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Rising Star Shortlist

Rising Stars logo, Rising Stars ShortlistFind our Rising Star shortlist and browse our inspirational nominees here. Our shortlist comprises of women from across all of our categories including EA & Pas, banking, consultancy, HR & Recruitment, Insurance, Investment Management, Law, Media, Sport, Technology. The awards are the only awards of their kind to focus solely on the pipeline of female talent below management level. The aim of the 2015 awards is to recognise and celebrate 50 female role models and individual contributors across 10 different industries who represent the future leaders of tomorrow.

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Jul

Sarah Smith (née Ryland) ǀ CGI

Sarah is a highly flexible and outcome focused Business Consultant at CGI (formally Logica), where she joined as a graduate five years ago. She is extremely dependable and organised, with the determination to deliver value as quickly as she can to her clients. The majority of Sarah’s experience is from the Banking sector where she...
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Amanda Redman
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Jul

Amanda Redman ǀ Amanda Redman Financial Planning & St James’s Place Wealth Management

After an extensive and successful career as a business and marketing Director with a global, blue-chip company, Amanda retrained in 2013 as a Financial Adviser and set up her own business, Amanda Redman Financial Planning. She is qualified with a Diploma in Regulated Financial Planning, adding to her Masters degree in Languages from Cambridge. She...
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Sakeena Lalljee
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Jul

Sakeena Lalljee | Aquis Exchange Limited

Having cut her teeth in European trading technology with initial experience at agency broker Instinet, Sakeena spent the subsequent few years honing her industry knowledge at Chi-X Europe, which became the largest pan-European equities trading venue before being bought by BATS Global Markets. She played a key part in technology initiatives including Sponsored Access and...
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Chloe apps
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Jul

Chloe Apps | Lloyd’s

Chloe Apps is a highly skilled Personal Assistant with extensive experience in the fields of administration, diary management and office management. She joined Lloyd’s in February 2012 and believes that behind every great leader, there is a PA typing furiously on their smart phone… Chloe is passionate about people, teams and charity, and aspires to...
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Sarah Gerken
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Jul

Sarah Gerken | Willis

I have been in the insurance industry for over three and a half years, joining the Willis graduate scheme after my degree in European Studies and Spanish at the University of Manchester. I began my career as a kidnap-for-ransom broker, transitioning to work on some of the most prestigious accounts at Willis after 18 months....
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15
Jul

Melanie Ogden | Transport for London

I am a Chartered Civil Engineer and “Project Manager for Tunnels and Shafts” on the prestigious £1bn Northern Line Extension project in the heart of the capital. All eyes are upon us, as this is a project spanning three borough councils, uniquely funded and employing some of the latest technologies available to deliver value to...
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Emily Lewis-Dunn
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Jul

Emily Lewis-Dunn | Clear Channel

I am 24 years old and come from Marple, a small town, on the edge of Greater Manchester. I attended Marple Hall School and later went on to read American Studies at Sussex University with a year in the US at George Washington University in Washington DC. The year abroad was undoubtedly quite life changing;...
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