A Word from our Sponsors
These awards are an incredible celebration of the great achievements women are making in business. We have more women on FTSE boards than ever before, the lowest gender pay gap on record and we’ve been rated the best place in Europe for women to start a business. I am proud of how we’ve come but we must now build on that momentum so we achieve true gender equality.
Worldpay is delighted to sponsor the Sales award for WeAreTheCity. We are competing in a fast moving and rapidly developing industry, where to be able to successfully differentiate we need to continually invest in our technology and our people. Our success has been founded on a team with a diverse mix of backgrounds, talents and expertise. We are committed to developing and investing in the accomplished female talent we have in our global sales organisation and across the business – and are pleased to be working WeAreThe City to support this across the industry.
Steve Newton, SVP Relationship Management, Worldpay
Developing a diverse and creative work force in an ever changing business landscape is essential. We are delighted to be supporting the banking category with the aim of promoting the industry to female talent, whilst also raising awareness of the wider diversity programme in financial services and beyond.
Celia Larkin, Senior Relationship Manager and Chair of Societe Generale's UK Women's Network
We are extremely pleased to support WeAreTheCity’s Rising Star Sports Award. Billy Jean King once said, “When they take surveys of Women in business, of the fortune 500, the successful women, 80% of them, say they were in sports as a young woman”. Today sport and exercise is at the heart of all of our personal goals of self-improvement as we strive to become our very best performing selves. In the cycling world this quest for excellence is best epitomised in our high expectations of Team GB’s Laura Trott and Emily Nelson
Philip Lochner, CEO, Pedalsure
There are so many talented women in the charity sector, at every stage in their career, but it¹s not often that we get the chance to particularly acknowledge and reward those below management level. That is why Cancer Research UK¹s Women of Influence campaign is delighted to be supporting the ³Rising Stars in Charity² category our female role models of today are sponsoring the female role models of the future.
Frances Milner, Executive Director of Philanthropy and Partnerships, Cancer Research UK
We believe a diverse workforce is a more productive one it provides a real competitive advantage when individuals with different backgrounds, perspectives, approaches and capabilities come together to achieve a shared goal. We strive for a creative and innovative working environment, to achieve this we must have a diverse and inclusive workforce. Now in our fourth year of partnership with WeAreTheCity, we proudly sponsor this award and hope that the winning individuals continue to inspire a new generation of female technologists.
Gerard Hester, MD, Global Technology, Morgan Stanley
EY is delighted to sponsor the Rising Stars in Consulting category for WeAreTheCity’s Top 100 Rising Star Awards again in 2016. Building and supporting a strong pipeline of female talent is a key focus for us and we believe showcasing best practice and highlighting role models across our industry is a critical element. These efforts align to our goal of creating a better working world, where the best and brightest talent from all backgrounds are provided with the right opportunities to help them reach their full potential.
Tracey Bowen-Lowe, Partner, EY
Inclusion and diversity are at the heart of our firm¹s core values, making us stronger and better able to help our clients, the industries in which we work, and the communities we live in. Our own ³Inspiring Leaders² programme matches our most senior leaders with high potential minority groups to sponsor, develop, and champion them. We are delighted to be sponsoring the Rising Star Champions category.
Catherine Brien, Partner, Oliver Wyman
PA Consulting Group has a long and proud connection with women in defence; our very first assignment over 70 years ago was to help women factory workers increase productivity in support of the war effort. We are delighted to sponsor the Defence category for the WeAreTheCity Top 50 Rising Star Awards. The UK’s defence community is determined to improve its diversity, so recognising and celebrating women’s talent makes a great contribution to achieving that goal.
Nick Newman, member of PA's Management Group, PA Consulting Group
Aon is very proud to be sponsoring the Diversity category in the WeAreTheCity’s Top 50 Rising Stars Awards. We work diligently to create an inclusive culture to attract, develop and retain diverse talent and it is essential to our role as a global organisation that we respect the diversity of human expression. Aon prides itself on fostering a work environment where opportunity and success are defined by one’s character and ambition not race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, age, or citizenship.
Katherine Conway, Head of Diversity & Inclusion and Community Affairs, Aon Services Group
On behalf of EPAA, we are absolutely delighted and honoured to be involved as a sponsor for the The Rising Star Awards 2016! For a profession that historically isn¹t even considered a profession by many, this signifies a step closer to our aim of being considered an integral part of a business/organisation and worthy of standing amongst the fellow female pipeline.
Victoria Darragh, Chief Executive, Executive & Personal Assistants Association
Since its founding, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business has always believed in empowering rising talent through knowledge and education. Here at our London campus we are excited to sponsor the 2016 Rising Stars in Education and Academia category. We look forward to recognizing the accomplishments of the nominees and how they will shape the future for women in this sector.
Arnold Longboy, Managing Director Executive Education, EMEA & APAX, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
The service industry is very much a people business where success is achieved through collaboration; the creation of a diverse set of innovative ideas at all levels will allow ISS to continue to lead in the competitive facility services sector. We are proud to be sponsoring WearetheCity Rising Stars Awards.
Gary Kidd, Chief Operating Officer, ISS Facility Services
Organisations like WeAreTheCity raising the profile of the female talent pipeline, and the subject of diversity in general, are making significant strides forward in breaking down some of the pre-historic barriers that unfortunately in places still exist; and in doing so are mirroring a message that we believe to be incredibly important about the celebration of talent and ability regardless of its form. We therefore are hugely proud to continue to partner with WATC again for the Rising Star Awards in 2016.
James Warren, Managing Director, Twenty Recruitment Group
Lloyd’s is delighted to sponsor the Insurance category for the WeAreTheCity Awards. Recognising emerging female talent is critical to building a pipeline of top performers for our sector. Insurance needs a more diverse talent pool. Encouraging women to step forward and progress their careers is essential and Lloyd’s is delighted to be part of such a great initiative
Pauline Miller, Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Lloyd's
Newton Investment Management is excited to again sponsor the Rising Star Investment Management Award and support WeAreTheCity. We know why gender equality and broader diversity should be an integral part of business strategy. We need to sustain our diversity commitment at all job levels within companies, developing both future and current talented leaders and celebrating their successes.
Helena Morrissey, CEO, Newton Investment Management Ltd.
We are delighted to once again celebrate the Lynne Freeman Rising Stars in Law, those talented and dedicated young women who are destined for leadership positions in our industry. Just as their role models have inspired them, they too will inspire more rising stars through their enthusiasm, creativity, and commitment to being the best of the best.
Tamara Box, Global Chair - Financial Industry Group, Reed Smith
Erika Irish Brown
We are delighted to join WeAreTheCity in celebrating top emerging female talent for a second year. At Bloomberg, we know that fostering a diverse and inclusive culture isn’t just “the right thing to do², it¹s critical to attracting and retaining top talent and the wide range of ideas and perspectives – that we need to grow as a company. This year, we are proud to support the Media & Journalism award category, recognising the achievements and contributions of female media professionals on the rise.
Erika Irish Brown, Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Bloomberg
Richard Branson, Virgin Group Founder
Richard Branson, Virgin Group Founder
Attitudes continue to evolve and, for this generation of ambitious young women, they not only expect to work but to build successful, senior level careers in whatever sector they choose. Within the oil and gas sector, and the energy industry more broadly, tackling gender diversity and building and retaining a strong pipeline of talent can deliver a multitude of benefits. Initiatives such as our Igniting Change campaign with POWERful Women and WeAreTheCity’s Rising Stars awards recognise the fantastic achievements made by women at differing stages of their careers.
Alison Baker, Head of UK Oil & Gas, PwC
We are delighted to be the lead sponsor of the Rising Star Awards which recognises the achievements of talented women on their way to the top; the contributions they make to their organisations and society in general.
Socitm Advisory are delighted to be undertaking sponsorship of WeAreTheCity’s Rising Star Award for the Public Sector! We are passionate about celebrating talent at all levels, and the ability to publicly recognise and celebrate our female colleagues within the public sector – who often do not receive this sort of opportunity compared to staff of large private sector corporations – is hugely exciting!
Socitm Advisory prides itself on identifying and nurturing the best talent and incorporating this into our advisory services for local authorities. To have the opportunity to highlight deserving individuals is one of the best ways for our colleagues to praise and retain valuable staff members below management level.Why not find out more about our recently relaunched Advisory service and brand new website?
David Bryant, Socitm Commerical Director