A writer and speaker, Sara Knowles is one extraordinary woman. Walking onto the #NPWLive stage, Sara’s introduction says everything you need to know about her… I am a Northern woman with a global soul. Above all else, Sara is an International Trade Advisor, involving herself in exporting, marketing, languages and culture. Coming to #NPWLive, Sara wanted to emphasise the importance of language and cultural knowledge to allow for economic growth, inclusive growth and social cohesion. Develop your own cultural knowledge...
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Leading Vodafone’s Northern Powerhouse ambitions is no small task. However, when Rob Mukherjee took to the helm, Vodafone’s impact leaped forwards, with Rob being at the forefront of enhancing the future of the North. Rob came to #NPWLive with a simple message about Unpaid Parental Leave. Now I’m no expert, I’m not a researcher and I don’t come armed with statistics in support of my case. I come with the experiences and observations of a husband, a father and a...
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Living with a disability can be hard, and Shamila Akhtar understands that as much as anyone. Despite these hardships, when Shamila started her talk in the last session of #NPWLive, she began with an attitude that earned the instant respect of everyone in the room. Disability can take many forms, seen and unseen. And how people behave towards you, the looks they give you, it all matters. Coming to #NPWLive, Shamila wanted to show people who live with disabilities that...
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A duo that has proven magic is real. Masters of visual creativity, Zita Luiten and Edo Landwehr have turned their dynamism towards issues that the world has so easily dismissed. As activists, they travelled to Lebanon in an effort to pursue true storytelling; stories that bring about genuine change. Lebanon is beautiful. The people, the culture, the land. However, crises on this incredible countries borders has caused chaos and disarray. 1 million Syrian refugees have sought safety in Lebanon. Economically...
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When Lara Morgan walked on the #NPWLive stage, everyone turned to listen. A specialist in growth acceleration, Lara describes herself as unconventional, but always efficient.Lara’s first words set the tone for a much-needed reality check for many in the audience: I am a self-confessed commercial bitch.Breaking down some of the unspoken problems within society, Lara spoke about the simplicities of money. Do you want fries with that? Best marketing in the world. Why? Because you always try to sell the...
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