This article first appeared in The Guardian in 2015.
While more than two-thirds of the UK’s voluntary sector workforce are women, men still dominate leadership roles. In the UK’s top 50 fundraising charities by income, just 30% have female chief executives and only 36% of trustees are women.
Women are still under-represented at the top, and there is much to be done to make leadership in the voluntary sector more reflective of its workforce. To celebrate International Women’s Day and to inspire the next generation of female leaders, Anna Isaac asked a range of influential women from the voluntary sector to share their advice for women working in it.