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Women’s group on hunt for a man

Women’s group on hunt for a man

Tuesday 15 March 2016

Women’s group on hunt for a man

Tuesday 15 March 2016


A local women’s group is on the lookout for a manly addition to their new Board to help promote gender diversity.

The Channel Island’s/Jersey/Guernsey’s Women’s Development Forum that has only ever had female members is now on the hunt for a man.

WDF has just changed its membership policy and is welcoming all genders.

WDF Founder and CEO Michelle Johansen said: “At WDF we’ve always welcomed men to attend our meetings, but until now our membership policy was only open to women.

“As an organisation which primarily promotes gender equality and the value of gender diverse leadership this needed to change, so to be truly inclusive, we have re-worded our policy to welcome all genders to the forum.

“Our next development is to increase the gender diversity within the WDF board itself. We are seeking to recruit a high profile male diversity champion, to help take forward the message that gender diversity is good for business, this is not just a women’s issue.”

The new Board is chaired by well-respected non-executive director and recent winner of the IoD’s Neville Bain Memorial Award, Carol Goodwin.

She is joined on the board of WD Forum LBG by former Chair of the local IoD and non-executive director, Anne Ewing and Independent Company Secretary Susan Norman.

Michellle said: “I feel honoured that these eminent women have agreed to support the WDF mission and me in this way. This will help tremendously to bring the gender diversity and inclusion message to a wider audience.”

If you think you’re the man for the job, contact cosec@wdforum.org

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