This discussion is a little bit of background behind the concept of ‘The Boardroom Incubator’.
We currently work mostly around Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England. The university and some of the colleges in Cambridge have start-up incubation hubs in and around the city. These incubation hubs are spin-offs from ideas and innovation created in the laboratories of the university. Some work and some don’t.
The idea behind ‘The Boardroom Incubator’ came to me after attending an Inspired Group presentation on 14 July 2011. During the session the presenter, Mark Doyle, mentioned some training and development they were doing for women to encourage listed organisations in the UK to redress the imbalance of woman representation on FTSE250 Board of Directors. They were addressing some of the issues, but it struck me that more could be done. This is the basic idea and spark that led me to create group.
Let’s do it now, for ourselves, before the government interferes and legislates quotas and targets into the corporate governance frameworks of UK plc.
Link to the LinkedIn ‘The Boardroom Incubator‘
We have just created a new group on LinkedIn, namely ‘The Boardroom Incubator’.
The Boardroom Incubator is aimed at encouraging and developing women to become business leaders and board members in either listed and non listed organisations. Our aim is to create a ‘risk-free’ educational, training and development resource for women aspiring to gain their rightful places in Boardrooms and be accepted as peers amongst other Boardroom members.
It is a member led resource and forum to help redress the imbalance that currently exists within the corporate and civil society leadership arena and to ensure that we build and sustain healthy governance frameworks for the future.
Our aim at this early stage is just to gauge the interest and ‘proof of concept’ in order to see in what strategic direction the new group will head.
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