Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Women in Public Affairs blog: Trustee - to be or not to be?

On a hot summer evening in July 2013, in a busy room at Lexington Communication’s office in Holborn (thankfully air-conditioned!) the Women in Public Affairs Network held a panel session on volunteering as a charity trustee. It was arranged at the request of a number of our 500-strong network, many of whom stated that they would like to hear more about life as a charity trustee, how it can help their careers, what skills they can offer as public affairs professionals and also what it means to ‘give something back. The event was a huge success - read the blog post here to see what was covered, and how participants were advised to begin finding their ideal trustee positions.

Speakers included:
* Liza Coffin, a former charity trustee for Development in Action and public affairs professional at a Health charity)
Sarah Miller, Head of Press and Public Affairs at the Charity Commission, and a trustee of Victim Support
* Alex Swallow, Chief Executive of the Small Charities Coalition and Founder of Young Charity Trustees

The Women in Public Affairs Network is an opportunity for women from across the industry to come together in an informal setting, to share experiences, offer advice and support and explore how we can work together to help smash the glass ceiling.

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