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ICAEW’s WiL leadership programme is for women working across practice, industry and public sectors in senior management, partner or board roles. In this interview, Jo Clube, Head of Technical Accounting at Aviva, shares her account on why she enrolled on WiL.

Jo Clube

Head of Technical Accounting, Aviva

How would you describe your WiL experience?

I have found the WiL programme very valuable and inspiring. Right from the start, I have been able to see the results both in my performance at work and personally, in terms of my career aspirations and goals in life. Each session has left me feeling more energised and motivated about my leadership opportunities and life in general.

How has the programme helped you solve or work through a challenge you faced at work?

I was able to get to the crux of some challenging issues and gain a real understanding of my innate strengths and how this translated into my leadership style. The approach and tone that was set right from the beginning has enabled me to give the level of personal disclosure necessary to really benefit from the input of others. The external perspectives of others are a key part of the value of this course.

How has WiL differed from other leadership programmes you have attended?

I feel that the combined experience of the tutors and mentors in business, finance and sport and the fact that they have experience of what they ask us to do, have been powerful and a real differentiator of this programme. They really understand the environments and cultures we are grappling with.

Would you recommend WiL to others?

I already have.