Three years ago, Action Aid UK took the decision that its governance and operations should be guided by ‘feminist principles’. Core to their thinking was acknowledgement of the inherent imbalance in the power relationship with the people and countries with whom they work, and a desire to draw on the ideas and skills of as many people as possible and to work in cooperation rather than competition, with less focus on the leadership of one or a few individuals. Their pioneering work has been recognised by both the Charity Governance Awards and the Bond Governance award.
We’re delighted that Patti Whaley, who was Chair of ActionAid UK until July 2019 will explain why a feminist governance model was adopted, what it is and how it has evolved. This will include sharing the 10 guiding principles that now shape their work at every level. She’ll share what it means in practice for board conduct; what has worked well and what the challenges have been.
Patti has served as Chair, Vice Chair and Treasurer of ActionAid UK. She has also served as a trustee with several charities. She has also worked in the sector, as Director of Finance and Resources for Forum for the Future, and Deputy Secretary General of Amnesty International.
Bookings will open at 9 am on 2 October. There are a limited number of places and this event is for AoC members and invited guests only, you will need to be logged in to access the booking form. We aim to ensure a mix of members have the opportunity to attend these small events, for this reason we do not operate a first come first served approach to our dinners. Your place is confirmed only if you receive a second email confirming your place.
We are very grateful to CCLA, one of the UK’s leading investment managers for charities, religious organisations and the public sector for generously hosting this dinner.
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Bookings will open on 2 October