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“Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) is delighted to be powering the Rising Stars Awards for the second year. These awards are critical to celebrate and showcase incredible talent across multiple industries in the UK, something that is particularly important during these challenging times. Diversity and inclusion is more than just a value at RBC, it’s our strength, and it’s one of the ways we bring our purpose of helping clients thrive and communities prosper to life.”

DAVE THOMAS, CEO, RBC EUROPE

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Rising Stars in Banking & Capital Markets

Proudly sponsored by London Stock Exchange Group

“LSEG is thrilled to be sponsoring WeAreTheCity’s Rising Stars Banking and Capital Markets category. The diversity of our people is critical in enabling LSEG’s continued success; we are committed to delivering on our diversity targets as a Group, contributing to progress across the financial services industry. Recognising key talent is hugely important, demonstrating the potential we have to drive sustainable and positive change across the industry as a whole.”

CATHERINE JOHNSON, GROUP GENERAL COUNSEL, LONDON STOCK EXCHANGE GROUP

Rising Stars in Charity & Not-For-Profits

Proudly sponsored by Wellbeing of Women

“We are delighted to be the chosen charity of the WeAreTheCity’s Rising Star Awards. By celebrating outstanding women in workplaces, employers can recognise the amazing talent that female colleagues can bring to all industries up and down the country. It’s important for organisations to foster a diverse and inclusive workplace, as we have been campaigning for through our Menopause Workplace Pledge campaign. This includes involving women from the top to the bottom and inspiring the future generation of female leaders and empowering them to achieve their very best.”

JANET LINDSAY | CEO, WELLBEING OF WOMEN
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Rising Stars in Defence

Proudly sponsored by the British Army

“The Army is delighted to be a sponsor of the Rising Stars Awards 2021. We pride ourselves on being an organisation that drives a culture of diversity and inclusion – vitally underpinning our future success. These awards offer us an opportunity to recognise and thank people who make a significant difference both in the Armed Forces and from within the society we serve.”

MAJOR GENERAL DAVID EASTMAN MBE, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING REGIONAL COMMAND, BRITISH ARMY

Rising Stars - EA & PA

Proudly sponsored by EPAA

“We are really proud to be once again sponsoring the EA/PA category for Rising Stars. This profession throughout the last year has continued to perform at an extraordinary level and provide an exceptional support service to British directors and businesses at large. It is amazing to be given this opportunity once again to showcase this and I encourage as many EAs and PAs as possible to go for it!”

VICTORIA WRATTEN | CEO, EXECUTIVE & PERSONAL ASSISTANTS ASSOCIATION
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Rising Stars in Education & Academia

Proudly sponsored by Warwick Business School

“At Warwick Business School we believe that education plays a critical role in driving gender diversity in leadership. We are committed to breaking down the physical, cultural and mental barriers that women face, through our research, our education programmes, and our networks. This is why we are delighted to have the opportunity to support the WeAreTheCity’s Rising Stars Education and Academia category, to recognise inspiring female talent across the UK, the leaders of tomorrow looking to challenge the status quo and inspire future generations of females.”

PENNY TRIANTAFILLOU | BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER, WARWICK BUSINESS SCHOOL

Rising Stars in Energy & Utilities

Proudly sponsored by National Grid

“At National Grid, our vision is to build and develop an inclusive culture and a diverse workforce that is fully representative of the communities we serve. But this is a time where it is about more than that. As the world races towards net zero and tackling climate change, we have some real stars in the sector who are working on tomorrow’s solutions. So we need to do everything we can to develop and promote them because our clean energy future depends on them.”

LISA WATERHOUSE | REGIONAL DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION MANAGER – GLOBAL DEI, NATIONAL GRID
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Rising Stars in Healthcare

Proudly sponsored by GSK

GSK are delighted, in 2022, to be again supporting the Rising Stars Healthcare category. We know how important it is to support women to succeed at all levels within healthcare organisations if we are going to get the best outcomes for our customers and patients. This is a small step in helping to shine a light on some of the stars in healthcare who are making this happen.”

SUSAN BONCI DEL BENE, UK’s HR COUNTRY HEAD, GSK

Rising Stars in Hospitality

Proudly sponsored by Pan Pacific

I am delighted that Pan Pacific London is hosting the Rising Star Awards next year, especially with the new category – “Women in Hospitality” – added for 2022.  As the General Manager of Pan Pacific London, this award is very important to me as it celebrates the success and achievement of women in an industry that is so often overlooked.

“All the awards presented are important, not only because they recognise these amazing individuals but also that they have the power to inspire so many others.”

“We are really looking forward to welcoming everyone to Pan Pacific London and congratulating those who have done so much to improve the lives of the people in the community around them.”

ANNE GOLDEN | GENERAL MANAGER, PAN PACIFIC LONDON
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Highways Sector Council

Rising Stars in Infrastructure, Transport & Logistics

Proudly sponsored by Highways Sector Council

“The Highways Sector Council is proud to again be supporting WeAreTheCity’s Rising Star Awards, by sponsoring the Transport, Logistics and Infrastructure category. Over the last two years our sector has gone above and beyond to support the country thought the pandemic and this is a great opportunity to showcase the brilliant female pipeline and showcase visible role models to change the face and image of our important work.”

ANNA DELVECCHIO | DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR, MOTT MACDONALD & HIGHWAYS SECTOR COUNCIL

Rising Stars in Insurance

Proudly sponsored by Lloyd's of London

“As a former WeAreTheCity Rising Star winner, I am thrilled that Lloyd’s continues sponsoring the insurance category of the WeAreTheCity Rising Stars Awards. A diverse market with an inclusive culture will be more resilient in the face of growing global complexity thanks to its ability to attract and retain talent. Within Insurance, we want to recognise and champion emerging female talent and encourage other women to step forward and progress their careers.”

MONICA STANCU, DIVERSITY & INCLUSION MANAGER, LLOYD’S
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Rising Stars in Investment Management

Proudly sponsored by Northern Trust

“Northern Trust is delighted to be sponsoring the Rising Stars 2021 Investment Management Award and partnering with WeAreTheCity to shine a spotlight on the pipeline of talented women working in our industry. We have a wide range of programmes at Northern Trust to help develop female talent at every level in our organization so that our clients benefit from the innovative thinking that diverse and inclusive teams bring. We wish the best of luck to all the nominees.”

SARAH BODDEY | CHIEF DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION OFFICER, EMEA & APAC, NORTHERN TRUST

Rising Stars in Law (The Lynne Freeman Award)

Proudly sponsored by Reed Smith

“We are thrilled to be able to again support and celebrate the Lynne Freeman Rising Stars in Law! They represent the best and the brightest that our industry has to offer – talented young women who are no doubt destined for leadership in their chosen fields. Just as their role models have inspired them, they too will inspire more rising stars through their capability, creativity, and commitment to being the best of the best.”

TAMARA BOX | MANAGING PARTNER EME, REED SMITH
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Rising Stars in Professional Services

Proudly sponsored by Oliver Wyman

“Oliver Wyman is committed to supporting women’s careers, including those who aspire to be a new generation of business leaders. That’s why we’re once again sponsoring the Professional Services category of the Rising Stars awards. We believe that inclusion drives diversity, and diversity not only enables better business outcomes, but also creates a more lively and fun workplace where everyone can feel like they belong. This sense of belonging is increasingly important during these unprecedented times, where many of us face uncertainty and isolation. We are determined to maintain and strengthen an inclusive culture where women with a diverse range of backgrounds, experiences, and ways of thinking can bring their best selves to work and reach their full potential.”

KAIJIA GU | PARTNER & LONDON OFFICE LEADER, OLIVER WYMAN

Rising Stars in Science & Engineering

Proudly sponsored by 3M

“Supporting the teaching of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects lies at the heart of 3M’s community programme in the UK. As a science-based innovation company, we are particularly keen to encourage female students to consider STEM careers. We are therefore delighted to sponsor the Rising Stars in Science and Engineering category, helping to shine a light on role models who can inspire the next generation.”

TINA MONK | DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION LEAD, NORTH EUROPE REGION, 3M
Accenture

Rising Stars in Technology

Proudly sponsored by Accenture

“The diversity of our people is part of what makes Accenture exceptional. We recognise that each person has unique strengths, and by embracing those strengths, we all deliver innovation – together. That’s why we’re committed to a gender-balanced workforce by 2025 and growing the percentage of women managing directors globally to 25% by 2021. We are incredibly proud to sponsor the WeAreTheCity Technology Rising Star award, showcasing amazing female talent in technology and continuing to inspire the leaders of tomorrow.”

SHAHEEN SAYED | SENIOR MANAGING DIRECTOR, HEALTH & PUBLIC SERVICE, ACCENTURE

Rising Stars in Company of the Year

Proudly sponsored by Bloomberg

“Bloomberg is delighted once again to be supporting WeAreTheCity, in highlighting UK’s top female talent and the next generation of future female leaders. Bloomberg is committed to amplifying women’s voices and these awards are critical in recognising these women’s achievements and potential.”

MANISHA MEHROTRA | HEAD OF DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION FOR EMEA, BLOOMBERG
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Rising Stars Champions

Proudly sponsored by CMI Women

“CMI Women is delighted to sponsor the WeAreTheCity’s Rising Star Awards Champions category. All the finalists we see here are truly inspiring and are playing a fundamental role in our journey to true gender equality in the workplace. They are helping women everywhere develop and succeed throughout their careers.”

“Without true diversity in our leadership our workplaces won’t achieve their full potential. The Champions are those who speak up and take real action to improve diversity and inclusion, which in turn delivers better business results, reduced risk and access to a wide talent pool.”

“CMI Women is at the forefront of achieving gender equality, encouraging organisations to put inclusion at the heart of their agenda and develop the pipeline of female managers and leaders.”

MATT ROBERTS CMgr FCMI | DIRECTOR OF MEMBERSHIP, CMI

Rising Stars - Men for Gender Balance

Proudly sponsored by HSBC

“HSBC is proud to be sponsoring the Rising Stars award for Men for Gender Balance for 2022.  In order to achieve gender balance in our organisations we know that men and women must work together effectively to build positive working environments and to enable everyone to thrive.  We are pleased to see the best practices, new ideas and energy that the men in this category are bringing to the gender diversity agenda.”

SAM COOPER-GRAY | HEAD OF ENGAGEMENT AND COMMERCIALISATION, GLOBAL BUSINESS BANKING, HSBC
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Rising Stars - Media Partner

Proudly sponsored by Marie Claire

“I’m delighted to be partnering with WeAreTheCity to amplify these important awards. Empowering women, championing female talent, and spotlighting pioneers paving the way for others is what we’ve always stood for at Marie Claire. I’m looking forward to showcasing their inspiring stories.

ANDREA THOMPSON | EDITOR IN CHIEF, MARIE CLAIRE

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