Andy Street, the Mayor of the West Midlands, established the Leadership Commission to investigate why the region's wider leadership does not reflect the diversity of our communities.
The Commission published its final report - 'Leaders like You' - in June 2018. It evidenced a significant gap in leadership diversity and made a series of recommendations for public services, business and universities alike as to how more inclusive leadership can be achieved.
Progress within the WMCA is being driven by our new Inclusive Communities portfolio, led by Councillor Brigid Jones, as well as by partners across the region.
What WMCA is doing
WMCA brings Solihull employers together for Inclusive Leadership Pledge
“Young people are interested in politics” - Young Combined Authority’s 125 applications for 30 seats
Youth-inclusive decision-making is about more than being in the room
The WMCA brings Coventry businesses together for Inclusive Leadership Pledge