Elizabeth UviebineneWeAreTheCity’s Rising Star Awards are now in their fifth year.

The Rising Star awards were introduced to showcase the UK pipeline of female talent below management and to create female 100 role models across 20 different industries and professions.

Over the year’s, the awards have recognised 400 women across the UK and India.

In this ongoing series, we speak to our winners about life after winning a Rising Star award.

We spoke with Elizabeth Uviebinene, who won a 2018 Rising Star Award in PR, Communications & Marketing.

I graduated from The University of Warwick with a Politics and International relations degree in 2013 and did internships to explore what I really wanted out of a career.

After a Communications internship at Deutsche Bank I knew I had found my calling. I started HSBC UK as a Marketing Officer in 2014 where I worked on local marketing campaigns, a creative and strategic role focused on driving sales and developing the brands reputation on a local level.

In 2016, I was promoted to Retail Activation Marketing Manager where I led the planning and creation of retail activation marketing campaigns across all HSBC UK stores. My strength lies in creative storytelling that excites and inspires. During this role I delivered high quality, on-brand live activations whilst using innovative approaches to deliver content, create real emotional engagement and change consumer behaviour.

I write about work, business and personal development for publications such as Elle, the Financial Times and Guardian Labs. I love producing work that is on-the-pulse and stays ahead of the curve and this year, I was recognised by The Dots as a woman ‘Redefining the Creative Industry’.