A youth worker, who became the first female president of Jersey Cycling, is joining Jersey Heritage’s Board of Trustees.
Lisa Mansell, who is also behind Jersey’s Youth Parliament, is joining as a Board Apprentice, part of the Government’s I WILL initiative to encouYouth rage more women to take on senior leadership roles in Jersey.
She will be shadowing Trustee Vice-Chair Nancy Thomas over the course of a year and attending board and sub-committee meetings.
So far, these have included ‘Archives, Collections & Ethics’, ‘Diversity’, and ‘Experience, Content and Programmes’.
Ms Mansell has also joined Directors and Trustees for a tour of Les Augres Stores in Trinity to discover more about the collections that Jersey Heritage protects and cares for.
In her new role, Ms Mansell said she will be “really interested in seeing how the charity may be able to reach a wider audience and involve more islanders in the fantastic work it already does through sitting on sub-committees that deal with issues such as ethics and diversity.
“I also hope it will be a good way to develop my confidence and broaden my network. Everyone has made me feel very welcome and I am looking forward to the year ahead.”
She added: “I WILL is a great scheme being supported by the Government to try and get more women involved in boards. In addition to my job as a Youth Worker, I am the first female president of Jersey Cycling with an all-male committee.
“I hope this experience will give me more confidence in a male-dominated world, and I hope I inspire more women to step out of their comfort zone and try new things.”
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