Over the last six years we have always known we can make a difference by harnessing our power for
good and now we are back better than ever before. We have connected, enabled and joined the
dots despite the challenges the last 18 months has brought for our small business. Northern Power
Women and Northern Power Futures have stayed committed to accelerating gender equality and
social mobility from the North. Over this time, we have found our purpose and are bringing our
communities of Northern Power Women, Northern Power Futures and Northern Power Women
Awards under one umbrella: WeArePoWEr.
It is amazing to see our communities always rising to the occasion, innovating, adapting and
collaborating to ensure everyone receives the support that they deserve. We’ve sparked over 8,400
conversations and created the largest event celebrating gender equality in Europe. We’ve hosted
carousel networking sessions, won a Webby Award, organised mentoring programmes, launched a
new online platform, published our Levelling Up by Powering On Report, and grown our podcast
I am so proud of all of our achievements and thankful for the unwavering and fearless support we
have received from our trailblazing, 70,000 strong community. If this is what we can achieve
together during times of uncertainty, I can’t wait to see what we do as we emerge from this period,
and walk into our own PoWEr.
Building on the foundations of our existing Power Platform, we wanted to create a way for us to
measure, recognise and celebrate our community enabling everyone to cohesively spark change,
pay it forward, and use our poWEr for good. We are redefining what power means in this new
The initial stages of this will be using our Power Platform to host all of our communities; Northern
Power Women, Northern Power Futures and Northern Power Women Awards. We want to continue
the great work we have done over the last six years and the platform will provide a hub for
collaboration, mentoring and creating opportunity.
For our sixth Northern Power Women Awards all nominations will be made through the platform. As
we move forward, watch this space for new features on the platform over the coming weeks and
We want fairness, we want equity, and we want equality.
We want to accelerate gender equality and diversity from the North.
Let’s do it together. We Are Power.