Ascent Success Stories. Celebrating achievement.

Participants share their story of winning a Team Leading and Management qualification.
Lauren Hayes

Lauren Hayes.


“Doing the ILM Level 2 Team Leading Award gave me the confidence to apply for the Team Leader position which I successfully gained. The course really helped me recognise my strengths and gave me the confidence to talk about these at my interview.”

Lauren's Story
Dorcas Cox

Dorcas Cox.


“I cannot thank Agile Nation enough for all of the support I received; I feel like a changed woman and I’m now ready to take on new challenges.”

Dorcas' Story
Donna Davies

Donna Davies.


“The course helped me to recognise the whole of my skill base and to appreciate what I achieve on a daily basis, which has made me feel more confident in managing my time between work and family commitments.”

Donna's Story
Petra French

Petra French.


“The Ascent programme has given me the confidence to delegate effectively, allowing me time to focus on growing the business.”

Petra's Story
Sam Kinson

Sam Kinson.


“The Ascent programme has given me the confidence to strive for more. It was much more than just another work course for me and I can’t believe how far I have come.”

Sam's Story

Anwen Hopson.

“Thanks to Ascent I have a job that I wouldn’t in a million years have thought I could ever apply for, let alone get! I received a huge amount of support from the Chwarae Teg team.”
Anwen's Story

Mandy Gower.

“It has given me the confidence to push myself towards a brighter future. and to aim for things I never thought possible.”
Mandy's Story

Phillipa Dimmock.

“The Ascent programme has re-wired my internal hard drive. It was much more than a professional development course for me – it was personal.”
Phillipa's Story

This research has a valuable role to play in helping to unlock some of the reasons behind the gender pay gap and develop case studies and data related to Wales.

The Ascent Programme was a comprehensive training and support programme for women.


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