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Remarkable women and men from the North have been recognised in Northern Power Women’s third annual awards ceremony, held in Manchester on Tuesday night.

The awards celebrate the women and men working towards creating gender balance in organisations across the entire Northern Powerhouse.

Each year the Northern Power Women Awards highlight women who are at the peak of their career through its Power List and recognises women who are influencers, leaders and change makers of the future who are already making a difference in their environments and communities through its Future List. An additional 49 Power List and 50 Future List have been added this year, highlighting almost 400 role models that are celebrated on the Northern Power Women website, including our Director of Strategy, Jessica Bowles. The complete Power List and Futures List can be found through the following here. 

Sue Douthwaite, Managing Director of one of the awards sponsors, Santander Business, said: “It’s wonderful to see the talent and passion of the outstanding entrepreneurs shortlisted for a Northern Power Women Award. As a Northern businesswoman myself, I recognise that it takes resilience and passion to turn a dream into a business and to really make your business prosper. I’m proud of what you’ve all achieved.”

While the Awards themselves are an important factor in recognising the achievements of both women and men who are at the forefront of creating greater equality, they form just one part of the campaign. Each award winner will be offered the opportunity to act as a mentor or to gain mentor I ship to increase their career opportunities and are promoted as role models throughout the UK.

About Northern Power Women
Northern Power Women is a collaborative campaign to accelerate gender diversity from the North of England. It aims to transform the culture of organisations to increase opportunities for women and showcase role models and best practice for organisations that are helping to drive and leading economic growth. It engages women and men from all industries and business areas as ‘agents of change’ and connects them, collaborates with them and celebrates their achievements as campaign champions and advocates to drive gender balance in and from the north of England.

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