Meet our first 8 young board directors!
The #1000youngdirectors campaign has started with a bang and it’s been wonderful to profile and share some AMAZING Board Directors. The campaign is growing too with young professionals contributing these details to be profiled every day. Do you know a young director who should be profiled?
Look out for the #1000youngdirectors hashtag for board vacancies to help get your first board appointment
“If our hopes of building a better and safer world are to become more than wishful thinking, we will need the engagement of volunteers more than ever.” — Kofi Annan
Is it your time to step up and gift your time and talents to a good cause?
Being a Board Director on a Not-For-Profit Board is a fulfilling experience. You may be giving your time, expertise and networks but you gain so much in return.
Over the past five years,
I’ve worked with hundreds of young professionals who are keen to step up onto a Not-For-Profit Board. Many of these young professionals are motivated to contribute their skills, give back to the community and develop themselves as leaders. These people often have many questions:
- Is a board position really for me?
- What am I really getting myself into?
- Do I have anything of value to contribute in the boardroom?
- How do I get my first board directorship?
Having coached many young professionals seeking board positions, I can tell you the biggest barrier holding many people back….and no it’s not their skills, their networks, their experience or their education.
What is it?
It’s their own personal belief that they have no value to give.
I can’t tell you how many people tell me they are worried they might not bring enough value to the boardroom.
I admire their humility and it is often the most amazing leaders who
Any great leader worth their salt has a life long desire to be stretched. We do this with our technical expertise all the time – books, training or conferences and if we are committed, we do this with our leadership capacity too.
What informs your understanding of leadership?
When I look at most leadership books and conferences these days, my eyes glaze over. Why? It seems like the same ‘voices’ get promoted time and time again. The same leadership messages