£3,000 donation supports the Power of Women campaign

A fantastic £3,000 has been presented to the Power of Women (POW) campaign following the 2021 Tees Businesswomen Awards.

Event organisers Resolution Media and Publishing, who also produce Tees Business, organised an envelope draw at the awards in aid of the POW, which was founded by the late Professor Jane Turner, pro-vice chancellor of enterprise and business engagement and gender champion at Teesside university, and a dear friend of all at Resolution.

Tees Business events raised a total of more than £8,000 for good causes in 2021.

Since Professor Turner’s sad death in July 2021, her legacy has gone from strength to strength, with an array of Teesside businesswomen backing the POW project, including former Tees Businesswoman of the Year, Jane Armitage.

The POW campaign aims to raise the aspirations and support the dreams of young girls, starting with those in our region, by shining a light on the success stories of some of the boldest, brightest, and most remarkable women in the North – proof that woman can and do succeed.

Tees Business have shown their support for the campaign with director Dave Allan joining the organisation as a director, and the appointment of Nieve Morrison, who presented the cheque to the POW engagement manager Rosalind Stewart, as a marketing officer for the charity on a one-year secondment from her studies at Teesside University.

Receiving the cheque from Nieve, and accompanied by Jane Armitage, Rosalind said: “The Power of Women are so grateful for this, and for each and every donation we receive.

“All of the feedback and the offers of help we have received since our launch is wonderful. 2022 is going to be a big year for The Power of Women campaign and every show of support helps us to shift and lift the aspirations of a local girl.”

Dave Allan, in his role as director of both the Power of Women and the Tees Businesswomen Awards organisers Resolution, said: “This time the awards were dedicated to the memory of our friend Jane Turner, who was always so supportive with these awards.

“Nothing could have been more fitting than raising funds at our Businesswomen Awards for the Power of Women – the charity Jane launched and continues to inspire.

“We will continue to support the Power of Women campaign however we can including our ongoing commitment to hosting Nieve Morrison as their marketing officer on a year’s placement.”

Pictured above: POW marketing officer Nieve Morrison (right) presents a cheque for £3,000 to Rosalind Stewart (centre) and Jane Armitage.