Northern Power Futures

23-24/11/2018 – Northern Power Futures Festival

Northern Power Futures is a two-day festival and expo with over 80 speakers, practical panels, interactive workshops and sessions relating to your work, community, culture, lifestyle and wellbeing. This event is for ALL interested in super charging their working life and having a voice in the North. We aim to welcome 10% underserved communities – we want...
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The relationship between technology and culture

  The well-known and overused phrase “Culture eats strategy for breakfast” should probably be updated to read “Technology eats culture for breakfast”. Having said that, it’s fair to say that technology and culture are two equal forces that greatly influence one another. As new technology is introduced into a society, the culture reacts in a...
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Looking back at 2017: our top moments in culture

In our fourth and final installment, we look back at the top moments within our culture section. This year we have spoken to a number of women at the top of their game including reality star Lucy Mecklenburgh, actress Elizabeth Hurley and former Pussycat Doll, Ashley Roberts. We have also covered the Harvey Weinstein and...
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Plus-sized women still severely underrepresented at Film and TV awards

A study has discovered that plus-size women are underrepresented when it comes to being nominated for Film and TV awards. Analysis by fashion retailer navabi discovered that, in the last five years, plus-size women received only 10 per cent of all female acting nominations. This research comes despite the average UK woman being a size 16...
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Shonda Rhimes calls for more “realistic portrayals” of LGBT + on TV

The producer, writer and creator of Greys Anatomy and other popular television shows has criticised Hollywood for it’s portrayal of LGBT + characters on screen.   Shonda Rhimes, who is responsible for the television drama’s Scandal and How To Get Away With Murder, among others, has been celebrated in the past for her diverse casts,...
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Just a quarter of movies at London Film Festival are directed by women

Female directors are represented in just a quarter of the movies shown at this year London Film Festival. Out of the 242 feature films showing at the 61st BFI London Film Festival, only 61 are directed by a woman. Movies making their debut at the prestigious festival include Emma Stone’s Billie Jean King drama Battle...
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Culture is created leader by leader | Future Leaders Blog

“Culture is always present, it never stops” Corporate culture is more and more recognised as a force to be reckoned with. “How things get done around here” matters. Culture matters. Many organisations want to change or adapt their culture – to be more inclusive, innovative, collaborative, successful etc. But changing culture is not an easy...
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The key to virtual working is having the right culture

Culture is one of those things that every business has and although it is a relatively small part of business life, it has the potential to change everything. So often, the culture of a company is described as ‘how things get done around here’ and comprises of a combination of how behaviours are seen, role-modelled...
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