This week’s edition of the Greater Manchester Business Week poses the question in a four-page article: is the agenda to energise the North still powering ahead?
But from what I can see, the visionaries for the Northern Powerhouse movement need to be more than energised – they need a rocket up their arse to firstly look at progression and diversity.
In order for Manchester to become a ‘supercity’ to rival London and global business leaders, we need women to be an integral part of the Northern Powerhouse agenda and looking at the photo of the panel – or should I say ‘manel’- it does not look like there is a fair representation.
The image is from an article reporting on a breakfast meeting – hosted by the Manchester Evening News – to discuss how the Northern Powerhouse is progressing.
But, I keep asking myself, is this really what the Northern Powerhouse movement will look like?
They say a picture paints a thousand words. And the image, not only of the panel, but in the rest of the article, shows me that progression does need to be made, in equality.