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RISING STAR AWARDS

Now in their eighth year, the Rising Star Awards are the first to focus on the achievements of women below Senior Management or Director level – representing the female talent pipeline and the next generation of future leaders.

The awards also recognise the efforts of senior leaders who are championing gender equality, as well as putting the spotlight on a “company of the year” that is actively supporting its female talent pipeline above and beyond industry norms.

Over the past seven years and with the support of leading organisations, WeAreTheCity has been able to highlight the achievements of over 750 women (650 in the UK, 100 in India) through the Rising Star Award’s process.

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Awards Nominations Tips and Tricks with Vanessa Vallely OBE

Have you ever looked at WeAreTheCity’s Rising Star awards and thought about entering? Have you ever seen the winners announced and thought, next year I am going to enter those awards!

Well before you pen your nomination, you might want to join us behind the scenes for this awards nomination tips and tricks, session with founder and serial awards judge, Vanessa Vallely OBE.

During this session Vanessa will explain:

  • Why awards can help raise your profile and give you a platform to do more
  • Why Rising Stars are different to other awards
  • Top tips for constructing a powerful, concise and impactful nomination
  • Insights in to what a judge looks for when they are reading awards nominations
  • Why you should pay it forward and nominate others
  • The beauty of self-nominations

TIMELINE

Nominations open
10 January 2022

Nominations close
08 March 2022

Shortlist announced & public vote opens
26 April 2022

Voting closes
10 May 2022

Shortlist Celebration
19 May 2022

Winner’s announced
24 May 2022

Award’s Ceremony
13 July 2022

THE PROCESS

Nominations will open online on 10 January via the Rising Stars’ website. Nominations will close after a eight week period on 08 March.

A shortlist of ten women from each industry category and ten from the Champion, Global Award for Achievement and Men for Gender Balance categories, alongside three shortlisted companies for the Company of the Year award, will be chosen by an esteemed panel of judges. Once the shortlist is announced, we will also open the public votes of support, which enables individuals to show their support for a specific shortlisted individual.

All winners will be announced in May 2022 and will be invited to celebrate at a prestigious award’s ceremony on 13 July 2022.

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WHO CAN APPLY?

A female individual who works within one of the nomination categories, whose current position is below director level.

  • The individual demonstrates a high level of competence within their role
  • The individual demonstrates a clear passion, this may be through extra curricular activities
  • Individual who pays it forward and helps others (e.g. schools, networks, internal/external activities)
  • The individual is taking charge of their own career, e.g. personal development

This award is open to all women, regardless of age, however nominees must be working in the UK.

A senior individual of any gender who is championing gender equality, either inside or outside their organisation.

The individual must also be able to demonstrate that they have actively supported the female pipeline either through their current work role or external activities.

Nominees must be Director level (or equivalent) or above and work in the UK.

A company that can clearly articulate their commitment to supporting their female talent pipeline and who can demonstrate tangible impact through their various gender initiatives.

A senior man who  is championing women and gender balance either inside or outside their organisation. Nominees must be at least Director level (or equivalent) or above, must demonstrate that they have actively supported the female pipeline either through their current work role or external activities and must be working in the UK.

A female individual, outside of the UK, who works across any industry, whose current position is below director level.

  • The individual demonstrates a high level of competence within their role
  • The individual demonstrates a clear passion, this may be through extra curricular activities
  • Individual who pays it forward and helps others (e.g. schools, networks, internal/external activities)
  • The individual is taking charge of their own career, e.g. personal development

This award is open to all women from anywhere in the world, regardless of age.

AWARD CATEGORIES

  • Rising Stars in All Other Industries
  • Rising Stars in Banking & Capital Markets
  • Rising Stars in Charity & Not-for-Profit
  • Rising Stars in Defence
  • Rising Stars in Digital
  • Rising Stars in Diversity
  • Rising Stars in EA/PA
  • Rising Stars in Education & Academia
  • Rising Stars in Energy & Utilities
  • Rising Stars Entrepreneurs & Start-Ups
  • Rising Stars in Healthcare
  • *NEW - Rising Stars in Hospitality
  • Rising Stars in Infrastructure, Transport & Logistics
  • Rising Stars in Insurance
  • Rising Stars in Investment Management
  • Rising Stars in Law (The Lynne Freeman Award)
  • Rising Stars in Professional Services
  • Rising Stars in Science & Engineering
  • Rising Stars in Technology
  • Rising Stars Champion
  • Company of the Year
  • Men for Gender Balance
  • Global Award for Achievement