This is no ordinary business community. We are a catalyst for driving real change, paying it forward, uniting businesses and individuals. Northern Power Women is a community of over 70,000 individuals that uses their power for good. Dedicated to accelerating gender equality and social mobility from the North of England.

We are power. Every single one of us. Be part of this movement.



We host thought-leading events, start conversations, and provide a range of mentoring and networking programmes for you to get involved in. We are more than just a talking shop. Our events are where change happens. Take a look at what we've got coming up and find out how to get involved.

This is your opportunity to get involved with the Northern Power Women community.






Take a look at our blogs, reports, and podcasts to stay informed with our latest updates. Browse our resources and be inspired.

How to Harness the PoWEr of Perspective

Mon, 10 Jan 2022
How to Set Achievable Goals

Mon, 03 Jan 2022
How to Reflect Back & PoWEr On

Mon, 27 Dec 2021
How to Crack On with Authenticity

Mon, 20 Dec 2021
How To Build Forward From Working At Home

Mon, 13 Dec 2021
How to Level Up Together

Mon, 06 Dec 2021
How to Level the Playing Field

Mon, 29 Nov 2021
How to Pay it Forward with Purpose

Mon, 22 Nov 2021
How to Use your PoWEr for Good

Mon, 15 Nov 2021
How to Accelerate Change Together

Mon, 08 Nov 2021
How to Get your Seat at the Table

Mon, 01 Nov 2021
How to Speak Up and Be Heard

Mon, 25 Oct 2021
How to Talk about Money in Business

Mon, 18 Oct 2021
Why the NPWAwards is never just for one night with Jyoti Chhiba

Mon, 11 Oct 2021
Northern Region MD of NPWAward winning Michael Page, Graham Lucas

Mon, 04 Oct 2021
Future List & NPWAwards Longest standing Judge, Murryam Anwar

Mon, 27 Sep 2021
6 x Gold medallist, Special Olympian, Kiera Byland BEM: Judges Award winner

Mon, 20 Sep 2021
Dragon’s Den and Strictly’s Sara Davies MBE: Outstanding Entrepreneur Award

Mon, 13 Sep 2021
How to adopt self-belief & achieve your goals

Mon, 06 Sep 2021
How to go from passive to active Allyship

Mon, 30 Aug 2021
How to ace mentoring: for mentors and mentees

Mon, 23 Aug 2021
How to Level Up & Grab Opportunities

Mon, 16 Aug 2021
How to Champion the North

Mon, 09 Aug 2021
How to build your profile and stand out

Mon, 02 Aug 2021
How to gain Board and Trustee positions

Mon, 26 Jul 2021
Make Levelling Up a reality

Mon, 19 Jul 2021
In memory of Professor Jane Turner

Thu, 15 Jul 2021
It takes a village

Mon, 12 Jul 2021
Take that slice of the cake and go for it!

Mon, 05 Jul 2021
We've got our capes on

Mon, 28 Jun 2021
Be courageous, Be vulnerable

Mon, 21 Jun 2021
What’s new about leadership?

Mon, 14 Jun 2021
Travel Gods… come on!

Mon, 07 Jun 2021
Trains, Planes & Automobiles

Mon, 31 May 2021
Live from Liverpool

Mon, 24 May 2021
To hug or not to hug?

Mon, 17 May 2021
No scorpions in the Baltic Triangle

Mon, 10 May 2021
Badges, Be Heard & Business Cards

Mon, 03 May 2021
Prepare, Prepare, Prepare

Mon, 26 Apr 2021
Northern Power Plumber

Mon, 19 Apr 2021
Sourdough starters and jigsaws

Mon, 12 Apr 2021
Mr Blobby in a box

Mon, 05 Apr 2021
Give it a go & start somewhere

Wed, 31 Mar 2021
Everyone’s on a learning journey

Mon, 29 Mar 2021
Failure is a part of success

Mon, 22 Mar 2021
Northern Power Women Awards Special

Mon, 15 Mar 2021
Happy International Women’s Day!

Mon, 08 Mar 2021
It worked for Elizabeth Hurley

Mon, 01 Mar 2021
Leave behind your fears!

Mon, 22 Feb 2021
I'm a big fan of The Gut

Mon, 15 Feb 2021
Bring on the Spring!

Mon, 08 Feb 2021
Be more Irene!

Mon, 01 Feb 2021
Coming for the Chair

Mon, 25 Jan 2021
Picking the right Zoom calls

Mon, 18 Jan 2021
Get your Crampons On

Mon, 11 Jan 2021
Virtually Together Part 2

Mon, 04 Jan 2021
Virtually Together Part 1

Mon, 28 Dec 2020
Use Your Titles!

Mon, 21 Dec 2020
Lists, Lists & More Lists

Mon, 14 Dec 2020
The challenge of supporting local

Mon, 07 Dec 2020
Serendipity Relationships

Mon, 30 Nov 2020
Clean your windows!

Mon, 23 Nov 2020
Bullies don’t stop at the school gates

Mon, 16 Nov 2020
Find your nook!

Mon, 09 Nov 2020
Inclusion special!

Thu, 05 Nov 2020
The M Word

Mon, 02 Nov 2020
Tiers before bedtime

Mon, 26 Oct 2020
Find your brave bone

Mon, 19 Oct 2020
Resilience is a muscle

Mon, 12 Oct 2020
We all have to do our own risk assessment

Mon, 05 Oct 2020
Tell people what you need

Mon, 28 Sep 2020
Look for the silver linings

Mon, 21 Sep 2020
The World’s biggest eyeroll!

Mon, 14 Sep 2020
Is it business as usual for you?

Mon, 07 Sep 2020
We’re at another crossroads

Mon, 31 Aug 2020
Who’s checking in on you?

Mon, 24 Aug 2020
Don’t reach for normal, reach for better.

Mon, 17 Aug 2020
Have the confidence to be heard!

Mon, 10 Aug 2020
Do you need to be present to be productive?

Mon, 03 Aug 2020
Direct your own movie

Mon, 27 Jul 2020
Lonesome dogs and a whole lot of winning!

Mon, 20 Jul 2020
What (working) women want.

Mon, 13 Jul 2020
When things get tough…again.

Mon, 06 Jul 2020
Approaching “Independence Day”

Mon, 29 Jun 2020
Practising kindfullness

Mon, 22 Jun 2020
Question, challenge and change

Mon, 15 Jun 2020
Now is the time to listen and change

Mon, 08 Jun 2020
The Elephant in the Zoom

Mon, 01 Jun 2020
The Coronacoaster

Mon, 25 May 2020
No feeling is final

Mon, 18 May 2020
Travelling Without Moving

Mon, 11 May 2020
When the plates stop spinning...

Mon, 04 May 2020
It's a rollercoaster: Work/Life balance during lockdown

Mon, 27 Apr 2020
How much is life going to change?

Mon, 20 Apr 2020
Celebrations and Guilty Pleasures

Mon, 13 Apr 2020
Learn What Your Edges are, with the Co-operative Bank

Thu, 09 Apr 2020
Why now is a great time to network.

Mon, 06 Apr 2020
Let's get together! Networking in the time of coronavirus

Mon, 30 Mar 2020
Episode 33: Don’t forget to keep your axe sharp!

Tue, 03 Mar 2020
Episode 32: Should we all be shouting about our pay?

Mon, 03 Feb 2020
Episode 31: Get out there and shake your own pom poms.

Fri, 03 Jan 2020
Episode 30: How to outwit a dinosaur boss

Tue, 03 Dec 2019
Episode 29: Career is a verb as well as a noun.

Mon, 04 Nov 2019
Special episode! Inspiring Career Progression with The Co-Operative Bank

Thu, 17 Oct 2019
Episode 28: The secret is out! The North is the best place to work.

Thu, 03 Oct 2019
Episode 27: Let’s make diversity count and not just count diversity.

Tue, 03 Sep 2019
Episode 26: Always make time for your passion

Mon, 05 Aug 2019
Episode 25: If you just keep going, you WILL get there.

Wed, 03 Jul 2019
Episode 24: Mortgages are more important than triangles!

Mon, 03 Jun 2019
Celebration Event 2019!

Tue, 21 May 2019
Episode 23: Your best career advice? Learn to swear!

Fri, 03 May 2019
Episode 22: You're only as strong as your weakest link.

Wed, 03 Apr 2019
Episode 21: Do feminists still want engagement rings?

Mon, 04 Mar 2019
Episode 20: Is masculinity under attack?

Mon, 04 Feb 2019
Episode 19: You can't change the world, but you can change your bit of it.

Thu, 03 Jan 2019
Episode 18: Women are more up for it!

Mon, 03 Dec 2018
Episode 17: Do women really want to be given a seat at the table?

Mon, 05 Nov 2018
Episode 16: Invent your own knickers.

Sun, 30 Sep 2018
Episode 15: It's the people who make a powerhouse.

Mon, 03 Sep 2018
Episode 14: Is your career a ladder or a labyrinth?

Fri, 03 Aug 2018
Episode 13: Let's all be more like Swedish men.

Tue, 03 Jul 2018
**Special Celebration Epsiode**

Mon, 18 Jun 2018
Episode 12: Don't be afraid to be annoying! (It might just get you what you want)

Mon, 04 Jun 2018
Episode 11: This one's for the parents

Thu, 03 May 2018
Episode 10: The "M" Word.

Tue, 03 Apr 2018
Episode 9: It's time to set the thermostat

Mon, 05 Mar 2018
Episode 8: You're better than you think you are

Mon, 05 Feb 2018
Episode 7: The times, they are a-changin'

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
Episode 6: You make WHAT in your spare time?

Mon, 04 Dec 2017
Episode 5: What does an entrepreneur look like?

Fri, 03 Nov 2017
Episode 4: Don't make me make apple crumble!

Tue, 03 Oct 2017
Episode 3: Pinch me on the cheek at your peril!

Sat, 02 Sep 2017
Episode 2. Don't say the S-Word!

Thu, 03 Aug 2017
The Launch Episode!

Sun, 02 Jul 2017
Northern Power Women Podcast Teaser

Mon, 19 Jun 2017


How to Harness the PoWEr of Perspective: with Dr Joanna Berry
As the age-old saying goes, “a problem shared is a problem halved”. But are we halving our problems with the right people in our lives?
NPWAwards 2022: Shortlists Announced
The North’s Got Talent. Find out which nominees have made it to the shortlist of our 11 awards categories
How to set achievable goals: with Sam Walker
Sam Walker talks all things goals on the first episode of the We Spotlight podcast season
Survey: The Impact of Mentoring
Levelling Up Progress Report 2021
Levelling Up: Progress Survey
How to take the next step in your career
Northern Power Women Awards 2022: FAQ’s and Tips
Everything you need to know about the Northern Power Women Awards 2022
Northern Power Women to deliver Government-backed Peer Networks Initiative in Lancashire
Companies who are interested in taking part in the Northern Power Women cohort should contact connect@northernpowerwomen.com
Levelling up by powering on
September 2020
How to go from passive to active allyship
with Rishi Jain
How to build your profile & stand out
with Shelina Begum
How to gain board & trustee positions
with Maya Ellis
How to ace mentoring: for mentors & mentees
with Michelle Forward
How to adopt self belief & achieve your goals
with Irene Afful
How to level up & grab opportunities
with Louise Beardmore
How to champion the North
with Armoghem Mohammed



If you are an organisation wanting to use your power for good, partner with us. We collaborate with forward thinking organisations to further gender equality and social mobility in alignment with your goals and values.

Through our partnerships we innovate to put on a range of activities, including webinars, mentoring programmes, podcasts, networking events, awards and more. Our unique and tailorable partnership options allow you to strengthen the legacy of your brand, people and community.

2018 - Present
In 2018, we were approached by Michael Page to create a mentor programme in partnership with them. After taking their commitment to diversity and inclusion (particularly gender equality in the North of England) into careful consideration, we curated a 10 month mentor programme with them.
2020 - Present
As we begin the second year of our partnership with BNY Mellon it is a great time to reflect on the activity we have collaborated on. Over the last 12 months, Northern Power Futures and BNY Mellon have kept people connected in the North of England, highlighting BNY Mellon as an employer of choice, particularly amongst emerging talent.
2018 - Present
 The first Northern Power Futures festival marked the start of our relationship with The Co-operative Bank. An event that The Co-operative Bank chose to sponsor, and was attended by over 1700 people. From the start of our discussions together, we had always promoted our pick-n-mix approach to the partnership…
2018 - Present
 Our conversations with United Utilities started back in December of 2018. As an organisation that had always championed our causes, we were thrilled when United Utilities wanted to create a wide spanning partnership with us across our Northern Power Women and Northern Power Futures