18 March 2019, Manchester Central Convention Complex

Northern Power Women Awards

The 2019 Northern Power Women Awards Shortlist is out!
Join us for our fourth year of awards celebrating fantastic role models from across the North, the awards also feature our Power and Future list.

2019 Shortlist

Agent of Change

Jasvinder Sanghera CBE
Campaigner/Author

Karma Nirvan
@jas_sanghera_KN

Joeli Brearley
Founder and Director

Pregnant Then Screwed
@pregnantscrewed

Mike Perls
CEO

MC2
@MikePerls

Kelly Mattison
Co-Director
HEART domestic violence prevention CIC
@_H_E_A_R_T__

Lucy Dowley
Wholesale Strategy Manager
United Utilities
@lucyGray_dowley

Shelley Alexander
Lead for Diversity and Women’s Sport
BBC Sport
@ShelleyBBC

Stacey Copeland
Professional Boxer
Pave the Way
@scopelandboxer

Nicola Haigh
Schools and Communities Manager
Storyhouse
@spruceyhaigh

2019 Shortlist

One to Watch

Serena Johnson
Director
Conscious Youth C.I.C
@Serenacjohnson

Rebecca Lister
UK and European Public Affairs Manager
SSE

Jayne Hynes
Managing Director

Kiddyum
@Jayneyhynes

Emma Craig
Founder and Director
Prosperity Private Wealth Ltd
@ProsperityPw

Elicia Curtis
Project Manager
Reign
@leeceloox

Dr Idalia Dawidowska
CEO/Venture Development Manager
Renephra Ltd/Alderley Park Accelerator

@ID_Ventures

Susannah Penney 
Consultant Head and Neck Surgeon/Assistant Medical Director

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust/Greater Manchester Cancer
@SusannahPenney

Jennifer Powell
Solicitor
Weightmans LLP
@Weightmans

2019 Shortlist

Person with Purpose

Sponsored by

Carol Ann Whitehead
Managing Director
The Zebra Partnership
@Zebra_carol

Kirsten Mitchell
Founder
Spoons
@KirstM

Evelyn King
Supported Lodgings Provider
Kirklees Local Authority

Kate Headley
Director
The Clear Company
@HeadleyKate

Pat Shea Halson
Psychological Trauma Counsellor
Centre for Personal Development

Sadia Akram
Programme Director
FODIP
@fodip

Brenda McLeish
CEO
Learning Curve Group
@bmcleish01

2019 Shortlist

Innovation

Sponsored by

Steph Stephenson
Director
Stephensons Dairy Limited

@stephensonsfd

Irene Afful
Founder and Director
Ametrine Enterprise Solutions Coaching & Consultancy

@IreneEsi

CHI Public Engagement Team
@HeRC_Tweets

MMB Magazine
@LeedsWorkingMum

Dr Helen Woolnough
Research Fellow
The Sylvia Pankhurst Gender and Diversity Research Centre MMU
@Woolnough_Helen

The Inspiring Leaders Network/Equilibrium
@kirsti79

Lucy Dowley
Wholesale Strategy Manager
United Utilities

@lucygray_dowley

Women in Nuclear, Cumbria (part of the Nuclear Institute)
@WiNuclear

2019 Shortlist

Outstanding Entrepreneur

Sponsored by

Elizabeth Vega
Group CEO
Informed Solutions
@InformedTweet

Gill Hodgson
President
Flowers From The Farm Ltd
@thepatientmole

Kimberley Waldron
Managing Director and Co-Founder

SkyParlour
@SkyParlour

Rachael Dunseath
Founder
Myroo
@MyrooSkincare

Caroline Stevenson
Founder
Foodinate
@foodinate

Katie Kenwright
Co-Founder
Signature Living
@SignatureLiving

Sally Fielding
Founder and Director
Sally’s Cottages
@sallyfieldinguk

Rhian Kempadoo-Millar
Director and Designer

Kempadoo Millar British Headwear
@kempadooflatcap

2019 Shortlist

Mentor of the year

Gill Hodgson
President
Flowers From The Farm Ltd
@thepatientmole

Jacquie Johnston-Lynch
Head of Service/UK Director
Tom Harrison House/Clearmind
@TomHarrisonOrg

Amanda McKay
Quality Director Major Projects

Balfour Beatty
@amandasusanmc

 

Elizabeth Clark
Dream Agility
CEO and Founder
@Dreamagility

Haley Farrell
Director and Head of Family Law
Broudie Jackson Canter
@bjchaley 

Jamie Callahan
Professor of Leadership and HRD
Northumbria University
@ProfJamieC

Alison Shaw
Visiting Professor
University of Newcastle
@AliJShaw

Clare Briscall
Planning Director

Planning Express
@ClareBriscall

2019 Shortlist

Transformational Leader

Sponsored by

Emma Carey
Managing Partner
MSB
@MSBsolicitors

Alison Lobb
Managing Partner
Morecrofts LLP
@AlisonLobb1

Adrienne Kelbie
CEO

Office for Nuclear Regulation
@AdrienneKelbie

Sue Emms
Principal
BDP
@Sue_emms

Emma Degg
CEO
North West Business Leadership Team
@NWBLTCEO

Vicky Williams
CEO
Emerald Publishing
@EmeraldGlobal

Dr Liz Mear
CEO
The Innovation Agency
@MearLiz

Nik White
Managing Partner

Brabners LLP
@BrabnersLLP

2019 Shortlist

Small Organisation

Cooperative Innovations
@CoopInnovations

KBA FS Ltd
@shoganKBA

Ascension
@ascensionleeds

Boo Coaching and Consulting Limited
@Boo_HQ

Chanua
@ChanuaHealth

Construction Q
@constructionq

Prima Uno Ltd
@primauno

The Northern Health Science Alliance
@the_NHSA

2019 Shortlist

Medium Organisation

Sponsored by

Auto Trader
@autotraderlife

Direct Rail Services
@DRSgovuk

Emerald Publishing
@EmeraldGlobal

Mediacom North
@MediaComNorth

ThoughtWorks UK
@ThoughtWorks

VEKA
@Veka_plc

2019 Shortlist

Large Organisation

Bank of America Merrill Lynch
@BofAML

Network Rail – LNW Route
@NetworkRail

PageGroup
@MichaelPageUK

PwC
@PWC_UK

Sage UK Ltd
@sageuk

TransPennine Express
@TPExpressTrains

Travel Counsellors
@TCworldwide

University of Bradford
@UniofBradford

Wigan Council
@WiganCouncil

JOIN US AT THE AWARDS

Book your tickets for our unmissable awards night at Manchester Central Convention Complex
Northern Power Women Awards

Showcasing Role Models

The fourth Northern Power Women Awards will take place on 18 March 2019 in a glittering evening ceremony at  Manchester Central Convention Complex.

The Northern Power Women Awards showcase role models and celebrate the many different ways women contribute to a thriving Northern Powerhouse. The inaugural awards started in March 2016, attracting 440 organisation leaders, change agents, and inspiring male and female role models, in 2017 520 celebrated success across the North and in 2018 580 attended receiving a record 950+ nominations.

Northern Power Women Awards are moving to Manchester Central in 2019, which guarantees to bring an evening bigger and better.

The awards celebrate the women and men working towards creating gender balance in organisations across the entire Northern Powerhouse. Winners are profiled and their stories shared to encourage other individuals and organisations to step up and take action. The awards also feature a Power list and a Future list, which showcase future leaders and influencers.