Taking Ourselves to the Next Level

After being promoted to Head of Communications, Nisha Spearman experienced a lack of self-confidence. Being one of very few people of colour in the senior leadership team compounded those feelings. Nisha joined A Leader Like Me to meet like-minded people who were in a similar position and to work on raising their confidence in a […]

The Power of Presence for Women Who Lead

How do you become the best version of yourself? A Leader Like Me was thrilled to feature international keynote speaker and author of multiple, best-selling books, Carol Kinsey Goman for our Inaugural Master Class in November 2020. Her focus? Leadership Presence. Carol explains, “Leadership presence is not a reflection of your intelligence, competence,technical skills or […]

Self Investment for Self Development

We often don’t take time out to invest in ourselves. Our time is always filled with a countless number of responsibilities that we often prioritize over our own self development.  When Prarthna Thakore joined A Leader Like Me she saw it as an opportunity to invest in her self development. In fact, she describes A […]

Speak Up and Step Up

In a world where women are always fighting to have their seat at the table, it’s easy to be overlooked or fall back on the comfort of lurking in the background. Adena J. White decided it was time for a change and joined A Leader Like Me in the Summer of 2020. On the surface, […]

Diverse perspectives build strength

It’s 2021, and there is a lot of work to do to ‘walk the talk’ when it comes to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. Although there was attention paid and much performance in diversity commitments, this is the year to make progress on real action. The truth is that change will not happen overnight and […]

Are you ready for results? Join us!

When Advita Patel and I imagined A Leader Like Me, we dreamed of the program we each wished we’d had as we navigated our own careers as womxn (she/her and they/them) of colour growing up in two different continents. We identified skills and created a support community and began with our first cohort of 30 […]

Step up and call out my reflections

I first became aware of Sam* when my manager at the time told me we had merged with an organisation and we were going to inherit a new communications lead. My manager had a meeting with Sam first, and when she came back from the conversation, she said: “It went ok, but I think she […]

Five practical tips to help you work with a challenging line manager

Hands up if you have had to deal with a line manager who has been a bit challenging? Sadly, it’s not a unique situation. There’s a reason why Hollywood decided to invest millions developing a story line about Horrible Bosses, not only once but TWICE. Regardless of what level you are in your organization, you […]

If I can’t see A Leader Like Me, how do I know I belong?

In January of this year, Advita Patel and I starting sharing our stories about growing up brown in two different parts of the world. She, a first generation Brit and me, born in India, but raised in Toronto, Canada since I was three. What amazed me was the similarities of our stories despite an approximately […]

A Leader Like Me – Supporting the Diversity Movement

When Advita Patel and I created A Leader Like Me, we believed we were filling a gap with a program we wished we’d had when we worked in organizations. I have to admit that the program has taken on a life of its own and has the potential to become bigger than we ever imagined. […]