Get on Board Candidate Anika Leslie-Walker appointed Director of Blackburn with Darwen Healthy Living


We are thrilled to announce the appointment of Get on Board candidate Anika Leslie-Walker as Director at Blackburn with Darwen Healthy Living. Anika has significant experience within sport in the community and has worked for over a decade in education. Anika previously worked for the Bedfordshire Football Association and has worked extensively within secondary schools … Continue reading Get on Board Candidate Anika Leslie-Walker appointed Director of Blackburn with Darwen Healthy Living

Get on Board Candidate Joy Aboim appointed Trustee of Dame Kelly Holmes Trust


We are thrilled to announce that Get on Board candidate Joy Aboim was recently appointed to the Board of the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust (DKHT).  Joy ABOIM is a senior technical professional with an extensive global technical consultancy background. Currently she works at Cisco and is responsible for driving the growth of Cisco technologies across … Continue reading Get on Board Candidate Joy Aboim appointed Trustee of Dame Kelly Holmes Trust

Q&A with Sport England’s Head of Equality and Diversity, Cathy Hughes


With a wealth of experience in the field of D&I, Cathy Hughes has championed RimJhim Consulting’s Get on Board initiative from the onset. Having commissioned several reports into the diverse communities Sport England serves, Cathy spoke to us about the importance of representation and why we still need to set goals to help ensure that … Continue reading Q&A with Sport England’s Head of Equality and Diversity, Cathy Hughes

Podcast Episode One: Lessons Learned


Recently we partnered up with the team at the ‘I Think She’s Offside’ podcast to produce a series of interviews aimed exploring conversations around BAME women in sport. Co-presenters Fadumo Olow and Lipa Nesa describe their productions as “Two girls sharing our love for sport, general discussion and breaking or reinforcing stereotypes.” In the first … Continue reading Podcast Episode One: Lessons Learned

Get on Board Candidate Priya Samuel appointed Non-Executive Director of Table Tennis England


We are delighted to announce that Get on Board participant, Priya Samuel, has been appointed to the Board of Table Tennis England.  Priya has a wealth of experience in the world of sport, having worked at England Netball, British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS), UK Sport, British Paralympic Association and sports management specialists, Energise Me. … Continue reading Get on Board Candidate Priya Samuel appointed Non-Executive Director of Table Tennis England

Dana Abdulkarim: “it’s easy to convince yourself that you don’t belong”


Get on Board candidate, Dana Abdulkarim is an Associate Assistant Principal in a Secondary School in Sheffield. She leads on PE and the Personal, Social and Health Education curriculum. Dana has represented her county on sixty seven occasions in a range of disciplines and was the first hijab wearing Muslim woman to have represented England … Continue reading Dana Abdulkarim: “it’s easy to convince yourself that you don’t belong”

PRESS RELEASE: Dr Rimla Akhtar MBE joins ​new-look Rugby Football League Board


Dr Rimla Akhtar MBE has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director of a reshaped / new-look Rugby Football League (RFL) Board. Dr Rimla Akhtar MBE is highly regarded for her work in leadership and governance in sport as well as her role as an Inclusion and Diversity specialist. She was elected as the first Muslim … Continue reading PRESS RELEASE: Dr Rimla Akhtar MBE joins ​new-look Rugby Football League Board

In conversation with Get on Board candidate Priya Samuel on her journey into sport and ambition to lead


Next month, Sport England will release a new report into Diversity in Sport Governance to put their case forward for increasing the number of diverse Board members across Sport England and UK-Sport funded bodies. A previous study* had found that only 26 out of 601 board positions (4%) included BAME members and out of 68 … Continue reading In conversation with Get on Board candidate Priya Samuel on her journey into sport and ambition to lead