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Maggie Berry OBE

Director - Heart of the City

Maggie leads Heart of the City, a charity that believes that every business can be a force for good and since its inception twenty years ago, Heart of the City has been at the forefront of helping SMEs to build successful responsible business programmes. They provide training and support to SMEs on sustainability topics including climate action, supporting the local community, reducing environmental impact, promoting diversity, mental health and wellbeing in the workplace. The charity’s work includes supporting SMEs operating in corporate supply chains and helping these SME to support corporate clients in reaching sustainability and net zero goals.

Maggie was previously Executive Director for Europe for WEConnect International, a global organisation championing supplier diversity in procurement and helping majority owned women businesses to connect into the corporate supply chain. For over eight years, Maggie had lead responsibility for the organisation in Europe and her role involved developing corporate and public sector support as well as growing and supporting a network of women-owned businesses across Europe.

Prior to this, Maggie ran an online job board, recruitment and networking forum for women working in the technology profession in the UK. Maggie remains informally involved with championing women in the technology profession and is a Freeman at the Information Technologists’ Company in the City of London. In June 2019, Maggie was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in recognition of her services to women in business and technology.