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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...
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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...
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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...
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What if I told you that, there is an alternative to the negative way failure affects your life. There is a solution. And, that YOU hold the power? But before I let you into a little secret, I want to take you back to your childhood. From an early age, it’s instilled in us that,...
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It was tough, but women from all over the region somehow managed to leave their flat caps and whippets at home for the Northern Power Women Conference 2015 and show the world a thing or two about being fabulously female, friendly and from up north. From where I’m standing, as a business journalist and someone...
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Last week I was lucky enough to attend the first ever Northern Power Women conference. The event took place at the Hilton in Liverpool and was organised by the lovely Simone Roche to encourage women from across the North to celebrate and champion equality. The conference welcomed speakers from the heads of large corporate giants,...
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Women hold up half the sky, and the Northern Power Women conference in Liverpool this month showed it. Post Office Learning and Development Manager Gabriella Driver shares her experience of the launch event. “There is a special place in hell for women who do not help other women” – Madeleine Albright On Thursday 12 March...
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Local business leaders across the north are joining forces this week and donating their unwanted work clothes for the Dress It Forward initiative. The scheme, which aims to provide female ex-offenders with appropriate work wear, is to be launched by Cllr Erica Kemp at the Northern Power Women Conference on 12th March. After working closely...
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Positive Image Founder and Voice Kate Hardcastle takes to the airwaves, speaking out about her story on BBC Radio 4, with Kate Silverton.
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One of the ‘firsts’ was the Harnessing the Power of Diversity Conference on the 10th June 2014 at The Mansion House in the centre of the City of London. On that day over 150 managers from all levels came together to share their perspectives of Diversity and Inclusion within their companies, how progress was being...
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