Empowering Women

Leading From The Front

Our mentorship programme, 'Leading from the Front,' is dedicated to empowering women in both the public and private sectors.

'Leading from the Front' welcomes ambitious women who aspire to lead and be led. Through sharing experiences, providing guidance, and offering mutual support, we strive to help each other achieve personal and professional objectives, ultimately aiming to promote greater representation of women in senior leadership roles.

With over 80 females involved in our mentor-mentee matches, we've witnessed personal and professional growth in action. We host quarterly events to reconnect with one another and discuss important topics, such as women returning to work after periods of time off, or how to navigate the workplace in a primarily male dominated industry.

Building a diverse workforce internally has been key to our success, and offering a mentoring group that celebrates Women is our way of extending this to our network, who have been instrumental in making Oyster who we are today.

  • "I was paired with a mentor in the same field as myself, and she's fantastic. Having someone talk through challenges with, and hear how she's personally overcome these, is invaluable. My mentor sets me little tasks between our meetings; it's made me challenge myself and grown my confidence."

    Holly Igglesden

    Business Improvement Programme Manager

  • "This initiative matched me with a brilliant mentee, and after some amazing sessions, I was delighted to hear that they had secured a senior position in the housing sector, and had also become a Board Member, which was her aspiration!"

    Mandy Dunstan

    Director of Operations, Housing for Women

  • "Being part of Leading from the Front has been really rewarding for me; my first mentee is already growing in confidence and progressing her career, we are forming a strong relationship, and I take great pleasure in watching her succeed."

    Hony Premlal

    Director, Women in Social Housing (WISH) London

Introducing your leaders

Jaspreet Bhogal, Director

Since joining Oyster in 2011, Jas has been relentless in offering something different and better to the industries she recruits into. Whether through training residents, mentoring programmes or supporting ED&I, Jas is proud to have built successful relationships with the people and the sectors she works with.

Introducing your leaders

Ali Wibroe, Associate Director

In 2016, Ali started her Recruitment career at Oyster, with her incredible skill, ambition, and desire to excel. But it takes more than that to be a great manager. Ali’s caring, open-minded, and loyal personality makes her popular, not just across her team, but the whole company.

Introducing your leaders

Annelies Kruidenier, Senior Consultant

Annelies knows just about everyone in London, and not by chance. She’s fantastic at networking, takes it upon herself to seek out new people and connections, and carefully nurtures those relationships. When it comes to recruitment, your network is your greatest asset.

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