Type of Fellowship: General
Year of Fellowship: 2010
Update March 2010
It’s a real privilege to be part of the first and formative cohort of Clore Social Leaders. The Fellows are learning together with the CSLP team and exploring ways of making the Programme more effective to meet the needs of a diversity of future leaders. Above all I find the greatest pleasure in the time spent with my fellow Fellows. I have never previously been part of such a diverse set of people, with different life experiences and aspirations for the future; in my opinion, the common thread that draws us together is a shared set of values.
The Clore Social Leadership Programme creates a space and opportunity for in-depth professional development – an imperative in a sector where approximately 81% of leaders are ‘imported’ – it is a landmark initiative that by its very presence highlights an otherwise stark absence of professional development to encourage ‘home-grown’ talent within our sector. The bespoke nature of the Programme means that each Fellow can tailor the experience to best meet their priorities for development.
The Clore Social Leadership Programme is enabling me to pursue an interest in women’s participation and representation in the voluntary sector. We are arguably the women’s sector, 71% of our employees are women, and 46% of our CEOs are women, but why are women drawn to the sector and how do the gendered workplace experiences differ from the private and public sectors?
Current principal role: Blue Light Project Manager
Current principal organisation: Mind
Other leadership role 1: Freelancing on a number of projects for small to medium sized charities
Other organisation 1: Freelance
Other leadership role 2: Trustee
Other organisation 2: GoodGym
Research: Close to Parity: challenging the voluntary sector to smash the glass ceiling
Research topics: Employment; Equality;
Secondment host: Marie Curie