Global network requires not only having the diverse membership. It requires having a very diverse staff with ability and knowledge to understand and reflect the needs of members from all different regions of the world. The services need to be created and developed already with strong focus on differences and contexts of the global membership and not to be created with one continent/one region centric lens and being just replicated in other regions. In all communication of the network which considers itself to be global there is a need of a very strong focus on use of language “understandable” globally. Last but not least the diversity of the membership needs to be reflected also in the governing bodies, advisory committees and other institutions of the network.
Marketa Hronkova, Country Director
Prague, Czech Republic
Women's Funding Network member since 2004