A project of the Black Country Chamber of Commerce, Black Country Women in Leadership was established in May 2019 in order to support and celebrate women in senior leadership roles and to help inspire the next generation.

Our Aims

The network provides a safe and welcoming environment for Black Country women in business and allies in order to:

  • raise the profile of, inspire and promote the achievements of regional women leaders and support the next generation
  • meet, share and discuss views, experiences or concerns
  • provide opportunities for peer networking and information sharing
  • address inequalities and strive for parity within the region's business community

Membership is open to all individuals who support the network's aims and is currently free to join.

Anybody wishing to join can do so by clicking the button below, registering their details and selecting 'Women in Leadership' in their dashboard to make sure that they receive the network's latest news, information and details of upcoming events.

If an individual already has an online account with the Black Country Chamber of Commerce they will need to update their communication preferences and select 'Women in Leadership'.

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Our Work

We aim to deliver a minimum of four high quality events each year which support the network's objectives and aims.

In addition to this, we are exploring other ways of supporting the region's women leaders and inspire the next generation.

Details of and invites to events will be sent to all members via email and listed on the Black Country Chamber's events pages.

Additional information will be posted via our dedicated Twitter Channel.


The network exists in a not-for-profit capacity and is operated and developed by a voluntary steering group with administrative and operation support provided by the Black Country Chamber of Commerce.

The Steering Group oversees the running of the network and forms a governing body from within its membership.

A Chair of the steering group is appointed from within group and their role is to ensure that the network acts in accordance with its aims and objectives and direct the activities of the network.

From time to time, members of the steering group will have dedicated roles to support the delivery of the group's work.

As of May 2019, the steering group comprises of: Sarah Moorhouse (Chair), Sarah Thompson (Secretariat), Cllr. Beverley Nielsen, Caoire Blakemore, Karen Webb, Katherine Birch, Sanjeev Gill, Helen Scott, Prof. Michelle Shaw, Teresa Boughey.


For the network's full terms of reference and additional information, Sarah Thompson, Black Country Chamber's Press & PR Officer acts as the group's Secretariat and can be contacted by emailing