Mentoring programme for women aspiring to be charity leaders

6th September 2018

Acevo has launched a membership programme to offer support to women who are aspiring chief executives, in memory of former chief executive of the Foyer Federation Jane Slowey.

The Jane Slowey memorial membership programme will provide expert support, guidance, advice and mentoring for 16 women who are aspiring CEOs, or in their first two years as a CEO for a charity or social social enterprise. Priority will be given to women who are under 45, from BAME backgrounds and/or who have a disability.

It is being funded through a crowdfunding campaign hosted on BT MyDonate which aims to raise £10,000. It will run in two cohorts of eight individuals supported per cohort. The first will take place from January 2019 to December 2020, and the second from January 2021 to December 2022.

The programme will be delivered by Acevo and has been developed in partnership with those who knew Slowey, and “who benefitted from her generous leadership and friendship”.

Applications will be open from 3 September 2018 to 30 November 2018.

Full details and the application form can be found here: