Katherine, who has worked at Black Country Consortium since 2002, first joined the team at Black Country Tourism & Conferences. She is currently the Communications and Marketing Manager for the Consortium group and works on providing strategic advice in the development of the Black Country brand, she is responsible for the Black Country LEP, Active Black Country, Black Country Growth Hub and Black Country Skills Factory marketing and communications activity.
Her specialism lies in destination marketing and prior to consortium she worked in the visitor economy sector.
Katherine has a BA (Hons) in Business Administration and is a qualified CIM professional.
“I’m looking forward to working with the rest of the steering group and getting involved with everything that they have planned over the coming months”.
Black Country Women in Business is the latest initiative to be launched by the Black Country Chamber of Commerce, it was launched by the Chamber’s press, PR and communications officer, Sarah Thompson, on International Women’s Day in March. The forum will provide a platform to collaborate, network and share experiences whilst inspiring future business women, whilst helping to make the Black Country a fair and inclusive place to work for the next generation of talented women.
It will also look at policy issues surrounding women in the workplace, lobby for a more diverse business arena and highlight the gender pay gap.
Black Country Women in Business have organised their first event to fall within the Black Country Business Festival, they are encouraging business women from across the region to join them to be at the beginning of this exciting new forum.
‘They Said She Couldn’t – So She Did’ will take place on Friday 17th May at the Mount Hotel and Country Manor from 9.30am and will include a host of inspirational business women and female role models. For more information, please visit the Black Country Chamber of Commerce website.