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The WeQuals identify and recognise world-class women executives, one level below the Executive Committees in UK FTSE businesses. Already the awards have celebrated women in the UK, USA, Europe and Asia who ready and capable of making the step up to executive committee level. And despite only being founded two years ago by Katie Litchfield, WeQual members have already had some success in breaking through the glass ceiling.
The European Union has committed to placing gender equality – in education, in society and in the sphere of economic decision-making – at the heart of the public debate across the continent. Now WeQual, whose core mission is to bring equality and diversity to businesses worldwide, is bringing its expertise on inclusion to the European business stage.

The WeQuals have a valuable role to play in making this possible and aims to reach and honour the women that are on the cusp of leading Europe’s biggest companies.

Katie Litchfield

Founder, WeQual
Driven by a determination to tackle the lack of diversity and equality in the leadership of the world’s biggest businesses and beyond, Katie Litchfield has created a dynamic and well-respected company that is rapidly disrupting the global status quo and changing the way multinationals think about organising their leadership.
Katie has developed WeQual into a multi-faceted vehicle to identify, encourage, engage, educate, mentor, showcase and champion the many talented women yet to reach C-suite level.
Beginning with a depth of knowledge gained from 20 years at the Financial Times (working closely with FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 senior leaders) Katie successfully launched the WeQual Awards, in London in 2019 and New York in 2020, and is now using the same formula to identify talented businesswomen across Europe.

“The glass-ceiling concept has been an issue for decades, and the drop-off is steepest just below the C-suite, so I launched WeQual to champion equality at the top.”

Katie Litchfield

Founder and CEO of WeQual

Advisory Board

Katie Litchfield

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Mark Bateman

Chief Executive Officer, WeQual Consulting

Dame Inga Beale


Sir Ian Cheshire


Ron Kalifa OBE


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