Two weeks until WeAreTheCity unveil its 2019 Rising Star Awards shortlist

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Just two weeks to go until WeAreTheCity unveils its 2019 Rising Star Awards shortlist.

The Rising Star awards recognise the achievements of women who are below Senior Management or Director level and therefore represent the female talent pipeline and the next generation of future leaders.

Since 2015, WeAreTheCity’s Rising Star awards have highlighted the achievements of over 400 future leaders and role models across a variety of different industries and professions.

Alongside our Rising Star individual categories, we will also be announcing our shortlist for Champions and a Company of the Year. Our Champion award recognises the achievements of five senior individuals, male or female, who are actively supporting the female pipeline outside of their day job. Nominations for this award are individuals who have demonstrated their commitment to gender, eg HeForShe supporters, Network Leaders, Directors, MD’s or C-Suite individuals who are championing women either inside or outside their organisations.

The Company of the Year award recognises the achievements of a company who can clearly demonstrate that they are actively supporting its female talent pipeline through their initiatives, training, development programmes and internal employee relations and diversity network groups.

In previous years, the awards have been supported by an array of FTSE sponsors and this year is no different. We are proud to announce that this year’s award headline sponsors are The Times and The Sunday Times.

The Rising Star Awards are also supported by 3M, Accenture, Barclays, Bloomberg, C&C Search, Cancer Research UK, CMI, Deloitte, EDIT Development, HSBC, Jobbio, Kier, Lloyds Banking Group, Lloyd’s, Northern Trust, Reed Smith, Style Magazine. Additional sponsors and categories will be announced throughout January.

Our 2019 winners, Rising Star alumni, judges, sponsors and supporters will be invited to a prestigious ceremony, held at Sheraton Grand Hotel, Park Lane, London on 03 July 2019.

The award’s celebration will give guests an opportunity to meet and network with other winners, sponsors and judges; enjoy a three-course meal, wine and champagne reception; and hear from live entertainment and inspiring speakers.

Tickets for this year’s event will be available to purchase from the Rising Star website.

Watch highlights from our 2018 award’s ceremony below:

Rising Stars Ceremony Highlights 2018 from WeAreTheCity on Vimeo.

Awards Timeline
  • Nominations open: 01 February 2019
  • Nominations close: 22 March 2019
  • Shortlist announced and public vote*: 13 May 2019
  • Public voting closes: 31 May 2019
  • Winner’s announced at award’s ceremony: 03 July 2019

*There is no public vote of support for the Champion of the Year or Company of the Year award


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