A shortlist of ten women from each industry category will be now chosen by an esteemed panel of judges and will be published in May.
The shortlist will then be open to a public vote. Judging for the final five winners for each category will take place with independent judges across May and June. The Top 100 Rising Stars will be announced towards the end of June and all winners, sponsors and supporters will be invited to attend a prestigious evening reception at NewsUK in London to celebrate and collect their awards.
For our 2018 Rising Star awards, we are leveraging the extensive experience and industry knowledge of 52 amazing judges. Each judge has been carefully selected for their expertise in a particular field or their breadth of knowledge across the business landscape.
On behalf of WeAreTheCity, our sponsors and future nominees we would like to sincerely thank all of our judges for their dedication to female pipeline and for donating their valuable time to judge the Rising Star awards in 2018.
Now in their fourth year, the WATC Rising Star Awards are the first to focus on the UK’s female talent pipeline below management level. Through these awards we will celebrate 100 individual female contributors that represent the leaders and role models of tomorrow. We hope that by raising the profile of our short list and winners, we will also encourage organisations to consider how they strengthen the development of their female pipeline in the future.
- First round judging period: 09 – 27 April 2018
- Shortlist announced and public vote*: 14 May
- Finalist judging period: 14 May – 10 June 2018
- Shortlist celebration event: 06 June 2018
- Public voting closes: 10 June 2018
- Winner’s announced: 18 June 2018
- Winner’s event: w/c 16 July 2018
*There is no public vote of support for the Champion of the Year or Company of the Year award