Rising Stars Shortlist 2017 – Full List

We are extremely proud to announce our shortlist for WeAreTheCity’s top 100 Rising Star Awards 2017.

On behalf of The Times and The Sunday Times and our supporting sponsors, we would like to extend our sincere thanks to everyone who nominated their Rising Stars for this year’s awards.

We would like to personally thank all our shortlist judges who gave their valuable time to assemble our shortlist.

Congratulations to all of our shortlisted nominees and best of luck in the next round of judging.



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Adithi Jagannathan | Aon

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Alison Bowen | Interserve

Alison left school at the age of 16 having completed her GCSE’s and went on to complete a GNVQ in the Built Environment at her...
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Amali de Alwis | Code First: Girls

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Amanda Mooney | First Trust Bank

I joined First Trust Bank in 1996 (aged 20). I started my career as I cashier in Belfast and from this point knew that I...
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Amy McGeehin | Transport for London

During five years working as a Transport Planner, I developed an interest in social research and how planning decisions impact on society. I learnt how...
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Analyn Pelayre | Good E-Learning

Analyn Pelayre is a First Class Honours Graduate, with a BSc in International Business and is fluent in English, Tagalog and Bisaya. She has 5...
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Anisha Seth | EY

I grew up in Maidenhead and attended a local comprehensive school called Newlands Girls School from 2001 until 2008. I then attended UCL in 2008...
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Anna Howard | London South Bank University

Born in 1983, Anna’s formative years were spent in Devon and, after achieving a first class honours degree in Accounting and Finance from London South...
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Anne-Lyse Hardesty | Worldwide101

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Anneclaire van Not | DXC

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Annette Henley | Home Office

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Annie Mbako | BNY Mellon

Annie consistently exemplifies role-model behaviour, highlighting the importance of diversity and inclusion. Her passion, energy and ability to engage people have made her a catalysing...
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Ashleigh Harvey | RBS

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Athena Livesey | WSP

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Benny Bonsu | Girls in Sport Foundation

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Beverley Newing | Oxford Computer Consultants

Despite having graduated from Warwick University with a degree in English and German Literature in 2015, I now work as a Front End Intern in...
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Bianca Angelico | Sodexo

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Bijal Majithia | EY

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Brigid North | Reed Smith

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Bryony Thomas | Watertight Marketing

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Bukola Adisa | Career Masterclass

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Carla Mazzaccherini | Morgan Stanley

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Carole Logan | Equator

I am a developer based in Glasgow with an interest in Web and IOT (Internet of Things). I am passionate about making the industry a...
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Caroline Odogwu | Business Launchpad

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Cassandra Wheeldon | WiredScore

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Cathy Taylor | Morgan McKinley

A Senior Marketing and Communications Recruitment Consultant with over 6 years of experience across the Financial Services industry. I currently work for Morgan McKinley an...
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Charlene Hutsebaut | Positively Slim

Charlene Hutsebaut B.P.E., B.Ed., CSCS is a personal trainer, corporate speaker, writer and brand ambassador with over 15,000 client hours and 26 years of experience...
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Charlie Lawson | Hiscox

I joined the Hiscox Graduate Scheme in September 2014 in the London Professions and Commercial team. I am now a Development Underwriter, writing a variety...
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Charlotte Hutchinson | IBM

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Charlotte Kona | Bloomberg

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Charlotte Richardson | K-Sports Cobdown

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Chayya Syal | Avid Scribbler

Chayya is an award winning Broadcast Journalist with seven years’ experience working across print, digital, broadcast, video and radio from London, UK. She currently works...
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Chuck Stephens | Google

Chuck is a recognized leader in Diversity and Inclusion (D&I). Leveraging more than a fifteen years’ of experience building, deploying, and managing D&I practices, Chuck delivers...
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Clair Ryer | RAF

Growing up I was presented with few opportunities and I left school with very little. I knew I wanted a career that would mean I...
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Claire Gott | WSP

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Claire Meier | Northern Trust

Claire Meier is a Senior Analyst in Fixed Income at Northern Trust Asset Management, responsible for global sovereign and agency research. She also plays a...
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Claire Nixon | RAF

I joined the Royal Air Force in 2008 after completing a degree in Social and Political Sciences at the University of Cambridge. Fascinated by psychology...
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Claudia Lambeth | Luna Mae London

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Cynthia Davis | BAME Recruitment

I am a passionate female entrepreneur who is determined to make a difference for people from under represented backgrounds within the workforce. I have worked...
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Dana Denis-Smith | First 100 Years

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Danni Li | Barclays

Born in China, working and living in London. I work at Barclays as an equity research analyst, with a focus on oil and gas companies....
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Debra Jacobs | RBS

Debra started her varied career in the hotel industry, before moving into Conference & Banqueting. In the years that followed, Debra moved to a corporate...
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Denise Nurse | Halebury

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Dina Bayasanova | Zurich Investment Services

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Doga Tasli | G4S FM

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Donna Harman | Transport for London

I grew up in a small leafy commuter town in Surrey and struggled at school more than my peers. I self funded myself through University studying Business and there...
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Dr Ava Eagle Brown | Ava Eagle Brown

Multi-award winning International Speaker, Author and Transformation mindset coach, Dr Ava Eagle Brown is in a class by herself. She is the author of her...
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Elizabeth Mendes Da Silva | Barclaycard

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Elizabeth Renshaw | City University London

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Emily Fowles | Royal Fleet Auxiliary

I started my Job with the Royal Fleet Auxiliary in 2013 at the age of 18 and have since then completed my cadetship, gaining not...
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Emily Walker | Liverpool John Moores University

Following university I relocated to Japan for two years to teach English to high school students and local governmental employees. After leaving Japan I moved to...
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Emma Clarke | Beaufort Investment Management

Emma is Senior Investment Analyst and joined Beaufort Investment Management in August 2016. Prior to joining Beaufort, Emma was Senior Investment Analyst at Mazars Financial Planning. Emma...
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Emma Jackson | Legg Mason Global Asset Management

Emma works as Product Development Manager at Legg Mason where she plays an integral role in the research and development of new funds and fund...
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Emma Miller-McCaffrey | Planet L Events

A Former Teacher, I have been working with Greater Manchester Police on a project training all frontline officers (800-2000) on LGBT matters and Domestic Abuse...
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Emma Seaton-Smith | Spire Healthcare Ltd

I left school to pursue a degree in Jewellery & Silversmithing at the Birmingham School of Jewellery. Despite loving my work and achieving First Class...
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Erin Brogan | Bloomberg

Erin graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelor of Arts (Honors) degree in French and Francophone Studies.  She was...
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Fallon Pryce | Worldpay

After a successful 8 year career in the hospitality industry, I  moved into the world of sales initially working for Britain’s biggest regional newspaper. Starting...
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Felicity Main | Aon Hewitt

Felicity joined Aon Hewitt in 2014 as a Product Specialist in Aon Investment Solutions. She works with fiduciary clients to report on their performance and...
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Fiene Fischer | Bloomberg

Fiene manages the Technology Sales Team for South Germany and Austria at Bloomberg L.P. Travelling between London, Munich and Vienna, she is responsible for client...
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Fiona Barry | London Underground

I joined the Transport for London Project Management Graduate Scheme in September 2013 because I was keen to experience the challenges and opportunities of implementing...
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Fiona Galvin | Transport for London

I am a Senior Operating Officer for London Underground. I have a direct pivotal role in leading our response and resolution to real-time incidents across...
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Frida Jonsdottir | Deloitte

As a Senior Consultant at Deloitte I head up the firm’s Nordic FinTech capability. Growing up in Reykjavik Iceland, I spent most of my spare time training classical...
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Gill Hemming | PwC

As a marketer with 10 years’ experience I thrive on delivering large scale campaigns focusing on issues that are of real importance to my firm’s...
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Hannah Jones | Cushman and Wakefield

I am an Associate at Cushman and Wakefield, specialising in Occupier Management. My academic background started at Lancaster University with a BBa in Management. I...
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Hannah Scott | CBRE

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Harriet Sassoon | Morrison & Foerster LLP

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Hayley McDowell | The TRADE News

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Helen Gregory | Transport for London

I am an Assistant Project Manager (APM) working on the Metropolitan Line Extension (MLX). Following achieving a first class degree in Structural Engineering and Architectural...
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Hollie Haslam | Mercer Limited

Hollie is a senior associate in Mercer’s Wealth business. She is recognised as a strong, talented team member who inspires her colleagues — she has...
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Iliana Deevska | CBRE

I am an Associate Director within the Investment Advisory team of CBRE Capital Advisors, a part of CBRE. My role includes both debt and equity investment strategies....
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Imogen Thompson | Transport for London

Imogen is a transport and city planner working in London, UK.  Originally from Vancouver, Canada, she began her passion for planning at the University of...
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Inbar Ravid | Deloitte

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Irene Dang | Lloyd’s

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Isabel Cooke | Barclays

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Isabelle Adams | Transport for London

Isabelle is originally from Belgium. She started her career as an architect and town planner in Brussels. Isabelle joined Transport for London in 2000 as...
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Isla Macneil | Ingenues Ltd

In the past year I have started Ingenues, a not-for-profit company working to inspire young children and in particular girls to look at a wide...
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Jacque Onalo | Jolt International Ltd & R. Spio and Company Solicitors

I am a single mother of one exceptionally talented adult child. I decided to be a lawyer when I was about eight years old after...
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Jane Brazzill | PwC

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Janice St John-Matthews | University of the West of England

#Hellomyname is Janice St. John-Matthews. I am the Associate Head of Department for the Allied Health Professions at the University of the West of England,...
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Janvi Patel | Halebury

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Jaspreet Sangha | St Marylebone School

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Jennifer Morris | Barts Health NHS Trust

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Jenny Garrett | Reflexion Associates

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Jenny Pirault | Aon

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Jessica Bracey | British Forces Broadcasting Service

My job is not to talk, it’s to share stories and listen. As a journalism student from Bournemouth University my passion lies with hearing the...
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Joanna Ludlam | Carillion Plc

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Judith Payen | Barclaycard

Born to Haitian parents and raised as a first-generation American in a largely Spanish-speaking city, it’s safe to say I’m no stranger to diversity. I...
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Judy Zhu | CBRE

I came to UK in December 2014 and joined CBRE National Valuation in April 2015. Before that, I was studying hospitality management in China, where...
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Julia Knapp | Transport for London

I am an experienced practitioner in organisational change management. At the start of my career I worked at the Australian National Audit Office while undertaking...
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Julia Robertson-Avenell | Hays Life Sciences

I am an experienced Admin Manager and PA with vast experience in the sales industry.   I am passionate about the development and recognition of the...
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Justine Smithies | Woodsons of Aberdeen Ltd

Justine Melanie Smithies 44 is trans and proud, A wife and mother to 3 children. She lives in the North East of Scotland in the...
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Kare Adenegan | British Paralympic Association

I am a GB Elite Paralympian athlete (age 16 yrs). I was the youngest member of the GB wheelchair racing team and represented Team GB...
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Karin Forbes | Barclays

I believe that success comes from hard work, dedication and astute thinking. I have always applied these principles to aid both my personal and professional success. Originally from...
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Kate Wyatt | Bloomberg

After two years in private wealth management, Kate joined Bloomberg in New York into their Analytics department. She spent three years as a Team Leader...
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Katerina Domenikou | Bloomberg

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Katie Kelleher | Crossrail – Laing O’Rourke

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Katie McEwan | Ann Summers

Katie McEwan has been Executive Support Manager to Jacqueline Gold CBE, CEO of Ann Summers for 9 years. Before taking the role for Jacqueline, Katie...
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Kelly Davis | Defence Equipment & Support

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Kelly Twiddy | Aon

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Kirsten Doherty | Accenture

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Lalita Devi Purbhoo Junggee | Nineteen Fifty Design & Print Co Ltd

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Laura Bampfylde | HSBC Global Asset Management

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Laura Dietz | Royal Navy

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Laura Herbert | Thales UK

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Laura Kirsop | FutureLearn

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Laura Pettitt | Insignis Ltd

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Lauren Bottomley | Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

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Lauren Murtagh | BT

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Liz Dimmock | Women Ahead & Moving Ahead Group

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Lorna Taylor | RBS

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Loubna Moudanib | Vanguard

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Louisa Lombardo | Chubb

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Lucile Kamar | RICS

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Maria Ursu | Vodafone

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Marina Parry | CRUK Manchester Institute, University of Manchester

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Mary Akangbe | NHS

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Mary Mosope Adeyemi | Bank of America Merrill Lynch

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Megan Castellano | Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

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Megan Key | Ministry of Justice

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Michele Donald | Defence Equipment & Support

I started my career in Defence back in the 1980’s and have always worked within a HR role with them. Looking after people, developing them...
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Miisa Mink | DrivenWoman

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Mohammed Zafran BEM | All 4 Youth & Community

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Morenike Ajayi | Career Nuggets

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Nana Yaa Mensah | Worldpay

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Nandini Ramakrishnan | JP Morgan Asset Management

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Naomi Bennett | Planet Nation

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Naomi Jane | A Life Less Ordinary Wanted

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Naomi Pryde | Dentons

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Naomi Thompson | Goldsmiths, University of London

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Natalie Campbell | A Very Good Company

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Natalie Scott | St Joan of Arc School

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Niamh Carty | AIG

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Nicole Covey | IBM

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Nicole Sandler | Barclays

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Nina Hinton | Open Awards

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Niri Arambepola | WSP

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Omo-Bisi Daniels | AIG

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Patrice Baptiste | DreamSmartTutors

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