The fact that 47 per cent of women at the top fundraising jobs of charities when women fill almost two-thirds of all charity jobs is shocking.
I am so with Rowena on this (Agent Provocateur: Where are the sector's female leaders?)
I am filled with gloom every time I read about the appointment of yet another middle aged, middle class - normally ex-forces - male to a senior position in a charity. (Well done RNLI on your new chief exec by the way).
With most donors being female and most charity staff being female we need to do more to ensure that girls get to the top. It's not like the men are doing such a good job with so many charities having to slash their budgets and staffing recently. I know that we are in a recession but surely that should be a time when more people are giving to help those in need not less?
Or perhaps there should just be no one at the top at all. Seems like Friends of the Earth who have been without a director or head of fundraising for 18 months are keeping on top of their income targets - at least according to their male media representative...