The All-Stars Academy, one of the Financial Alliance for Women’s most highly valued programs, is an immersive and holistic learning program that helps financial services professionals develop the critical tools they need to serve women effectively. The Academy features experienced guest lecturers from members with strong internal and external women-centered strategies who share their expertise on building a sustainable program that successfully taps into the female economy.
Through a hybrid learning path, combining guided self-paced learning modules and live sessions, participants will be able to learn on your own time while also gaining live insights from experts from all over the world, engaging with other practitioners in working sessions, and accessing new tools. Participants will also work with coaches to support them in developing actionable plans. The All-Stars Academy will be running in two languages in English and Spanish.
How to Maximize your Participation in the All-Stars Academy:
Allocate a specific time per day on your agenda to complete the self-guided learning program: the All-Stars Academy contains self-paced modules where participants are expected to work on their own. They must complete one module in order to move on to the next—and doing so will also help them get the most out of the live sessions. We suggest that participants allocate about three hours a week to complete the self-guided modules.
Book the calendar: Live sessions will take place every Thursday, 2:00pm London, beginning on April 27 and ending on June 8.
Prepare your questions for Coaches Corner. Coaches Corner takes place during the last 15 minutes of each live session and is an opportunity to dive deeper with experts on a topic of your choice. We recommend coming prepared with questions for the expert(s) to maximize the time with them.
Be ready to develop/update the strategy along the way. Once a self-guided module is complete, participants will be prompted to develop a portion of their own women-centered strategy. Upon completing all ten modules they will be able to combine each aspect into one holistic strategy, and walk away with a complete action plan that they can bring back to their institution.
Check the resources in the Catalogue. The Academy’s Catalogue includes a wealth of knowledge pieces including case studies, tactical research, in-briefs, tools and much more. These were curated specifically to complement the learning paths of participants and support them in their journey to build a women-centered strategy.
Practice the Pitch. The All-Stars Academy will culminate in a pitch competition, where participants will be able to pitch their program/strategy to a judge, received feedback from an expert, and have a chance to win the top spot.
Test your knowledge. Along participants’ learning journey, they will be prompted to take a knowledge test about the content of the module they have just completed. By answering questions correctly, they will be able to gain points. The more points they receive, the closer they are to getting their certificate
Get Certificate. Upon the full completion of each self-paced and live module, the Alliance will be awarding certificates to all the participants who completed the entire All-Stars Academy.
The Academy is ideal for organizations in the early stages of developing an elevated financial experience for women, as well as those that are seriously considering introducing women-centered strategies. Enrollment is open to senior financial services leaders — including managers, directors and department heads — with responsibility for new business development, strategy, marketing or customer segments.
It is highly recommended that at least 2 but up to 4 people participate per institution.
The Financial Alliance for Women All-Stars Academy online features a set of highly interactive expert-led modules, participants will learn practical strategies to take their women-focused programs to the next level.
By the end of this course participants will be able to:
As a follow-on to this course, member institutions will have the option of joining our Mentoring Program to maintain network support.
“Thank you. This course was very high quality and had a great flow through the different aspects of developing a women-centred market strategy. The combination of self-learning and live sessions is ideal. The expert panelists and case studies were all phenomenal and I found their messaging very relevant, powerful and helpful!”