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Importance of having a diverse board

Updated: Jun 5, 2022

Before we get into this short blog, have you seen that were recruiting for our first board of governors to lead Girl Grind UK into the next steps over a 2 year term? If your interested in finding out more information, please contact our CEO at for our board pack!

What is a board of governors?

Amongst other things, a board of governors are responsible for the success, and ultimately the failure of an organisation. The board establishes the company’s bylaws, which are a set of core policies that outline the company’s mission, values,vision and structure. On a needs basis, the board creates and approves major policies for the organisation and leads on best practice safeguarding everyone in association.

It is important to have a diverse board of governance in order to make fair decisions, approve and to amend important decisions made by the management of the company regarding the future direction of the organisation. So when it comes to having a board of directors, one of the main factors, other than qualifications to consider is diversity.

As you all know, Girl Grind UK advocates diversity and inclusivity in everything we do and everything we stand for. We work towards the inclusivity of Women, Girls and Non-Binary people of all different backgrounds, and our main goal is to advocate for equality and diversity in the arts..

So naturally, when deciding who to appoint to be on our board of governors, we will be taking many factors into consideration, but creative diversity was at the heart of it all. We want a board that encompasses who we are, that clearly works towards what we as a company have set out to do, and is reflective of our core beneficiaries.

So what does diversity mean to Girl Grind UK?

The Oxford dictionary defines diversity as being the practice or quality of including or involving people from a range of different social and ethnic backgrounds, and of different genders, sexual orientations, etc.

But for Girl Grind UK, diversity means all of that and more. We want to make sure everyone who works for and with us feels included and feels that they are wanted not in spite of their differences, but rather because of their differences.

Diversity is a beautiful thing. By being diverse you open up a world of endless possibilities. You are able to see things from the perspective of people from all different walks of life, who have all experienced the world in different ways, and who are all able to give different viewpoints.

Having a diverse board of governors not only gives you different perspectives, but also strengthens a company and we hope this for the future ofGirl Grund UK. Some of the benefits of having a diverse board include, but are not limited to:

  • A more effective decision making process

  • A more diverse and effective talent pool

  • A more diverse board helps address complex issues

  • A diverse board is more reflective of the shareholders

  • A diverse boardroom is more reflective of the base of potential clients

When taking all those factors, plus many more into consideration, a diverse board has many more positive outcomes than not. We will be working towards ensuring that our board is as diverse and inclusive as it could possibly be, and we are excited to show you guys who we have appointed to be on our board.

Authored by a Person On Their Grind!

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