Liverpool FC's director of communications is set to be a judge in the north west's most vibrant celebration of women's achievements.

Susan Black, who was recognised on the Northern Power Women Power List earlier this year, will join a panel of expert judges to award the very best at the ​fifth Northern Power Women Awards in March 2020.

The awards have 10 categories, along with the Power List and Future List, which showcase role models and celebrate the many different ways women contribute to a thriving Northern Powerhouse.

"Gender diversity is extremely important to the club so it's a huge honour to be asked to be a judge," said Black. "I'm very much looking forward to learning more about the incredible achievements of the entrants."

The awards were created by the founder of Northern Power Women, Simone Roche MBE, and began in 2016.

Since then, the event has celebrated these honours with more than 2,000 leaders, change agents, and inspiring male and female role models.

The closing date for nominations is November 7, with the awards taking place on March 16, 2020.

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