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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.

WeAreTheCity.com was founded in April 2008 and launched in September 2008, with the aim of providing information to women who wish to progress in their careers via networking and events.  The concept of the website is to provide services that not only help women develop themselves both personally and professionally, but also contributes to a wider strategy of supporting working women in the UK more broadly by bringing together the charity sector and potential entrepreneurs on to one common platform.

Tamara Cizeika
15
Jul

Tamara Cizeika ǀ Allen & Overy

Tamara specialises in general regulatory issues in the financial services industry, advising firms on UK and EU regulatory requirements and drafting and negotiating UK and international agreements.  Tamara is an active contributor to industry issues, publishing an independent report in 2011 for TISA, and being the main author of a 2013 white paper for the...
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Alice Powell
15
Jul

Alice Powell ǀ Alice Powell Racing

Alice started karting when she was 8 years old and has been a motorsport fan all her life. At 22 years old, she has had some stand out career highlights, which include becoming the first ever female to win the Formula Renault BARC UK Championship. She is the first and only female to get in...
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Gemma Lodge
15
Jul

Gemma Lodge ǀ DLA Piper

With tremendous hard work and talent, Gemma has built a career for herself in the Real Estate team at DLA Piper and is now a highly regarded associate in the London-office. When Gemma first joined DLA Piper as an office assistant almost 19 years ago she had no inkling as to the opportunities that might...
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Sascha Grimm
15
Jul

Sascha Grimm ǀ Cooley

Sascha Grimm is an associate solicitor at the London office of Cooley, sitting in the commercial litigation department. Sascha is also the Chair of a women’s legal network called Women In Law London (WILL), which aims to tackle the poor retention rate of women in law. Having always been passionate about diversity within the legal...
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Jacqui Quigley
15
Jul

Jacqui Quigley | LinkedIn Emea

I am a Senior Administrative Assistant for 3 Directors at LinkedIn EMEA Head Quarters in Dublin, delighted to be diving headfirst into my new role and meeting new people. My years of experience varies from roles such as Executive Assistant to Event/Project management. I am also an executive committee member the newly established Association of...
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Gloria Lombardi
15
Jul

Gloria Lombardi | Simply-Communicate

Gloria Lombardi is the Editor, Reporter and Community Manager of simply-communicate, and Co-Chair of SMiLE London. Gloria’s responsibilities combine researching, writing, and publishing content on internal communications, employee engagement, leadership, social business and the future of work. She curates the publication of the weekly magazine and manages the on-line community of internal communicators throughout all...
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debbie grimshaw featured
15
Jul

Debbie Grimshaw ǀ Brother UK

My name is Debbie Grimshaw and I am Executive Assistant to Phil Jones, Managing Director of Brother UK, the Information, Communication and Technology Company. During a 25-year career with the business, I have provided EA and PA support to the senior leadership team at Brother UK and Brother International Europe. In my current role, I...
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Merryn Darkins
15
Jul

Merryn Darkins | PMI

Following the completion of her BA History and International Relations in 2010, Merryn started working for Heidelberg Graphic Equipment Ltd as a Human Resources Assistant. During this time she built up her responsibilities and abilities to support the organisation by providing accurate and professional HR advice and guidance. After four and a half years Merryn...
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