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It has been a tumultuous year for gender politics across the world, and programs that nurture the next generation of female talent have never been more important. We at The Times and The Sunday Times are delighted to continue to support the Rising Star Awards to recognise the tremendous work being done by the next generation of leaders across British industry.

Chris Duncan, Managing Director, Times Newspaper Ltd TNL Group
Chris Duncan
Managing Director, Times Newspaper Ltd


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Rising Star Award Categories

Rising Stars in Banking & Capital Markets

Rising Stars in Charity

Rising Stars in Consulting

Rising Stars in Defence

Rising Stars in Digital

Rising Stars in Diversity

Rising Stars EA & PA

Rising Stars in Education & Academia

Rising Stars in Entrepreneurs & Startups

Rising Stars in Facilities, Property & Construction

Rising Stars in Healthcare

Rising Stars in HR & Recruitment

Rising Stars in Insurance

Rising Stars in Investment Management

Rising Stars in Law, The Lynne Freeman Award

Rising Stars in Media & Journalism

Rising Stars in PR, Communications & Marketing

Rising Stars in Science & Engineering

Rising Stars in Sport

Rising Stars in Technology

Rising Star Champion

Company of the Year


Hear from previous winners
  • Since winning a Rising Star in Banking award in 2015 I have had a double promotion to upper management in a new role. I have also gone from 0 line management responsibility to a team of four

    Lucy Brooker-Banking
    Lucy Brooker
  • I won the Rising Star in Law award in 2016 and was promoted to a level 2 Associate solicitor in the same year

    Kim Opszala
  • I was one of the Rising Star in Sales winners in 2016, less than two months later I was promoted from an internal sales rep to my new role of a field sales rep

    Shauna Bull
    Pure Storage
  • 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
    Danielle Ayres
    Gorvins Solicitors
  • 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
  • I have been promoted from a Multinational Account Coordinator to a Senior Internal Auditor since winning a Rising Stars Insurance Award in 2016.

    Adobea Atsrefi
    Senior Internal Auditor, AIG


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