01 Jan Governance myths dispelled at Women’s Leadership Network workshops
Colleges in the south-east and the midlands have been hosting workshops aimed at women from FE and business, in a bid to increase female representation on boards.
The four workshops – run by the Women’s Leadership Network and funded by the Education and Training Foundation – attracted around 70 delegates to sessions at West London College and Fircroft College in Birmingham.
Pauline Odulinski, WLN’s managing director, told delegates that “equality and diversity are stalling because people are tired of the conversation”, and the focus on policies and targets is making matters “dry”.
Sessions encompassed the roles of governors and non-executive directors, tips for efficient board meetings, what skills are required and how to take the steps to join a board.