Our flagship year-long programme for women who want to develop their career in a structured and supportive environment

Crossing Thresholds has transformed the lives of over 5,000 women across the UK and internationally - and there’s a decade’s worth of testimonials that prove it.

The women we work with learn how to define what they want from their career and their life, and how to achieve it.  This is foundational work; challenging, inspiring and stretching participants to achieve more than they could have expected.  Mentoring partnerships are the cornerstone of the programme and enable participants to benefit from the experience and perspective of senior colleagues.

We conduct a survey of graduates one year after completing the course, and find that an average of 75% have been promoted or have moved into a more suitable job. In addition, over 90% felt more confident and had a clearer sense of direction, with 98% stating they would recommend Crossing Thresholds to others.

We are pleased to announce all scheduled programmes are being delivered remotely. Read about our transition to virtual delivery here

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Key Benefits

Crossing Thresholds graduates leave the programme with:

  • Increased clarity in terms of career direction
  • A strategic plan to help them pursue their goals
  • Greater confidence in their abilities
  • Enhanced interview and communication skills
  • An ongoing and supportive network of peers

I have secured a promotion to a new department and I can’t thank Crossing Thresholds enough!!  Although I undertook my CT programme what seems like many moons ago, the principles I learnt have been part of the bedrock for how I approach both my personal and professional life.

Funmi Amosu, Finance Manager, Foreign and Commonwealth Office

What's Involved

The Crossing Thresholds programme has five themed group modules, as well as peer support groups, one-to-one mentoring and shadowing opportunities:

Module 1: Career goal-setting and planning

Vision, Values and goals. Creating a viable action plan. Getting the best from mentoring. Tips from past participants.

Module 2: Getting the balance right for you

What do you want in your life as a whole? Getting the right work done. Establishing your ideal life pattern. Mindfulness.

Module 3: Succeeding at Interviews

Personal branding. Interview tips. Structuring your answers for maximum impact. Informal interview practice with feedback.

Module 4: Communicating with Impact

Presenting with credibility. Giving difficult feedback. Thinking on your feet. Role play practice sessions.

Module 5: Positioning for success

Career goal refresh. Peer feedback. Developing resilience. Raising your profile. Mentor panel: tips for going forward.