd’s Market. 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 that are identified as future leaders.

We have successfully completed 9 cohorts with the purpose of helping participants to build the skills, relationships and confidence they need to effectively manage their future careers.

  • For delegates in cohort 5, 100% of the responders celebrated an improved role, promotion, secondment or role stretch, in the 2 years since completing the programme.
  • 100% of cohort 8 agreed that they gained knowledge that can be applied to their career.
  • In a pre/post programme evaluation, Cohort 8 saw an increase from 33% to 61% on positive scores for career development and direction.


  • Learn to manage yourself and your career effectively and confidently
  • Learn from mentors, sponsors and female programme facilitators
  • Develop greater confidence and capability from your learning and related actions to apply what you have learnt

As a delegate you will attend / complete:

  • DISC psychometrics, 1:1 report debrief, with a 1:1 career coaching session
  • Career insight from senior female event
  • 6 months sponsoring, mentoring and networking
  • 4 development modules as follows:

     - Empowering your potential 

     - Creating sense of personal brand and profile

     - Influencing and navigating stakeholders

     - Negotiating for your own success

Lloyd’s Advance programme brochure

Find out more about the programme by reading our brochure. 

Who is it for?

This programme is designed for high potential mid-level women, 2-3 steps away from substantial leadership/c-suite level roles with the potential for leadership promotions and lateral movement into multiple roles. Often delegates are already senior managers/head of level looking to make their next step in their careers.

All applications will be considered on merit and sponsorship with agreement from your HR Business Partner.

Key points to remember when applying

  • The sponsor must be someone different to the line manager. Recommended to be two levels above the individual and is expected to fully engage in the Sponsor event and future interactions with the delegate.
  • Applicants are to please block out all session dates in their diary – sessions are not recorded, so attendance is crucial.
  • Identify how this programme will help you – read the course session outlines and link your development goals to the course outcomes.
  • Applicants will nominate a mentor from their organisation who will work with another member of the cohort.

How to apply

Application deadline: 9 July 2024

We run two cohorts a year costing £3,500 + VAT per participant.

  • Cohort 14 – UK F2F cohort – launches September, applications June 2024
  • Cohort 15 – UK F2F cohort – launches January, applications TBC
  • Cohort 16 – UK F2F (Q1 2025 – exact dates TBC)

  • Discuss with line manager, HR Department and/or organisation to register your interest in attending the programme - and confirm your eligibility with them
  • Advise your department head verbally of your intention to apply if they are not your line manager

  • Download and complete the application form below
  • Ensure your manager and sponsor fill in the required sections 
  • Send the completed form to

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: