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Conversations with Leaders: Mita Desai and Kira Lewis (The Young Trustees Movement)

November 06, 2019 Season 1 Episode 7
Peridot Partners: Conversations with Leaders
Conversations with Leaders: Mita Desai and Kira Lewis (The Young Trustees Movement)
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Peridot Partners: Conversations with Leaders
Conversations with Leaders: Mita Desai and Kira Lewis (The Young Trustees Movement)
Nov 06, 2019 Season 1 Episode 7
Peridot Partners
Show Notes

This is a special Trustees’ Week episode of our Conversations with Leaders podcast. Our guests are Mita Desai, the Young Trustees Movement Programme Manager at The Social Change Agency and Kira Lewis, a War Studies student at King’s College London and trustee of two charities.

In October, the Young Trustees Movement launched an ambitious pledge to double the number of trustees on charity boards aged 30 and under by 2024 in England and Wales.

Mita is an experienced trustee. Her first board role was as a Trustee at The British Youth Council where she also went on to become the Chairwoman of the Board.

At King’s College London, Kira is a member of the King’s Civic Leadership Academy – a year-long programme developing leadership skills through a placement on the Young Trustees Movement at The Social Change Agency. 

In this Trustees’ Week episode we talk about:

  • How the Young Trustees Movement came about
  • The value young trustees bring to boards 
  • Barriers to boards recruiting young trustees 
  • Imposter syndrome as a BAME female chairperson
  • How charities can better support young trustees
  • Creating a network and resources for progressive charities who value young trustees 

Links:
The Social Change Agency
The Young Trustees Movement
Peridot Partners Board Development Services

Guests:
Mita Desai
Kira Lewis
Grant Taylor, Managing Director, Peridot Partners

Host:
Emma Wrafter, Peridot Partners 

About Peridot Partners:
Peridot Partners is a values-led executive recruitment agency transforming leadership and inspiring change with organisations who have social purpose. 

We’re challenging the status quo on what makes good leadership. 




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