Shuri Shadowing Programme

We are launching our Shadowing programme at the end of March 2021 and are seeking allies to host Shuri members !

We are working with our allies and partners in the NHS and private sector to create opportunities for our members to shadow digital leaders, build relationships, gain insight into different roles and environments and in particular share learning from working through the Covid 19 pandemic.

The Shuri Network is free to join as either a member or an ally.
Partner with us to build a digitally ready and inclusive workforce

The Shuri Network is the only network specifically for women of colour, within digital health and care, promoting an inclusive leadership community. We were established in July 2019 to support women of colour develop the skills and confidence to progress into senior leadership positions and help NHS leadership teams more closely represent the diversity of their workforce. By establishing digital teams that reflect the diversity of the community, organisations can ensure digital services are inclusive as these teams are more likely to seek out a wider range of viewpoints.

“Our recent survey identified that our members are keen to demystify careers in digital health, gain insight into roles and responsibilities within digital health leadership and explore new horizons and career options.”.

Tracey Thomas, Digital Shadowing Programme Lead

Digital shadowing is:
• A virtual partnership between two people ‘the ally/host’ and a Shuri network ‘member/guest’
• Based upon mutual trust and respect
• Promotes peer to peer learning
• Light touch, participant driven
• Self-managed via the Hexitime platform

To be eligible to take up a shadowing offer, you must:
• be (or identify as) a female and be from a BAME background
• be a UK resident
• be a member of the Shuri Network


As an ally / host:

Register your profile within our Hexitime campaign site and make an offer of 6 hours virtual shadowing per individual – remember to tag your offer to ‘The Shuri Campaign’. Here is an example of a digital shadowing offer.

As a network member (woman of colour)

We have a wide range of digital leaders who are waiting to connect with you. Register your profile within our Hexitime campaign site to connect with an ‘ally/host’ to take up the 6 hours virtual shadowing offer. Shadowing offers will be available to Shuri members from April 2021.