Launch of the ACOSVO Women Leaders' Network

ACOSVO Women Leaders' Network

We are excited to announce the launch of the ACOSVO Women Leaders' Network, a peer support network for women leaders in Scottish voluntary organisations. We are celebrating this with a launch event and networking lunch on 9 June, 12pm-2pm in Edinburgh which will be the first in a series of engaging and inspiring events.

The network was founded in March 2016 by a group of women who came together to explore opportunities to provide support to women leaders in Scotland’s third sector. We were delighted to welcome Dorothy Dalton who shared her experience of setting up Groundbreakers, a women’s network for Chief Officers south of the border. It was agreed that a network would be highly beneficial to address barriers to women’s equality, progression, and success in the sector, and that a series of events and activities would be developed with the aim of supporting this.

The role of the network will be to provide opportunities for women Chief Officers to network and learn from each other. Further aims of the network will be to encourage and support women aspiring to become Chief Officers; connect with women leaders across other sectors in Scotland; promote good practice with regards to gender equality in third sector organisations; and to influence and help shape policy on these issues in Scotland’s wider public life.

The launch will be celebrated with a networking lunch on 9 June, 12pm-2pm, at Lindsays in Edinburgh. Please register here to save your space.

To stay in touch and hear about news and developments, join the ACOSVO Women Leaders' Network’s LinkedIn group. If you have any questions, please contact us at or 0131 243 2755.