Women in leadership SIG

A round table discussion in London and Leeds designed to connect, inspire and support our female members. An opportunity for women in leadership roles to meet and discuss their experiences and challenges.

Creating a successful digital presence: how women leaders can be an effective ‘face’ of their charity online

Speaker in Leeds: Kim Shutler-Jones, chief executive, The Cellar Trust

Speaker in London: Kate Lee, chief executive, CLIC Sargent

When a host of new digital platforms first exploded into our lives a number of years ago now, there was a sense of excitement, of transformation, of newness – the chance to reach and engage new partners, beneficiaries and communities. That by expressing ourselves via this new platform we could connect with like-minded individuals and initiatives to start constructing the ‘better world’ we eagerly want to live in. But has it really lived up to the hype? In civil society we talk so much about collectiveness, but when it comes to digital presence, we often fail to build up relationships and instead become more isolated than ever within our bubble. 

As the recently published Charity Digital Code states, ‘Charity leaders must lead on digital as a way of helping their charities be relevant and sustainable’. At this round table forum for women charity leaders, we can explore how we can make our digital presence relevant for us, our organisations and beneficiaries, and how we might need to re-shape our participation and adapt our digital selves to achieve those original objectives of reaching and engaging with new audiences.

Date and time: Tuesday 29 January, 13.30-15.30

Venue in Leeds: Charles Stanley, 14 King Street, Leeds, LS1 2HL

Venue in London: Charles Stanley, 55 Bishopsgate, London, EC2N 3AS

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