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
Join the Network

Association with the network is open to all individuals who support the 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'.

Make an online Chamber account here

Our Work

We aim to deliver high-quality events each year that support the network's objectives and aims - the pictures below showcase the range of delegates we have engaged with and welcome to our previous events. 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, follow @BCWomenLeaders on Twitter for the latest updates and news.

Get involved in our latest campaign - International Women's Day 2021?

This year, the Women in Leadership team will be running a social media campaign starting on Monday the 8th for the whole week, to highlight and promote Black Country Chamber members and some of the region’s businesswomen and men. The team will also be sharing some of the articles from previous editions of PROSPER Magazine which highlights interviews and some of the amazing work, achievements and challenges some of our members have faced or are involved in.

This year the campaign theme is: #ChooseToChallenge and we are asking individuals and organisations to send in or tweet their #ChooseToChallenge images so we can share them across our social media platforms (Twitter: @BCWomenLeaders).

So, strike the #ChooseToChallenge pose with your hand high to show your commitment to choose to challenge inequality, call out bias, question stereotypes, and help forge an inclusive world. A challenging world is an alert world. Individually, we're all responsible for our own thoughts and actions - all day, every day. We can choose to challenge and call out gender bias and inequality. We can choose to seek out and celebrate women's achievements. Collectively, we can all help create an inclusive world. From challenge comes change, so let's all choose to challenge.

Network Structure

The network exists in a not-for-profit capacity and is operated and developed by a voluntary steering group with administrative and operational 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.


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