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Rising Stars Top 5 in HR & Recruitment

Rising Stars logo, Rising Stars in HR & RecruitmentHere you will find our top five HR & Recruitment finalists for the 2015 Rising Star Awards. 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.

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Nov

Rising Stars 2016: So what happened next for our winners? | Part Five

In 2016, thanks to the help of a number of amazing supporters and sponsors, WeAreTheCity ran its Rising Star awards programme for a second year. The aim of the awards was to identify 100 future leaders and role models under, management level, across 20 different industries. After more than 800 nominations and an intensive judging...
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Mel Aston
15
Jul

Mel Aston | Merlin Entertainments Plc

I currently work as Group Talent & Development co-ordinator, the role began 3 ½ years ago with me supporting the Group Talent & Development Director and the rest of the team on admin and the logistics of the global programmes, with no previous HR experience. I have grown and developed the role enormously. Working within...
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Mitra Janes
15
Jul

Mitra Janes | DLA Piper

Last year, Mitra moved to the City from Ford Motor Company to take up a newly-established Diversity and Inclusion position at DLA Piper, one of the world’s largest corporate law firms. Mitra’s background is in generalist HR, having undertaken a variety of roles in employee relations, learning and development and as a business partner. Her...
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Rosa Goncalves
15
Jul

Rosa Goncalves ǀ Kidbrooke Community Enterprises

Rosa Goncalves is an entrepreneur in community development and regeneration. Whilst raising her 3 children she qualified and worked as a child minder. In 2003 to 2006 she organised community engagement in the then known as Ferrier Estate in Greenwich London Some of her volunteering work includes: 2000– 2004 – She was vice Chair of...
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Angela Cooke
15
Jul

Angela Cooke | PwC

Angela Cooke is an experienced HR professional with specialist expertise in diversity, inclusion and employee wellbeing at PwC. She is a qualified business psychologist having gained a Master’s degree in Occupational Psychology and CIPD qualifications. As part of her role as a diversity specialist, she is a trusted business advisor who works collaboratively with senior...
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Becky Rogers
15
Jul

Becky Rogers | C & C Search

Growing up as one of three girls it is fair to say that I am the classic middle child! Overly Loud and regularly saying the wrong thing at the wrong time I would happily say I am the child that has always caused my parents the most problems. However my outgoing nature has always led...
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