Melissa Jackson | August 4, 2019
Notre Dame launches BRITE Women Project to support women in nonprofit board service
The University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business is launching a new initiative aimed at increasing gender diversity on nonprofit boards. The BRITE Women Project (Board Readiness Initiative to Empower Women Project), sponsored by Mendoza’s Nonprofit Professional Development, seeks to equip women with the skills they need to provide transformational nonprofit board leadership that benefits their communities.
“Diversity of thought and perspective helps nonprofit boards and their associated organizations serve their communities better when all the voices are around the table,” said Angela Logan, the St. Andre Bessette Director of Nonprofit Professional Development.
“Many women have extensive professional leadership experience that would be a great asset to a nonprofit board, yet they may be uncertain about how to leverage those skills to obtain a seat at the table,” said Joan McClendon, operations program director for Nonprofit Professional Development. “The objective of BRITE is to help women broaden their understanding about nonprofit boards and how they might participate.”
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