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Monique Choudhuri talks to Jobs in Football

Q and A with Board Member on Jobs in Football website

11 April 2021

Brentford Director Monique Choudhuri has taken part in a Q and A with the Jobs in Football website. Monique has been a Non-Executive Director since 2017 and fulfils the roles of Board Champion for diversity and inclusion and Board Sponsor for leadership and organisational development. Earlier this week, an interview with her was released.

Monique talks about how she got involved in football, and Brentford, which started out with work for Smartodds, which is owned by Matthew Benham, who also owns Brentford FC. She explains how her working life away from the Club feeds in to her roles on the Board and some of her favourite moments so far. She also talked about Brentford's recent ground-breaking advertisement for a new Non-Executive Director to join the Board.

"I love some of the events we have held," she said. "We put together a fabulous event two years ago for International Women’s Day, whereby we looked at how we could get more women involved in football. We had around ninety people show up for that event and it received very positive feedback.

"Another event we held was around how to tackle racism and discrimination in both the community and more widely. Troy Townsend (Kick It Out) came to host the event for us. He is a great advocate and ally of the club; he is brilliant and he really challenges the issues.

"Overall, a lot of my journey has been about how we, as a club, spread the message. How we take on those issues which are difficult to tackle. I have grown passionate about a case for a diverse board and a diverse workforce.

The interview with Monique covers a range of topics about Brentford and beyond. You can read it in full here.


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