‘I am proud to be one of the only senior leaders in the charity software industry. I firmly believe that when women lead teams and organisations it benefits the organisation and wider society. This was a platform for sharing ideas and experiences so more of us can make more of a difference to people’s lives.’
The event concluded with a brief look to the future of charity retail. All participants agreed that charity technology will be crucial, with online trading and training of growing importance. The panel agreed that there are opportunities to tell stories of charity retail recovery to build confidence in the sector. It will also be important for charities and reuse organisations to position themselves as a sustainable alternative, for greater economic and social impact and to continue to raise money for brilliant causes.