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| on Thu, 08/19/2021 - 12:14 | In Running a company
Rachel Sestini, Founder of Sestini & Co Group, has been appointed a Fellow of The Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (FRSA).
Rachel’s appointment as a Fellow of the RSA comes at a particularly pivotal moment in history and she comments, “As a Fellow of the RSA, I look forward to being part of an inclusive global community to help find better ways to further the values of inclusivity and diversity”.
The Royal Society of Arts’ values are based on being open, optimistic, pioneering, enabling and rigorous and it welcomes all those who share these values.
It has a long and illustrious history in the fields of leading, provoking, on effecting change in societal challenges. It does this through programmes and project work in key areas where its Fellows have expertise.
Inclusive global community
Rachel Sestini adds, “Here at Sestini & Co, we’ve long championed inclusivity and diversity, particularly in the areas of entrepreneurship, and women in business.”
Sestini & Co have been signatories to the HM Treasury Women in Finance Charter since its inception in 2016. The Charter, launched by the UK government in March 2016, aims to encourage the financial services industry to improve gender balance in senior management.
As well as being a Fellow of the RSA and leading the Sestini & Co Group, Rachel is also a mentor with the Heropreneurs not-for-profit military charity, currently working with Emma Randell of Scrumptious Bakes; and is an activator for SheEO, a global initiative to transform funding and support for women-led ventures.
The RSA Fellows play a key role in the institution’s operations and “champion new ideas, drive social change, deliver practical solutions and support the RSA mission”.
The RSA Fellowship is a thriving community of 30,000 “changemakers, innovators and entrepreneurs” who value inclusivity and welcome those committed to making a positive impact on society, regardless of professional experience, background or perceived level of success.
Being part of this community allows people to connect and learn from a growing community, develop ideas and expand their professional network.
Pursuit of good works
One of the Institution’s drives is its Future of Work programme which exists to make sure that everyone, regardless of background or starting point, can pursue good work in an age of technological change. It aims to do this be ensuring certain principles such as economic security, wellbeing, growth and freedom for all, are implemented.
Its research and impact projects include:
- Transforming lifelong learning
- Economic security observatory
- Global innovations in good work
- Good work guild.
You can read more about all these worthwhile projects on the RSA website, https://www.thersa.org/fellowship/join/what-is-rsa-fellowship, along with several related reports on these issues.
“Regenerative Futures” is another one of its programmes designed to help create a future where people and planet flourish together for the long-term.
As it says, “The RSA has been at the forefront of significant social impact for over 260 years. From championing early smokeless combustion technology to hosting the influential Food, Farming and Countryside Commission.”
Finding solutions to social challenges
Fellows can access funding and project support to develop solutions to local and global social challenges from the RSA and benefit from peer support.
To find out more about the RSA and its work and for further information about applying to become a Fellow, visit its website at https://www.thersa.org/fellowship/join.
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