Rising Stars: What happened next for Sumanjit Gill

Sumanjit GillWeAreTheCity’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 Sumanjit Gill, who won a 2018 Rising Star Award in Education & Academia.

Tell us a bit about yourself

Im a Stroke Physician and a senior teaching fellow at University College London.  I triple accredited in stroke, internal medicine and geriatric medicine in 2013 and since then have been building expertise in stroke medicine and education. I developed and am a co director of a masters level course in stroke medicine and several short courses with the next step being to an e learning course which will increase accessibility to those in developing countries.

How did you feel when it was announced that you’d won a Rising Star award?

Delighted!

Please tell us what has happened in your career since winning the Rising Star awards?

I received lots of positive feedback and being feeling that my work has been recognised has motivated me in my primary role but also the things I feel very strongly about I am a mentor for a refugee currently working toward applying for nursing school and also a representative of a faith based organization which whom I do lots of multi faith work.

What advice would you give to someone else going through our award’s process?

Enjoy it!

What tips would you give to our other members to enhance their careers?

Learn how to get support for your work, get better at communicating your ideas and make the most of everything that comes your way..

Alison Simpson
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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