Peridot Partners: Conversations with Leaders

What is stopping the charity sector from moving forward with trustee diversity?

November 05, 2020 Peridot Partners Season 2 Episode 1
Peridot Partners: Conversations with Leaders
What is stopping the charity sector from moving forward with trustee diversity?
Chapters
1:54
Why does trustee diversity matter?
14:49
Unintentional trustee behaviours that hinder board diversity and practical barriers that are put up around diverse recruitment
22:04
What types of fear are holding charities back with diverse recruitment?
34:32
Using trustee terms proactively, tapping into more diverse board talent and getting diversity right at the top
48:22
How can Getting on Board and Peridot Partners help?
Peridot Partners: Conversations with Leaders
What is stopping the charity sector from moving forward with trustee diversity?
Nov 05, 2020 Season 2 Episode 1
Peridot Partners

This #TrusteesWeek, we spoke with Getting on Board's CEO, Penny Wilson, about what is stopping the charity sector moving forward with trustee diversity.

According to Getting on Board's charity sector research, two-thirds of trustees are over 50, only 36%  are women, only 8% are people of colour (against 14% of the population), 75% have an income above the national median, and we are doing poorly on representation from other protected characteristics like disability.

So how can we ensure the charity sector improves these statistics? 

Penny and Grant Taylor discuss:

  • Why does trustee diversity matter?
  • Why charities need to acknowledge the scale of the problem;
  • The unintentional behaviours that hinder trustee diversity;
  • What practical barriers are put up around diverse trustee recruitment?
  • What types of fear are holding charities back with diverse recruitment?
  • Using trustee terms proactively;
  • Tapping into more diverse board talent;
  • Getting diversity right at the top.

A simply unmissable episode!

Show Notes Chapter Markers

This #TrusteesWeek, we spoke with Getting on Board's CEO, Penny Wilson, about what is stopping the charity sector moving forward with trustee diversity.

According to Getting on Board's charity sector research, two-thirds of trustees are over 50, only 36%  are women, only 8% are people of colour (against 14% of the population), 75% have an income above the national median, and we are doing poorly on representation from other protected characteristics like disability.

So how can we ensure the charity sector improves these statistics? 

Penny and Grant Taylor discuss:

  • Why does trustee diversity matter?
  • Why charities need to acknowledge the scale of the problem;
  • The unintentional behaviours that hinder trustee diversity;
  • What practical barriers are put up around diverse trustee recruitment?
  • What types of fear are holding charities back with diverse recruitment?
  • Using trustee terms proactively;
  • Tapping into more diverse board talent;
  • Getting diversity right at the top.

A simply unmissable episode!

Why does trustee diversity matter?
Unintentional trustee behaviours that hinder board diversity and practical barriers that are put up around diverse recruitment
What types of fear are holding charities back with diverse recruitment?
Using trustee terms proactively, tapping into more diverse board talent and getting diversity right at the top
How can Getting on Board and Peridot Partners help?