6 March 2018, Hilton Hotel Deansgate, Manchester

Northern Power Women Awards

The 2018 Northern Power Women Awards Shortlist is out!
Join us for our third year of awards celebrating fantastic role models from across the North, the awards also feature our Power and Future list.

6 March 2018
Hilton Hotel Deansgate, Manchester
6.30-11pm
Welcome drink followed by 3 course meal including half a bottle of wine per person

2018 Shortlist

Agent of Change

Charlotte Percy
Associate Family Law Solicitor
McAlister Family Law
@charlpercy

Harinder Kaur
Social, Culture & Ethos Leader
The Co-operative Academy of Leeds
@HarinderMannu

Emily Cox
Director of Public Affairs
Virgin Money
@emilycox88

Nazir Afzal OBE
Former Chief Prosecutor
Now Consultant Self-employed
@nazirafzal

Farrah Qureshi
Founder and CEO
Global Diversity Practice
@FarrahGDP

Rob Mukherjee
Head of North West
Vodafone
@RobMukherjeeVf

2018 Shortlist

One to Watch

Charis Charles
Director of Access & Education
Phoenix Dance Theatre
@PDTEducation

Hollie Woodard
Head of Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
VolkerWessels UK
@holliewoodard

Deborah Zaher
Youth Mentor
Time to Shine
@mytimetoshine00

Jade Parkinson-Hill
Founder
Www.steamed.rocks
@missjademoon

Naomi Mwasambili
Director
Chanua
@socialnaomi

Faye Jenkins
Sustainability and Stakeholder Lead
BAM Nuttall
@BAMNuttall

Jayne Croft
Corporate Solicitor
Brabners
@jaynecroft

2018 Shortlist

Person with Purpose

Gemma Aitchison
Activist, Student, Carer, Mother
YES Matters
@gemma_brett

Kim Leadbeater
Chair
More in Common
@moreincommonB_S

Jessie Jacobs
Policy & Campaigns Officer
TUC
@jesjoejac

Lizzie Jordan
Founder
Think2Speak CIC
@fashionthing

Julie Bell
Region Chief Commissioner
Girlguiding NWE; head of Libraries, museums, culture and Registrars LCC
@buliejell

Sue Murphy
Deputy Leader
Manchester City Council
@smurph99

2018 Shortlist

Innovation Award

FDisruptors
@fdisruptors

Street Shakers Sports
@streetshakers

Liverpool Girl Geeks
@lpoolgirlgeeks

SwapBots
@swapbots

Training Attention CIC
@caitlinwalkerta

Power Process and Nuclear Division – Mott MacDonald
@MottMacDonald

Tech Returners
@techreturners

2018 Shortlist

Outstanding Entrepreneur

Carolyn Pearson
Maiden Voyage
CEO
@maiden_voyage

Helen Stephens
Little Sandbox
Joint Managing Director
@LittleSandboxUK @HP_Stephens

Samantha White
Pukka Insure
CEO
@SamWhiteCEO

Elizabeth Clark
Dream Agility
CEO and Founder
@DreamAgility

Special Recognition Judges Award
Julie Kenny CBE DL

Non-Executive Director,
Julie Kenny Consultancy Limited.
@Julie_Kenny1

Fiona Simpson
Art Venturers
Managing Director
@artventurers

Kate Ball
Mini First Aid
Founder & Director
@minifirstaiduk

Stacey Dennis
Love Layla Designs
Director
@LoveLaylaDesign

2018 Shortlist

Mentor of the Year

Angela Norman
Senior Manager
RBS

Nickala Torkington
Co-founder and Director
Flourish Together CIC
@Nickala5 @FlourishCIC

Marzia Babakarkhail
Women’s Activist and Constituency Caseworker
@marziababakarkh

Dr Rebecca (Cherry) Slane
Owner and Principal Instructor
Cherry Dance – Academy of Burlesque and Pole Fitness
@toxiccherryburl

Zara Crane-Davies
Head of Office
Working Chance
@workingchance

Miriam Willis
Strategic Solutions Specialist
Shell

Rob Mukherjee
Head of North West
Vodafone
@RobMukherjeeVf

2018 Shortlist

Transformational Leader

Anne Boyd
Chief Executive
Active Cheshire
@ceoactivechesh

Helen Baker
QA Director
Sage (UK) Limited
@helby28

Elizabeth Vega
Global Chief Executive Officer
Informed Solution
@informedtweet

Rob Mukherjee
Head of North West
Vodafone
@RobMukherjeeVf

Erika Rushton
Creative Economist
The Beautiful Ideas Co/Baltic Creative Chair/Womens Leadership Campaign
@erika_rushton

Wieke Eringa
CEO & Artistic Director
Yorkshire Dance
@dutchyinleeds

2018 Shortlist

Small Organisation

Draw & Code
@drawandcode

IPPR North
@IPPRNorth

Gradconsult Ltd
@gradconsult

Reform Radio
@reformradioMCR

Tapestry Compliance LLP
@TapestryLaw

2018 Shortlist

Medium Organisation

Atom bank
@atom_bank

Spencer Group
@Spencer_Group

Signature Living
@signatureliving

ThoughtWorks
@ThoughtWorks

2018 Shortlist

Large Organisation

Bank of America Merrill Lynch
@BofAML

Sage
@SageUK

Virgin Money
@VirginMoney

Daisy Group
@Daisy_Group

Sky
@SkyUK

Vodafone
@VodafoneUK

DWP Digital
@DWPDigital

TransPennine Express
@TPExpressTrains

Wigan Council
@WiganCouncil

JOIN US AT THE AWARDS

Book your tickets for our unmissable awards night at the Hilton Hotel Manchester
Northern Power Women Awards

Showcasing Role Models

The third Northern Power Women Awards will take place on 6 March 2018 in a glittering evening ceremony at the Hilton Hotel, Deansgate Manchester.

The Northern Power Women Awards showcase role models and celebrate the many different ways women contribute to a thriving Northern Powerhouse. The inaugural awards were held in March 2016, attracting 440 organisation leaders, change agents, and inspiring male and female role models and, in 2017, 520 celebrated success across the North.

The awards celebrate the women and men working towards creating gender balance in organisations across the entire Northern Powerhouse. Winners are profiled and their stories shared to encourage other individuals and organisations to step up and take action. The awards also feature a Power list and a Future list, which showcase future leaders and influencers.

The awards takes place 6.30-11pm and includes reception drink, 3 course meal and half a bottle of wine per person.