Tees Valley Education are proud to support the launch of ‘The Power of Women’ campaign, a movement to lift the aspirations of young women across the Tess region, after one study names Middlesbrough as the worst area in the country for women to grow up.

The campaign is the vision of Professor Jane Turner OBE, pro vice-chancellor for enterprise and business engagement at Teesside University, who felt passionately that this should not be the case.

As CEO for Tees Valley Education, Katrina is supporting the campaign by sitting on the board as director, with Caroline Theobald CBE, Chris March, Dave Allen, Martin Walker and Rosalind Stuart, who runs Tees Valley Girls’ Network, an organisation that’s introduced 150 mentors to young women across the Teesside area.

To introduce the movement and raise awareness of the need to improve life chances in Middlesbrough from a young age, Pennyman Primary Academy’s Head of Academy Louise Stogdale and pupils Chloe and Molly took part in the online launch on the 23rd April. This event was attended by 110 people via Zoom, and will see much needed energy, time and investment.

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