Beyond Suffrage 

Beyond Suffrage is our flagship trustee training programme that has been developed to increase the number of women from Black, Asian and minoritised ethnic communities, serving at board level.

Measurable progress towards achieving gender equality at board level in the charity sector is being made – however, women from Black, Asian and minoritised ethnic communities continue to be consistently underrepresented at both senior leadership and board level. This applies not only in the voluntary sector, but across all the sectors in the UK.


The aim of Beyond Suffrage, is to accelerate progress towards achieving gender equality for Black, Asian and minoritised ethnic women at board level, by adopting a measurable long term strategy that focuses on breaking down barriers and creating an organic pipeline of talented young future leaders.

The programme which will run until 2030 was developed following consultation with 144 young women of colour  – and will contribute towards Goal 5 (Gender Equality) and Goal 10 (Reduced Inequalities), of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals.

In order to successfully deliver the programme, we  are looking to partner with charities, businesses and women in senior leadership. Together we can make the next decade, the decade of action and progress for women from Black, Asian and minoritised ethnic communities at board level.

Learn more about Beyond Suffrage by visiting our Academy below page.