MD2MD : Diversity and similarity
Our groups are successful because of the diversity of countries, views, experiences, and situations of the people in them AND because your fellow members are like you, leaders facing the challenge of uniting a team to achieve a shared and probably ambitious goal.
MD2MD membership provides insights and advice from a diverse group of peers. We mix different sectors, ownership structures and geographies including many from outside the UK. We include members who are personally early in their careers and in the middle of their careers with those looking to exit or retire. And we blend pre revenue businesses and those just past start-up with those in steady profitable growth and those being passed on to new owners in the family or outside.
MD2MD members are though people like you. Operational business leaders. They understand the challenges you face as the leader who ultimately has to make the difficult decisions and drive the success of the business.
The value is in the alternative perspective
Despite the above MD2MD membership reflects too strongly the dominance of aging white middle class males running profit focused businesses. That is itself not right. And on top of that our members need help to understand the perspective of people not like us … Because we deal with them every day as employees, as customers and suppliers, and in the wider community.
Therefore … to ensure that everyone gains from diversity, we want to encourage a diverse membership. So in addition to trying to ensure we break down unconscious barriers to membership when we see them, we have a bursary available for the people who add diversity to our membership.