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“I’m rubbish at networking.” “Networking fills me with dread.” “I’d rather eat my own arm than go to a networking event on my own.” “When it gets to the part of the agenda that says ‘networking’ I just go and sit on the loo and read Twitter.” I have literally said all of these things....
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Hello world! First things first, have you got your cuppa ready? This is the first instalment of Self Curious, a brand spanking new weekly NPW blog. It’s designed to be a snappy personal development download that doesn’t take longer to enjoy than a morning brew. Get the latest on how to get more done, forge...
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I was blown away by the amazing innovation, opportunities and excellence in the North showcased at the outstanding three-day Northern Powerhouse Business Summit event, as part of the wider Great Exhibition of the North, which is taking place in Newcastle right now. I didn’t get to attend every session but what I did see left...
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NPW POWER LIST How is NPW different from other groups that promote gender equality? It’s a movement that’s growing in force and in numbers, creating a voice and a visibility that simply wasn’t there before. It’s created a real buzz around what a group of women and men can do, hopefully more men in the...
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NPW FUTURE LIST How is NPW different from other groups that promote gender equality? This is the first time I’ve attended an NPW event and I’m really inspired. I’m definitely coming back again – I’ve found some of the women have been following my expedition to the North Pole! I’m going to use some of...
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PERSON WITH PURPOSE WINNER 2017 How is NPW different from other groups that promote gender equality? I think what’s really good is that Northern Power Women are at all different levels on their career path – but we’re all equal in this setting – so it doesn’t matter who’s a CEO in this building. It’s...
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NPW POWER LIST How is NPW different from other groups that promote gender equality? I’ve been a judge on the NPW awards panel for a few years and see all the applications that come in – and the difference is, the difference that the nominees really make. And it’s the momentum, especially now Simone’s doing...
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How is NPW different from other groups that promote gender equality? I would say the difference is Simone. The energy and passion she brings to the agenda is refreshing. Simone captures it nicely when she talks about her desire to get women together not to just talk about the diversity or inclusion issues, but to...
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FUTURE LIST How is NPW different from other groups promoting gender equality? I got into racing at 16 years old and refused to join any groups that were women-only because, being a woman in a male-dominated space, I didn’t want to be segregated any more than I was already. When I came across NPW I...
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OUTSTANDING ENTREPRENEUR – WINNER 2018 How is NPW different from other groups that promote gender equality? It’s fresh, it’s proactive. Simone has definitely caught the imagination of women, in a way that a lot of other groups haven’t. I’ve been to a lot of female networking groups and they can feel a bit stale and...
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