About Northern Power Women

Northern Power Women is a collaborative campaign to accelerate gender diversity from the North of England.
Find out more about our events, partners and opportunities.

What We Do

Accelerating Gender Diversity

We want to transform the culture of organisations to increase opportunities for women and showcase role models and best practice for organisations that are helping to drive and leading economic growth.

We need to harness all talent, accelerate gender pay equality and provide people with the knowledge and skills needed to drive careers forward, all against the backdrop of the Northern Powerhouse agenda.

We engage women and men from all industries and business areas as ‘agents of change’ and connect, collaborate and celebrate their achievements as campaign champions and advocates to drive gender balance from the north of England.

From Partnerships to Mentoring

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Northern Power Women is creating opportunities for men and women to connect, develop and help change our social and economic future – we would love you to get in touch and get involved.

Northern Power Women Awards


Nominations Open Sep 19

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Across the North

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Role Models

Podcast Partnerships

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Research & Mentoring

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The faces behind the Northern Power Women

Meet the Team

Simone Roche

CEO & Founder

Simone Roche founded Northern Power Women out of a passion to connect and engage with people about gender equality.

Rob Monks

Operations Director

Rob Monks is Operations Director and Chief Northern Power Man! Rob is Simone’s husband and number one cheerleader.

Baroness Newlove


Baroness Newlove is a Warrington-based community reform campaigner who was appointed as the Victims’ Commissioner by the UK government in 2012 and Northern Power Women Trustee.

Adele Mitchinson

Creative Director & Ambassador

Champions the campaign message as well as oversees and creates all design collateral for the Northern Power Women brand.

Angie Browne

Operations Manager

As Northern Power Women’s Operations Manager, Angie Browne is a great point of contact and a font of knowledge for all things NPW.

Jane Dalton


Meet Northern Power Women Ambassador, Jane Dalton, creative thinker with a Cambridge MBA and founder of Groundswell Innovation.

Sharon Sinclair Williams


Digital and business development manager for Tilly Bailey & Irvine, one of the North East’s largest full-service law firms. Find out more about Sharon here.

Paul Sesay


CEO of the Diversity Group, is the passionate guiding light behind the National Diversity Awards (NDA) that showcases the inspirational unsung heroes in every community.

Caroline Brown


Caroline is known for her passion in the promotion of both domestic and sustainable tourism and Northern Power Women Advisor.

Ruth Shaw


Ruth is Head of Soft Power and Strategic Engagement at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office as well a Northern Power Women Advisor.

Sam Walker

Broadcaster & NPW Podcast Host

Sam Walker is an award-winning broadcaster who has worked extensively across the BBC and commercial platforms as well as a Northern Power Women Broadcaster & NPW Podcast Host.

Marie Burns


Meet Marie Burns, a Business Psychologist qualifying in the UK and has worked with influencers and leaders from a variety of sectors and is a proud Northern Power Women Researcher.

Northern Power Women
Research Pilot

The Psychological drivers that propel and sustain women and men into leadership positions.

We are delighted to unveil our first research pilot looking at the trajectories of careers for both men and women. We welcome your comments, feedback and suggestions.

Read more about the author, Marie Burns BSc Hons, MSc, Ch Psych here.

Northern Power Women Awards

Check out the winners from the third year of awards celebrating fantastic role models from across the North.

Northern Power Women Podcast

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Each month we will bring you no holds barred discussion on the biggest issues that affect our careers and lives. You will hear from an individual at the top of their game on the challenges they faced and the mistakes they made along the way.

And in Ask The Hive, if you are facing an obstacle or a problem in your career, you will have a chance to get some superb advice from people who have been there and come out the other side.

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