54 episodes

Each month we will bring you no holds barred discussion on the biggest issues that affect our careers and lives.

You'll hear from an individual at the top of their game on the challenges they faced and the mistakes they made along the way.

And in Ask The Hive, if you are facing an obstacle or a problem in your career, you'll have a chance to get some superb advice from people who've been there and come out the other side.

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    • 4.8, 20 Ratings

Each month we will bring you no holds barred discussion on the biggest issues that affect our careers and lives.

You'll hear from an individual at the top of their game on the challenges they faced and the mistakes they made along the way.

And in Ask The Hive, if you are facing an obstacle or a problem in your career, you'll have a chance to get some superb advice from people who've been there and come out the other side.

    What (working) women want.

    What (working) women want.

    This week, Simone discusses what it’s been like to head back to the office for the first time in four months. Sam discusses what life is like in Arizona, currently the number 1 covid hotspot in the WORLD and reveals some research concerning the virus and newly opened restaurants.
    The pair then break down some of the key responses to the question ‘What do you, as working women want, from the Chancellor’
    Life Lessons come from the unstoppable Stacey Copeland.

    • 23 min
    When things get tough…again.

    When things get tough…again.

    Another week, another set of challenges. Sam and Simone take stock of changes in lockdown laws and discuss renewed pressure on our mental health. We address the yawning chasm of school holidays and ask for your brilliant innovations for a stress-free summer.  We discuss a new report that shows women are still taking on the majority of childcare during lockdown, but men report that their jobs are being adversely affected by working from home.

    Life Lessons come from the terrific Alice Choi.

    • 20 min
    Approaching “Independence Day”

    Approaching “Independence Day”

    How do you feel about lockdown being lifted?  Raring to get back into life and work?  Or anxious about the chance of increased infections and nervous about re-entering “real life” ? Simone and Sam discuss their experiences on either side of the Atlantic and share their thoughts on “getting back to normal.”

    Life Lessons come from the brilliant Sharon Amesu


    Tell us your stories of work and life or share your life lessons! podcast@northernpowerwomen.com


    Presented by Simone Roche and Sam

    • 24 min
    Practising kindfullness

    Practising kindfullness

    As our corona lexicon grows, Simone and Sam discuss practising "kindfullness" – not just towards other people but to yourself as we all face very different challenges.

    We discuss the link between coronavirus conspiracy theories and social media news and navigate the  difficult decisions we have to navigate around work and life as lockdown starts to lift.

    Life Lessons come from the awesome Barbara Bray

    Presented by Simone Roche and Sam Walker

    • 18 min
    Question, challenge and change

    Question, challenge and change

    Simone and Sam discuss how 12 weeks into lockdown, even as things start to ease, many of us are experiencing issues with our mental health, perhaps for the first time.

    Now is the time to realise that things are never going to go “back to normal” and this time of transition brings its own challenges as we let go of old work and life methods and search for new ones.

    Life Lessons come from Olive Strachan.

    • 23 min
    Now is the time to listen and change

    Now is the time to listen and change

    Following protests across the USA and the world this week, Simone and Sam talk about what we can all do to amplify the voices of BAME women and men across business.

    Talking, listening, education and creating new frameworks, Simone shares some of the conversations she has been having this week in the NPW Power Circles.

    This week's Life Lessons come from the fantastic Mel Venner.

    Tell us your stories of work and life, or share your life lessons! podcast@northernpowerwomen.com

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

bizziemum ,

Love this!

Love listening to this each month. Really interesting conversation you normally don’t hear out loud. Please keep it up!

Laurenk.ob ,

Perfect sound bites, interesting conversations & advice!

If you’re a female, from the north & proud or just like the company & conversation of great women from all walks of life then give this a go. You won’t regret it 👍🏻

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Keep up the great work

Love Sam Walker and Simone Roche. Great energy. Great podcast. Like the ‘ask the hive’ section and inspiring speakers. I always learn something!

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