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Whether it’s the zombie apocalypse or a flat tyre, there’s nothing you can do when chaos strikes. Or is there? Preparation You don’t know what the chaos is, but you can be ready to fight. Imagine you’re in charge of an emergency service. Let’s say you’re Fireman Sam – well, Firefighter Sam – we include...
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Michelle Hua, Founder & CEO of Made With Glove, speaker and consultant, is based in Newcastle UK. Michelle helps highly skilled tech entrepreneurs, senior executives and employees make their next career move to the UK without the need for a company sponsorship.  She also consults for companies, organisations and individuals by helping them solve their...
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Take a look at your CV or LinkedIn profile. Under skills have you listed “adaptability” as one of them? Our cross-sector mentoring partners and leading recruitment experts Michael Page have named “adaptability” as one of their “Top 100 Skills”; yet according to research only 15% of British people list adaptability as a skill on their...
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Once upon a new year, there was a story that had a beginning, a middle, and an end.  Alex’s new notebook was laid out on the desk, the pen by its side. A hot cup of tea was ready for drinking. “My resolution is to go running,” Alex wrote.  “I will run every day, come...
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After hours of deliberating our outstanding 900 nominations, we are proud to announce our Northern Power Women’s Award Shortlist for 2019. Sixty judges including Clare Burles, Beccy Barr, Jacqueline de Rojas CBE, Mike Blackburn OBE, Chris Maguire and Helen Pidd, reviewed the nominations via category panels and for some categories video questions too! “I really enjoyed being...
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This year has been the centenary of the Representation of the People Act, the law that first gave most women in the UK the right to vote. We’ve seen some amazing events to celebrate this achievement: statues in London and Manchester, and a number of exhibitions, articles and blogs. The activism of a few women...
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You know when you have something you need to make a start on but you don’t really know where? You ignore it, tiptoe around the edges, your desk is immaculately tidy, you find a ten-minute method of making cups of coffee… you just don’t get anywhere. Just begin. The first ever NPW Self Curious blog...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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