Monica Shafaq, CEO of national mental health and well-being charity, The Kaleidoscope Plus Group, will celebrate her 10-year tenure at the Charity on International Women’s Day (Sunday 8th March 2020). To commemorate the day, Monica will be speaking at the ‘Women Who Rock’ event in Birmingham, which aims to inspire and motivate women from all backgrounds and walks of life.
Monica is the lead in a team responsible for the overall strategic, operational and financial management of The Kaleidoscope Plus Group charity; having a keen interest in employee well-being and organisational development, Monica has led the Charity to be included in the prestigious Sunday Times ‘100 Best Companies to Work For’, for the sixth year running.
Monica said, ‘The charity wouldn’t be where it is today if it wasn’t for everyone at #TeamKPG. I’m so thankful for their continued support and dedication over the years. My team are truly inspirational – they work hard every day, to create change and make life better for people. It’s not what you have that matters, it’s what you give! I feel honoured and privileged to have worked alongside such incredible people for the last 10 years.’
Monica Shafaq has dedicated much of her career to causes she’s passionate about such as the promotion of women and Black and Minority Ethnic individuals in leadership roles. She was recently included in the Top 10 BAME Digital Leaders, which aims to celebrate BAME talent in the charity sector.
Monica has also chaired the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisation’s national Black and Asian Leadership Special Interest Group and has also been involved in a national group addressing Governance in the Third Sector.
As well as being a Non-Executive Director at Birmingham County Football Association, The Canoville Foundation and Kidderminster Harriers FC, Monica is also an active member of the Premier League’s Equality and Diversity Panel, an ambassador for Compton Care and not to mention, a devoted mum of three.
Established in 1973, The Kaleidoscope Plus group support thousands of people all over the UK each year.The charity offers a wide range of services for those experiencing mental health difficulties including: community outreach initiatives to provide opportunities to people who want to improve their well-being, counselling for young people and adults, corporate mental health training, as well as residential care homes and supported houses for the most venerable in society.
The Kaleidoscope Plus Group works to promote and support positive health and wellbeing and is committed to making sure that the services and facilities they provide are of the highest possible quality.