The purpose of the Strategy Board (SB) is to work alongside and with the committee on specific Assist objectives, campaigns and the odd political/change project, all that will benefit our Tees Valley business and professional women.
The Board will shape plans and explore ideas for the longer term with the aim to bring improved change to our Tees Valley towns and business women within them.
Our Strategy Board is made up of driven local business women that volunteer their time along side the Assist Goodwill Ambassador. The board continues to work with existing agencies and seize new opportunities of collaboration on a local, national and global level.
The Assist Strategy Board is a steering group that pool’s professional and life experience to develop, highlight and influence policy and opportunities for women of all backgrounds and career paths. The Board will spotlight specific areas of need such as entrepreneurship, employability, returning to work, inclusivity and diversity, personal development, raising aspirations, visibility, the impact of COVID and we give local and national voice representation for women from our diverse communities within the five Tees Valley boroughs.
Our Strategy Board is working hard with a focus on the long-term strategy of Assist as we follow best practise and good behaviours that ensure we as an organisation are true to the agreed constitution aims and objectives.
If you have a passion for making a positive difference we’d love to hear from you. We have a rotation on our steering committees, openings may become available at some point in the future, why not make contact and find out more.
ASSIST is just the most wonderful organisation. Filled with decent, powerful, creative, useful, intelligent and interesting people. And, the networking meetings smell so much better than normal ones :)
Jackie Dack of TEAL
Personal Performance Coach
Since joining Assist I have been invited to events including Hidden Women of Teesside, where I had the chance to network with local business women and build contacts. I felt very welcomed and part of something supportive of where I'm at today and what I'm trying to achieve. I now have an experienced mentor for the next year to help me focus and build my dreams. Lastly I was invited to the Assist Christmas meal which was amazing as being self-employed and a small grassroots organisation, it can get lonely so I was grateful for the opportunity to connect with other women feeling the same way and trying to achieve great things.
Annalice Argyle – Trac UK (Teesside)
Independent Recovery Advocates and Consultants & Lobster Recovery
Having struggled for a while to find a womens network in Teesside, i stumbled across of the Assist events by chance. How happy i am that i did. Ann and the team make the networking fun and relevant, informative and comfortable. I've made several really good business connections, but mostly i've met some great women who i know i could turn to for advice, or even just to meet for a coffee. We all face the same issues within business and personally and the Assist meet's allow collaboration, suggestion, support and smiles. Thank you Assist x
Katie Kendall – Hays Recruitment
I found Assist through a love of books and a desire for personal development but what I discovered was so much more. Whatever you come to Assist for it will benefit all aspects of your life; personal, professional and community. It is positive action for women on Teesside to support and empower each other and most importantly, to thrive. Why would you not want to be a part of this?
Hayley Mclean – Anderson Barrowcliff LLP