Who We Are

The Pipeline was established to address the lack of gender parity in the leadership of organisations, private, public and third sector and support organisations to maximise the potential of the talented women they employ such that their organisations can perform better.

We offer consulting, coaching and development programmes to clients who want to achieve better talent pipeline outcomes at every level of their organisation and are looking for an agile, flexible, and responsive partner to create solutions to their problems. Since 2014 we have supported more than 170 clients to improve their talent pipeline performance.

We offer tailored programmes to organisations for women and ethnic minorities at senior management and senior leadership levels, and in 2024 will launch a new programme aimed at women in management with leadership potential. We publish the annual ‘Women Count’ report and run the acclaimed ‘Top Flight™’ programme for women with potential to reach the executive committee of their organisations. We also support organisations with the development and measurement of their diversity and inclusion strategies and provide executive coaching.

By providing a roadmap for both individuals and organisations so they can understand and address gender imbalance at the executive level, our programmes achieve measurable outcomes.

Our evidence-based approach encourages organisations to take a fresh look at diversity.

Organisations need to achieve gender balance at the top for everyone to benefit: both economically and through increased inclusion. However, many discussions around gender balance mask a lack of advancement for women by emphasising equal hiring trends at lower levels, despite a significant lack of women reaching the highest levels of their organisations. 

Gender-balanced executive teams have proven to build more effective, profitable and efficient organisations. Yet female employees face numerous distinctive challenges while developing their careers, and organisations often struggle to retain the best talent



How we work

  • Drawing on evidence of what truly works, the shape of our support is flexible, and dependent upon the unique needs of each client and the challenges of their industry.
  • By working with both organisations and the individuals within them, we give them the tools they need to progress and achieve their goals.
  • We are as comfortable advising on a company’s entire approach to gender, ethnicity and social class as we are working closely with one person within the business.

What we do

What sets The Pipeline apart is our commitment to measurable impact. Our highly immersive programmes go beyond theoretical concepts, emphasising practical application and continuous improvement.