We are BUD Leaders.We want more Global Majority women represented and visible in leadership positions in the UK and wider society.
We use the phrase Global Majority because people of colour represent over 80% of the world’s population. We want our voices and ideas to be heard, our ventures to be funded, and our success to lift others up with us.
We are seeking to rectify the power imbalance evident in leadership across organisations in the UK.
Our approach is two-pronged: we work with Global Majority women-owned organisations to help them to address the systemic barriers to progression they are facing, and with large corporations, trusts and government bodies to increase diversity in their teams and throughout their businesses.
Our work fosters collaboration, empathy and knowledge-sharing. Together, we move towards equity and this benefits everyone.
We invite you to join us, and build a fairer business world, together.
I want to grow my Global Majority women-owned organisation.
I want to increase equity and diversity in my large organisation.
What we do
We aren’t just another consultancy, we are BUD, and we do things the BUD way!
We are a social enterprise with flair, creating safe fun processes when dealing with difficult topics, in order to create change. If you are looking for death by PowerPoint, look the other way!
BUD Leaders supports organisations in 3 main areas:
Programmes that address the root causes of inequity. Get the policies and processes in place that support inclusive leadership, diverse businesses and the growth of Global Majority led small/medium enterprises.
Signature programmes for Startups and organisations that are scaling and hoping to access funding and enter supply chains. This includes consultancy and facilitated workshop packages for organisations and their teams.
“Everyone wins when the leader gets better”. Through bespoke training and coaching via our bespoke frameworks, you will leaders feel better equipped as a leader to lead their teams and themselves successfully, creating inclusive cultures within the workplace.
Why BUD Leaders?
We’re here to change the narrative about training and workshops. Did you know that those that laugh during learning are able to concentrate more intensely, improve their memory and learn at a faster rate?. We create fun, creative and interactive experiences where everyone gets involved!
Yes, we like fun, but we recognise the importance of having something that can be used towards action and change. We ensure that what we design leaves you with tangible actions and outcomes that help overcome the challenges you face.
We are not the organisation for you if you just want one-off, tick the box training. We are focused on creating programmes and experiences that create real change, change that lasts. The kind that makes you say, “what has happened here, will not only affect me, but many others in a positive way”.
Would Recommend Our Training
Client Experience Star Rating
Global Majority Women Empowered Through Training
NatWest Social Business Award 2023
Transport For London
“With Georgina’s guidance, motivation and ability to engage with people from all backgrounds and interests in a common cause and hold onto her values, she has changed people at Transport for London”
Divisional Finance Director, CBRE
“I had such a fantastic day volunteering at the Hackathon event! This is a great way to connect with different types of organisations and utilise your skills and experience in a really fun and different format! The session was well organised, lighthearted but with some really practical takeaways! Thoroughly recommend!”
Lead Positive Change Participant
“Really well organised, thought out program, that more than delivers in 8 weeks! My key aim for attending the course was to be able to write my business plan, the learning and skills offered on the program have more than equipped to complete this! Thank you!”
Yellow Qube Community Centre
“Lead Positive Change has enabled us to think strategically about how the projects can have a sustainable, long-term approach within the community. It has given our community leaders the time to plan a community business”
“I’ve just completed the ROC inclusive leadership course and started my journey to becoming a more inclusive leader. The BUD inclusive leadership course is a great way to start your journey to becoming a more inclusive leader.”
“If you’re looking to learn about inclusive leadership, get in touch with Georgina at BUD. They offer online sessions for individuals and businesses to improve their leadership with regards to inclusiveness”
Library of Things
“Lead positive change gave me the confidence to set up and think through the Repair Party events I need to set up as part of my role. I found active listening is a really important skill to learn and is the one that stuck with me the most”
LCC Max Roach
“The workshops took the team on a journey to dream the impossible which is actually possible”
“BUD LPC is such an amazing project. I’m really grateful for this space and all the effort and energy that went into creating it. BUD really models the values and skills that we’re all here trying to hone. It’s inspirational“