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
@charlpercy

Emily Cox
Director of Public Affairs
Virgin Money
@emilycox88

Farrah Qureshi
Founder and CEO
Global Diversity Practice
@FarrahGDP

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

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

Rob Mukherjee
Head of North West
Vodafone
@RobMukherjeeVf

One to Watch

Charis Charles
Director of Access & Education
Phoenix Dance Theatre

Deborah Zaher
Youth Mentor
Time to Shine
@mytimetoshine00

Faye Jenkins
Sustainability and Stakeholder Lead
BAM Nuttall

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

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

Jayne Croft
Corporate Solicitor
Brabners
@jaynecroft

Naomi Mwasambili
Director
Chanua
@socialnaomi

Person with Purpose

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

Jessie Jacobs
Policy & Campaigns Officer
TUC
@jesjoejac

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

Kim Leadbeater
Chair
More in Common
@moreincommonB_S

Lizzie Jordan
Founder
Think2Speak CIC
@fashionthing

Sue Murphy
Deputy Leader
Manchester City Council
@smurph99

Innovation Award

FDisruptors
@fdisruptors

Liverpool Girl Geeks
@lpoolgirlgeeks

Mott MacDonald

Street Shakers Sports
@streetshakers

SwapBots
@swapbots

Tech Returners
@techreturners

Training Attention CIC
@caitlinwalkerta

Outstanding Entrepreneur

Carolyn Pearson
Maiden Voyage
CEO
@maiden_voyage

Elizabeth Clark
Dream Agility
CEO and Founder
@DreamAgility

Fiona Simpson
Art Venturers
Managing Director
@artventurers

Helen Stephens
Little Sandbox
Joint Managing Director
@LittleSandboxUK @HP_Stephens

Kate Ball
Mini First Aid
Founder & Director
@minifirstaiduk

Samantha White
Pukka Insure
CEO
@SamWhiteCEO

Stacey Dennis
Love Layla Designs
Director
@LoveLaylaDesign

Mentor of the Year

Angela Norman
Senior Manager
RBS

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

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
@toxiccherryburl

Rob Mukherjee
Head of North West
Vodafone
@RobMukherjeeVf

Zara Crane-Davies
Head of Office
Working Chance
@workingchance

Transformational Leader

Anne Boyd
Chief executive
Active Cheshire
@ceoactivechesh

Elizabeth Vega
Global Chief Executive Officer
Informed Solution
@informedtweet

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

Helen Baker
QA Director
Sage (UK) Limited
@helby28

Rob Mukherjee
Head of North West
Vodafone
@RobMukherjeeVf

Wieke Eringa
CEO & Artistic Director
Yorkshire Dance
@dutchyinleeds

Small Organisation

Draw & Code
@drawandcode @Phil_Charnock

Gradconsult Ltd
@gradconsult

IPPR North
@IPPRNorth

Reform Radio
@reformradioMCR

Tapestry Compliance LLP Partner

Medium Organisation

Atom bank
@atom_bank

Signature Living
@signatureliving

Spencer Group

ThoughtWorks
@ThoughtWorks

Large Organisation

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Daisy Group

DWP Digital

Sage

Sky

TransPennine Express

Virgin Money

Vodafone

Wigan Council

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