We’ve been shortlisted for two awards at this year’s Northern Power Women Awards!
The Women’s Organisation is shortlisted for Small and Medium Organisation alongside our CEO,  Maggie O’Carroll, who is in the running to be this year’s Transformational Leader.
Local trailblazers InnovateHer and the Girls Network are also shortlisted in the Small Organisation category for their work supporting and mentoring future talent. While Rob Melling, CEO of Curtins and Zoe Wallace, Director at Agent Academy, are also up for Transformational Leader.
Now entering into their fifth year, the Northern Power Women Awards (founded in Liverpool in 2015), which is sponsored by EY, celebrate the women and men who work towards creating gender balance in organisations and who passionately support equality across the North.  
Northern Power Women is the only pan-northern campaign accelerating gender equality and involves a range of connecting, influencing, and thought leadership, and an annual awards ceremony.
Simone Roche MBE, founder and CEO of Northern Power Women, said that this year’s awards have seen an impressive 55% increase in the number of nominees across the ten award categories.
Simone Roche MBE, founder and CEO of Northern Power Women
“Once again this year I have been absolutely amazed at the outstanding number and quality of nominations we’ve received and it has been hugely impressive to see the range of organisations represented – from bus and rail companies to our military, Olympians and explorers,” said Simone.
“I’ve always known there were incredible role models in and from the North, but after received almost 1500 nominations, I have to say that even I was astounded. Our incredible category panels made up of 65 judges had a difficult – but inspiring – time identifying the shortlisted nominees.”
Among the 81 shortlisted nominees are fantastic trailblazers and advocates from the Liverpool City Region, representing a range of industries and professions.
“Previous awards winners, including Erika Rushton ((2018) winner of the (Transformational Leader)) and Jacquie Johnston Lynch ((2016) for (Person with Purpose)) show that the area is leading the way in helping to promote gender diversity,” said Simone.
“It’s great to see that so many people (and organisations) are continuing this important work, which is obviously form the impressive list of shortlisted nominees from the area this year.”
“Indeed, each person on this shortlist is a role model who can inspire both current and future generations and help create the step-change we need to advance gender equality.”
The winners of the Northern Power Women Awards will be announced on 16 March at a gala awards night and dinner at the Manchester Central Convention Complex. Individual tickets and corporate tables are now available to purchase and the event will once again offer ‘Pay it Forward’ and discounted tickets through a ballot for individuals who may otherwise not be able to attend (to date this has supported over 200 individuals to attend).