Kate Wood
Kate Wood
Founder
Pockets Consultancy

Kate Wood is determined that regardless of gender, sex, race, ethnic origin, faith, marital status, ability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, life experience, social and educational background everybody has the power to reach their potential at work.

Harnessing what worked in her role as Culture Director for Chess, where she galvanised the technology business to go from 63rd to 1st, in the Sunday Times Top 100 Companies to Work for list. Kate now works freelance with multiple organisations to improve their employee engagement and D& I strategy, ensuring teams feel valued and cared for whilst improving business performance.

Continually driving the Women in Technology agenda, Kate heads up the UK Women in Tech Network Board, WIT North Board and CRN Advisory Board.

A volunteer with The Manchester Fashion Movement, Open Kitchen Manchester and Oxfam Originals, Kate also runs a litter picking group called Keeping Salford Smart and strongly believe all dresses should have pockets.