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 welcoming environment for Black Country women in business 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
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.

The next event is taking place on Tuesday 10th October. Click here to book your place.

Women in Leadership 2023

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.

The Women in Leadership Network is delivered with support from our partners Balfour Beatty, Forresters, HSBC UK and Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF).



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