THE Northern Power Women have released the names of 100 women who have contributed to making a difference in their communities and raising awareness of gender equality across the North of England.

Featuring in the list is Udy Archibong MBE, Professor of Diversity at the University of Bradford, who is recognised as a leader in inclusion and diversity.

She has a distinguished presence in the field of diversity management, with much of her work focusing on inclusive workplaces, representative diversity, diversity-competent leadership in public, private and third sector organisations.

The Power List celebrates women who challenge the norm and ensure that everyone they work with recognise the benefit of having a gender-balanced workplace.

Ms Archibong said: “I am delighted to appear on this list alongside some truly inspirational women.

"My career to date has been dedicated to championing equality and diversity and to be recognised as a change maker in this area is a great honour.”

The University of Bradford has also been shortlisted for a Northern Power Women award in the Large Organisation category.

The awards showcase role models and celebrate the many different ways women and men contribute to a thriving Northern Powerhouse.

The winners of the awards will be announced at the Northern Power Women Awards at Manchester Central Convention Complex on Monday, March 18, where Udy and the other new entrants will also be celebrated.