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Carol Ann Whitehead

Managing Director,

The Zebra Partnership Publishing & Events

CMI Womens Board | Heritage Trustee Portico Library | RSA Fellow | Trustee 50:50 Parliament | Northern Power Women Power List 

Carol Ann is Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, an award winning Managing Director of The Zebra Partnership - a Publishing, Events and Campaigns agency working with consultants and performers on a project by project basis here in the U.K. and overseas engaging with diverse audiences from festivals to royal visits. 

 
She is a Non-Executive Director, Heritage Trustee for the historic Portico Library and Newsroom, Chair of the Portico Public Programming Committee, 50:50 Parliament Board Member,  Companion of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and on the CMI Womens Board. 

 As an ally Carol Ann was Executive Director and presenter of ITV National Diversity Awards nominated Your Manchester Media 2020-2022 its an LGBTQ+ originated flagship weekly magazine show streamed via Sky Glass and other platforms reaching a million viewers in 2021.  

A bi-weekly BBC Radio Manchester contributor known as a ‘Trender’ discussing current affairs nationally and internationally. Host of ‘The Whitehead Files’ which is an Oprah styled fireside interview in studio, online or on location available across many platforms. 

She is guest lecturer at the University of Manchester, on the Northern Power Women Power List and Pankhurst Trust Ambassador 

 Carol Ann delivered an ‘Improving Wiki Diversity’ lecture at the United Nations Youth Association in Denmark and mentored them to host their own Wikieditathon event. In 2019 she was honoured with Global Goodwill Ambassador status from the foundation and in 2021 Carol Ann was named Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Champion in the top 100 Social Media Influencers.  

Carol Ann was awarded the 2022  ‘Inspiring Women Worldwide’ accolade from the Womens International Network in Geneva. 

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