Rising Star 2016 Awards Sponsors

Rising Star awards logoWe are pleased to announce our Rising Star Awards category sponsors for 2016.

 

Quotes of support below from our sponsors

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.² ­ 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 UK¹s defence community is determined to improve its diversity, so recognising and celebrating women¹s talent makes a great contribution to achieving that goal.

Supporting the growth of female entrepreneurs not only drives diversity within UK businesses but it also creates an environment for future entrepreneurial heroines to flourish and succeed, empowering future generations to succeed in business. I’m extremely proud that Virgin Media Business are sponsoring a fantastic category which will inspire our future leaders. – Richard Branson, Virgin Group Founder

 

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

 

 

“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. Fresh perspectives and improved decision making to enhanced stakeholder trust, these all serve to strengthen an organisation¹s competitive edge.

“But business can¹t do this alone. We need to ensure that girls are aware of the industry opportunities available and they need to respond by asking Œhow can I make this work for me¹ and by positively challenging themselves and others on the practicalities of how they can achieve this.

“Initiatives such as our Igniting Change campaign with POWERful Women and We are the City’s Rising Stars awards recognise the fantastic achievements made by women at differing stages of their careers and provide inspiration to those who aspire to climb the career ladder in their chosen field.” Alison Baker, head of UK oil and gas at PwC

Celia Larkin, Senior Relationship Manager and Chair of Societe Generale’s UK Women’s Network said :

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.

Steve Newton, SVP Relationship Management.

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.
ISS is at the forefront of promoting both diversity and young people in the workplace, particularly within the Facility Services sector. As a business, we are focussed on achieving a positive balance of diversity throughout ISS. We are passionate about the value that a diverse workforce creates for our customers, the opportunities it creates for our teams and the balance it brings to society. 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.¹
Gary Kidd, Chief Operating Officer, ISS Facility Services

EY is delighted to sponsor the Women in Consulting category for WeAreTheCity¹s 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.²
Tracey Bowen-Lowe, Partner, EY

 

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

 

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.² ­ Frances Milner, Executive Director of Philanthropy and Partnerships, Cancer Research UK

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.² ­ Catherine Brien, Partner, Oliver Wyman

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.” – Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Erika Irish Brown.

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
 

“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.

“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 & APAC, Chicago Booth

“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”

Lloyd’s of London

“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

Appreciation, respect and celebration of diversity and eclecticism is at the very core of our business and one of the values which our company was founded. This is why we believe so strongly in being able to work with candidates and clients to ensure recruitment processes see truly talented individuals be respected and have equal opportunity to prosper and excel in their careers. 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

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.

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

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

“ISS is at the forefront of promoting both diversity and young people in the workplace, particularly within the Facility Services sector. As a business, we are focussed on achieving a positive balance of diversity throughout ISS. We are passionate about the value that a diverse workforce creates for our customers, the opportunities it creates for our teams and the balance it brings to society. 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

” 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 Clair – Financial Industry Group, Reed Smith.

“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

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