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Dr Joanna Berry selected for Northern Power Women’s “Power List 2020”

(22 January 2020)

Northern Power Women, the country’s largest awards championing gender equalities, have today released the names of 102 women on their Future and Power Lists for 2020. Dr Joanna Berry has been included the 2020 Northern Power Women “Power List 2020”.The awards recognise women who have contributed to making a difference in their communities and organisations as well as raising awareness of gender equality across the North of England.

The Power List celebrates women who challenge the norm and use their influence and power for good. The Future List recognises the leaders and change makers of the future who are already making a difference in their environments and communities.


Now entering their fifth year, the Northern Power Women Awards supported by headline sponsor EY celebrates the women and men who work towards creating gender balance in organisations and who passionately support equality across the North. 


Dr Joanna Berry recently joined Durham Energy Institute co-Director for Business. She is based in the Durham University Business School and her work covers a wide variety of innovation, entrepreneurship and digital subjects, encompassing leadership, strategy and SME agendas. She places a particular emphasis on supporting women in business, and the 'women in STEM' agenda, in a variety of practical ways including mentoring, and relevant event hosting, both within and outside the University.


She recently supported the launch of a new national network supporting women in Business, delivering the key note speech for the City Ladies Networking. The new networking and support organisation, created by three North East businesswomen, will deliver events across Newcastle, London and Middlesbrough.


Dr Joanna Berry said:


“I could not be more delighted to be on this year’s power list… I am privileged to come into contact with many women in business and the opportunity to inspire all of them to greater things is emphasised even more through this award”.

“One of the reasons I was delighted to join the DEI was that the team have always been smart about ensuring diversity in representation – not only of academic and business backgrounds, but also of gender, in an environment involving disciplines and businesses which have traditionally been extremely male-oriented in both leadership and constitution. As well as the DEI, Durham University Business School is committed to a systemic and meaningful EDI agenda. It is a privilege to provide visible evidence of both DEI and DUBS’ intent in this regard. As a member of the Northern Power Women’s “Power List 2020”, and through well-received activities in female-oriented networks such as City Ladies recent event in Newcastle, I am proud to support this agenda even more strongly.”


Further information:

Joanna Berry on the Power List 2020

View the full Power list at

Northern Power Women @NorthPowerWomen

More information is available at or on the City Ladies Member Groups Facebook pages.

Coverage of Launch of City Ladies Networking: