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.




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How to use creativity as a tool for disability equality in the Arts with Melissa Johns
with Charmaine Connors
Terms and conditions for NPWA Tickets
How to find a balance in your personal and professional life
with Katherine Fairclough
The Wrap
with Sam Walker
How to Be More You
with the WeArePoWEr Team
International Women’s Day 2023
Join Northern Power Women for a full day of celebrations Northern Power Women believe in making a difference, being generous and paying it forward. We’ll be giving you the opportunity to do all of that in the name of the 2023 theme: embrace equity and we just couldn’t wait to share the plans with you!… View Article
How to Champion for Change
with Crystal Hicks
How to Make Sport More Inclusive
with Jodie Cunningham
How to turn tragedy into positive change
with Alison Madgin
How to take care of yourself and others
with Ali McGrath
How to support those around us and recognise when they need it
with Debbie Rogers
How to Just Do It
with Claudia Bartholomew
How to prevent the exploitation of Young People to County Lines
With Collette Devlin-Smith
How to give your Imposter Syndrome a telling off
with Steph Edusei
How can business leaders engage young people
with Sharon Davies
How to create a tech career for everyone
With Arlene Bulfin
How to become a Disruptor For Good
With Nazir Afzal OBE
Menopause in the Workplace
In partnership with BNY Mellon
Neurodiversity Insight Paper with EY
How to Accelerate Social Mobility and Celebrate Allies
With Karen Campbell Williams and Jenn Barnett
How to Drive Positive Change through Personal Experience
With Laura Wood
How to Demystify the World of Entrepreneurship 
With Maggie Chen
NPWAwards 2023 Press Release
We are Levelling up Northern Power Women Awards 2023 with Audio Nominations and updated categories including Levelling Up Leader and Inclusive Innovation Founder Simone Roche MBE declares: “Nominations are open and we are ready to unearth more role models than ever before as this year we are innovating by welcoming audio nominations. Also launching a levelling… View Article
How to Ride through Turbulent Times
with Liz Ashall-Payne
Headline Sponsor of the Northern Power Women Awards 2023
For the third year running, EY will be the headline sponsor for the 2023 Northern Power Women Awards, marking their commitment to accelerate progress on diversity and inclusion in business and wider society.   During that time EY and NPW have worked on a number of initiatives together.  1. The NPWAwards In its seventh year, the… View Article
How to Harness the PoWEr of Perspective
with Dr Joanna Berry
Aby Ndiaye’s top takeaways from Barbara Bray’s NPW Podcast episode
There were many key takeaways listening to Simone & Barbara on “How to Show Up & Break Barriers” that stood out to me. Particularly how mentoring is not just about doing one thing for someone but rather it is about a wide range of people supporting you, believing in you and putting you forward for… View Article
How to be Intentional in Creating a diverse Workforce: with Leyla Tindall
How To Pin-point your Purpose & Create your Culture: with Faye Dyer & Kerry Mulloy
How to Embrace the Fear & Grab Life by the Handlebars: with Hayley Bell
How to Make the Change: For your Career & your Body with Rebecca Hirst
How to Problem Solve with Tech & Tunes: with Dr Penny Trayner
PoWEring Up Allyship in partnership with Morson Group: The Cheat Sheet
How to Prioritise Progress Over Perfection: with Ravinder Shawe
How to Go with Your Gut & Lead the Change: with Linzi Boyd
How to Silence the Voice of Imposter Syndrome: with Rachel Lee
On the latest episode of the We PoWEr On podcast season, Rachel Lee joins Simone Roche MBE to discuss all things imposter syndrome.
How to Find Your Own Path: with Michelle Barry
On the latest episode of the We PoWEr On podcast season, Simone Roche MBE chats to Michelle Barry about the different definitions of success and progress, and how to embrace the zig zags in your path.
Northern Power Women Awards Winners Special: How to Use the PoWEr of Your Platform
Meet the winners and commended of this year’s Northern Power Women Awards at they join Simone Roche on a special episode of the NPW Podcast
United Utilities: embodying Transformational Leadership from the top down
Find out why United Utilities are so passionate about sponsoring the Transformational Leadership category at the Northern Power Women Awards.
Championing Innovators everywhere: IN4 Group’s FreelanceHER 100 Programme  
This year’s sponsor of the Innovation category at the Northern Power Women Awards is IN4 Group, an award-winning skills, innovation and start-up growth services provider.
Winners & Commended: #NPWAwards 2022
Meet the Winners & Commended of the Northern Power Women Awards 2022.
Alliance Manchester Business School: How continuous learning and development promotes emerging future talent  
Meet the sponsors of the One to Watch category at the Northern Power Women Awards 2022: Alliance Manchester Business School
NatWest: Creating Oustanding Entrepreneurs for Generations to Come
This year’s sponsor of the Outstanding Entrepreneur category at the Northern Power Women Awards is none other than NatWest. A purpose driven bank committed to providing vital support to businesses and entrepreneurs, NatWest’s ethos reflects that of the Northern Power Women Awards, creating an impactful legacy that lasts for more than just one night. Access… View Article
The PoWEr of Role Models: In conversation with Hilary Heap and Suzanne Robinson 
it’s so important for us to create and amplify role models, we spoke to Hilary Heap, EY Partner and Head of North Strategy and Transactions, and Suzanne Robinson, EY’s Yorkshire and Humberside managing Partner. 
Northern Power Woman, Aby Ndiaye urges leaders to ensure future generations are considered as part of the Levelling Up agenda at The Convention of the North
Aby Ndiaye, 23, business with finance student at LJMU addressed 300 business leaders at The Convention of the North with one clear message: young people must be involved in conversations and decision making in order to accelerate growth in the North and bring about change.   The Convention of the North brought together the very best… View Article
Michael Page Sponsor Spotlight
written by Gina Buckle Agents of Change: Creating Change for Good with Michael Page  Michael Page are sponsoring the Agent of Change category at the Northern Power Women Awards 2022, an award dedicated to celebrating an individual who has strived to shift the status quo. To find out more about just how much of the… View Article
2022 Power List & Future List Announced!
Europe’s largest awards championing gender equality announces the Future and Power Lists for 2022 
BNY Mellon Sponsor Spotlight
In the latest Sponsor Spotlight piece, we spoke to Louise Hosker, VP of Portfolio and Programme Management at BNY Mellon, who talked of her experiences over the last twenty-four months in particular
HSBC UK Sponsor Spotlight
Myth-busting through Mentoring, with HSBC UK! Get to know HSBC UK, this year’s sponsor of the Medium Organisation Award at the NPWAwards, in our latest Sponsor Spotlight article.
Sponsor Spotlight: Levelling up for Good with EY
We spoke to Stephen Church, North Market Leader & Manchester Office Managing Partner at EY, and Graham Wright, EY Partner to find out what Levelling Up means to them, to EY, and to their involvement with the Northern Power Women Awards.
EY Launches first Neuro-Diverse Centre of Excellence in the UK
EY are setting the standard for inclusive workplaces, having opened their first UK Neuro-Diverse Centre of Excellence in Manchester.
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
How To Find a Balance in Your Personal and Professional Life 
with Katherine Fairclough
Survey: The Impact of Mentoring
Levelling Up Progress Report 2021
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, 2020
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