Yorkshire Businesswomen

Supporting their counterparts across Yorkshire and beyond

Yorkshire Businesswomen supporting their counterparts across Yorkshire and beyond

We're so pleased you're here

We’re on a mission to support businesswomen to achieve success on their terms.

As businesswomen ourselves, we know how it feels to be overwhelmed. To be under supported. To not know where to turn to for guidance.

But by sharing our knowledge and skills and giving support and advice, we can help each other succeed. Succeed in business and in life.

We're so pleased you're here

We’re on a mission to support women in business achieve success on their terms.

As businesswomen ourselves, we know how it feels to be overwhelmed. To be under supported. To not know where to turn to for guidance.

But by sharing our knowledge and skills and giving support and advice, we can help each other succeed. Succeed in business and in life.

Have you ever felt:

We’ll let you into a secret. Our community of businesswomen have all been there too. But we are here to help! Find out how in Events and Membership

Have you ever felt:

We’ll let you into a secret. Our community of female business owners have all been there too. But we are here to help! Find out how in Events and Membership

“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.”
– Albert Schweitzer

Our Story

Back in 2016, business coach Tracy wanted to provide a space in her home town of York for fellow businesswomen to make genuine connections. So she set up the Women Mean Business network. Kerry came along to one of the meetings, became a member, won one of the network’s awards and then joined forces with Tracy. There’s the power of making connections, right there!

Like all good things, the network grew. In 2020 it evolved into MPWR, a global platform of businesswomen who can connect anytime, anywhere to empower themselves and each other.

Our Team

All our fabulous network members contribute to the MPWR community. We are so grateful for the expertise and support they provide, so really we have a team of hundreds! But here’s an introduction to MPWR’s two main hosts – Tracy the brunette one and Kerry the blonde one:

Tracy Burleigh

Founder & CEO

“I always dreamt of having my own business. I told my schools career advisor I wanted an ice-cream cart in York Museum Gardens.

Starting a family at a young age, meant I had to fit work around my commitments. I did everything from packaging to retail. I then worked my way up in an insurance firm from the call centre to project managing product development and training. When I realised paperwork and internal politics wasn’t for me, I switched gears. Cue training in events and then running an events-planning business. Plus a shop selling everything from wedding dresses to confetti.

I sold the business and took a career break to concentrate on my family, then three boys, husband, and a cat! But I continued to help friends and family with business advice. This led to setting up as a business coach, and then ultimately MPWR. Now I’m finally doing what I was always meant to (and also have a dog, two grandkids and am emplyed part time!) At MPWR we aren’t ‘fluffy’ and there’s certainly no pink branding. Instead we offer training, support, and networking to grow the businesses, careers and lives we want.”

 

Kerry Perks

Kerry Perks

COO

“I’ve always had the desire to earn. From the age of 14 I had Saturday jobs as a waitress, hairdresser and cleaner in my hometown of Hull. Before university, I took a year out to work in the purchasing department of a mail order company. Being paid to travel to Germany, Italy and even Hong Kong on business was a dream come true. I realised I’d rather build a career than study.

I spent three years in London as a marketing manager for an IT consultancy. I then returned to Yorkshire and worked for more than 15 years in marketing, senior sales and leadership roles. It was a shock to be made redundant whilst on maternity leave, but it was the catalyst for setting up Perks Marketing.

I now lead a team while juggling being a wife and mum and step mum to four children. I joined Tracy’s networking group and loved being a member. We finally met up in person the group’s expo in York and we just ‘clicked’. I’m so excited about expanding MPWR and helping even more businesswomen across the world!”

Media and podcast enquiries

Looking for business or lifestyle interviewees or podcast guests? We can cover subjects such as:

  • Women in business
  • Female leaders and leadership
  • Female start-ups
  • Mums in business
  • Having the business, career and lifestyle you want
  • Community building –  face to face and online
  • Achieving success, however that looks to you

Have any questions?

Just get in touch using our Contact details. You might also find our FAQs useful.