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Women on boards: Northern Power Women’s Top Tips For Getting On A Board

According to a recent report, women aren’t a good fit in boardrooms, most of them don’t want the hassle of a big job and they don’t understand the complex issues discussed in board meetings. That is according to leading executives at the UK’s biggest companies, who have offered the excuses to explain why their boardrooms are dominated by men. Instead of circulating the ridiculous statements again, Debrah Dhugga, MD DUKES Collection took the time to change the statements, so they represent a...
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NP Futures, Sculpting the Future of the North

We invited the Northern Power Women Future List and guests to join us to discuss the future of North and a future 2-day Festival coming late 2018. This was an opportunity for leaders of the North’s future to come together and discuss the greatest issues we are facing. “Discussions on the future of North. Our lives in it. By those who will shape it.” The ‘Download’ sessions took place in Newcastle and Manchester and were alive with discussion, ideas and...
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Greater power for women must be devolution’s legacy in the North

@SarahLonglands 1918 was a good year for women and democracy. The Representation of the People Act was passed in February enabling some women (over the age of 30) and all men to have the vote for the first time. Later on that year, parliament voted to allow women to stand as candidates and be elected as MPs. Women had been able to stand as candidates for Borough and County Councils as well as mayors following the 1907 Qualification of Women...
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Northern Power Women Working With Vodafone to Support Women Going Back To Work

As part of its ReConnect programme, Vodafone is working with Northern Power Women to host the ReConnect Manchester Event to offer opportunities and support to women wishing to return to work. Date: Thursday 9th November 2017 Time: 1pm until 7pm Location: Vodafone Pacific House, Atlas Business Park, Wythenshawe, Manchester, M22 5PR The ReConnect event will consist of a careers fair where a variety of employers will be exhibiting their vacancies, careers skills workshops, a panel discussion and information on child...
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1% Closer To Becoming A Badass. Why Breaking Tasks Down Helps Progress.

Best way to describe Tanja Lichtensteiger? A badass. Passionate about technology, women in leadership roles, a global nomad, and a Ground-Fighter (!), Tanja came to #NPWLive to share her secret. 1% progress. Breakdown a big task into little chunks. Focusing on the 1%. 1% progress and 1% improvement every time. What Tanja’s 1% rule proved was that by dividing your tasks into smaller ones, you can give each percent your full, undivided attention. End result? 100% progress, 100% improvement. Get...
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Wasting Time & Why Coming Out Of Your Normality Can Teach You New Things

Don’t go to an event unless you know exactly what you will get out of it. Don’t go if it doesn’t directly relate to an immediate business need. You’ll waste time. You’ll be distracted from your target of maximising productivity. So don’t even consider it. What could you possibly learn from random conversations and off-topic debate? How slim are the odds that you would actually hear something useful? Even slimmer that some piece of information might actually be applicable to...
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Expert Negotiator Takes On Room Full Of Wonder Women At NPWLive

Taking an audience, that was already brimming with excitement, to a higher notch of happiness can only be done by a global expert on negotiations. Natalie Reynolds, CEO of Advantage Springs, took to the #NPWLive stage to talk about her experiences in a male-dominated industry. A key leader in her field, Natalie captivated the audience with exclusive insights into the world of negotiations. In a world of #Brexit, negotiators have become the core of the United Kingdom’s future. There is...
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Living Longer More Connected Life.

An ex-golfing professional, and now a Psychiatric Nurse and Knowledge Manager, Tony Jameson-Allen advocates for brilliant people to be brought into a social enterprise. Tony came to #NPWLive with the goal of spreading conversation through stimulating past memories. Through extensive research, the Sporting Memories Network was formed, building on the technique of allowing communication to nurture. How can we connect people across communications? Across generations? To have fun and lasting friendships, people must stay connected within their communities. Constantly expanding...
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