Want to give something back? Add social value and progress your career?
Why not think about joining a charity board.
Two years ago I had settled into a senior role, and was thinking about the ‘what next’. While starting to research options, an invitation to join the board of Raheli Trust came via my CEO.
Raheli Trust was set up in 2008, with the aim of providing financial support to access education for disadvantaged Tanzanian youth, in particular girls. I have a background in education including some global experience, and I’m passionate about gender equity, so the invitation felt like a good fit. From the first meeting I knew I had something to offer, but that I was also going to learn a great deal from the passionate women who had founded the trust.