THE STORY OF THE AWARDS

Northern Power Women is here to make change for good through our community of 70,000 go-getters, do-gooders 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.

Now more than ever we must highlight 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.

By supporting the Awards, you make your commitment to a fairer and more representative society visible to all in the North and beyond. Nominations are free and there are no barriers to entry to ensure accessibility with pay it forward places for the night of the awards. 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.


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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Transformational Leader
FOR INDIVIDUALS OF ALL GENDERS
Awarded to the leader who has championed gender diversity as a key attribute for organisational success.

ADDITIONAL RECOGNITION

These lists will showcase the most outstanding and inspirational business leaders who are dedicating themselves to creating more genderbalanced workplaces. The lists are open to individuals who identify as female.

FUTURE LIST

OPEN TO THOSE WHO IDENTIFY AS FEMALE

Recognising the influencers and change makers of the future who are already making a difference in their environments and communities.

POWER LIST

OPEN TO THOSE WHO IDENTIFY AS FEMALE

Recognising the trailblazers who challenge the norm and ensure that everyone they work with recognises the benefit of having a genderbalanced workplace.

If you have any queries please email awards@northernpowerwomen.com