Help us celebrate #NorthInnovationWomen

Innovative women across the North of England will be celebrated once again as the #NorthInnovationWomen campaign returns for a seventh year.

11th February 2024

The Northern Health Science Alliance (NHSA) and the N8 Research Partnership have teamed up to launch the social media campaign, which recognises women who are pushing the boundaries of innovation within their fields.

First launched by the NHSA in 2018, #NorthInnovationWomen has been embraced by people throughout the North of England with hundreds of women included on the annual list which is published on March 8 to mark International Women’s Day.

The NHSA and N8 Research Partnership are calling on X (formerly Twitter) users to share their suggestions of women making their mark in the world of innovation who they believe should be included in the 2024 list.

As a source of inspiration, this year we have added a new element to the campaign – Women in the Spotlight. We interviewed women from across the northern regions working in various fields – from public health to life sciences, stroke research to health inequalities. The Q&As give an insight into what motivates them and why innovation is important in their field. We will be sharing these stories over the next few weeks to celebrate innovation in all its forms and to encourage others to tell us about the women who should be included in this year’s North Innovation Women list. You can view our Q&A’s here.

We want to hear about all of the incredible women achieving great things and inspiring those around them across the North of England.

The suggestions will be collated over the next few weeks with the final #NorthInnovationWomen 2024 list published on International Women’s Day on March 8.

There are no strict criteria or voting systems – #NorthInnovationWomen provides an informal and supportive platform to allow women to be acknowledged and celebrated by friends, family, colleagues or those who would just like to recognise excellence in another.

All we ask is that a few simple guidelines are followed when making suggestions for this year’s list. To tell us about your #NorthInnovationWomen recommendations, you must follow the below steps on X for your suggestion to be counted:

🌟 Use the hashtag #NorthInnovationWomen

🌟 Tag/name the person you want to recommend

🌟 In your tweet, list their name, role, institution and why you’re suggesting them

All recommendations must be made by , and the full list will be published on the NHSA and N8 Research Partnership’s websites on International Women’s Day, on Friday March 8.

International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women – while also marking a call to action for accelerating gender equality. The campaign theme for International Women’s Day 2024 is #InspireInclusion.

Hannah Davies, Deputy Chief Executive at the NHSA, said: “This incredibly popular annual campaign is now in its seventh year, and it’s wonderful to once again recognise innovators in the North of England and celebrate their incredible achievements. This is a campaign we are very proud of as it provides a platform to hear about and celebrate women driving innovation in all its forms within our regions.

“We are also very privileged to have been able to speak to women that are making amazing strides in their chosen fields as part of this year’s campaign. To be able to showcase their achievements, and how they contribute to innovation in the North, was a pleasure and we hope that their stories will help inspire future generations of innovators.”

Read more about #IWD2024 and how to get involved at:




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