Nominations are now closed

Rising Stars - Multi diverse women smilingNominations are now open for the WeAreTheCity Rising Star Awards 2016, powered by Barclays, celebrating the pipeline of female talent.

These awards are aimed to provide a platform to celebrate the pipeline of female talent in the UK. See our extensive list of sponsors here

Nominate someone in the following categories

  • Banking
  • Charity
  • Consultancy
  • Defence
  • Diversity
  • Education & Academia
  • EAs/PAs
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Facilities Management
  • HR & Recruitment
  • Insurance
  • Investment Management
  • Law (The Lynne Freeman Award)
  • Media & Journalism
  • Oil & Gas
  • Property Services
  • Public Sector
  • Sales
  • Sport
  • Technology

And our Rising Star Champions Award, celebrating senior men and women who go out of their way to promote and support the future female leaders of tomorrow.

Quotes from our some of our supporters

These awards are an incredible celebration of the great achievements women are making in business. We have more women on FTSE boards than ever before, the lowest gender pay gap on record and we’ve been rated the best place in Europe for women to start a business. I am proud of how we’ve come but we must now build on that momentum so we achieve true gender equality

Nicky Morgan MP , Minister for Women, Equalities Office

If Britain is to seize its place as a digital nation of significance, we need more digital skills, and fast. Women are a vital part of this talent pool. Not for 100 years has the key to economic growth rested so firmly in the hands of the diversity agenda, and the Rising Star awards are a great initiative to shine a light on our future talent.

Jacqueline de Rojas, Area Vice President, Northern Europe, Citrix & President, techUK

As the 30% Club moves into the second phase of its campaign, we have identified the pipeline as a core area of focus. We know that to have effective boards and senior management teams we need healthy pipelines throughout organisations – the Top 100 Rising Star awards play an important part in highlighting the achievements of women below senior management level, and in recognising and celebrating the importance of female role models throughout the pipeline.

Brenda Trenowden, 30% Club Global Chair