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RISING STAR AWARDS 2023

Now in their ninth 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 eight years and with the support of leading organisations, WeAreTheCity has been able to highlight the achievements of over 850 women (750 in the UK, 100 in India) through the Rising Star Awards process.

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TIMELINE

Nominations open
16 January 2023

Nominations close
22 March 2023

Additional information deadline
22 March 2023

Judging starts
06 April 2023

Judging closes
21 April 2023

Shortlist announced
09 May 2023

Shortlist celebration
17 May 2023

Public vote opens
09 May 2023

Public Vote closes
16 May 2023

Winners announced
22 May 2023

Awards Ceremony
12 July 2023

THE PROCESS

Nominations will open online on 16th January via the Rising Stars’ website. Nominations will close after a nine week period on 22nd 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 2023 and will be invited to celebrate at a prestigious awards ceremony in July 2023.

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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.

AWARD CATEGORIES

  • Rising Stars in All Other Industries
  • *NEW - Rising Stars in Advertising and Media
  • Rising Stars in Banking & Capital Markets
  • Rising Stars in Charity & Not-for-Profit
  • 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 Entrepreneurs & Start-Ups
  • Rising Stars in Healthcare
  • *NEW - Rising Stars in Hospitality
  • Rising Stars in Infrastructure, Transport & Logistics
  • Rising Stars in Insurance
  • Rising Stars in Investment Management
  • Rising Stars in Law (The Lynne Freeman Award)
  • Rising Stars in Professional Services
  • Rising Stars in Science & Engineering
  • Rising Stars in Technology
  • Rising Stars Champion
  • Company of the Year
  • Men for Gender Balance
  • Global Award for Achievement

RISING STAR AWARDS CEREMONY HIGHLIGHTS 2022

Relive our amazing award ceremony for our 2022 Rising Star winners. We celebrated over 100 remarkable women, male allies & companies at the Rising Star Awards Ceremony

Kindly hosted by Pan Pacific London in their beautiful Pacific Ballroom, 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 Chloe Kennedy, actress, singer & songwriter; the Southend Vox Choir;  poet and Rising Star alumni, Jaspreet Kaur; Ayesha Patel, Chief Operating Officer, RBC; Janet Lindsay, CEO, Wellbeing of Women; and Andrea Thompson, Editor-in-Chief, Marie Claire.

Meet our 2022 winners

AKUA OPONG | LONDON STOCK EXCHANGE GROUP

LEE CHAMBERS | ESSENTIALISE WORKPLACE WELLBEING

MICHELLE LEIVARS | THE SOAP SPONGE COMPANY

RIA JOHAL | AMAZON