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Rising Star Awards 2024 Winners announced

RISING STAR AWARDS 2024

Now in their tenth year, the Rising Star Awards are the first to focus on the achievements of women below Senior Management or Director level – representing the female talent pipeline and the next generation of future leaders.

The awards also recognise the efforts of senior leaders who are championing gender equality, as well as putting the spotlight on a “company of the year” that is actively supporting its female talent pipeline above and beyond industry norms.

Over the past nine years and with the support of leading organisations, WeAreTheCity has been able to highlight the achievements of over 950 women (850 in the UK, 100 in India) through the Rising Star Awards process.

If you are thinking of entering the Rising Star Awards, click here to view our Tips and Tricks Presentation to assist with your nomination.

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TIMELINE

Nominations open
15 January 2024

Nominations Close & Additional Info Deadline
21 March 2024

Judging starts
08 April 2024

Judging closes
26 April 2024

Shortlist announced
14 May 2024

Shortlist celebration
21 May 2024

Public vote opens
14 May 2024

Public Vote closes
20 May 2024

Winners announced
28 May 2024

Winners Awards Ceremony
17 July 2024

Knowledge Sharing Day
Sept 2024 – TBC

THE PROCESS

Nominations will open online on 15th January via the Rising Stars’ website. Nominations will close after a ten week period on 21st March.

A shortlist of ten women from each industry category and ten from the Champion, Global Award for Achievement and Men for Gender Balance categories, alongside three shortlisted companies for the Company of the Year award, will be chosen by an esteemed panel of judges. Once the shortlist is announced, we will also open the public votes of support, which enables individuals to show their support for a specific shortlisted individual.

All winners will be announced in May 2024 and will be invited to celebrate at a prestigious awards ceremony in July 2024.

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CHARITY PARTNER

 

 
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WHO CAN APPLY?

A female individual who works within one of the nomination categories, whose current position is below director level.

  • The individual demonstrates a high level of competence within their role
  • The individual demonstrates a clear passion, this may be through extra curricular activities
  • Individual who pays it forward and helps others (e.g. schools, networks, internal/external activities)
  • The individual is taking charge of their own career, e.g. personal development

This award is open to all women, regardless of age, however nominees must be working in the UK.

A senior individual of any gender who is championing gender equality, either inside or outside their organisation.

The individual must also be able to demonstrate that they have actively supported the female pipeline either through their current work role or external activities.

Nominees must be Director level (or equivalent) or above and work in the UK.

A company that can clearly articulate their commitment to supporting their female talent pipeline and who can demonstrate tangible impact through their various gender initiatives.

A senior man who  is championing women and gender balance either inside or outside their organisation. Nominees must be at least Director level (or equivalent) or above, must demonstrate that they have actively supported the female pipeline either through their current work role or external activities and must be working in the UK.

A female individual, outside of the UK, who works across any industry, whose current position is below director level.

  • The individual demonstrates a high level of competence within their role
  • The individual demonstrates a clear passion, this may be through extra curricular activities
  • Individual who pays it forward and helps others (e.g. schools, networks, internal/external activities)
  • The individual is taking charge of their own career, e.g. personal development

This award is open to all women from anywhere in the world, regardless of age.

WHO CAN APPLY?

A female individual who works within one of the nomination categories, whose current position is below director level.

  • The individual demonstrates a high level of competence within their role
  • The individual demonstrates a clear passion, this may be through extra curricular activities
  • Individual who pays it forward and helps others (e.g. schools, networks, internal/external activities)
  • The individual is taking charge of their own career, e.g. personal development

This award is open to all women, regardless of age, however nominees must be working in the UK.

A senior individual of any gender who is championing gender equality, either inside or outside their organisation.

The individual must also be able to demonstrate that they have actively supported the female pipeline either through their current work role or external activities.

Nominees must be Director level (or equivalent) or above and work in the UK.

A company that can clearly articulate their commitment to supporting their female talent pipeline and who can demonstrate tangible impact through their various gender initiatives.

A senior man who  is championing women and gender balance either inside or outside their organisation. Nominees must be at least Director level (or equivalent) or above, must demonstrate that they have actively supported the female pipeline either through their current work role or external activities and must be working in the UK.

A female individual, outside of the UK, who works across any industry, whose current position is below director level.

  • The individual demonstrates a high level of competence within their role
  • The individual demonstrates a clear passion, this may be through extra curricular activities
  • Individual who pays it forward and helps others (e.g. schools, networks, internal/external activities)
  • The individual is taking charge of their own career, e.g. personal development

This award is open to all women from anywhere in the world, regardless of age.

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AWARD CATEGORIES

  • Rising Stars in All Other Industries
  • Rising Stars in Advertising & Media
  • Rising Stars in Banking & Capital Markets
  • Rising Stars in Charity & Not-for-Profits
  • Rising Stars in Defence
  • Rising Stars in Digital
  • Rising Stars in Diversity
  • Rising Stars in EA/PA
  • Rising Stars in Education & Academia
  • Rising Stars in Energy & Utilities
  • Rising Stars in Entrepreneurs & Start-Ups
  • **NEW** Rising Stars in ESG Global
  • Rising Stars in Healthcare
  • Rising Stars in Insurance
  • Rising Stars in Investment Management
  • Rising Stars in Law (Lynne Freeman Award)
  • Rising Stars in Professional Services
  • **NEW** Rising Stars in Property
  • Rising Stars in Science & Engineering
  • Rising Stars in Technology
  • Rising Stars Global
  • Rising Stars Champions
  • Company of the Year
  • Men for Gender Balance

RISING STAR AWARDS CEREMONY HIGHLIGHTS 2023

Relive our amazing award ceremony for our 2023 Rising Star winners. We celebrated over 100 remarkable women, male allies & companies at the Rising Star Awards Ceremony

Kindly hosted by IHG at the Intercontinental Hotel, Park Lane, London and live streamed virtually, where over 400 winners, sponsors, judges and guests enjoyed a sparkling reception, a three-course meal and fine wine. Attendees were also given the opportunity to network with each other, sponsors and judges and to celebrate their achievements.

Facilitated by Julia Streets, CEO of Streets Consulting, we were also joined by a number of inspirational speakers and entertainers, including  Ayesha Patel, Chief Operating Officer, RBC, Lisa Waterhouse, Global DEI, National Grid, Tamra Box, Partner, Reed Smith, Strictly Come Dancing Stars; Robin Windsor & Kristina Rihanoff and musical duo; Old Hat.