Our guest today is charity CEO Dhivya O’Connor.
Dhivya is currently Interim CEO of the youth mentoring charity, The Girls’ Network and has previously served in the CEO role for organisations including United World Schools, Chartered Institute of Fundraising and Children with Cancer UK. She is also a Senior Leader Mentor on the Leaders Plus Fellowship Programme, supporting women returning to work after having children, in progressing their careers.
Prior to joining the third sector, she held various strategy, business development and leadership roles in large corporates.
A mother of two young children, Dhivya chats to Verena Hefti MBE about what it takes to become a charity CEO when you’re a parent. She also shares the reality of moving from the corporate sector to the charity sector and what to do to get a high quality Mentor when you need it most.
We hope you enjoy the conversation.
Follow Dhivya on Twitter @DhivyaOConnor
Dhivya is also the creator and executive producer of The Charity CEO Podcast, sharing insight into the challenges faced by charity leaders. You can listen to Verena Hefti MBE and CEO of ReachOut UK, Bejal Shah discussing Mentoring on a forthcoming episode of The Charity CEO Podcast released on 05 December 2022.
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