2018 Northern Power Women Awards Shortlist Announced

After hours of deliberating our outstanding 950 nominations, we are proud to announce our Northern Power Women’s Award Shortlist for 2018.

Congratulations to all the fantastic nominees and good luck to our shortlist at the awards! The awards will be held at the Hilton Hotel in Manchester on 6th March.

Agent of Change

Charlotte Percy
Associate Family Law Solicitor
McAlister Family Law

Emily Cox
Director of Public Affairs
Virgin Money

Farrah Qureshi
Founder and CEO
Global Diversity Practice

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

Nazir Afzal OBE
Former Chief Prosecutor
Now Consultant Self-employed

Rob Mukherjee
Head of North West

One to Watch

Charis Charles
Director of Access & Education
Phoenix Dance Theatre

Deborah Zaher
Youth Mentor
Time to Shine

Faye Jenkins
Sustainability and Stakeholder Lead
BAM Nuttall

Hollie Woodard
Head of Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
VolkerWessels UK

Jade Parkinson-Hill

Jayne Croft
Corporate Solicitor

Naomi Mwasambili

Person with Purpose

Gemma Aitchison
Activist, Student, Carer, Mother
YES Matters

Jessie Jacobs
Policy & Campaigns Officer

Julie Bell
Region Chief Commissioner
Girlguiding NWE/Volunteer role; head of Libraries, museums, culture and Registrars LCC

Kim Leadbeater
More in Common

Lizzie Jordan
Think2Speak CIC

Sue Murphy
Deputy Leader
Manchester City Council

Innovation Award


Liverpool Girl Geeks

Mott MacDonald

Street Shakers Sports


Tech Returners

Training Attention CIC

Outstanding Entrepreneur

Carolyn Pearson
Maiden Voyage

Elizabeth Clark
Dream Agility
CEO and Founder

Fiona Simpson
Art Venturers
Managing Director

Helen Stephens
Little Sandbox
Joint Managing Director
@LittleSandboxUK @HP_Stephens

Kate Ball
Mini First Aid
Founder & Director

Samantha White
Pukka Insure

Stacey Dennis
Love Layla Designs

Mentor of the Year

Angela Norman
Senior Manager

Marzia Babakarkhail
Constituency Caseworker Office of Debbie Abrahams Member of Parliament for Oldham East and Saddleworth

Miriam Willis
Strategic Solutions Specialist Shell

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

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

Rob Mukherjee
Head of North West

Zara Crane-Davies
Head of Office
Working Chance

Transformational Leader

Anne Boyd
Chief executive
Active Cheshire

Elizabeth Vega
Global Chief Executive Officer
Informed Solution

Erika Rushton
Creative Economist
Creative Economist/The Beautiful Ideas Co/Baltic Creative Chair/Womens Leadership campaign

Helen Baker
QA Director
Sage (UK) Limited

Rob Mukherjee
Head of North West

Wieke Eringa
CEO & Artistic Director
Yorkshire Dance

Small Organisation

Draw & Code
@drawandcode @Phil_Charnock

Gradconsult Ltd

IPPR North

Reform Radio

Tapestry Compliance LLP Partner

Medium Organisation

Atom bank

Signature Living

Spencer Group


Large Organisation

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Daisy Group

DWP Digital



TransPennine Express

Virgin Money


Wigan Council

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