Advita Patel

Future List 2018
Communications and Change Specialist

A passionate communicator who thrives on helping people and organisations to be the best they possibly can be. Also an occasional blogger sharing insights on Internal Comms, Employee Engagement, Leadership, Transformational Change Comms and sometimes general life.

What does Northern Power Women mean to you?

For me NPW is about having an accessible support network of inspirational people helping to empower women to show that they are worthy of more and nothing should stop them moving forward.

What is your greatest achievement?

It has to be being named on the NPW Future List – it was one of my proudest moments.

Why is it important to champion role models in the North?

I think us Northerners are sometimes seen as the poor relations to the folk based down in London. I remember when I decided to move into a comms career people naturally assumed I’d move to London as that’s where all the opportunities were. I’m a head-strong Northerner and I love the North so there was no way I was moving anywhere. I was determined to make it work and I worked hard to carve out a career but at that time I did struggle to find a role model who could show me that you don’t need to leave your home to make it work. The North is full of amazing talent and it’s important for people to understand that regardless of where they were born success is possible. Having role models from the North to help drive and inspire that is key to enable people to think that one day that could be me.