Futures for Women welcomed a new Chair of Trustees in June 2019 when Rosie Parr took over the position from Joanna Murray.
Rosie, who runs her own law firm that specialises in advising charities, has been a Trustee for 9 years. Commenting on her appointment Rosie said:
“This year marks the 160th anniversary of the foundation of our charity and I am very proud to become its Chair at this exciting time in our history when we have adopted a new strategy to support the education and training of women. Our grant to The Sharan Project in March, to fund its two-year programme in Birmingham to support women from South Asian communities into work, is our first step in partnering with other women’s organisations, and our grants will continue the mission of our founder Jessie Boucherett to help women into employment so that they can achieve economic independence. I look forward to developing our project programmes with my co-trustees during my tenure as Chair, to help disadvantaged women in our society to find the rewarding and fulfilling employment which is so vital to the security and well-being of them and their families”.
Joanna Murray has assumed the role of Vice-Chair after 4 years in the role of Chair.