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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

After nearly a year of being isolated, locked down, and socially distanced, we as a society have missed out on countless networking opportunities, and the chance to build real human connections. Despite these pandemic restrictions, Northern Power Women have been working to digitally recreate these stages for empowerment and collaboration with their 12-week mentor programme.  In December of 2020, […]

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 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 […]

2 September 2020

Navigating the race and gender divide with Mary Agbesanwa From her position as a Management Consultant at PwC UK, Mary Agbesanwa strongly believes that “if you can’t see it, you can’t be it” when it comes to helping young professionals believe in their abilities to grow within a business. After being named as the number one Future […]

25 August 2020

What is an inclusive wellbeing strategy ‘Wellbeing’ is often used as a blanket term for things that promote employee mental health. An inclusive wellbeing strategy means a lot of different things, but mostly it just means a wellbeing strategy that works for everyone. In order to achieve this, companies should make sure their wellbeing strategy […]

14 August 2020

According to a recent study by McKinsey (Women in the Workplace 2018) women remain underrepresented. This is particularly true in tech industries where only about 20% of Tech Jobs are Held by Women (Small Biz Trends:Women in technology statistics) and a lack of female mentors could be playing a part in inspiring the youth of today. I (Dawn […]

11 August 2020

By Marina Gerner, 10th August 2020 An aversion amongst male venture capitalists to talk about vaginas is belittling a whole generation of female entrepreneurs “I walked into this room, and there were probably about 30 men in their late 50s and 60s – all white hair,” says Colette Courtion, founder of Seattle-based health and wellness […]

5 August 2020

Hannah Baker, Head of Marketing at The Marketing Store on the importance of focusing on actions, not words when it comes to committing to drive change. I hesitate to start this piece claiming that it’s ‘never been more important to be an ally’, because standing up against injustice, platforming oppressed voices and dedicating time to […]

4 August 2020

After it was recently revealed that the clothing company Boohoo exploited workers in its factory in England, you may be left feeling guilty, concerned and curious about where to shop for ethical and affordable clothes. As consumers, we deserve clarity. So this article is dedicated to shedding light on the brutal billionaires behind fast fashion […]

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