Kate Stephens, a dedicated and visionary leader, serves as the CEO of Smart Works, a remarkable organisation committed to uplifting underprivileged and unemployed women by helping them find meaningful employment. With more than a decade of inspirational leadership, Kate has positively impacted the lives of over 30,000 women through 11 centres spanning the United Kingdom. Based in London, Kate also dedicates her time and expertise as a trustee for WIG, a charitable organisation that fosters cross-sector learning and collaboration. Her passion for social empowerment makes her an exemplary figure in the world of philanthropy and women’s empowerment. Kate’s work not only changes lives but also paves the way for a brighter and more equitable future for countless women in need. Beyond her roles as CEO and trustee, Kate is a fervent advocate for gender equality and professional development.