What does a board member do?
A board is responsible for making sure that an organisation has a clear idea of where it is going and how it plans to get there. Board members have a responsibility to act honestly, exercise reasonable care and skill, whilst performing their necessary tasks on behalf of the organisation.
Anyone can take up a governance position with the right training. We have found that many people are intimidated by the idea of becoming a board member itself. The training demystifies this idea. You don’t have to have a specific qualification or have been a manager first. And there are many types of board and opportunities.
Why Black on Board?
Black on Board addresses Black and Minoritised Communities (BMC) underrepresentation at senior and board level which has been recognised as a damaging across sectors.
The Parker Review found that only 1.5% pf the top 100 FTSE had BMC company directors while McGregor – Smith 2017 review estimated the cost of discrimination in the workplace at an annual 24 billion to the UK economy.
We get results. Since 2018 trained 200 people on Black on Board and 150 are now on boards or have been promoted.
Our team are 85% people of colour, and our board is made of 100% people of colour.
We walk the walk with decision makers at the top that reflect the rich diversity of black and brown British community.
Our mission statement is race equality through economic and social justice.
Olmec is an award winning social enterprise and provides a training team who are all experienced board members Black on Board has run successfully since 2005.