Miss Macaroon has joined leaders from across the West Midlands to participate in the Leadership Commission. Are you an SME leader with a story to tell?

Set up by the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA), the Leadership Commission will examine the under-representation of the wider leadership in the region. The combined authority covers the constituent areas of Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull, Wolverhampton and Walsall. The political leadership of the wider WMCA has come under scrutiny for its own composition.

West Midlands Combined Authority Logo on our Macaroons

Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands said: “This lack of representation at leadership level needs to be addressed so that the people who have a significant influence on the West Midlands properly reflect its society.”

Rosie Ginday, Managing Director of Miss Macaroon, is one of the commissioners on the Leadership Commission. Miss Macaroon provides training and jobs for unemployed young people from deprived wards of Birmingham. She recently conducted a focus group with other SME leaders, focusing on gender and BME representation in leadership.

She will also be working with the commission to conduct further research. Are you the leader of an SME in the WMCA area? Do you employ someone with a disability, are LGBTQ+ or are young white working class men? Want to share your recruitment and development opportunities and their experiences? Get in touch to take part in one of our focus groups. Email us at info@missmacaroon.co.uk for details on how to get involved.

Learn more about the commission and other commissioners here: https://www.wmca.org.uk/what-we-do/leadership-commission/