Karen has been working in the third sector since 2003, after a career with a large global advertising and marketing firm. Since turning her focus from the corporate world to the world of not-for-profit, she has accomplished many different roles within the third sector, from fundraising, event management, volunteer management, communication strategy and front-line experience with young people with complex and multiple disadvantage.
In 2015, Karen started her own consultancy agency, Absolute Alchemy, which hosts events within existing communities, to enable dialogue and create a call to action on issues around human rights and inclusivity and diversity. Karen is a trained Therapeutic Wellbeing Practitioner, that offers creative and relational approaches to working within the community. She has a core belief that through positive relationships and community engagement, change can made and real solutions found to complex issues.
In 2017, Karen joined Hatch to manage the Female Founders Accelerator Programme and to organise conferences such as the Good Deals + Beyond Good Business. Since forming Absolute Alchemy she has collaborated with the Canvas Cafe, Now Live Events, Creators Club, Prime Advocates, Pioneers Post and InvestHER.