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Clore Social Leadership Programme opens a new gender equality fellowship funded by Esmée Fairbairn

22 May 2015

Clore Social develops leaders with a social purpose so they can help transform the world around them.

Each year, aspiring social leaders from across the UK apply to become one of the next cohort of Clore Social Fellows. Successful fellows embark on a social leadership programme during which they have a 360° review, attend residentials and business capability training, work with a coach and a mentor, undertake a secondment and a practice-based research project, participate in action learning sets, and receive an individual training budget to spend on their personal development.

In 2013, Esmée funded a fellowship specialising on the environment. The selected fellow, Maria Adebowale, had a background in environmental law, she had been the Director of the Environmental Law Foundation before moving on to the Living Space Project, the urban place and green space shaping think tank and social enterprise.

This year, Esmée is funding the first of three Clore Social Fellowships specialising in gender equality. Over the last three years Esmée Fairbairn has spent £4m on work which aims to make women’ and girls’ lives better and this fellowship will support the leaders of tomorrow to continue that work. Applicants should have a background of working in the field of gender equality. This might be through grassroots campaigning and activism, leading change at a gender equality organisation or service provider, or leading on gender equality issues at a social sector organisation

Clore Social is currently recruiting for up to 20 Fellowships. Applications can be made online at www.cloresocialleadership.org.uk before midday on Thursday 25 June 2015.