One of the biggest issues impacting BAME progression and advancement in the UK is a distinct lack of representation in our organisations and businesses. DeMontford University produced a research paper that indicated that less than 1% of boardrooms across the UK had any Black or Minority Ethnicity (BME) representation.
This is concerning. If nobody that shares your experiences sits on the board of the NHS, the police force, schools, or businesses, who will represent your needs and concerns?
Black on Board is a direct response to this lack of representation. We train and mentor candidates to take on board positions, by providing a 14-session programme that supports people with a BME background to identify and apply for board positions. We focus on people of colour, including Black, Asian, Latin American and Arabic communities and support them in this process of self-empowerment and representation.
We aim to deliver this programme across the UK. Will you help us achieve our goal?