On a mission to make ethical business the normal way to do business is Grace Dyke, strategic director of media and communications social enterprise – Yellow Jigsaw. And she is certainly living up to her ‘one to watch’ Northern Power Women award win. The 27-year-old, who walked away from the University of Liverpool with a first class honours degree in Business Studies, opted to start her career working with regional and national charities to hone her passion for social justice...
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On Tuesday 7th March, women across the North West headed to the Hilton hotel in Manchester for the Northern Power Women Awards in celebration of our collective achievements to accelerate gender diversity. I was one of the very lucky women in business to be shortlisted in the ‘Mentor of the Year’ category. Little did I know, that I would shortly win in that category. The shock really set in as I was called up on stage to accept my award;...
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Nine years ago I was on maternity leave from my high-flying corporate job, surrounded by piles of washing and ironing, when I made the momentous decision to start my own business. I always smile when I hear people say “do something that you love and you’ll never work a day in your life” because my housekeeping franchise business was inspired precisely because I hated housework, but couldn’t find an ethical, eco-friendly company to engage to help me. I realized that...
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I have just got back from a speaking tour in New York City, delivering negotiation skills seminars to organisations such as Invesco, Thomson Reuters and Freshfields as well as to networks such as the Wall Street Womens Alliance. The focus of my tour was to explore whether gender plays a role at the negotiation table and to seek the views of professional women in NYC to see if experiences, attitudes and stereotyping was any different in the US than to...
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One to Watch ​WINNER – KRITI SHARMA VP, Bots and Artificial Intelligence, Sage Also shortlisted: CARYS KAISER, The Drone Lass CHERYL LATHAM, Founder and CEO Brighter World Energy DANIELLE AYRES, Employment Solicitor, Gorvins GERALDINE ESDAILLE, Founder Freedom 2 Be VICTORIA BOLDISON, Founder, Bolst Global HANNAH TAYLOR-HEMINGWAY, Principal Project Manager, WYG Group LAURA EARNSHAW Founder and CEO myHappymind ​ ​ Person with Purpose WINNER – EMA WILKES, Founder, Neo Community Café and Catering Ltd ​ Also shortlisted: CHRISTINA GABBITAS, Poems and...
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