Kathryn is Gender Equality Director at Business in the Community and leads the Business in the Community gender equality campaign. Working with a membership of organisations across private and public sectors, the campaign is committed to empowering employers to accelerate change for women in the workplace – because it's not only good for business but good for society too.
Kathryn is currently leading on Same But Different, a photographic project that celebrates and shines a light on the diversity of women in the workplace. Working with photographer Leonora Saunders, through imagery and narrative their ambition is to challenge employer and media perceptions of working women. Kathryn is also co-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.
Prior to Kathryn’s appointment as Director in 2013, she worked as a Diversity Adviser for the Business in the Community gender and race equality campaigns. Kathryn began her career at PwC in 2006, where she held roles in Banking & Capital Markets Assurance and Graduate Recruitment.
Kathryn has recently held a number of advisory positions, including as Specialist Adviser to the parliamentary Women & Equalities Committee gender pay gap inquiry; as a non-executive director on the Home Office Diversity Strategy Board; and on the Government Equalities Office business reference group on gender pay reporting regulations. Last year she acted as an adviser to the British Army review on bullying, harassment and discrimination.
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; and is a Role Model for Diversity Role Models, which seeks to eliminate homophobic and transphobic bullying in schools.
Follow Kathryn on Twitter @kathryNawrockyi
- Same But Different: Listening to women’s stories
- Diversity? Inclusion? Call it what you want, just do something
- Gender pay gap, and why “asking for more” doesn’t always work… for women