We are proud to announce that Barclays will be hosting the celebration event for winners of WeAreTheCity’s Top 100 Rising Stars awards.

The celebratory event will be held on 30 June 2016 at Barclays, 1 Churchill Square Place, Canary Wharf and will be attended by our 100 winners, judges and sponsors.

During the celebrations, our guests will have the opportunity to network and hear from a number of inspirational speakers, such as Brenda Emmanus, BBC Arts and Culture presenter, and Caroline Dinenage, MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Women, Equalities and Family Justice. Guests will be welcomed to Barclays by Sally Clark, Chief Internal Auditor.

Mark McLane - Barclays HeforsheMark McLane, Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Barclays said: “I am delighted that Barclays have sponsored WeAreTheCity Top 100 Rising Star Awards and are hosting the finalist event.”

“Women have long played a key role in the success of Barclays, from our female telephonists in the early 1900s to Hilda Harding, whose appointment as the UK’s first female Bank Manager in 1958 showed Barclays recognised talent rather than gender. Right up today where our workforce is 51% female and as a United Nations HeForShe Impact Champion, we have achieved gender parity. In conjunction with WeAreTheCity we are able to shine the spotlight fully on the many great women who are leading and contributing to all sectors of business and society not only in the UK but also across the globe. The finalist event is only the start for those recognised as Rising Stars. These women will truly help shape the future – not only their own careers and the lives of those around them. I encourage each Rising Star to “pay it forward” and support those following in their footsteps.”

Jacqueline-Gold-thumbJacqueline Gold CBE, Chief Executive of Gold Group International, Ann Summers and Knickerbox and supporter of the Rising Star Awards, said: “Congratulations ladies! You should be incredibly proud of this amazing achievement and the recognition it gives to the hard work and dedication you have put into your business. I wish you every success for the future and I am certain that with the passion, energy and enthusiasm you have already shown you will continue to achieve many great things!”

Inga BealeInga Beale, CEO, Lloyd’s said: “Many congratulations to everyone who has been nominated as a Rising Star. Lloyd¹s is delighted to offer its continuing support to WeAreTheCity and in particular the winners of the Rising Stars Insurance category who are such important role models for our industry.”

The Rising Star Awards were introduced to showcase the pipeline of female talent in the UK and to create role models across 20 different industries and professions. The awards focus on celebrating the achievements of women below a management level regardless of age.


Sally Clark

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Sally Clark was appointed Chief Internal Auditor in July 2014. Her role is to run the 650 strong global function as it provides assurance to key stakeholders on the effectiveness of the control environment at Barclays. She is passionate about helping the Bank become Go To through the work it does with the businesses and functions and through the continuous programme of improvement within the function itself. A qualified Executive coach Sally also mentors staff within Barclays and champions Diversity Initiatives across the Bank.

Until February 2014 Sally was the Chief of Administration for BIA. Her responsibilities revolved around Strategy for the function along with Professional Practices including QA, Training and Development, BIA Operations and Communications.

Sally joined Barclays in September 2012, from RBS where she was Head of Operational Risk, Global Banking and Markets.  In her 9 years at RBS, Sally has held various audit roles in Wealth and Corporate Markets along with heading up Audit Strategy, Operations and Development.  Prior to this Sally spent 18 years at JP MorganChase where she became Audit Partner and Co-Head of Investment Banking Audit for EMEA.  Sally graduated from the University of East Anglia with a bachelors in English and Comparative Literature and she holds an MBA from the University of Warwick.  Sally has a track record of success in developing and executing strategy, driving operational excellence and audit delivery. Sally is married to Les, lives in Hertfordshire and has a son, a daughter and two step-daughters.

Caroline Dineage

Caroline Dineage

Caroline Dinenage MP was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Ministry of Justice and the Department for Education on 12 May 2015. She was elected Conservative MP for Gosport, Stubbington, Lee-on-the-Solent and Hill Head in 2010. Caroline studied Politics and English at Swansea University. Between 1998 and 2003 Caroline served on the City of Winchester local council. She was appointed the Small Business Ambassador for the South by the Prime Minister in June 2013 and between 2012 and 2015 sat on the House of Commons Business, Innovation and Skills Committee. From April 2014 to May 2015 Caroline served as Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP. Caroline has more than 20 years of experience as a small business-owner, having established her own manufacturing company before university.

Brenda Emmanus

Brenda onTwitterBrenda’s media career has been long-standing and consistent. Over the years she has extended her professional skills in television broadcasting, radio and print journalism. She is currently BBC London News’ Art, Culture and Entertainment Correspondent.

Brenda’s profile rose as one of the co-presenters on BBC One’s The Clothes Show, which she contributed to for five years. She has since fronted the interior design programme The Terrace, The Midweek National Lottery and features for Holiday – all on BBC One. She was also one of the main presenters on Healthy Holidays and Money Makeovers for Granada and Sky Television.

Brenda is a regular face on ITV’s This Morning, has presented The Early Show live on BBC Radio Two, and is a frequent guest on Radio Five Live and Radio 4’s Women’s Hour. Previously an Arts and Features Editor for The Voice Newspaper, Brenda has also edited a specially commissioned magazine for International Women’s Month. She as also had several short stories published.

The winners of the awards were announced via WeAreTheCity on 6 June 2016 and you can find all of our winners here.

For more detail about the Rising Stars awards, please visit here.

Source: WeAreTheCity Information and jobs portal for business women