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Join the LeadHERship Global Retreat in the Maldives

With workshops by Linda Fisk and Dr Julie Ducharme









21 Jul - 28 Jul 24





Embark on a transformative journey led by Linda Fisk and Dr. Julie Ducharme, two powerhouse women dedicated to empowering others. Linda, Chairwoman of LeadHERship Global, boasts a remarkable career as a multi-award-winning leader, keynote speaker, author, and university professor. Dr. Julie, with an impressive background including five national bestsellers, five successful companies, and a thriving SHE CEO podcast, brings her expertise as a change maker committed to supporting women.

Under the guidance of Linda and Julie, this retreat isn't just about elevating your business; it's an opportunity to unlock your personal and professional potential. Set against the breathtaking backdrop of the Maldives, this 7-night retreat offers a unique blend of enriching business insights, networking opportunities with inspiring female entrepreneurs and plenty of moments to cherish.

Key retreat highlights

  • Enjoy 7 nights in paradise at the luxurious 4-star Kandooma Island Resort, nestled on a pristine island in the Maldives.

  • Choose from three styles of private accommodation to suit your budget – Garden Villa, Beach View or Over Water Villa.

  • Enjoy 3 x gourmet meals a day and an extensive selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages

  • Enjoy group activities including a welcome dinner and cocktail party on the beach, snorkeling with turtles, a sunset cruise with bubbles, dive a shipwreck, BBQ on the Beach with Maldivian music and a farewell dinner under the stars

  • Participate in workshops and social events led by Linda Fisk and Dr Julie Ducharme, as you unlock your personal and professional potential with two powerhouse leaders dedicated to empowering women

whats included

Included in your retreat

Embark on a transformative adventure with Linda Fisk in the Maldives including

  • 7 nights accommodation in the room of your choice Nestled on the breathtaking South Malé Atoll, the 4-star Kandooma Resort welcomes you to a haven of luxury in the heart of the Maldives. With options for all budgets you can enjoy private individual accommodation in your choice of 3 styles; Garden Villa, Beach View or Over Water Villa.

  • Inclusive of 3 x meals a day and a selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, savor an exquisite culinary journey at the island's diverse restaurants, offering a blend of international flavors infused with a touch of Maldivian essence. Indulge in daily breakfasts, lunches and dinners complemented by an extensive selection of beverages including classic cocktails, spirits, beer and wine, along with non-alcoholic choices like tea, coffee, smoothies and juice.

  • Participate in workshops and social events led by Linda Fisk and Dr Julie Ducharme, as you unlock your personal and professional potential with two powerhouse leaders dedicated to empowering women.

  • Enjoy a range of group social activities including:

    • Welcome dinner and cocktail party with a DJ on the beach

    • Private sunset boat cruise, with chilled drinks and the opportunity to lounge on semi-submerged boom nets

    • A half day snorkeling adventure to Turtle point, with colourful coral reefs and a plethora of marine life from graceful sea turtles to baby reef sharks

    • Explore a mystifying ship wreck on this full day adventure just a short boat ride from the resort in the Vaavu Atoll

    • Special Beach BBQ dinner, with traditional Maldivian music (Bodu Beru)

    • Farewell dinner under the stars on the Sunset Deck, with 360 degree ocean views

  • Rejuvenate in the resort's award winning Como spa (additional costs apply)

  • Full use of the island's fully equipped gym, central luxurious pool and beach facilities

  • Navigate the Maldives worry-free with a Woman Explore female guide ensuring a seamless and enjoyable experience

  • Airport boat transfers to and from the resort, ensuring a seamless and worry-free start and end to your retreat.


Photo credit @Short Story Studios

Sample Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to the Maldives

Arrive on the island via boat and settle into this extraordinary resort, with check-in starting at 2 pm. If you find yourself on the island a little earlier, feel free to drop your bags and make the most of the resort's world-class facilities for some relaxation before the official check-in.

At 6:00 pm, gather with your fellow attendees for a delightful Welcome Dinner. Post dinner enjoy a welcome cocktail party with a DJ on the beach. 

This laid-back evening provides the perfect opportunity to connect and engage with Linda, Julie, your Woman Explore guide, and other like-minded women joining this retreat.

Accommodation: Kandooma Resort

Meals Included

  • Welcome dinner

  • Welcome cocktail party on the beach

Included Activities

  • Airport transfers

Day 2: Sunset cruise

Begin your day with a leisurely breakfast and relax into island life, with a variety of choices to kickstart your island adventure.

Immerse yourself in an engaging introduction workshop this morning, setting the stage for personal and collective growth throughout the retreat.

Enjoy lunch at your leisure at one of the island's scenic restaurants, offering a mix of flavors against a backdrop of breathtaking views.

Post lunch, enjoy a relaxing afternoon by the pool with some of your new found friends, or check out the spa where you can indulge in a relaxing experience.

As the sun starts to set, we'll embark on a mesmerizing sunset cruise, soaking in the beauty of the Maldivian sunset from the water. There’s no better way to end the day on an island than by setting sail into the sunset, offering you picturesque views of the golden sun and the shaded sky and with a chilled beverage and light snacks. Kick back and lounge on boom nets with your drinks while being semi-submerged in the tranquil ocean waters.

Conclude your day with a delightful dinner, before joining the group to reflect on the day's experiences with cocktails, bubbles and live music under the stars.

Accommodation: Kandooma Island Resort

Meals Included

  • Breakfast

  • Lunch

  • Dinner

Included Activities

  • Introduction workshop

  • Private sunset boat cruise

  • DJ night under the stars

Day 3: Snorkeling with turtles

Start your day with a delightful island breakfast, setting the tone for todays adventures.

Engage in an enlightening mid morning workshop, offering valuable leadership guidance, entrepreneurial strategies and insights from those who have been there before. Then enjoy in a delicious lunch, to refuel for the exciting activities ahead.

Post lunch its time to don your snorkeling gear and dive into the turquoise waters and exotic world of Turtle Point. See colourful coral reefs, a plethora of marine life and of course try to spot both Hawksbill and Green sea turtles.

This afternoon is yours to do whatever feels right. Unwind at the pool with a book, visit the spa, catch up with the team in the office or network with the women in your group.

Conclude your day with another amazing dinner at your leisure and relax for the day ahead.

Accommodation: Kandooma Resort Island

Meals Included

  • Breakfast

  • Lunch

  • Dinner

Included Activities

  • Workshop

  • Snorkeling at Turtle point

Day 4: Beach BBQ & Maldivian music

Enjoy a satisfying breakfast whilst overlooking the pool, and fueling up for a day of relaxation and exploration.

Engage in an insightful leadership workshop with Linda Fisk, as you discover the transformative power of working with other leaders to create opportunities, discover possibilities and solve problems.

Take your pick of the island restaurants for lunch at your leisure, before enjoying the afternoon as you see fit.

Conclude your day with a special beach BBQ dinner with traditional Maldivian music (Bodu Beru). Relax on the beach and revel the atmosphere as you get to know more about the other women in your group.

Accommodation: Kandooma Resort Island

Meals Included

  • Breakfast

  • Lunch

  • Beach BBQ Dinner

Included Activities

  • Workshop

Day 5: Wreck Safari adventure

Begin your day with a nourishing breakfast, setting the stage for a day filled with adventure.

Today you'll embark on a full day adventure to visit and dive a picturesque ship wreck.  Enjoy a short boat ride to Vaavu Atoll, just moments from the resort. Where we'll explore a captivating shipwreck. Dive down to find a solitary bicycle at the ship's edge, and enjoy a spontaneous photoshoot. Unleash your inner adventurer in this unforgettable experience.

Enjoy swiming in and around the wreck, and marvelling at the beauty of the marine life before returning to the island.

Tonight is yours to enjoy. Have dinner by the pool with some of your new found friends, book in a massage or enjoy the resorts facilities.

Accommodation: Kandooma Resort Island

Meals Included

  • Breakfast

  • Lunch

  • Dinner

Included Activities

  • Wreck Safari adventure and transfers

Day 6 & 7: Workshops & reflections

Cherise the final few days of your retreat by revisiting your favorite breakfast locations.

Participate in your final workshops allowing for further learning and reflections of the insights gained during the retreat.

Embrace free afternoons to bask in the tranquility of the surroundings, or spend time with your new found friends. Enjoy resort facilities, visit the gym, take a relaxing island walk, ocean swim, or spend some time at the resort pool.

Gather for a special farewell dinner under the stars on the sunset deck, with 360 degree views of the ocean. Where we'll celebrate the connections made and the memories created during your extraordinary Maldives retreat.

Accommodation: Kandooma Resort Island

Meals Included

  • Breakfast x 2

  • Lunch x 2

  • Dinner x 1

  • Farewell dinner x2

Included Activities

  • Workshop x 2

Day 8: Breakfast & farewell

Enjoy your final day on the island. Relax with a morning visit to the beach, a swim or relish in that final island sleep in, followed by breakfast at your leisure. 

It's time to bid farewell to new found friends and head back to reality fully relaxed, recharged and rejuvenated. 

Board your airport transfer and enjoy your final glimpses of this amazing adventure from the sea.

Meals Included

  • Breakfast

Included Activities

  • Airport transfers

Customer Reviews

See why women across the world love LeadHERship Global

Career-changing experience


“Joining LeadHERship Global has been a career-changing experience for me. It's not just a group; it's a career catalyst. I've connected with people who have propelled my business forward, created coaching relationships that opened doors to prestigious stages like TEDx, and expanded my reach beyond what I thought was possible. Being part of a confidential and supportive global community has been a game-changer. The shared information and the freedom to ask questions without reservation create a unique environment. In leadership, where loneliness often prevails, LeadHERship Global becomes a haven. It addresses the isolation experienced over the last two years, offering a space for genuine connection and support. What sets LeadHERship Global apart is the lasting community built beyond the screen. The relationships formed during virtual interactions are as profound as one-on-one training. Trust and camaraderie have transcended the virtual realm, creating a beautiful and powerful network...LeadHERship Global is not just a group; it's a transformative journey, providing the tools, community, and confidence to thrive in leadership and beyond."

Kristal Murren | Founder and CEO of Bossy Girl Leadership

Frequently asked questions

Do I have to pay the full amount upfront?

It's up to you. To secure your place on this retreat you can select to pay the full amount upfront, or pay a 30% deposit. If you select the deposit, the remaining amount is due 90 days before the retreat begins. Flexible payment plans are also available at no extra charge.

Can I bring a friend with me?

You sure can! Booking twin-share means both you and your friend are covered for accommodation, activities, food, drinks and airport transfers as listed in the 'Included in your retreat' section above. See the cost for twin-share on the booking page.

Can I choose my room type?

Yes. On this retreat each participant will have the choice to stay in a private Garden Villa room, a Beach View room or a luxurious Over Water Villa. Offering options for all budgets and ensuring the utmost privacy for work and relaxation across your experience.

Are airfares included?

Given the complexity of booking airfares for women coming from destinations across the world, unfortunately airfares are not included in the price. If you need assistance in booking airfares, please contact Woman Explore and they can put you in touch with their partners.

Book your spot today!

Prices are in US Dollars, and you can select to pay the full amount or a 30% deposit at the time of booking. Payment plans are also available by contacting our team.



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21 July 2024

28 July 2024



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