IoD North West, in partnership with Bolton CDP and Youth Charter, is introducing the IoD North West Leadership Passport to encourage young potential leaders from Greater Manchester’s African diaspora.
Who is it for?
Forty young people (aged 16-25) have been hand-picked by their own communities to represent their communities, so the IoD North West Leadership Passport programme will bring together young people from across the African diaspora. It will give them development opportunities and experiences that will help grow their confidence, give them key skills to advance their careers and, over time, support a thriving North West region.
The IoD North West Leadership Passport will comprise four bespoke events over the year:
- Building your personal brand.
- Politics - and why you should get involved.
- Starting up your own business - turning your idea into a business, social enterprise, charity or project.
- The Big Community Pitch - young people’s ideas for tackling a local problem or opportunity.
In addition, as part of the Leadership Passport, our participants will also have access to relevant IoD (and IoD partners’) events in Manchester and across the North West over the year.
Claire Ebrey, Regional Director at IoD North West & Isle of Man added, ''We know that women are still under-represented in senior roles. Black and Minority Ethnic leaders are under-represented. Research from McKinsey shows that companies in the top quartile for gender diversity are 21 percent more likely to have higher than average financial returns, and those that have racial and ethnic diversity are 33 percent more likely. I see it as a key role for the IoD, as the organisation for leaders across all sectors, to do whatever we can to try to shift this balance and reap the rewards for our region''.
Any IoD members who wish to attend are very welcome, especially for networking, but also to support the break-out sessions, and in case they might wish to offer the young people paid work experience.
Please visit our event page for more information and registration.