Are you ready to Step Up?

Stay tuned with our recent updates, and take your career to the next level!
Thank you!


The application for Stepping Cohort 5 (2022-2023)
is now open (closes 31st January 2022)

Download the brochure (PDF)

Stepping Up Cohort 5 Briefing WorkshopLearn more about Stepping Up, meet our team,
and participate to our Q&A

Thursday 6th January  (12.30-1.30) Online Event
(Zoom link)
Monday 10th January
Online Event
(Zoom link)
Monday 17th January  (12.30-1.30) Online Event
(Zoom link)
Tuesday 18th January  (17.00-18.00) Online Event
(Zoom link)
Wednesday 19th January (10.00-11.00) Online Event
(Zoom link)
Monday 24th January (10.00-11.00) Online Event
(Zoom link)
Thursday 27th January  (12.30-1.30) Online Event
(Zoom link)

Stepping Up is about

#Leadership | #Diversity | #Inclusion | #Bristol

Stepping Up Bristol is an award-winning program for excellence in diversity and mentoring.

Welcome to Stepping Up
Diversity Leadership

Stepping Up aims to unlock potential and develop talent while ensuring a fair representation of BAME, disabled people and women in positions of leadership.

The programme has achieved remarkable outcomes in the acceleration of career development and enhancing civic leadership.

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CIPD Award Annoucement
Stepping Up in partnership Bristol City Council have recently been awarded 'Best Diversity and Inclusion Program' and 'Overall Winner' of the CIPD People Management Award 2020 as an example for 'Diversity and Inclusivity at its Best!'

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Stepping Up in the Press

Changing the landscape
of leadership since 2017

since 2017



Paired Mentors

Progress towards a leadership career
with Stepping Up

Confidence Increase

Carreer Progression

Certfications Delivered

Employer's Statisfaction

Dedicated Mentors

Get the support of a dedicated virtual mentor during the duration of your training

Practical Workshops

Join workshops online (or in person) and develop new leadership skills

Online Training

Access your dedicated elearning account and learn at your own pace

Stretch Assignements

Undertake an assignment linked to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Professional Tutors

Get the support of your Professional Tutor. Work with your peers on your learning journey supported by a Career Passport

Prestigious Ceremony

Complete your training and join our prestigious ceremony

Every participant will benefit from an e-learning account to access our educational content, connect with their professional tutors, and other learners

What our participants say about us...

Meet the founders of Stepping Up

(Prof) Christine Bamford

Architect, Co-Founder and Programme Director

'' We are committed to change the landscape of diversity of Bristol. We want to embed diversity in its widest form into the DNA of the region. ''

Asher Craig

Co-Founder, Deputy Mayor, Bristol City Council

'' I’m delighted to see this programme move into the next phase of its evolution and take steps to become a permanent fixture of our city offer for as long as it is needed. ''

Stepping Up Team
Matt Gras
- E-Learning Director |  Dr Jane Lewis – Director of Mentoring 

Debra Newrick – Programme Manager | Elena Carter – Administrator

Get in touch!

•    Get more information as a future applicant
•    Become a virtual mentor
•    Become a sponsor or business partner

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