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5-Day Challenge Starts In:

September 2024

Five days, one hour each day


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Ellect seen on Nasdaq Tower

Sandra D’Souza as Founder of Ellect was selected as one of 13 entrepreneurs globally to participate in Nasdaq Entrepreneur Center’s Milestone Makers Program in 2021. She successfully completed the program which resulted in her profile being displayed on Nasdaq Tower among other successful entrepreneurs.

"It was amazing to get connected with Sandra D’Souza through the "5-Day Challenge: Unlock Your Potential and Accelerate Your Career Path" Program. The very first day I felt connected with her. The way she interacted with all the participants was really warm and touching. She listened to each of us very carefully and patiently. I felt very comfortable opening up with her about my stresses and concerns at the workplace. Her insights have given me a lot of confidence and hope to achieve further in my career. Thanks a lot again for your help and support."


Are you ready to step up in your career?
Do you have a personal background of diversity?

This FREE 5-day challenge is for you, the ambitious mid-level professional aiming higher.

In just one week, we’ll tackle the challenges you face on the way to promotion. You’ll learn about:

  • Day 1: Understanding hidden biases and workplace challenges.

  • Day 2: Building a mindset for success.

  • Day 3: Getting a pathway to career success.

  • Day 4: Making sure people in your workplace see your hard work.

  • Day 5: Creating a clear plan to get that well-deserved promotion.

We’ve designed this program with you in mind. It’s practical, interactive, and focused on real-world skills. We will guide you through each step, making sure you leave with the tools and confidence to advance your career.

Join others like you who are eager to grow and succeed. Sign up today and get ready to take your career to the next level in just 5 days.

Let’s get you on the path to promotion. Register now for FREE and start your journey!

"As a male ally, I found the 5-Day Challenge to be enlightening and empowering. The facilitator, Sandra D’Souza, brought a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table. Each day was packed with actionable insights and engaging discussions. It's amazing how much I learned in just one week. This challenge is a must for anyone looking to accelerate their career."


What You Will Get:

  1. You will get strategies to work towards your promotion
    You will learn techniques to help you in your role at your workplace that have helped many others succeed in getting promotions at work.

  2. A free promotion plan

    You will receive a career promotion plan as part of this 5 day challenge.

  3. Access to our Women Leaders Community Group

    Private group exclusively for women leaders who are interested in leadership and board roles.  Male allies are welcome in the group.

"Joining the 5-Day Challenge was the best decision I made for my career. Each session was engaging and practical, offering actionable strategies I could implement right away. If you're serious about advancing your career, this challenge is a must!"


Why Join the 5-Day Challenge: Unlock Your Potential

and Accelerate Your Career Path?

Transform Your Career Trajectory: This challenge is more than just a training program; it's an opportunity to make a significant leap in your professional life. By participating, you'll gain:

  1. In-Depth Understanding of Workplace Dynamics: Uncover the often unseen forces at play in the workplace, such as unconscious bias and systemic barriers, and learn effective strategies to navigate them.

  2. Enhanced Leadership Skills: Each day of the challenge is focused on developing key leadership qualities – from effective communication and visibility in meetings to strategic thinking and decision-making.

  3. Personalised Promotion Plan: Walk away with a tailored plan for your career advancement, crafted with the guidance of experienced leaders and peer feedback.

  4. Improved Confidence and Assertiveness: Through practical exercises and interactive sessions, build the confidence to assert your ideas and presence in professional settings.

  5. Networking Opportunities: Connect with a diverse group of like-minded professionals. These connections can be valuable resources for support, mentorship, and career opportunities.

  6. Access to Expert Insights: Learn from seasoned leaders who have navigated similar paths to success. Their experiences and advice can offer you a unique perspective and an edge in your career journey.

  7. Flexibility and Convenience: Designed for busy professionals, the challenge requires just one hour per day, making it feasible to fit into your hectic schedule without sacrificing work or personal commitments.

  8. Long-Term Career Impact: The skills, knowledge, and networks you develop during this challenge will benefit you long after the program ends, paving the way for future career advancements and opportunities.

  9. Empowerment and Inspiration: Join a community of ambitious professionals who, like you, are ready to rise to the challenge and take charge of their careers. The inspiration and motivation gained from this collective experience are invaluable.

    Ready to make a significant move in your career? Join the 5 Day Challenge and step into the leader you are destined to be!

"I cannot recommend the 5-Day Challenge enough! It was refreshing to be part of a program that addresses the unique challenges faced by mid-level professionals, especially those from diverse backgrounds. Sandra’s passion for gender equality was evident, and her practical advice resonated with me deeply. This challenge reignited my confidence and motivation. Thank you, Sandra, for this empowering experience!"


About the Facilitator

Sandra D’Souza is a celebrated author and a prominent figure in the realm of gender equality in the corporate world. Her best-selling book, "From Bias to Equality," has established her as a leading voice in advocating for gender-balanced leadership in business. The book, an award finalist, provides insightful strategies and practical approaches for achieving gender equality, reflecting Sandra's deep expertise in this crucial area.

In her current role as the CEO and Founder of Ellect, Sandra harnesses her passion for gender equality, driving forward a platform that advocates for inclusive practices and leadership diversity in businesses. Her work with Ellect exemplifies her commitment to bridging the gender gap in corporate leadership and creating equitable workplace environments.

Sandra's journey to this point is underpinned by a robust career in corporate leadership, with over two decades of experience at multinational corporations such as MTV Europe, Telstra, News Corp, and UBS. This extensive corporate background, combined with her entrepreneurial spirit demonstrated through a decade of building and successfully selling an international digital marketing agency, provides a strong foundation for her current advocacy and leadership roles.

Sandra brings to the forefront her comprehensive understanding of both the corporate and entrepreneurial worlds. Her sessions are enriched by her real-life experiences and successes, offering participants a unique blend of practical business insights and a fervent commitment to gender equality. This combination ensures an engaging, informative, and inspiring learning experience for all attendees.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the "5-Day Challenge to Unlock Your Potential and Accelerate Your Career Path" Challenge?

The challenge is a 5-day program designed for mid-level professionals of diverse backgrounds looking to advance in their careers. It focuses on overcoming workplace challenges, developing leadership skills, and creating a personalised plan for career advancement.

Who should attend this challenge?

The challenge is ideal for mid-level professionals who are aspiring to move into leadership roles. It's especially beneficial for those who feel they've faced barriers in their career progression.

What topics will be covered in the challenge?

Each day focuses on a different theme: understanding unconscious bias and systemic challenges, developing a growth mindset, effective communication in meetings, increasing workplace visibility, and creating a strategic promotion plan.

Do I need any special qualifications to join?

No specific qualifications are required, just a commitment to learning and growing in your career. The challenge is designed for professionals in any industry.

How much time commitment is required each day?

Each session of the challenge is designed to be one hour long, making it easy to fit into a busy schedule.

Will there be any assignments or homework?

Yes, there will be practical assignments and reflective tasks designed to enhance your learning experience. These should not take more than 15-30 minutes each day.

Is there a fee to participate in the challenge?

It is completely free of charge.

Can I participate if I am not currently in a managerial role?

Absolutely! While the program is tailored for mid-level managers, the skills and insights gained will be valuable for anyone aspiring to leadership roles.

What if I miss a session?

We recommend attending all sessions live for the best experience. However, the sessions are recorded but they are not being offered as a way to catch a missed session.

How do I register for the challenge?

Simply click the 'Secure my spot now' button on this page and fill out the registration form.

What are the technical requirements to join the challenge?

You'll need a stable internet connection and a device capable of streaming video (like a computer, tablet, or smartphone). The sessions will be conducted through Zoom.

Will there be any opportunities for networking?

Yes, there will be opportunities to connect with other participants, share experiences, and build your professional network through our online group.

Acknowledgement of Country:

We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we live and work across Australia. We pay our respect to First Nations Elders past, present and emerging.