Kathryn is Director of Opportunity Now, the gender equality campaign from Business in the Community (BITC). Opportunity Now empowers employers to accelerate change for women in the workplace. Working with a membership of 200 organisations across private and public sectors, the campaign aims to increase women’s success at work – because it’s not only good for business but good for society too.
Kathryn is author of Project 28-40, the largest ever UK study of women at work. With over 25,000 responses to this national study, Project 28-40 gives real insight into women’s experiences at work. Kathryn is now working with Opportunity Now members to move the development of female talent from a diversity initiative to a core business priority.
Prior to Kathryn’s appointment as Director in 2013, she was a Diversity Advisor for Opportunity Now and partner race equality campaign Race for Opportunity. She also previously worked on the BITC Community Impact Offer, a range of volunteering programmes to inspire companies to work together to tackle key social issues. Kathryn began her career at PwC in 2006, where she held roles in Banking & Capital Markets Assurance and Graduate Recruitment.
Kathryn’s passion for equality extends far beyond the workplace. She sits on the Funding Development Board of the Women’s Sport Trust, a grassroots movement supporting women in sport; she is an Ambassador for the Albert Kennedy Trust, which helps young LGBT people in crisis; and is a Role Model for Diversity Role Models, which seeks to eliminate homophobic and transphobic bullying in schools.
She was recently named as one of the UK’s 101 most influential LGBT people in the Independent on Sunday Rainbow List 2014.