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1 February 2021

The coronavirus pandemic has all but eradicated the traditional definitions of working that dictated our lives. With many of us taking zoom calls in our slippers, pausing meetings to accept grocery deliveries, and trying to juggle working commitments with homeschooling, the way we work has adapted to fit around the rest of our lives. But […]

18 January 2021

On Monday 4th of January, viewers across the country were welcomed into the new year with that all too familiar shot of Boris Johnson sat in front of the mantelpiece at number 10 Downing Street plastered across our screens. England is to go into a third national lockdown, we were told, similar in rigour to the first […]

11 December 2020

Teesside University and Northern Power Women have asked a cross section of industry leaders to reflect on the leadership they have both provided and experienced this year, as part of the New Traits of Leadership Research. This was supported by Deputy Pro-Vice Chancellor of Teesside University, Professor Dr Jane Turner OBE DL CCMI, who analysed […]

30 November 2020

On Monday 23rd of November, Simone Roche MBE was joined by Jane Woods, (Director, Head of Global Securities Operations and Head of Portfolio Services at BNY Mellon), Louise Beardmore (Customer Services and People Director at United Utilities) and Sharon Amesu (Director SA Consulting and former Branch Chair at The Institute of Directors) for Northern Power […]

3 November 2020

If the coronavirus pandemic has achieved anything, it has been to highlight and reinforce the societal inequalities that prevent marginalised groups from feeling seen, heard and understood. With the murder of George Floyd at the start of the summer, and the global outcries to end racially motivated injustices in the US and the UK, it […]

7 October 2020

2020 has drastically changed people’s lives. Amidst zoom quizzes, home schooling and NHS clapping, lockdown also enabled a period of reflection; a re-evaluation of what it is that we truly miss and don’t miss when the building blocks of our routines are disassembled and rearranged into a new and unfamiliar pattern. Northern Power Women have […]

14 September 2020

The Female Quotient is set on advancing women to advance equality. One way they are doing this is by  connecting women through hosting virtual dinner parties in over 60 countries. Creating opportunities to network and have open conversations, the FQ is unlocking the value of women. At 6:30pm on 10th September the FQ hosted the […]

3 September 2020

Rising Stars Lockdown Report North West female business leaders speak of the pressures and challenges of lockdown – and fears of the long-term impact on gender equality in the workplace www.nwblt.co.uk @nwblt North West female business leaders speak of the pressures and challenges of lockdown – and fears of the long-term impact on gender equality […]

1 September 2020

Covid 19 is increasing inequality – and our economy won’t cope by Simone Roche MBE Our Northern Power Women community has been discussing the stark reality of life and work right now. The mood is less optimistic than before, but we haven’t lost momentum. And, believe me, this country is going to need people like […]

26 August 2020

By Sophie Yantian ULaw Leeds and Sheffield campus dean Matt Tomlinson highlights the opportunities available to students in the northern city regions and shares his advice on securing a TC amid the COVID crisis ULaw Leeds and Sheffield campus dean Matt Tomlinson Yorkshire has long been a thriving legal hub in the North. As businesses increasingly […]

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