Rising Stars in Banking & Capital Markets

Proudly sponsored by Goldman Sachs

“Goldman Sachs is delighted to sponsor the Banking and Capital Markets Rising Star Award, which recognises women who are role models and future leaders in the industry. As a firm, we are focused on developing and supporting women talent and reaching gender parity over time. An inclusive workplace where all of our people can thrive as their authentic selves enables us to innovate more and better serve the evolving needs of our clients. Awards such as this are critical to providing a platform for both recognition and broader dialogue across the industry.”

ERIKA IRISH BROWN, CHIEF DIVERSITY OFFICER, GOLDMAN SACHS
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Rising Stars in Charity & Not-for-Profit

Proudly sponsored by Cancer Research UK

“Cancer Research UK is delighted to be supporting the WeAreTheCity’s Rising Star Awards, by sponsoring the “Rising Stars in Charity” category for the fourth year. It is important to us to be involved with the Awards and to play our part in shaping the future of women on their way to the top in this sector. We are keen to continue to instil a diverse working culture where everyone can reach their full potential and this is reflected in our commitment to flexible working, nurturing of female talent and an inclusive recruitment and selection process. This year, we welcome our new CEO, Michelle Mitchell and CFO, Rita Akushie, as well as Tracy De Groose who will be joining our board of Trustees. We are honoured to show our support for the next generation of female leaders in the sector by sponsoring these awards.”

FRANCES MILNER | EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF PHILANTHROPY & PARTNERSHIPS, CANCER RESEARCH UK

Rising Stars in Defence

Proudly sponsored by the British Army

“The Army is delighted to be a sponsor of the Rising Stars Awards 2020. 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 DUNCAN CAPPS CBE | GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING, REGIONAL COMMAND, BRITISH ARMY
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Rising Stars in Digital

Proudly sponsored by Lloyds Banking Group

“Lloyds is thrilled to be sponsoring the Digital Rising Star Award for We Are The City’s Top 100 Rising Stars in 2019 for the second year. We are committed to supporting and developing women and creating a diverse and representative workplace. We applaud the nature of these awards because they target young and up and coming women below senior management level. It is vital that we build and nurture this pipeline across the technology industry in order to achieve diverse and inclusive teams”

JEMMA WATERS, RESPONSIBLE TRANSFORMATION LEAD, LLOYDS BANKING GROUP

Rising Stars in Diversity

Proudly sponsored by Citi

“Citi is honoured to be sponsoring the Rising Stars in Diversity award for 2020 to celebrate those who are driving equality and the proven benefits of diversity throughout our society and workplaces. Diverse and inclusive teams are the foundation for making the best decisions and delivering the best for our clients, the market and the communities we operate in. As we look to the future, these rising stars will help to develop the diversity of thought that will be critical to innovation and progress”

JAMES BARDRICK | UK COUNTRY HEAD AND CEO OF CITIGROUP GLOBAL MARKETS LIMITED
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Rising Stars - EA & PA

Proudly sponsored by C&C Search

“This is our second year as a proud sponsor. Alongside WATC, C&C Search shares an absolute commitment to nurturing and supporting a diverse female pipeline.  In a year where politics and power has dominated the conversation, it’s a real privilege for us to be part of the Rising Star Awards.

“C&C partners with our clients to foster cultures that truly support, grow and celebrate female talent in the workplace. We believe that collaboration and strong leadership is key to opening up more creative, innovative and engaged talent pools. C&C is delighted to support the next generation of female talent, setting new standards in professional development, inspiration and community.”

 

LUCY CHAMBERLAIN | FOUNDER, C&C SEARCH

 

Rising Stars in Education & Academia

Proudly sponsored by Oxford Said Business School

Despite a higher rate of women graduating from universities and graduate programmes, the number of women represented at CEO or Managing Director level remains low at just 9% globally. Together with WATC we are determined to make a change. Our commitment to research, education and networks ensures we develop and nurture female talent in business. We are proud to support the Rising Star Awards which allow us all to celebrate the achievements of talented women throughout the UK, and welcome the next generation of trailblazers who inspire us.

CAROLINE WILLIAMS | DIRECTOR OF OPEN PROGRAMMES, SAID BUSINESS SCHOOL
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Rising Stars in Healthcare

Proudly sponsored by the GSK 

“GSK are delighted to be supporting the Rising Stars 2020 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 COUNTRY HEAD OF HR OPERATIONS, GSK

Rising Stars in HR & Recruitment

Proudly sponsored by Elysian Search Consulting

“A diverse and inclusive workforce is a melting pot of ideas and success and ultimately better for everyone. We at Elysian are passionate about enabling companies and empowering Women to see all options as opportunities. So proud to sponsor Wearethecity as the more we can do to make a cultural shift and educate young girls and women about great role models in all industries and roles the more accessible these opportunities will be for all.”

JEMMA GAJIC | MANAGING DIRECTOR, ELYSIAN SEARCH CONSULTING
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Rising Stars in Insurance

Proudly sponsored by Lloyd's of London

“Ensuring that we recognise and develop emerging female talent is critical to building and motivating top performers across our sector.  Within Insurance, we want to encourage women to step forward and progress their careers, which is why we are delighted to continue sponsoring the insurance category of the WeAreTheCity Rising Stars Awards.”

PAULINE MILLER | HEAD OF TALENT DEVELOPMENT & INCLUSION, LLOYD’S

Rising Stars in Investment Management

Proudly sponsored by Northern Trust

“Northern Trust is delighted to be sponsoring the Rising Stars 2020 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
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Rising Stars in Law (The Lynne Freeman Award)

Proudly sponsored by Reed Smith

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

TAMARA BOX | MANAGING PARTNER EME, REED SMITH

Rising Stars in Professional Services

Proudly sponsored by Oliver Wyman

“We are delighted to support the next generation of future leaders by sponsoring the ‘Rising Stars in Professional Services’ award 2020. At Oliver Wyman, we believe that inclusion drives diversity, and diversity enables better business outcomes. As such, we are dedicated to maintaining an inclusive culture where exceptional people with a diverse range of backgrounds, experiences, and ways of thinking can thrive and reach their full potential.”

DAVID GILLESPIE, HEAD OF UK & IRELAND, OLIVER WYMAN
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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.”

OZNUR BASARAN, HR MANAGER, 3M NORTH EUROPE REGION

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 high performance—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 2020. 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.”

ZAHRA BAHROLOLOUMI | TECHNOLOGY MANAGING DIRECTOR, ACCENTURE
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Rising Star Champions

Proudly sponsored by CMI Women

“CMI Women is delighted to be supporting the WeAreTheCity’s Rising Star Awards Champions category, to showcase the role models actively advocating gender balance in the workplace to help us take a step closer to benefiting from an inclusive environment. Diversity is the foundation for good leadership and management, delivering better results, reduced risk and access to a wide talent pool. CMI Women is at the forefront of driving gender balance in the workplace, encouraging organisations to put gender diversity at the heart of their agenda and develop the pipeline of women in management.”

ANN FRANCKE | CHIEF EXECUTIVE, CMI

Company of the Year

Proudly sponsored by Bloomberg

At Bloomberg, we believe that when one woman rises we all do, so it’s an absolute pleasure for the third year running to be joining WeAreTheCity in celebrating top emerging female talent. These awards are so critical to identifying and being the catalyst for the future pipeline. We applaud WeAreTheCity in recognising these womens achievements.

MANISHA MEHROTRA | HEAD OF DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION FOR EMEA, BLOOMBERG
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Men for Gender Balance

Proudly sponsored by HSBC

“HSBC is proud to be sponsoring the Rising Stars award for Men for Gender Balance for 2020.  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.”

BIRGIT NEU, GLOBAL HEAD OF DIVERSITY & INCLUSION, HSBC