Meet the Judges

We our proud to announce the judges for WeAreTheCity’s Top 100 Rising Stars. All of our judges have been carefully selected based on their industry experience and their passion to inspire future role models.

On behalf of WeAreTheCity, our sponsors and nominees we would like to sincerely thank all of our judges for donating their time to judge the 2017 Rising Star Awards.

Shortlist Judges

Simone Roche
CEO & Founder, Northern Power Women
Paul Sesay
CEO & Founder, National Diversity Awards
Mairi McHaffie
CEO, Scene Change & Coaching Squared

Finalist Judges

Lara Morgan
Serial Entrepreneur and Investor
Emma Cusdin
People Director, Aviva Investors
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Kate Nash OBE
Founder, Purple Space
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Angela Owen
Senior Advisor to PA Consulting on Women in Defence
Birgit Neu
Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion, HSBC
Kate Russell
BBC Click, Journalist, Tech Reporter & Author
Maggie Berry
Executive Director for Europe, WEConnect International
Lucy Homer
Lucy Homer
Executive General Manager, Design+Technical - Europe
Justine Lutterodt
Director, Centre for Synchronous Leadership
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Miranda Brawn
Director, Legal & Transaction Management, Daiwa; Founder & CEO of the Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Foundation
Dr Rita Sousa-Nunes
Group Leader (Cancer Research UK Career Development Fellow)
Heather Melville
Director for Strategic Partnerships & Head of Business Inclusion Initiatives, RBS
Dr Sue Black OBE
Author of Saving Bletchley Park & Government Digital Services Advisor
Victoria Darragh
Victoria Darragh
Founder, Executive & Personal Assistants Association
Catherine Spencer
Catherine Spencer
Former England Women’s Rugby Captain & founder of Inspiring Women
Sian Fisher
Sian Fisher
CEO, Chartered Insurance Institute
James Taylor
CEO, Healthcare UK & Ireland, Sodexo
Nick Fewings Ngagementworks Conference Speaker 2016
Nick Fewings
CEO, Ngagementworks
Andy Woodfield
Partner, PwC
Kate Stephens
CEO, Smart Works

Rising Star Champion Judges

Baroness Mary Goudie
Baroness Mary Goudie
Member of the British House of Lords
Dr Yvonne Thompson CBE
Chair: African Caribbean Business Network
Funke Abimbola
General Counsel & Head of Financial Compliance, Roche UK
Eleanor Mills
Editorial Director, The Sunday Times; Editor, Sunday Times Magazine; & Chair, Women in Journalism

Company of the Year Award Judges

Ann Francke
Chief Executive, CMI
Jane Hill
Presenter, BBC
Sophie Walker
Leader, Women's Equality Party
Cilla Snowball
Group CEO and Group Chairman, AMVBBDO and Chairman of the Women’s Business Council
Stig Abell
Editor/Publisher, The Times Literary Supplement
Helene Readon-Bond OBE
Helene Reardon-Bond OBE
Deputy Director, Government Equalities Office
René Carayol
CEO, The Inspired Leaders Network

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