Sometimes, you can go a whole day feeling like there is a swarm of bees buzzing about inside your head. The bees are slightly annoyed but not quite kicking off. Incidentally, that’s how you know they’re bees and not wasps – ever so polite but really quite narked. Whatever you try and put your mind to, the bees are there, buzzing between your will and the thing you mean to do. They’re the classic “I got out of the wrong...
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Hooray! We’ve all survived Black Friday. Hopefully your credit card limit is intact. Only a few more weeks of red stickers and offers and then we’re through the mad season of festive marketing. Right now, it feels like everything is engineered to get us to spend money on stuff. It’s good for the economy (for a bit), and it’s good for our souls (for a much shorter time). But here’s the thing… This week the latest climate change projections for...
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The Michael Page and Northern Power Women Cross-Sector Mentoring Programme has launched with a networking event at BNY Mellon in Manchester on 12th November. The programme aims to build connections between a mentor and mentee from different sectors around the North, forming successful relationships and encouraging personal and professional growth. We spoke to NPW founder and recently awarded MBE, Simone Roche, and Nicola Hallworth-Rudd, Regional Director of Michael Page, to talk about their plans for the programme.   What is...
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Dear past me, When you said you were doing your best, you were. You weren’t to know your best would get better. You tried your best in the moment and it was good enough. That’s right: your best was good enough. Turns out sometimes it wasn’t brilliant and sometimes it was kick ass, but that is normal. Other people might have said your best wasn’t good enough, or thrown you a dummy life jacket when you asked for their help,...
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Why we should all celebrate International Men’s Day Today is International Men’s Day, which has been described as a global celebration of the “positive value men bring to the world”. Some people have asked if we need such an event while others have joked that every day is International Men’s Day. As the founder of Northern Power Women I’m absolutely passionate that we should all celebrate International Men’s Day and here’s why. If I’m asking men to advocate on behalf...
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