The success of the Northern Powerhouse is of critical importance to all those in business in the North of England and it particularly resonates with those of us based in the North West.

Phil Jones, MD of Brother UK an influential and respected business leader; recently posed a question at the recent Northern Powerhouse conference in February, an event heavily dominated by males “Where are all the women”.

Phil said “Given the importance to the region of this initiative (although I would like to see a few less conferences, articles and gatherings and more action), alarm bells started to ring around the collective thinking in the room which would be heavily male oriented with all the bias that it brings”.

Not exactly a great advert for the diverse talent that we have in this region!

So, hence my reason for getting in touch with you to let you know about a forthcoming CMI North West event “Women in The Northern Powerhouse on Thursday 28th April at the Midland Hotel, Manchester.

This is an event where women come together to ensure that we achieve something positive and beneficial for all at this crucial time.

Our keynote speaker is Nora Senior- Executive Chair, Weber Shandwick, UK Regions & President, British Chambers of Commerce. A corporate communications and management specialist with over 25 years of multi sector experience, Nora has a real insight and involvement into the ideals of the Northern Powerhouse. She will share with us her perspective, as a woman in the Northern Powerhouse, covering:

  • What is the Northern Powerhouse, its purpose and women’s roles within it?
  • The role of the North as an essential economic counterbalance to London and the South-east
  • How services and investment will be targeted and delivered in the area
  • Incentives needed to encourage economic growth

She will examine the purpose of decentralized decision making, looking at what is possible within the timescales available and the benefit analysis of the potential impact of local decisions.

For further information and to book, please click here