Wednesday, December 8, 2021
About the event What you will learn
Penny will explain why board diversity is key to effective decision making, better delivery of a charity’s services and the broader goal of creating a more equitable society. You will learn how nonprofits can successfully attract and retain diverse board members, while ensuring they can contribute fully to your organization.
Did you know that 62% of the top charities, by income, had all white boards while 92% of trustees are white, older, and above average income and education (Taken on Trust, Charity Commission 2017) Does this matter?
Meet the speakers
Penny has always worked or volunteered in the charity sector. Before becoming CEO of Getting on Board, a UK nonprofit working to change the face of trusteeship, she was the Director of Partnerships at The Brilliant Club, and CEO of Styleability. Penny's career started at the Association of Charity Shops (now the Charity Retail Association) and Barnet Voluntary Service Council, where she gained an understanding of and a passion for the unsung impact of smaller charities. She was Head of Community Affairs at the University of Cambridge for several years, establishing partnerships with Cambridge charities, overseeing large community events and promoting volunteering by university students and staff. Penny has been a trustee of several charities and is currently a trustee of the National Migraine Centre.