Civic Leadership Roundtable: Charity Trustees, Thursday 15th February, 6pm-8pm
In England and Wales only 8% of Charity Trustees are from a Black or Asian background
If you or your organisation are interested in learning more about/or sharing your thoughts on:
- The importance of racially diverse trustee boards
- Understanding the current barriers to greater diversity
- The strategies to improve representation from marginalised and racialised communities.
The WMCA invites you to participate in a roundtable event on the evening of Thursday February 15th, at TouchBase Pears in Selly Oak Birmingham from 6-8pm. The event will be chaired by project officer Timon Burford alongside representatives of the WMCA’s independent Race Equalities Task Force. This roundtable discussion will bring together a broad range of attendees, including voluntary sector councils, charities representatives, and current charity trustees from underrepresented backgrounds. The findings of the discussion will help inform the WMCA on how to advocate for greater diversity in voluntary sector leadership across the region.
The group discussion will focus on:
- What are the current challenges and barriers to greater diversity within charity leadership? (Actual and perceived)
- What can charities and non-profits do to better retain and support diversity?
- What would greater racial diversity in charity leadership mean in practice? What actual benefits would it bring to the charities and non-profit organisations (NPOs) and people the organisations serve?
- How can we better promote trustee vacancies to underrepresented and marginalised communities?
The findings of the discussion will help inform the WMCA on how to advocate for greater diversity in voluntary sector leadership across the region.
If you have any enquiries, want a comprehensive agenda of the event or a briefing document on the WMCA’s project plan, please contact Timon Burford at Timon.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Attendance is free and everyone is welcome but attendees are required to register via the Eventbrite link below: