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Trustees Week 2020: A different type of trustee…(Free)
November 4, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
About this Event
There is no denying that over the last year the charity sector has been awoken to the shocking lack of equality and diversity in the sector. The sector has been mirroring the same inequalities and divisions in our broader society. Add COVID into the mix and there has been a real focus on how disability, race, gender, class, and sexual identity have all come to shape a sector that is not as welcoming or inclusive as it could be.
The average age of a trustee is 60-62 and only 0.5% of trustees are 18-24, despite making up 12% of the population. 2/3 of charity trustees are over 50. 51% of trustees are retired.
6% of trustees are women
People of colour represent 8% of trustees (vs 14% of wider population). Other minority groups: disabled people and other minorities are likely to be under-represented (but no stats are available).
30% of trustees have a postgraduate education, 60% of trustees have professional qualification, 75% of trustees are from households above the national median for household income
This online session is a safe-space for trustees from non-typical backgrounds and life experiences to come together and share experiences, provide solidarity, understanding, and engage in peer learning.
Open to all trustees, defining themselves as from a non-typical background
BSL, community language interpretation is available.
Please let us know if you would like to book any form of support for the meeting
Facilitator: Rita Chadha
(Please confirm you are currently serving as a trustee of a small charity (An organisation with an income of under £1 million)