Trustees

12 Diverse Days of Christmas #3

Sarah Wait is an amazing woman who I have had the privilege to know for more than 15 years. I even woke her up at 07:45 on Christmas Eve, this year, to help me,...

Where are the women?

Why are there so few women in executive leadership positions? Come to our conference to find out more

Taylor Bennett Foundation: get involved, get supporting

I have the privilege of chairing the Taylor Bennett Foundation (TBF), a charity founded some ten years ago by the inspirational Heather McGregor, then MD of Taylor Bennett the communications recruitment agency. Heather was...

Spring Forward: The road to success…is a bumpy one?

Spring Forward will be held in Bristol on May 24th and one of our two panels is about the road to success.  How have the issues of culture, confidence and choice affected four women’s...

On the Twelfth Day of Christmas: Community

Today’s blog is by me, after eleven days of guest blogs, I want to take the opportunity to round off the twelve days of Christmas by talking about community. Community can describe a locality...

On the Ninth Day of Christmas: Change

Today is all about change.  I am delighted to welcome the CEO of the Taylor Bennett Foundation, Sarah Stimson.  I’ve got to know Sarah over the last four or five years and when I...

On the Fifth Day of Christmas: Credit

Alastair McCapra and I met through the Chartered Institute of Public Relations, he is CEO.  I enjoyed working alongside him enormously, when I was an elected board member and as President in 2015; when...

Opportunity and Authenticity

A few weeks ago I was invited to a very influential women’s networking group.  I had been asked by the Cabinet Office to talk, along with Catharine Seddon, about having a Non-Executive Directorship (NED)...

Top Tips for Trustees

Reputation should be the responsibility of a named board member. If you leave it to everyone, the risk is no one will do it.

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