NewsUK to host WeAreTheCity’s 2018 Rising Star shortlist celebration

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The celebration of this year’s Rising Star shortlist will be held on Wednesday 6 June 2018 at NewsUK headquarters and will be attended by all shortlisted nominees, the judging panel, corporate sponsors and supporters.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank NewsUK and The Times & Sunday Times for sponsoring and hosting what will no doubt be an inspiring evening and celebration of female talent.

Chris Duncan, Managing Director, Times Newspaper Ltd, said “It has been a tumultuous year for gender politics across the world, and programs that nurture the next generation of female talent have never been more important.”

“We at The Times and The Sunday Times are delighted to continue to support the Rising Star Awards to recognise the tremendous work being done by the next generation of leaders across British industry.”

Watch the video from last year’s finalist event below:

Rising Stars Awards 2017 Ceremony from WeAreTheCity on Vimeo.

Guests will also hear from:

Julia StreetsJulia Streets, Founder and Director, Streets Consulting

Julia will be hosting as well as facilitating a panel with a number of our 2017 Rising Star alumni.


Chris Duncan, Managing Director, The Times Newspaper Ltd.

Chris was appointed Managing Director, TNL in November 2016. Chris is responsible for continuing to grow sales of The Times and The Sunday Times in print and digital and seeking out new opportunities for the brands to develop alternative revenue streams.

Lara MorganLara Morgan, CEO, Company Shortcuts, Serial Entrepreneur and Investor

Lara Morgan is a serial entrepreneur, a highly experienced businesswoman and a keen supporter of the progression of women in the workplace. Lara is also a best-selling author and regularly appears as a business commentator in the media.

We are also proud to welcome back our 2017 Rising Star alumni:

Carla Mazzaccherini, Morgan Stanley, (Fintech), Tanya Compas, The Change Foundation, (Charity), Katie Kelleher, Laing O’Rouke, (Construction), Sally Penni, Kenworthy’s Chambers (Law) and Katie McEwan, EA/PA, Ann Summers

Please note: This event is invite only

Vanessa Vallely, Managing Director of WeAreTheCity said, “We are extremely pleased that NewsUK have chosen to support our awards for the second year running. With their support we have been able to celebrate the achievements of over 200 women. NewsUK are true supporters of the female pipeline and both myself, our team, our judges are overjoyed to be working with them once again. We are really looking forward to meeting all of shortlisted nominees for what will no doubt be a truly inspirational evening of celebration.”

Winners of this years’ Rising Star Awards will be informed by 18 June and celebrated at an exclusive winner’s event to be held at News UK on 12 July.

WeAreTheCity would like to thank all of those who have nominated a Rising Star and wish our shortlisted nominees the best of luck in the final round of judging.


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About the author

Alison is the Digital Content Editor for WeAreTheCity. She has a BA Honours degree in Journalism and History from the University of Portsmouth. She has previously worked in the marketing sector and in a copywriting role. Alison’s other passions and hobbies include writing, blogging and travelling.

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