EWOB has signed a partnership with “Building Inclusive Boards”, a UK not for profit organisation that is a franchise of Board Apprentice.
The mission of Board Apprentice is to increasing diversity on boards globally. How do they do this? By placing appropriate individuals as board apprentices on boards for 1 year to gain firsthand experience, through observation, of the workings and dynamics on boards. This in turn will grow and widen the pool of board-ready individuals.
EWOB is thrilled to welcome Toyin Davidson-Ero as Board Apprentice. She will take on the Secretary-General role for one year. It is a great opportunity for us to welcome a dynamic and talented professional in our governance structure.
The Chair will have a weekly meeting with the Board apprentice so to make the experience fruitful and insightful. At the end of the 12 month period, Toyin will give feedback to the Board about her apprenticeship. She also hopes to be able to convince more women, especially women of colour to apply for a Board role.
“I would like to learn more about the operations of a Board and help to demonstrate that diversity in gender, race, religion and culture adds to the overall success of a Board.” – Toyin Davidson-Ero, EWOB Board Apprentice