Last week, we published the list of your Top 10 most-voted-for BAME Digital Leaders. In this first of several pieces, we highlight the exceptional work that has led to these inspiring individuals being recognised by their peers.
Last year, in the wake of sector-wide debate about the progress of inclusion and the issues facing charity workers from BAME backgrounds, we asked for nominations of outstanding BAME individuals in the charity sector working hard to achieve digital progress.
We saw a fantastic response: we received over 5,000 nomination votes, highlighting the inspiring work of charity professionals across the sector.
It has been a great privilege to highlight the fine work and outstanding achievement of all of your BAME Digital Leader nominees. It has been heartening to see the groundswell of votes and enthusiasm for each candidate, and this campaign as a whole.
Our commitment to promoting inclusion within the charity sector is only just beginning. Throughout the next few months, we will continue to highlight the importance and value of a more diverse third sector throughout our work and content.
Over the next few weeks, we will be profiling the outstanding digital work done by each of your BAME Digital Leaders. We will also be publishing more in-depth profiles of each of these leaders throughout the next few months.
Monica has been the Chief Executive of The Kaleidoscope Plus Group since 2010.
She is responsible for the overall strategic, operational and financial management of the organisation and has in-depth knowledge of mental health provision for adults, children and young people. She has enabled the charity to feature on the Sunday Times Top 100 Companies to Work For list since 2015. With an MSc in Housing, Monica has chaired the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisation’s national Black and Asian Leadership Special Interest Group.
Holding a formal qualification in Corporate Governance, Monica is currently a Non-Executive Director at Citizen Housing.
We are pleased to announce that will be joining us Monica at our #BeMoreDigital2020 conference.
Mitesh has worked as the Digital Manager for Crohn’s and Colitis UK for seven years. He has an outstanding track record of growing online communities and producing content to increase digital engagement. He successfully executed numerous digital projects and campaigns in his seven years at Crohn’s & Colitis UK and worked on the immersive ’In My Shoes’ app.
He focuses the digital strategy on the needs of people living with Crohn’s and Colitis and checks that the charity’s digital channels and content are accessible to everyone.
With Mitesh’s direction, Crohn’s & Colitis UK’s social media audiences have skyrocketed from 30,000 to 335,000 followers.
We are pleased to announce that Mitesh will be joining us at our #BeMoreDigital2020 conference.
As the Senior Head of Digital Marketing, Donna has worked at The Prince’s Trust for six years. She is focused on delivering innovative content solutions to grow The Trust’s community of young people, supporters and volunteers.
Leading a passionate team of eight professionals, Donna works on the organisation’s upcoming brand refresh and setting social media strategies to leveraging partnerships with L’Oréal Paris, NHS and Facebook to make the youth charity’s message go even further, there’s always an exciting project around the corner that needs content, immediately. Prior to this, Donna worked in PR.
Outside of work, Donna is a CharityComms and Kingston University mentor and blogs on Prime Time.
We are pleased to announce that Donna will be joining us at our #BeMoreDigital2020 conference.