This report reveals that men lead – as trustees, chairs and chief executives – the vast majority of the very largest charities in the UK. It also highlights the wealth of female talent found in the sector. Leaders of charities need to take action to address the gender imbalances in the top tiers of their organisations. Others who are seeking to fill board positions in the private and public sectors would do well to consider the rich female talent pool in the charity sector. The report was launched in May 2012 by the Rt Hon Theresa May MP in her capacity as Home Secretary and Minister for Women and Equalities and was sponsored by Nomura.
“For centuries charities have been a mainstay of civil society and at the forefront of social change. They are key players nationally and internationally and often act in partnership with the public and private sectors. Diverse leadership brings additional insight and expertise and underpins their legitimacy to take on an active role in solving community problems.” WomenCount: Charity Leaders 2012
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WomenCount: Charity Leaders 2012