The Above & Beyond Academy provides tailored talent development programs

Our current programs are specifically targeted at critical moments in the female leadership pipeline to retain, develop and inspire future leaders

Striving for balanced leadership

Companies in the top quartile for gender diversity are 27% more likely to outperform their national industry average in terms of economic profit, and yet we are a long way from gender parity in leadership. Talent development programs are a key tool in addressing the talent gap and inspiring the inclusive leaders of the future.

Our Global Academic Partner

Our programs are tailor-made and delivered by our executive education partner Headspring – a joint venture between Financial Times and IE Business School. Alongside its world-class professors and experienced journalists, our programs can also include faculty from London Business School, Henley Business School, Cambridge University, NYU Stern, McKinsey & Co., Dare Disrupt and CNN.

A triple accredited institution, IE Business School is the 3rd ranked non-US MBA in the world (Forbes, 2017). Through technological immersion and a culture of innovation, IE brings an entrepreneurial mindset that gives our programs a sharper edge and greater impact.

Financial Times has been a trusted guide to business for more than 130 years, recognised for its authority, integrity and accuracy. Employing 600 journalists from over 40 international bureaux, FT provides essential news, informed analysis, valuable data and insights for the global business community.

Advanced Leadership Program

6 months
London – Copenhagen – Madrid
For women with C-suite potential


Fast-Track Program

5 days
for emerging managers


Companies who use Above & Beyond Academy