Now in its eighth consecutive year, the Northern Power Women Awards take place on Monday 18th March at Manchester Central Convention Complex.
Whittled down from 1,400 nominations to just 90 by a rigorous judging process, we are proud to announce the Northern Power Women Awards shortlist!

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Disruptor for Good

Deborah Lawson

Disability Advocate at

Julie Robinson

Managing Director at Eagley School House Nurseries with Mini Minds Matter

Juliet Sanders

CEO at Feeding Families

Laura Earnshaw

CEO/Founder at myHappymind

Alexandra Hoskyn

Founder at The Chatty Cafe Scheme

Nicola Wood

CEO at The Wonderful Wig Company

Maxine Freer

Founder at One of a Kind (OOK)

Sue Blackwell

Co-Founder/Trustee at DanceSyndrome

Victoria Tomlinson

Chief Executive at Next-Up

Agent of Change

Jayne Little

CEO at Skills 4 Limited

Professor Sharron Hinchliff

Professor of Psychology and Health at Univ. of Sheffield

Leanne Linacre

CEO at Lead5050

Angela Owen OBE

Founder at Women in Defence UK

Cat Wildman

CEO at Powered By Diversity

Barry Lewis

Petty Officer (E) at Royal Fleet Auxiliary

Tara Mackings Bem

Founder /Director at Tailored Leisure

Gill Hunter

Managing Partner at Square One Law

One to Watch

Georgina Slawinski

Football and Business Consultant at Freelance

Dr Lisa Rose Jepson

Technology Consultant at EY / University of Strathclyde

Tasnim Khalid

Managing Partner at Private Client Solicitors

Asia Sharif

Software Engineer at NatWest and Founder at ChainVerse

Mona Moussa

Refugee and Asylum Seeker Service Manager at Caritas Diocese of Shrewsbury

Kerri Douglas

Founder at Lived Experience Expert

Lucky Ali

Co-founder and Start-up and Entrepreneurship Executive at Lucky's Café+ and University of Liverpool

Anna Nguyenova

Business Consultant at IBM

Faye Jordan

Programme Director at Caged Steel Communites

Inclusive Innovation


Defproc Engineering

Empowerment Passport Ltd

Smart Works Newcastle Charity

Tailored Leisure Co. Disabled Organisation

Dancesyndrome Charity

Active Families

Helen Clawson

Founder and Owner at Adaptive Clothing UK

National Inst For Health & Care Research

Person with Purpose

Dame Kathryn August

Education Consultant at A.E.S.

Deborah Lawson

Disability Advocate at

Fiona Moss

Director at The Natalie Kate Moss Trust

Khadija Patel


Tanya Brown

Director at Connor Brown Trust

Debra Cartlidge

CEO at Deaf Village North West

Ruth Ogunji

Operational Manager at Blossom Foundation

Kerryanne Wilde MBA, MIoD, MIoL

Founder & Director at CERT (UK) Ltd & Maximus UK

Leah Webster

Parent Carer Rights Trainer at Unique Ways

Outstanding Entrepreneur

Charlotte Knowles

Sustainability and Social Responsibility Director at Greenarc

Emma Guy

Chief Commercial Officer at Aqueous Digital

Raina Heverin

Co Founder at SupplyWell & MD at ReCulture

Cathi Harrison

CEO at The Verve Group

Jane Slimming

CEO at Zeal

Claire Cook

Founder and Proprietor at Employability Solutions Ltd

Hayley Roberts

CEO at Distology

Mentor of the Year

Claire Bailey

Product Manager at Barclays

Naomi Timperley

Co Founder at We are GSI Ltd

Nushma Juwaheer

Senior Structural Engineer at Mott MacDonald

Sophia Ali

Managing Consultant at Minx Consulting

Kelly Hobson

Managing Director at Shape Tomorrow Limited

Rebecca Deakin

First Lieutenant at Ministry of Defence

Chloe Fletcher

CEO and Founder at The Jobshare Revolution

Ann Stonehouse QAEP

Founder & Chair and Business Owner at Assist Womens Network

Jenny Coyle

Creative Specialist | Course Leader at Freelance / Italia Conti

Levelling Up Leader

Chelsea Slater

Co Founder and Director at InnovateHer

Beena Puri

Innovation and Partnerships Lead at Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Emma Degg

Chief Executive at North West Business Leadership Team

Alison Dunn

Chief Executive Officer at Citizens Advice Gateshead

Sinead Mee

Vice President: Delivery Lead – Technology at Bank of America

Michaela Reaney

Founder at Opportunity Global and TEDxTeessideWomen

Micro Organisation (1-10 employees)

Stem Women

Mission Menopause Menopause Workplace Training, Coaching & Consultancy


Split Perspectivz Cic

Liverpool Sound City Ltd

Thrive Law Corporation

Ne International Film Festival

Brain Health Breaktrhough Cic

SME (11-250 employees)

Halo Project

Mansfield Pollard

The Seventy Ninth Group Corporation

Open Media

Aspire Technology Solutions Limited Liability Company

Square One Law Partnership

Say It With Diamonds

Large Organisation (251+ employees)

Network Plus Corporation

The City Of Liverpool College

Barclays International Organisation

2m Group Of Companies

Livv Housing Group

Learning Curve Group

Bentley Motors Ltd Luxury Automotive

Northumbrian Water Limited

Ey Corporation