Great North Women is a supportive and friendly community network, based in Newcastle upon Tyne, for professional women juggling life and career.
We have a vibrant and growing Facebook group and run an active campaigning arm as Fawcett Tyneside, a local branch of the Fawcett Society, the UK’s biggest gender equality charity.
Our particular focus is supporting women working or looking to return to work in the public, private or voluntary sector – especially in health, education (including higher education and academia), local authority, other public services, and STEM roles – but we don’t exclude anyone from joining the community on the basis of their employment.
We recognise the unique challenges faced by working women from all walks of life and the difficulties most of us will have encountered at some point in our careers, especially when it comes to workplace inequality and the pressures of motherhood on our working lives.
Our new website will soon be launched as the next exciting development of the Great North Women community so watch this space! In the meantime you can find us on Facebook and join the discussion on Twitter #GreatNorthWomen.