Yellow Jigsaw director Grace Dyke has been crowned as ‘One to Watch’ in the first Northern Power Women (NPW) awards.
More than 400 people enjoyed the awards at Manchester Hilton Hotel on March 3, which saw 51 people shortlisted in nine categories that had been selected from 700 nominations.
NPW awards, hosted by BBC Newsround presenter Leah Boleto, were open to men and women and launched to recognise, showcase and celebrate the exceptional role models, who are supporting gender equality across the Northern Powerhouse region.
Grace was crowned winner thanks to Yellow Jigsaw’s successful women in business campaign #imnotjohn that launched last year and reached half a million people from Manchester to Manhattan.
She said: “I am delighted the #imnotjohn campaign has been given such recognition, we met so many inspirational women through the campaign and the work is not over. We will be taking further steps to help secure gender equality. The Northern Power Women movement like #imnotjohn has illustrated the vast amount of talent and passion in the north – and it is great that northern men and women are flying the flag for gender parity.”
The Northern Power Women also recognised one of our #imnotjohn champions, Wigan City Council chief executive, Donna Hall, who was given the Transformational Leader award after spearheading the ‘Believe in Her campaign’ to raise aspirations of Wigan women in the workplace and in the face of high levels of domestic violence.
Yellow Jigsaw were also delighted to give pro-bono support with media relations at the NPW awards along with post event coverage and thanks and a big well done go to Northern Power Women founder Simone Roche.
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