WeAreTheCity are proud to announce Young Women’s Trust as our charity partner for the 2019 Rising Star Awards

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WeAreTheCity are proud to announce Young Women’s Trust as our charity partner for the 2019 Rising Star Awards.

Young Women’s Trust supports and represents women aged 16-30 struggling to live on low or no pay in England and Wales and who are at risk of being trapped in poverty.

Over one million young women across the country are currently out of work or trapped in low paid insecure work. This means they struggle to afford basic things like food, clothes and housing and it means they are more likely to suffer from anxiety, low self-esteem and depression.

Young Women's Trust

Young Women’s Trust believe that all young women should have the opportunity to work and thrive. They support young women, especially those struggling to live on low or no pay, to get into work that is right for them. They do this by helping young women to feel more confident and ready for work and by challenging systemic and societal barriers that are holding young women back.

Carole Easton

Speaking about supporting the award’s, Carole Easton OBE, Chief Executive of Young Women’s Trust, said, “I am thrilled that Young Women’s Trust has been chosen as the charity partner for WeAreTheCity’s Rising Star Awards.”

“It is fantastic to have this support and encouragement for our work with young women struggling to survive on low or no pay.”

Now in their fifth year, the 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 shortlist and winners, we will also encourage organisations to consider how they strengthen the development of their female pipeline in the future.  Our shortlist will be revealed on 13 May and our winners announced at a prestigious ceremony at the Landmark Hotel on 03 July.

Speaking about the partnership, Vanessa Vallely OBE, Managing Director, WeAreTheCity said, “I am exceptionally proud to be working with the Young Women’s Trust as part of this year’s Rising Star awards.  We feel there is a perfect alignment between WeAreTheCity and the Young Women’s Trust in terms our values and passion to create opportunities for women to thrive.  We are delighted to welcome YWT to the WeAreTheCity family of charities we are so proud to support”.

On the evening of the awards there will be a prize raffle with all proceeds being donated to the Young Women’s Trust.

Find out more about Young Women’s Trust below and how you can get involved here.

Alison Simpson
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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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