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Jenni Douglas-Todd’s journey to becoming a Chair

Jenni Douglas-Todd, Chair of Dorset Integrated Care System (NHS Dorset) and University Hospital Southampton shared her journey into leadership with us as part of our Black History Month series, elevating the voices of Black women in leadership.

Jenni started her career in the UK Home Office before moving into her role as

On what compelled her to move into Non-Executive Director (NED) roles, Jenni said:

“I really liked having the variety.  I wanted to do portfolio work and share my knowledge and expertise in different ways,  I love the buzz of finding out new cultures of organisations, working with different people.”

What’s underpinned Jenni’s career is a commitment to shaping structural and systemic change in a vast array of different public and not for profit organisations, facing incredibly complex challenges while advancing a culture of inclusivity, often in the most extreme of circumstances and environments. You’ll no doubt be inspired by what Jenni shares here and there’s some fantastic advice and nuggets of wisdom for anyone considering their first NED role.

Thank you to Jenni Douglas-Todd for taking the time to speak with us for Black History Month.

Watch more Black History Month interviews with inspiring leaders:

Mazvita Horton on quiet confidence as a Black leader

Marie Gabriel CBE’s journey to leadership and dedication to social justice


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