Monday 21st of March 2022
Manchester Central Convention Complex

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FUTURE LIST

OPEN TO THOSE WHO IDENTIFY AS FEMALE

ELLEN AGREBI / Department for Education
AFIYA AMESU / She Leads for Legacy
REBECCA ANDERSON / Royal Navy
AMINA ATIQ / Freelance
ELIZA-MAY AUSTIN / th4ts3cur1ty.company
STACEY BARRINGTON / BNY Mellon
HAYLEY BELL / Women Riders World Relay CIC
SARAH BLACK-SMITH / Siemens
JENNY BRODERICK / Squire Paton Boggs (UK) LLP
KAYLEIGH BROUGHTON / Kellogg Company
KAHMILA BROWN / Deloitte
KIERA BYLAND BEM / Special Olympics
MELANIE CATTELL / Bank of America
REENA CHAWLA / Fujitsu
CHLOË CLOVER / Wander Films
CHARMAINE CONNORS / The Coders Guild
JODIE CUNNINGHAM / Rugby Football League
MOLLY DAVIES / United Utilities
JO DOUGLAS-HARRIS / Venator
LYNSEY EDWARDS / Middlesbrough FC Foundation
HOLLY ELLIS / HCPC Registered Clinical Scientist
OMOLADE FEMI-AJAO / The University of Manchester
GEORGIA FITZGERALD / Juice Academy
ANYA FORSTER / Control Risks
AMY GUEST / Coop
FLORENCE HANLON / Sellafield Ltd.
RUTH HAUKOZI / Mazars LLP
NAFISA SHAFIQ / University of Leeds
SERENA JOHNSON / Conscious Youth
MICHELLE JONES / Kind Currency & Michelle Jones Weddings
RHIANNE JONES / Addleshaw Goddard
LEANNE KATSANDE / Liverpool Science Park
SARNJIT KAUR / Cox Automotive Europe
MONIQUE KUFUOR / Bob Expo
RACHEL LEE / Teleport
SHENAZ MAKKAN / Fujitsu
LISA MAYNARD-ATEM / Acacia Training
DR SARAH MOHAMMAD-QURESHI / The University of Law
LYNDA MOYO / Reach plc
ISOBELLE PANTON / University Academy '92
LAURA PITHARAS / Laura Pitharas Limited
STEVI RHODES / Ikea
LORNA ROGERS / Liverpool City Region Combined Authority
MICHELLE SHEPHERD / Mott MacDonald
STELLA ST DAVID SMITH / Northern Trains Ltd
ASTGHIK STEPANYAN / DXC Technology
ESTA SUMA / Female Magik
ANGELI SWEENEY / TAP Project
MESHI TAKA / Waterman Aspen
LISA-MARIE TONELLI / NE International Film Festival
DR PENNY TRAYNER / Clinical Neuropsychology Services Ltd
GRACE VELLA / Miss Kick

POWER LIST

OPEN TO THOSE WHO IDENTIFY AS FEMALE

JOANNE ANDERSON / Liverpool City Council
MICHELLE BARRY / NCC Group
PROFESSOR ERINMA BELL MBE / Carisma Services
RANJANA BELL MBE / Ranjana Bell
LINZI BOYD / One Earth
TRACY BRABIN / Metro Mayor West Yorkshire
BARBARA BRAY MBE / Alo Solutions
ZOE BURNS-SHORE / Yorkshire Water
ANN CAIRNS / Mastercard
DEBORAH CHAPMAN / The Very Group
PROFESSOR SHIRLEY CONGDON / University of Bradford
RASHMI DUBE / Gunnercooke LLP
FAYE DYER / The ACC Liverpool Group
KATHERINE FAIRCLOUGH / Liverpool City Region CA
LINDSAY GARVEY-JONES / Holiday Extras
JULIE GILHESPIE / Tees Valley CA
HILARY HEAP / EY
CHERYLEE HOUSTON MBE / Triple C GLORIA HYATT MBE / Teach Consultancy
MELISSA JOHNS / Actor
FAKHARA JONES / Surfachem
ARCHANA KALYANA / BBC
ALISON KAY / EY
SHARON KEMP / Rotherham Borough Council
ELSPETH KINDER / JMW Solicitors LLP
SHARON LANE / Tees Components
KATY LEESON / Social Chain
LEILA MACKENZIE / Dial Global
PROFESSOR SHARON MAVIN / Newcastle University
DEBORAH MCLAUGHLIN / ForHousing
KAREN MOORHOUSE / Rugby Football League
LESLEY O'BRIEN OBE / Freightlink Europe
MAGGIE OLIVER / The Maggie Oliver Foundation
CORHYN PARR / NDA
KERRY PETERS / Northern Trains Ltd
LINDA PLANT / Linda Plant
CLAIR PRESTON-BEER / Greene King
KELLIE RIXON MBE / The Institute of Hospitality
VICTORIA RUSSELL / Property Alliance Group
RAV SHAWE / Siemens plc
KAREN SMART / Manchester Airport
SHEONA SOUTHERN / Marketing Manchester
PAULA STEER / United Utilities
SARAH TAYLOR JONES / Hermes
JENNY TAYLOR-SMITH / Asda
LEYLA TINDALL / Robert Half International
HELEN TONKS / Hydraulics Online Ltd
MICHAELA WAIN / Design and Build UK
REBECCA WELCH / Premier League
ELISE WILSON / Stockport MBC
JULIE WOOD / Arup

Agent of Change
FOR INDIVIDUALS OF ALL GENDERS
Awarded to the individual who has strived to shift the status quo and committed to lasting improvements in gender equality.

sponsored by Michael Page

SHORTLIST
Becky Ballantyne
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Alexandra Knight
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Glyn Potts
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Dianne Richardson
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Dr Giulia Sirigu
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Ann Stonehouse
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Fareeha Usman
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Laura Wood
Disruptor for Good
FOR INDIVIDUALS OF ALL GENDERS
In memory of the late Professor Jane Turner OBE DL. Awarded to the individual who is unafraid to crack on, shift the dial, and make real impact.
SHORTLIST
Nazir Afzal OBE
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Bethany Ainsley
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Mandy Coppin
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Aba Graham
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Eve Holt
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Yasmin Khan
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Miriam Walker-Khan
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Kay Wesley
Innovation Award
FOR TEAM, SERVICE OR ORGANISATION
Awarded to a team, service or organisation that share the goal of accelerating gender equality by pursuing game changing ideas.

sponsored by IN4 Group

SHORTLIST
Smart Works Newcastle
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Girls in Charge
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CNC Robotics
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Women In Social Housing North East
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Tomorrow's Women
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GenM
Large Organisation
FOR ORGANISATIONS
1,000+ employees

Awarded to the organisation which has shown a significant commitment to gender equality and inclusive culture in the workplace by demonstrating a
forward-thinking approach to recruitment, development and retention of talent.

sponsored by BNY Mellon

SHORTLIST
Grant Thornton UK LLP
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Home Group
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Accenture
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Bank of America
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Tetra Tech
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DXC Technology
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Kellogg's
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Northern
Medium Organisation
FOR ORGANISATIONS
250-999 employees

Awarded to the organisation which has shown a significant commitment to gender equality and inclusive culture in the workplace by demonstrating a forward-thinking approach to recruitment, development and retention of talent.

sponsored by HSBC

SHORTLIST
ANS Group
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SafetyCulture
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2M Group of Companies
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Tensar International LTD
Small
Organisation
FOR ORGANISATIONS
1-249 employees

Awarded to the organisation which works to positively build an inclusive culture for all as a key component of its growth strategy.
SHORTLIST
UA92
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Grocery Girls
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Industrial Technology Systems LTD
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Rugby Football League
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Shine
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Wai Yin Society
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Tech Returners
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One Million Mentors
Mentor of the Year
FOR INDIVIDUALS OF ALL GENDERS
Awarded to the person, who has positively shaped success of an individual(s) and championed the value of mentoring outside of their day to day role.
SHORTLIST
Sophia Ali
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Annette Bramley
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Mand Cashin
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Stacey Dobson
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Natasha Hanson
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Jacqueline Kawczak
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Ali McGrath
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Sophie Metcalf
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Susan Moore
One to Watch
FOR INDIVIDUALS OF ALL GENDERS
The winner of this award will have demonstrated significant talent and promise in a new role, community or organisation.

sponsored by Alliance Manchester Business School

SHORTLIST
Afiya Amesu
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Claudia Allison Bartholomew
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Hannah Cox
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Ayisatu Emore
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Lella Halloum
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Teigan Higgins
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Lisa Maynard-Atem
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Debbie Rogers
Outstanding Entrepreneur
FOR INDIVIDUALS OF ALL GENDERS
Awarded to the fearless entrepreneur driven by their desire to grow and develop their organisation(s) whilst making a positive impact in
their sector/community/world.

sponsored by Natwest

SHORTLIST
Liz Ashall-Payne
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Kate Ball
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Jodie Hill
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Fiona Hull
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Natalie Kenny
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Delight Mapasure
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Monica Mwanje
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Anna Sutton
Person with Purpose
FOR INDIVIDUALS OF ALL GENDERS
The winner of this award will be achieving impact outside of their primary role to support a charity, community or social change.
SHORTLIST
Emily Burns
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Collette Devlin-Smith
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Jennifer Greenan
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Alison Madgin
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Diane Morton
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Annalisa Toccara
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Victoria Wales
Transformational Leader
FOR INDIVIDUALS OF ALL GENDERS
Awarded to the leader who has championed gender diversity as a key attribute for organisational success.

sponsored by United Utilities

SHORTLIST
Ann-Marie Atkins
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Nicky Chance-Thompson DL
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Professor Shirley Congdon
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Sharon Davies
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Steph Edusei
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Katy Leeson
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Liran Maller
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Rose Marley
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Katrina Morley

THE STORY OF THE AWARDS

Northern Power Women is here to make change for good through our community of 85,000 go-getters and inspirational individuals. Over the last 6 years we’ve advanced gender equality and transformed organisational culture, propelled business growth and productivity in the UK from the North. We’ve worked alongside agents of change of all genders to showcase role models and encouraged everyone to champion gender balance throughout their communities.

As our community of disruptors and trailblazers grew, it soon became clear that the talent and resilience in the North needed celebrating. So, in 2016, we launched the very first Northern Power Women Awards, where we spotlighted the superstars who work tirelessly to create a fairer and more equal community.

We believe in the PoWEr of highlighting the trailblazing individuals and organisations who are taking action and making impact to accelerate gender equality, especially as we are seeing the set backs to the gender agenda as a result of the pandemic. This is not a time to slow down.

Since 2016, the Awards has hit the top 5 UK trending # multiple times over, and at last year’s awards we made a staggering 25million impressions across social media.