Bloomberg to host shortlist celebrations | WeAreTheCity’s Top 50 Rising Star Awards

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WeAreTheCity is proud to announce that Bloomberg will be hosting a celebration event for 100 shortlisted nominees for its newly launched Top 50 Rising Stars awards.

The event will be held on the 13th August 2015 at Bloomberg’s European headquarters and will also be attended by the judges, corporate sponsors and supporters of the awards.

Invites will be sent to the shortlisted nominees on completion of the first round of judging on the 20th July 2015.

Erika Irish Brown, Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion at Bloomberg said: “Here at Bloomberg we embrace the saying, ‘Diversity plus inclusion equals innovation’. Fostering a diverse and inclusive culture isn’t just ‘the right thing to do’, it’s critical to attracting and retaining top talent – and the wide range of ideas and perspectives – that we need to grow as a company. We define diversity broadly, and work every day to create an environment in which all Bloomberg employees can bring their authentic selves to work and achieve success. We are delighted to join WeAreTheCity in celebrating top diverse talent here today.”

Speakers at the event will include;

  • Mark McLane, Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Barclays
  • Tamara Box, Partner, Chair of Financial Industry Group, Reed Smith
  • Catherine Spencer, Ex England Rugby Captain and founder of Inspiring Women

Vanessa Vallely, Managing Director of WeAreTheCity said: “We are so pleased that Bloomberg have chosen to support our awards and shortlisted nominees by sponsoring and hosting our celebratory event in August. Gaining Bloomberg’s support alongside our other sponsors and supporters demonstrates how determined these large companies are to support the female pipeline. Both my team, our judges, sponsors and supporters cannot wait to meet our shortlisted nominees at Bloomberg in August.”

After the shortlisted nominee event, judges will meet to confirm the top five winners for each category. Winners and their nominees will be informed by the 1st September. The winners will then be invited to an exclusive celebratory event to be held at a prestigious venue on the evening of the 9th September.

WeAreTheCity would like to thank all of those who have nominated a Rising Star and wishes those who have been nominated the best of luck!

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