Cohort two

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

Application criteria

The membership is open to applications from those who meet the following criteria:

  • Women
  • First two years of being a civil society CEO
  • BAME and/or disabled

Application process

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)

Interview panel:

Monday 21 September

  • Precious SM Sithole, CEO, Social Practice (ENT) Ltd
  • Vicky Browning, chief executive, ACEVO
  • Wanda Wyporska, executive director, The Equality Trust
Tuesday 22 September
  • Raven Bowen, chief executive, National Ugly Mugs
  • Ropinder Gill, chief executive, Lymphoma Action
  • Susan Daniels, CEO, NDCS

Application timeline

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

Would you like to join the Jane Slowey memorial membership cohort two?

If you have any queries please email
or call 020 7014 4600.