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Rising Stars Shortlist celebration event

WeAreTheCity hosted an evening of celebration for over 200 women who were shortlisted for the 2017 Rising Star Awards.

Held at Bloomberg, London, the event brought together those shortlisted across 22 categories, judges, previous winners and speakers including founder and director of Streets Consulting, Julie Streets and CEO of Company Shortcuts, Serial Entrepreneur and Investor, Lara Morgan.

Pamela Hutchinson, Head of Diversity and Inclusion at Bloomberg welcomed the guests and said, “We are thrilled to be hosting the Rising Star shortlist event for the third year running.”

“We were there at the beginning and we will continue to be with you.”

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“As you rise remember to bring someone with you, because in numbers there is strength.”

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Opening the night, Streets got the audience laughing with her comedic stories but also spoke of the need for more women.

She said, “There is an appetite for change but it comes down to those that sit on boards.”

“It’s about leaving the organisation better than when you began.”

She reminded the shortlist that they could become those leaders, saying, “You’re all here because people nominated you – they saw something in you.”

“It’s all about taking the initiative. It’s all about you.”

Rising Stars Shortlist celebration event

Picking up from Street’s inspiring message, Lara Morgan gave her advice on rising to the top.

She said, “If a buffoon like this can be this lucky, then maybe you can make your own luck to.”

“You have in your hands whatever you want to do in life.”

“The world is a very small place and it truly is your oyster.”

“Have you got a plan? Not just for your career, but for your life, your health, your wellbeing, spirituality.”

“Share your knowledge. Take someone with you – in fact take a sodding army with you.”

“Work hard on yourself, then work hard for someone else.”

“I want you to have loads of energy. Become so passionate that you become infectious.”

“Pick wisely those that you surround yourselves with.”

“Blag it like the boys.”

“Life is short but there is an awful lot to get out of it.”

“Think very hard about where you want to go and what you want to do and just start doing radical, cool stuff.”

Taking to the stage, Vanessa Vallely, Managing Director of WeAreTheCity said,

“It’s absolutely wonderful to be back at Bloomberg.”

“We have been long talking about women on boards and don’t get me wrong, we need them – but if we don’t invest in you guys then we are never going to solve this problem.”

“My call to action for you is to be visible.”

“You are as much a part of our family as everyone else.”

Rising Stars Shortlist celebration event

A panellist of last year’s winners, including Hannah Cotton, Cheryl-Anne Sanderson, Lorraine Eyers, Claudine Adeyemi, Manisha Taylor, Lauren Garey and Elisha St Hilaire, were interviewed by Julia Streets and they spoke of winning the award, career advice and what had happened since.

When asked how the award had helped them, Eyers said, “The awards were the best thing that ever happened to me.”

“I came back with some fresh views and new opinions.”

Sanderson continued saying, “The awards give you the confidence to go out there.”

Cotton also spoke of the confidence that the awards had given her. She said, “When I won I had no idea of the scale and force that these awards have.”

“It wasn’t until I started attending Careers Club events that I realised I am a powerful human being.”

Moving on to career tips, Garey advised, “Really push yourselves to do something you’re not necessarily very good at.”

Cotton said, “No doors will open for you, you have to make it happen.”

“You’ve got 200 opportunities here tonight. As Vanessa said we are all a family.”

Inspired by the speakers, the audience were encouraged to network and make new connections.

Now in its third year, the Rising Star Awards are the first to focus on the UK’s female talent pipeline below management level. Through these awards, WeAreTheCity will celebrate 100 individual female contributors that represent the leaders and role models of tomorrow. The Rising Star Champions category also recognises the efforts of senior leaders, male and female, who are actively supporting the female pipeline outside of their corporate responsibilities.

This year, WeAreTheCity are also pleased to announce a new category to our awards, Company of the Year, which recognises the achievements of a company who can clearly demonstrate that they are actively supporting and developing their female talent pipeline through their initiatives, training, development programmes and/or internal employee relations groups.

For more information about the Rising Star Awards and to cast your vote, click here.

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Rising Stars Shortlist Celebration 2017 | In pictures

WeAreTheCity hosted an evening of celebration for over 200 women who were shortlisted for the 2017 Rising Star Awards.

Held at Bloomberg, London, the event brought together those shortlisted across 22 categories, judges, previous winners and speakers including founder and director of Streets Consulting, Julie Streets and CEO of Company Shortcuts, Serial Entrepreneur and Investor, Lara Morgan.

A panellist of last year’s winners, including Hannah Cotton, Cheryl-Anne Sanderson, Lorraine Eyers, Claudine Adeyemi, Manisha Taylor, Lauren Garey and Elisha St Hilaire, were interviewed by Julia Streets and they spoke of winning the award, career advice and what had happened since.

Now in its third year, the Rising Star Awards are the first to focus on the UK’s female talent pipeline below management level. Through these awards, WeAreTheCity will celebrate 100 individual female contributors that represent the leaders and role models of tomorrow. The Rising Star Champions category also recognises the efforts of senior leaders, male and female, who are actively supporting the female pipeline outside of their corporate responsibilities.

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This year, WeAreTheCity are also pleased to announce a new category to our awards, Company of the Year, which recognises the achievements of a company who can clearly demonstrate that they are actively supporting and developing their female talent pipeline through their initiatives, training, development programmes and/or internal employee relations groups.

See below the images captured from this amazing event

 

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Last chance to vote for WeAreTheCity’s 2017 Rising Star Awards shortlist

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Have you cast your vote for WeAreTheCity’s 2017 Rising Star Awards shortlist? Voting closes at midnight on Friday 9 June 2017.

The public vote of support is now open for all shortlisted nominees. The public vote only determines one winner out of the five winners of each category, the other four winners are decided by our judges. Votes can be cast here. Please note there is no public vote for either the champions or the company categories.

Over an eight week period, we received 1,250 nominations from across the UK and Northern Ireland. The calibre of entries for this years awards was exceptional. All of the judges stated how difficult it was to arrive at the shortlist due to the amazing achievements of our nominees. To everyone who was nominated, congratulations, you should be exceptionally proud.

On behalf of The Times & The Sunday Times and our supporting sponsors, it gives us great pleasure to announce the 2017 Rising Star awards shortlist and to congratulate all of the shortlisted individuals. We are very much looking forward to celebrating your achievements at an event kindly sponsored by Bloomberg on the 8 June 2017.

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The shortlist will now be judged by an additional set of expert judges, and the winners announced on 19 June. All winners will also be invited to celebrate their awards at a celebratory event at News UK on 12 July.

We would like to thank our shortlist judges for giving up their time to support this years awards:

Paul Sesay, Simone Roche, Mairi McHaffie, Baroness Mary Goudie, Dr Yvonne Thompson CBE, Funke Abimbola, Eleanor Mills, Stig Abell, Jane Hill and Helene Reardon-Bond OBE.

We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all of the shortlisted individuals and wish them the very best of luck in the final round of judging.

VOTE NOW

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Bloomberg to host WeAreTheCity’s 2017 Rising Star shortlist celebration

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The celebration of this year’s Rising Star shortlist will be held on Thursday 8 June 2017 at Bloomberg’s European headquarters and will be attended by all shortlisted nominees, the judging panel, corporate sponsors and supporters.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank Bloomberg for sponsoring and hosting what will no doubt be an inspiring evening and celebration of female talent.

Pamela Hutchinson, Head of Diversity and Inclusion at Bloomberg said, “At Bloomberg, we recognise the value diversity brings to our organisation and we’re delighted to host the celebration event for this year’s nominees. These women, along with previous nominees and winners, are critical in motivating women to join the workplace and an inspiration to those already here.

It’s an incredibly impressive list of individuals and we congratulate WeAreTheCity in giving visibility to these amazing women.”

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Watch the video from last year’s shortlist event below:

WeAreTheCity Rising Stars Shortlist Celebration 2016 from WeAreTheCity on Vimeo.

Guests will also hear from:

Julia StreetsJulia Streets, Founder and Director, Streets Consulting

Julia will be hosting as well as facilitating a panel with a number of our 2016 Rising Star alumni.

Lara MorganLara Morgan, CEO, Company Shortcuts, Serial Entrepreneur and Investor

We are also proud to welcome back our 2016 Rising Star alumni:

Hannah Cotton, TFL (Public Sector), Cheryl-Anne Sanderson, G4S (Facilities Management), Lorraine Eyers, Greater London Authority (Public Sector), Claudine Adeyemi, Mishcon De Reya (Law), Manisha Tailor MBE, Swaggarlicious, (Sport), Lauren Garey, JP Morgan (Banking), who will be sharing their journey since winning a Rising Star award as well as their top tips for success.

Bloomberg Rising Star panellists

Please note: This event is invite only

Vanessa Vallely, Managing Director of WeAreTheCity said, “We are extremely pleased that Bloomberg have chosen to support our awards for the third year running. With their support we have been able to celebrate the achievements of over 200 women since the awards began in 2015. Bloomberg are true supporters of the female pipeline and both myself, our team, our judges are overjoyed to be working with them once again. We are really looking forward to meeting all of shortlisted nominees for what will no doubt be a truly inspirational evening of celebration.”

Winners of this years’ Rising Star Awards will be informed by 19 June and celebrated at an exclusive winner’s event to be held at News UK on 12 July.

WeAreTheCity would like to thank all of those who have nominated a Rising Star and wish our shortlisted nominees the best of luck in the final round of judging.

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WeAreTheCity’s 2017 Rising Star Awards shortlist announced

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We are extremely proud to announce our shortlist for WeAreTheCity’s 2017 Rising Star Awards.

Over an eight week period, we received 1,250 nominations from across the UK and Northern Ireland. The calibre of entries for this years awards was exceptional. All of the judges stated how difficult it was to arrive at the shortlist due to the amazing achievements of our nominees. To everyone who was nominated, congratulations, you should be exceptionally proud.

On behalf of The Times & The Sunday Times and our supporting sponsors, it gives us great pleasure to announce the 2017 Rising Star awards shortlist and to congratulate all of the shortlisted individuals. We are very much looking forward to celebrating your achievements at an event kindly sponsored by Bloomberg on the 8 June 2017.

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The shortlist will now be judged by an additional set of expert judges, and the winners announced on 19 June. All winners will also be invited to celebrate their awards at a celebratory event at News UK on 12 July.

We would like to thank our shortlist judges for giving up their time to support this years awards:

Paul Sesay, Simone Roche, Mairi McHaffie, Baroness Mary Goudie, Dr Yvonne Thompson CBE, Funke Abimbola, Eleanor Mills, Stig Abell, Jane Hill and Helene Reardon-Bond OBE.

The public vote of support is now open for all shortlisted nominees. The public vote only determines one winner out of the five winners of each category, the other four winners are decided by our judges. Votes can be cast here. Please note there is no public vote for either the champions or the company categories.

We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all of the shortlisted individuals and wish them the very best of luck in the final round of judging.

FIND OUT WHO HAS MADE THE SHORTLIST HERE


For more detail about the awards, please click here.

The Times and The Sunday TimesHeadline sponsor Rising Stars 2017

Rising Star Sponsors 2017

 

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London Mayor’s Office shows their support for emerging female talent in the UK

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The London Mayor’s Office have shown their support for WeAreTheCity’s 2017 Rising Star Awards and emerging female talent in the UK.

rajesh agrawalSpeaking about the awards, Deputy Mayor for Business, Rajesh Agrawal said, “I am delighted to support these awards which shine a light on emerging female business talent in the capital and around the country.

“The Mayor and I are determined to remove any barriers to women enjoying equal success by adopting the highest possible standards for fair pay, good working conditions and gender equality in business.

“Awards such as this will take us closer to smashing the glass ceiling and help us to develop existing strong business links between London and India.”

For the third year running, these highly successful awards will celebrate 100 individual female contributors who represent the leaders and role models of tomorrow. These individuals will join an alumni of 200 previous winners from 2015/2016 across the UK and India. Nominations are open until 24 March 2017.

The 2017 awards are headline sponsored by The Times and The Sunday Times. Category sponsors include an array of leading FTSE 100 companies and industry leaders: Aon, Barclays, Bloomberg, Citi, CR-UK, EY, EDIT Development, Executive Secretary, Kier, LinkedIn, Lloyd’s, Morgan Stanley, Northern Trust, Oliver Wyman, PedalSure, Reed Smith, Societe Generale, Streets Consulting, The Royal Navy, Worldpay and 3M.

WeAreTheCity are also proud to announce the Company of the Year award, a new category for 2017. The award recognises the achievements of a company who can clearly demonstrate that they are actively supporting and developing their female talent pipeline through initiatives, training, development programmes and/or internal employee relations groups.

The awards are once again looking for Rising Star Champions, which acknowledges the efforts of both male and female senior leaders, who are supporting the pipeline outside of their corporate responsibilities.

Nominations are open via risingstars.wearethecity.com. A shortlist of ten women chosen by a judging panel published 15 May, followed by an open public vote. The Top 100 Rising Stars winners will be announced 19 June followed by a celebratory evening reception at News UK’s HQ, taking place on 12 July.

Founded in 2015, the awards continue to play a vital part in highlighting female talent across the country. Recognising that careers for women may follow different timescales, the Rising Star awards do not have any age restrictions. WeAreTheCity feels it has a responsibility to ensure that female talent, regardless of age and background, receives the necessary support and skills to transition into key decision-making roles within our organisations. WeAreTheCity will use its extensive reach across the UK and Ireland to find 100 high-achieving women across key industries and professions.

To find out more about the Rising Star Awards and to nominate, click here.

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Nominations are now open for WeAreTheCity’s 2017 Rising Star Awards

WeAreTheCity is delighted to announce that nominations for their 2017 Top 100 Rising Star Awards are now open.  

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Now in their third year, the WATC Rising Star Awards are the first to focus on the UK’s female talent pipeline below management level. Through these awards we will celebrate 100 individual female contributors that represent the leaders and role models of ‪tomorrow. We hope that by raising the profile of our short list and winners, we will also encourage organisations to consider how they strengthen the development of their female pipeline in the future.

Recognising that careers for women may follow different timescales, the Top 100 Rising Star awards will not have any age restrictions included within the criteria. WeAreTheCity feels it has a responsibility to ensure that female talent, regardless of age and background, receives the necessary support and skills to transition into key decision-making roles within our organisations.


“We are delighted to support WeAreTheCity as the headline sponsor for their Rising Star Awards in 2017. Building and supporting a strong pipeline of female talent is a key area of focus at The Times and The Sunday Times. We are excited to be a part of this unique awards programme that shines the spotlight on the achievements of women across so many different industries. We are honoured to be involved and look forward to working alongside so many other organisations who are as passionate about gender equality as we are”

– Chris Duncan, Managing Director, Times Newspapers Ltd


“The Women’s Equality Party is delighted to partner the Rising Star Awards, which recognise excellence and innovation from women in business and across working life. Equality of opportunity for working women is one of our party’s core objectives, so WE are pleased to see so many wonderful nominees working towards this goal. We’re delighted, too, that these awards showcase the talents of outstanding role models in many other areas of public and private life.”

– Sophie Walker, Leader, Women’s Equality Party


WeAreTheCity will use its extensive reach across the UK & Ireland to find 100 high-achieving women across 20 key industries and professions.

Alongside our Rising Star categories and Rising Star Champion award, we are also pleased to announce a new award for 2017 – Company of the Year. This award recognises the achievements of a company who can clearly demonstrate that they are actively supporting its female talent pipeline through their initiatives, training, development programmes and internal employee relations and diversity network groups.

The nominations process opens today, 01 February 2017, for all categories. A shortlist of ten women from each industry category will be chosen by an esteemed panel of judges and will be published in May. The shortlist will then be open to a public vote. Judging for the final five winners for each category will take place with independent judges across May and June. The Top 100 Rising Stars will be announced towards the end of June and all winners, sponsors and supporters will be invited to attend a prestigious evening reception at Barclays in London to celebrate and collect their awards.

Categories included in the 2017 Rising Star awards are as follows:

  • Rising Stars in Banking, sponsored by Societe Generale
  • Rising Stars in Charity, sponsored by CRUK
  • Rising Stars in Construction, sponsor TBA
  • Rising Stars in Consulting, sponsored by EY
  • Rising Stars in Defence, sponsored by Royal Navy
  • Rising Stars in Diversity, sponsored by Aon
  • Rising Stars in Education & Academia, sponsored by EDIT Development
  • Rising Stars in Entrepreneurs, sponsored by Citi
  • Rising Stars in Fintech, sponsored by Streets Consulting
  • Rising Stars in HR & Recruitment, sponsor TBA
  • Rising Stars in Insurance, sponsored by Lloyd’s
  • Rising Stars in Investment Management, sponsored by Northern Trust
  • Rising Stars in Law (The Lynne Freeman Award), sponsored by Reed Smith
  • Rising Stars PAs and EAs, sponsor TBA
  • Rising Stars in Property and Facilities Management, sponsored by Kier
  • Rising Stars in Public Sector, sponsored by Government Digital Service (GDS)
  • Rising Stars in Science and Engineering, sponsored by 3M
  • Rising Stars in Sales, sponsored by Worldpay
  • Rising Stars in Sport, sponsored by PedalSure
  • Rising Stars in Technology, sponsored by Morgan Stanley
  • Rising Stars Champions, sponsored by Oliver Wyman
  • Rising Stars Company of the Year Award sponsored by Barclays

The awards are also supported by Bloomberg who will host our shortlist winners celebrations in June 2017.

Criteria for entries for Rising Star awards

  • Open to all women regardless of age
  • Nominees must be below senior management level (e.g. below Director level)
  • Nominees must be working within the industry of the category for which they are nominated
  • Nominees must be working in the UK

How we define a Rising Star

  • Someone who is or who has the potential to be a role model in their business or sector
  • Someone who strives to achieve success and results
  • Someone who gives back or inspires others
  • Someone who is recognised by others as having the potential to become a future leader in their industry

Awards Timeline

  • Nominations open: 01 Feb 17
  • Nominations close: 24 Mar 17
  • First round Judging period: 03 – 28 Apr 17
  • Shortlist announced and public vote*: 15 May 17
  • Finalist judging period: 15 May – 09 Jun 17
  • Shortlist celebration event: 08 Jun 17
  • Public voting closes: 09 Jun 17
  • Winners announced: 19 Jun 17
  • Winners event: 12 Jul 17

If you have any additional questions about the awards, please contact Info@wearethecity.com. For details of entry criteria, please visit here

* There is no public vote of support for the Champion of the year or Company of the year award

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Catching up with our Rising Star Alumni | WeAreTheCity Twitter Chat 26/01/2017

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Twitter ChatOn 26 Jan, our previous Rising Star award winners joined forces via twitter to share their experience of the awards. During the tweet chat we asked our awards alumni why individuals should consider entering Rising Stars and to share what they had achieved since winning their awards.

There were so many fantastic stories and tips during the tweet chat and we would like to extend our sincere thanks to everyone who took part.

You can see the full conversation by looking up #watctop100 on Twitter or by following @WATC_Updates.

Nominations for this year’s awards open on 01 February via the Rising Star website


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Now in their second year, the WATC Rising Star Awards are the first to focus on the UK’s female talent pipeline below management level.

These awards will recognise and celebrate 100 female individual contributors across 20 different industries that represent the leaders & role models of tomorrow.We are extremely proud to receive the support of so many individuals and organisations for this years Rising Star awards. We would like to extend our sincere thanks for their words of encouragement and for helping us to celebrate the achievements of the female leaders and role models of tomorrow.

READ WHAT OUR SUPPORTERS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THE RISING STAR AWARDS HERE

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One week to go – who will you nominate? | WeAreTheCity’s Top 100 Rising Star Awards 2017

Last year, through our Rising Star awards WeAreTheCity highlighted the achievements of 100 future leaders and role models across 20 different industries and professions. We are proud to announce that our previous winners have gone on to achieve phenomenal success. You can read about some of their achievements here.


“Since winning the Rising Star award in Diversity award in 2016, I have been promoted from UK Diversity and Inclusion Manager to Head of Diversity and Inclusion. This award has been instrumental in raising my profile and credibility both inside Zurich and externally.” – Julie Thomas, Zurich


Due to the success of these awards, WeAreTheCity are now seeking to recognise the achievements of a further 100 role models and future female leaders in 2017, however we cannot do this without your nominations!

The Rising Star awards recognise the achievements of women who are below Senior Management or Director level and therefore represent the female talent pipeline and the next generation of future leaders.

We are proud to announce that nominations for our 2017 Rising Star awards open on 01 February.


“It has been great being involved with WeAreTheCity. Since winning the Rising Star in Law award in 2016, I have been promoted to a senior associate.” – Danielle Ayres, Gorvins Solicitors


In previous years, the awards have been supported by an array of FTSE sponsors and this year is no different. We are proud to announce that this year’s award headline sponsors are The Times and The Sunday Times.

The Rising Star awards are also supported by Aon, Barclays, Bloomberg, Citi, CRUK, EY, Keir, Lloyd’s, Morgan Stanley, Northern Trust, Oliver Wyman, Societe Generale, Streets Consulting, Worldpay and 3M. Additional sponsors and categories will be announced throughout January.

Alongside our Rising Star categories and Rising Star Champion award, we are also pleased to announce a new award for 2017 – Company of the Year. This award recognises the achievements of a company who can clearly demonstrate that they are actively supporting its female talent pipeline through their initiatives, training, development programmes and internal employee relations and diversity network groups.

The nominations process for all 20 categories, our Rising Star Champions and Company of the Year award will open on 01 February 2017. Nominations will take place online via the Rising Stars website. For details of the criteria to enter the awards, click here.

Categories included in the 2017 Rising Star awards are as follows:

  • Rising Stars in Banking, sponsored by Societe Generale
  • Rising Stars in Charity, sponsored by CRUK
  • Rising Stars in Construction, sponsor TBA
  • Rising Stars in Consulting, sponsored by EY
  • Rising Stars in Defence, sponsored by Royal Navy
  • Rising Stars in Diversity, sponsored by Aon
  • Rising Stars in Education & Academia, sponsored by EDIT Development
  • Rising Stars in Entrepreneurs, sponsored by Citi
  • Rising Stars in Fintech, sponsored by Streets Consulting
  • Rising Stars in HR & Recruitment, sponsored by LinkedIn
  • Rising Stars in Insurance, sponsored by Lloyd’s
  • Rising Stars in Investment Management, sponsored by Northern Trust
  • Rising Stars in Law (The Lynne Freeman Award), sponsored by Reed Smith
  • Rising Stars PAs and EAs, sponsor TBA
  • Rising Stars in Property and Facilities Management, sponsored by Kier
  • Rising Stars in Public Sector, sponsored by Government Digital Service (GDS)
  • Rising Stars in Science and Engineering, sponsored by 3M
  • Rising Stars in Sales, sponsored by Worldpay
  • Rising Stars in Sport, sponsored by PedalSure
  • Rising Stars in Technology, sponsored by Morgan Stanley
  • Rising Stars Champions, sponsored by Oliver Wyman
  • Rising Stars Company of the Year Award sponsored by Barclays
  • Additional category, TBA

The awards are also supported by Bloomberg who will host our shortlist winners celebrations in June 2017.

Awards Timeline

  • Nominations open: 01 Feb 17
  • Nominations close: 24 Mar 17
  • First round Judging period: 03 – 28 Apr 17
  • Shortlist announced and public vote*: 15 May 17
  • Finalist judging period: 15 May – 09 Jun 17
  • Shortlist celebration event: 08 Jun 17
  • Public voting closes: 09 Jun 17
  • Winners announced: 19 Jun 17
  • Winners event: w/c 12 Jul 17

If you have any additional questions about the awards, please contact Info@wearethecity.com. For details of entry criteria, please visit here

* There is no public vote of support for the Champion of the year or Company of the year award

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