CMI Women

Creating the world's strongest pipeline of Women In Management.

By 2024 the UK will need 1.5 million more female managers and CMI Women will help plug the gap.

CMI Women will inspire and support women throughout their careers and provide organisations with a Blueprint for Balance so they can benefit from being a gender diverse organisation.


CMI is all about developing and enabling brilliant leaders; giving them the management skills they need to fulfill their own potential and unlock the potential of others.

At the heart of this commitment is a belief that diversity plays a fundamental role in good leadership and management .  We encourage our male counterparts to also be agents of change and to become everyday champions of women at work, and to help drive organisational strategies for balance.

That's why CMI Women exists.  We want organisations to embrace gender diversity and put it at the heart of their agenda and business practice.

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We're focusing on three key areas

Create high performing, balanced teams

Organisations to use the Blueprint for Balance to share best practice, implement new strategies and achieve 50/50 leadership.

Men as agents of change

Prompting men to become everyday champions of women at work and agents of change, driving organisational strategies for balance.

Tackling the missing middle

Increase the number of women in middle management positions and enable emerging women leaders to unlock their potential.

Benefits of Membership

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Events and Networking

"Meet like-minded people, develop new contacts and develop new skills online and locally."

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Career Development Centre

"Whether you're looking to find that first rung on the management ladder or are a seasoned pro, the Career Development Centre has a wealth of tools and information to support you through this process."

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Drive Diversity

"Exchange ideas, good practice and practical advice to maximise the potential of you and your organisation."

Broken Windows

Since relaunching as CMI Women in 2016, we have provided a ‘Blueprint for Balance’ toolkit to support women throughout their careers, focusing particularly on nurturing the talent pipeline. This toolkit also includes the Broken Windows campaign which aims to fix gender discriminatory behaviours in the workplace.

Meet the CMI Women Board.

CMI Women is a network within the Chartered Management Institute CMI - the only chartered professional body in the UK dedicated to promoting the highest standards in management and leadership excellence.