To pay homage to the life and legacy of Jane Slowey, an inspiring CEO who was a voice for women in leadership.
ACEVO’s Jane Slowey memorial membership provides expert support, helps to builds connections and develops the skills of women from BAME backgrounds or those who have a disability, in their first two years as a CEO for a charity or social enterprise.
- To provide support, build connections and develop skills of BAME or disabled women chief executives in their first two years in the role.
- To build a cohort of leaders who can address issues they are facing collectively through shared learning.
What recipients receive
Over two years (January 2021 – December 2022), eight women leaders will have:
- Free ACEVO membership with access to full member benefits and services
- Four opportunities to meet and learn as a group guided by a professional facilitator
- Four opportunities to meet in smaller groups in person or virtually
- Two annual dinners to celebrate their year’s leadership learning
The membership is open to applications from those who meet the following criteria:
- First two years of being a civil society CEO
- BAME and/or disabled
We would like applicants to think about how well their needs can be matched by the objectives of the Jane Slowey memorial membership, as this will be used as the criteria for shortlisting. To aid this we would like applicants to answer the following three questions as well as providing their CV and completing an Equal Opportunity form:
1. What has motivated you to apply for the Jane Slowey memorial membership? (400 words)
2. What areas of your personal leadership do you hope the membership will help you to develop? (400 words)
3. This programme is based on peer support and learning. How do you feel you would benefit from this learning model? And how could you contribute to its success? (400 words)
Our shortlisting panel:
• Precious SM Sithole, CEO, Social Practice (ENT) Ltd
• Jilna Shah, former, co-director, Migrants’ Rights Network
• Su-Mei Thompson, chief executive, Media Trust
• Raven Bowen, chief executive, National Ugly Mugs
• Susan Daniels, chief executive, The National Deaf Children’s Society
• Anne Wallis, head of membership and marketing, ACEVO
Our interview panel:
• Ropinder Gill, chief executive, Lymphoma Action
• Wanda Wyporska, executive director, The Equality Trust
• Vicky Browning, chief executive, ACEVO
1 June – 19 July 2020: applications accepted
21 and 22 September 2020: 20 minute informal discussion with shortlisted candidates via Zoom
28 September 2020: successful applicants informed
January 2021: membership starts