Women in Business eventJungle CEO, Teresa Boughey, has joined a new initiative to support, celebrate and inspire business women set up by the Black Country Chamber

The Black Country Women in Business forum was launched on March 8th – International Women’s Day and has the backing of West Midlands Mayor, Andy Street.

Teresa will be a keynote speaker at the forum’s first event, part of the Black Country Festival, along with a host of other inspirational business women and female role models. These include Beverley Nielson, Associate Professor at Birmingham City University, Professor Michelle Shaw of University of Wolverhampton and Lisa Cowley, CEO of Beacon Institute for the Blind.

Taking its lead from the theme of International Women’s Day – #BalanceforBetter – the Chamber forum will promote a more gender-balanced business landscape by highlighting the work of successful businesswomen and encouraging the next generation of female entrepreneurs and traders.

The forum will provide a platform to collaborate, network and share experiences and inspire future business women, helping to make the Black Country a fair and inclusive place to work for talented women.

Black Country Women in Business has organised an open event to fall within the Black Country Business Festival and 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 Do It– But She Did’ will take place on Friday, 17th May at the Mount Hotel and Country Manor in Wolverhampton from 9.30 am and celebrates and promotes the contribution, that ambitious and successful women who work and live in the Black Country play.