Happy 4th Birthday To Northern Power Women!

We celebrate four years of achievements and accolades for gender diversity in the North of England!

This year is Northern Power Women’s 4th birthday! 

Over these past four years we have achieved so much and proved together we can accelerate gender diversity in the North, and change the way businesses think about inclusion and it’s impact. Today we are looking back at monumental events to mark our fourth year of being the UK’s biggest celebration for gender diversity!

March 2015

Northern Power Women Conference Launch

The event that started it all! Simone was joined by motivational speaker Penny Haslam to address lack of gender balance and diversity in the North. Read more from what Penny had to say at the event here.

June 2017

Launch of Future List, Power List and #NPWPodcast

Since June 2017, NPW Podcast has brought you no holds barred discussions on the biggest issues that affect our careers and lives. Hosted by BBC Radio 5’s Sam Walker, we have 21 (at the moment) live podcasts and nearly 12,000 downloads. Recorded in many cities across the north – Lancaster, Leeds, Newcastle, Middlesbrough, Teesside, Liverpool, Manchester – NPW Podcast has heard 20+ senior leaders and change makers shared career stories, and 200+ NPW supporters have passed on their advice in “Ask the Hive.”

You can listen, download and subscribe to #NPWPodcast here.

July 2017

Northern Power Women Live

Launched in Leeds, NPW Live saw a unique conference full of brilliant speakers adding in some storytelling and performance – all under one roof!

You can read from the event here.

June 2018

Simone awarded with MBE

In the Queen’s Birthday honours list 2018, Northern Power Women Founder Simone Roche was honoured with an MBE for her services to gender equality. The award is recognition of Simone’s dedication and commitment to driving gender equality through her work for over a decade.

You can read a post about Simone’s reaction here.

November 2018

Northern Power Futures

Northern Power Futures Manchester welcomed over 1700 visitors for a two-day festival with speakers, panels, workshops influencing the economy, technology, workplace culture, lifestyle, wellbeing and business, designed to inspire and super power the wide-ranging delegates towards a greater working life and career in the North. This year saw Northern Power Futures take over Newcastle with 7 million impressions on Twitter!

Read more about NPFutures here.

2019 and beyond...

From the backend of 2018, NPW have partnered with some amazing organisations to further our message for accelerating gender equality and diversity. This year we announced our 2019 Future List and Power List, featuring 100 more inspirational women from a wide range of careers, backgrounds and organisations adding to our list of 450 Role Models. 

Next Monday will see the fourth annual Northern Power Women Awards, with 908 nominations (421 North West, 12 North Wales, 305 Yorkshire and 170 North East). It’s going to be an amazing night celebrating the individuals and organisations that have made an impact in the North. 

If there’s anything this past four years have proved it is we can make a difference and we’re making it from the North!

A huge thank-you to everyone who has supported Northern Power Women.

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