Partnering with organisations and people who share our values, have a passion for the public sector and who are also working to build a better society are important to us.
Rio Ferdinand set up his Foundation in 2012 so that he could have a closer relationship with his charitable work and tackle social issues important to him. The Rio Ferdinand Foundation works collaboratively with young people and communities to deliver progression pathways aimed at ensuring young people are socially mobile and empowered to be independent, take control of their lives and achieve their full potential. Recognising that sports, media and the creative arts are great motivating factors for young people, the Foundation utilises those mediums and Rio’s connections within those industries, to provide a pathway for youth development. The work of the foundation delivers under four strategic pillars: Sport & Social Inclusion, Health & Wellbeing, Safer & Stronger Communities and Skills & Training. Find out more about the Rio Ferdinand Foundation.
Our partnership with the Rio Ferdinand Foundation has enabled us to share our team’s immense knowledge, experience and expertise to support and mentor young people in both our local community of South London and more widely across the UK. We hope that this work with future talent in the Foundation’s Pathways to Achievement programmes will play a positive role in developing the country’s future leaders. We want to help raise aspirations and improve employability for young people.
The AQ team take part in virtual Q&A sessions, bespoke workshops and mentoring programmes to provide the Foundation’s young cohorts with essential employability skills, help to widen their employer networks and give career guidance helping them to build a sustainable future and reach their potential.
Women on Boards is a network of 35,000+ women, and some men, who are starting and shaping their board careers. The network includes those with all levels of board experience, across all sectors and professional disciplines. Women on Boards exists to support, encourage and offer honest and helpful advice. What Women on Boards does works – on average seven members secure a new board role each week. Find out more and join the network.
AQ is proud to be partnering with Women on Boards to further support its members in securing their next board role, whether as a first time board member or someone seeking to add to a growing portfolio. We will work with the WoB team to create specific content and events that aim to ready candidates with the skills, knowledge and confidence so their board member career thrives.
Meet the Headhunters AQ’s Managing Partner Elliott Rae joins the event panel to provide Women on Board members insight into how the board appointment process works and give valuable feedback and advice on their elevator pitch.