UK charities: Empowering women in the workplace

This event is the first of a series looking at issues specific to women in the charity sector, and we see it as an opportunity to hear from women in our sector about what they really want and need in order to have successful and rewarding experiences with UK charities.

Date 10 May 2019
Time 09.30–11.00 (breakfast from 09.00)
Location NCVO Conference Suite, London N1

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The UK voluntary sector paid workforce is 63% female, yet there continue to be challenges for women in the sector in terms of the experience they have as both volunteers and as staff. Although recent research has shown that the number of female chief executives has increased to 63% of the sector, women chief executives are still hugely underrepresented in the largest charities in the UK and although the number of female chief executives has increased, the data indicated that this was broadly limited to white, non-disabled women.  

The event will be chaired by director of Link Age Southwark, Ruth Driscoll, with speakers including Paralympian and founder of The Ability People, Liz Johnson, and deputy director of people and culture at ActionAid, Andrea Metcalf. More speakers to be announced soon.

Agenda

09.00 Arrivals and breakfast
09.30 Panel discussion and audience Q&A
11.00 Finish

Who should attend?

The event will be open to women and non-binary people at all levels and with diverse experiences in the charity sector, from volunteers working in grassroots community movements, to chief executives of household name charities. We all have equal and valid experience to bring together and share.

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