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I am… Francesca Chapaneri and I’m leading the development of our learning programmes and ensuring their successful delivery.  In four short years, this social impact organisation has grown from running the mentoring programme on behalf of the 30% Club, to developing multiple programmes that support a rapidly growing number of big brands.  Some of these programmes are standardised, others tailor-made for individual clients.  I’ll be overseeing the design and delivery of them all, to progress the impact of Women Ahead and Moving Ahead’s valuable work. 

I've been… lucky enough to have had some amazing managers over the years but one in particular, early on in my career, really stands out as a great role model and mentor. She showed me the difference between management and leadership and her coaching approach and growth mindset really accelerated my development. She set me up for success and it left a deep impression through setting the tone of the kind of manager and leader I wanted to be.   

I bring… bags of experience in designing and delivering team and business-wide learning programmes across the private, public and charity sectors. Coaching and mentoring have always played a big part of what I do as they are such a powerful and effective interventions.  What's key for me is that whatever the learning environment, people feel relaxed, stretched and inspired - to me that's the ideal combination for people to develop and grow. That’s why I’m thrilled to be leading the design and delivery of programmes here – they create the space for people to do just that.  

Moving Ahead and Women Ahead… provide truly impactful events and opportunities that equip and empower people and teams to learn and develop through embracing mentoring, diversity and inclusion. 

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