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CEO Becomes A Pilotlighter

Jun 11, 2021

Our CEO, Vicki Dawson, has been announced as one of the 21 driven and ambitious Pilotlighters to join the Pilotlight charity via its Ignite Initiative.

Each person will be matched with three other senior leaders from the public, private and charity sectors, forming teams to support charities who have come to Pilotlight in need of strategic input.

Pilotlight are committed to improving diversity, equity and inclusion and share the common goal of tackling social disadvantage in all its guises. Its aim is to positively influence partner charities, businesses and members. As part of this commitment, it wants to champion diverse leadership through Pilotlight opportunities.

It developed the Ignite Initiative to focus on bringing more voices to the Pilotlight network, widening participation, and improving the diversity of thought it shares with its charity partners. Ultimately, these Pilotlighters will be using their skills to support ambitious charities whilst benefitting personally and professionally from the unique leadership development opportunity.

Said Vicki Dawson: “I am delighted to be chosen as a Pilotlighter because it will give me an opportunity to develop my own coaching skills that I can then put to good use within our organisation. It will also allow me to explore strategic development of other charities in depth and learn from this whilst extending the charity’s network of contacts significantly.”

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