The empowered manager, with Kate Cooper

What do we mean when we talk about empowerment? In this webinar, Kate Cooper considers what needs to be done if we are to create work that is genuinely empowering.



Kate Cooper

Head of Research, Policy and Standards

Kate shapes an innovative research programme at The Institute of Leadership & Management designed to inform, inspire and impact the practice of great leadership wherever it happens. Her role is informed by her career as a senior academic in a university business school, focusing on strategy, leadership and professional development. 

Kate is also a conference keynote speaker, internationally, and provides expert commentary on a range of topics arising from the Institute’s research agenda. She is regularly quoted in regional, national and international media, has appeared on both BBC television and radio, is a Forbes contributor and has a regular column in Dialogue Review, the business magazine for leaders.

Kate Williams

Kate Williams is head of membership programmes at Stonewall where she leads on delivering its Diversity Champions and Global Diversity Champions from over 850 organisations in the UK and internationally.

Prior to this, she was Head of Empowerment Programmes where she led the creation and delivery of Stonewall’s suite of personal and professional development programmes, aimed at empowering individuals to create more inclusive workplaces and communities.

In all Kate’s roles, in both the public and private sector, she has been driven by her passion to create positive change for LGBT people, particularly for those with intersecting identities and those from diverse communities.