iMultiply hosted an insightful evening for aspiring trustees and non-executive directors at the Centre for Contemporary Arts in Glasgow. Inspiring Scotland, Changing the Chemistry and SAY Women considered the benefits and challenges of becoming a trustee, how pro bono can add real value and the importance of building diversity on boards.
Elaine Crichton, Pro Bono Executive at Inspiring Scotland has over 30 years experience in financial services. Elaine began the evening with an inspiring presentation entitled Wall Street to Pro Bono - An unusual transition? Since working pro bono across a number of organisations, Elaine maintains that she now has more 'high five moments' than ever before. She highlighted the personal and organisational benefits of working pro bono and that working as a trustee or non-executive director does not need to be time consuming to add value.
Amanda Millar, Chair of Changing the Chemistry explored what the make up of a diverse board could look like in terms of strength, balance and diversity. She explained that the ultimate goal of Changing the Chemistry is to create truly diverse boards and by doing so, enable those working in supported organisations to perform to the best of their abilities.
Dawn Fyfe, CEO of SAY Woman focused on the positive and tangible impact which pro bono work has on organisations such as SAY Women.
Debbie Shields, Manager of West of Scotland at iMultiply closed an inspirational and thought provoking evening with highlights of her experiences as a board trustee.
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