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Wed, 06 September, 2023

Northern Power Women, the leading organisation dedicated to promoting gender equality and empowering changemakers across the North, is happy to announce that the nominations for the 2024 Northern Power Women Awards are now open and you can nominate at www.wearepower.net  

Northern Power Women are also delighted to announce that EY, one of the largest professional services networks in the world, will once again be the headline partner for the highly anticipated 2024 Northern Power Women Awards. This marks the fourth consecutive year of EY's dedicated support to this prestigious event. 

Northern Power Women Awards welcomes nominations for all genders as they aim to foster an inclusive environment that recognises and celebrates the efforts of individuals from all walks of life who are committed to promoting gender equality and driving positive change.  

You can watch the 2023 highlights here 

There are 14 different award categories in which individuals and organisations can be nominated. These categories encompass a wide range of fields and achievements, reflecting the diverse talents and impact that different people can have on their respective industries and communities.  

The categories include One to Watch sponsored by Barclays, Mentor of the Year sponsored by Boohoo Group PLC, Agent of Change sponsored by Bank of America, Disruptor for Good, Levelling Up Leader, Person With Purpose sponsored by Stella, Outstanding Entrepreneur sponsored by NatWest, Inclusive Innovation sponsored by Connected Places Catapult, Large Organisation sponsored by Michael Page, Micro organisation, and SME. You can also nominate for the Power List and Future List, which are specifically for those who identify themselves as female and the Advocacy List sponsored by Barclays for those who identify themselves as male. For more information on the categories go to www.wearepower.net/nominations-2024open  

Simone Roche MBE, CEO of Northern Power Women shared her excitement for continuing the partnership with EY, saying, "Having EY as our headline partner for the fourth consecutive year is a testament to the strength of our shared vision for gender equality and inclusion. This longstanding partnership reflects the genuine commitment of both Northern Power Women and EY to drive real change and empower trailblazers across the North. Together, we will continue to break barriers, challenge norms, and create a future where everyone can thrive regardless of gender." 

Alex Fogal, Head of EY Private North, expressed her enthusiasm for the continued partnership with Northern Power Women, stating, “each year we see the value of what Northern Power Women and their awards bring to the business community in the North, and the positive impact they have on uplifting and promoting diversity. They not only highlight the achievements of pioneering women across the region, but also some of the brilliant male allies who fly the flag for equality. We’re proud and excited in equal measure to show our support once again in 2024.” 

Stephen Church, North Market Leader & Manchester Office Managing Partner at EY, echoed Fogal's sentiments, saying, “We are delighted to be sponsoring and supporting the Northern Power Women Awards for a fourth consecutive year in 2024. The importance of championing diversity and inclusion in business is more important than ever, and working with organisations like Northern Power Women empowers us to play a role beyond what we do internally as a firm to promote equal opportunities. As always, we’re really looking forward to hearing the stories of the worthy award nominees and seeing a diverse range of impactful and inspiring individuals in the North recognised for their hard work and dedication to advocating for equality.” 

The 2024 Northern Power Women Awards ceremony will be held on the 18th of March 2024, at Manchester Central Convention Complex. The event will bring together a diverse range of professionals, thought leaders, and advocates for gender equality to celebrate the achievements of trailblazers and change makers across the North and showcase the progress being made towards building a more inclusive society. 


Northern Power Women invites businesses, organisations, and individuals passionate about creating an equal and diverse future to join them in this year's celebration. Nominations for the awards are open from 6th September 2023 until 4th October 2023 

Stay tuned for further updates and exciting announcements regarding the 2024 Northern Power Women Awards and its headline partner, EY, as we gear up for another remarkable and inspiring event. 

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