WeAreTheCity’s Rising Star Awards are now in their fourth 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 Sukhi Jutla, who won a 2018 Rising Star Award in the Entrepreneur and Startups category.
Sukhi Jutla left a decade of corporate life in 2016 to become an entrepreneur and the author of 3 books. She is the Founder of MarketOrders, the online B2B marketplace for gold jewellery and diamonds. As a Female Tech Ambassador, Sukhi is a regular keynote speaker and passionate about supporting female entrepreneurship. An IBM Blockchain Foundation Developer, her efforts have been recognised by a number of industry awards including the Asian Women of Achievement Awards, We Are The City Rising Stars Award, Management Todays ’35 Women under 35′ and listed as one of the Top 100 Asians in UK Tech. In April 2018 Sukhi made global headlines when she became the World’s First #1 Bestselling ‘Blockchain’ Author.
How did you feel when it was announced that you’d won a Rising Star award?
I felt honored and humbled to win the award competing against such incredible women. I believe a win for any woman is a win for all women everywhere so it’s an honor to hold this award.
Please tell us what has happened in your career since winning the Rising Star awards?
Since winning the Rising Star Award, I have gone on to receive press coverage in The Telegraph and the Sunday Times. I have also been listed on Management Todays ’35 women under 35’ to Watch’ list. Management Today’s 35 Women Under 35 is the country’s longest-running, most prestigious list of young, female business talent. Past winners include Martha Lane Fox, Elisabeth Murdoch, Stella McCartney and Karen Blackett.
I was also listed as a ‘Top 100 Asian in UK Tech’ list and featured in the New Asian Post.
I also went onto to pitch at a competition for block chain startups and I beat 20 other companies to win the top prize of £100,000 investment and was one of only two women who pitched.
I also did a lot more public speaking events including speaking at Hatch Enterprise, The European Entrepreneurs Summit, Blockchain Live, eCommerce Summit, the MOE conference and Business Cloud.
I’ve also written articles which have been published on numerous media outlets including New Economies and Block chain Asset Review about women in block chain.
I have also been shortlisted for two awards by Venus Awards (Most Influential Women & Most Inspiring Women in Tech)
What advice would you give to someone else going through our award’s process?
Don’t be afraid to shine a spotlight on all the contributions you make and the potential you have.
What tips would you give to our other members to enhance their careers?
Stay positive and be proud of all of your achievements. You must believe in yourself above all else.