The Northern Economic Summit
- 09:25 - 16:45
- The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Launched in 2015 to accelerate gender diversity in the North West, Simone has overseen Northern Power Women's campaigns to narrow gender pay inequality, increase opportunities for women in organisations leading economic growth in the region and build a network of professionals across northern industry, higher education and government to work collaboratively to advocate for the acceleration of gender equality.
As an organisation, Northern Power Women has grown in correlation with the wider-acknowledgement of the necessity to promote gender equality in the workplace; with NPW now incorporating its own conferences, in-house podcasts, awards/networking events and research pilots into its campaigning.
In June 2018 Simone was recognised with an MBE for her services to gender equality over the past decade in the Queen's Birthday honours list. Before founding NPW, Simone spearheaded TedXWhitehallWomen - an event bringing together a network of thought-leaders to scrutinise and provide solutions to challenges facing women working in governance/civil service.