A fantastic initiative has just been started by someone I know - it's called "Tip The Board" - the idea is to get more people from different backgrounds onto boards of companies and voluntary organisations.
It's one of my ambitions to eventually be a board member and this initiative is definitely for me and I've signed up. You can read more at the website http://www.tiptheboard.com/ and a description of how Dotty Winters can help you with getting onto boards on Standard Issue
For me it's about being in the right room, the right room to make the decisions. For years in my early career I was frustrated by bad decisions being taken without input from those below, but now I know it's important for the right people to be in the room to ensure the right decisions are made. For me, those boardrooms need to reflect the society we live in, to ensure many different viewpoints inform the decision.
This is also relevant to politics, as in the right room for decisions in the UK is the House of Commons. Which reminds me, I better buy that feminist T-Shirt "A Woman's Place Is In The House.... Of Commons". I think women interested in going places in politics should be interested in getting onto voluntary boards, and this is a cool initiative to help you do just that! Of course this also applies to people from other marginalised groups wanting to get on such as minority ethnic backgrounds, disabilities and LGBTQ+
So what's stopping you??