Women in Banking and Finance Awards launched for the 21st year

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The Women in Banking and Finance (WIBF) Awards have been launched for 2018.

Headline sponsored by Citi, the awards, now in their 21st year, aim to provide inspirational women in the sector a public platform to share their private stories of success, effort and aspiration to encourage others to follow and to encourage organisations to enable and reward the efforts of diversity and inclusion.

For this year, WIBF has added a fifth award category – a Rising Star Award, which celebrates a woman who has demonstrated significant initiative in the early stages of their career in finance. There is no age limit for this award and candidates may include someone who has changed careers to, or within, finance.

The WIBF Awards for Achievement 2018 are:

  • WIBF Young Professional Award, sponsored by Barclays
  • WIBF Champion for Women Award, sponsored by Credit Suisse
  • WIBF Award for Achievement, sponsored by Lloyds Banking Group
  • WIBF Team Diversity Award
  • WIBF Rising Star Award

WIBF is honoured that Lloyds Banking Group is sponsoring the WIBF Awards 2018 Shortlist Dinner and that Standard Life Aberdeen is sponsoring the WIBF Awards Alumni event emphasising the value of our network and the significance of the cross-organisational conversation and action that develops from these occasions.

Speaking about the awards, Vivienne Artz, President, Women in Banking and Finance said, “I am delighted that Citi is sponsoring the WIBF Awards for Achievement again in 2018.”

“Citi has been a hugely supportive and engaged member of WIBF for many years, and shares WIBF’s belief that the Awards are a flagship event and opportunity to recognise and celebrate the talent and achievements of women (and our great male champions) in our sector, as well as our confidence in the power of exceptional role models.”

“The WIBF Awards deliver industry-wide inspiration and acknowledgement that our work together over the 21 years of the WIBF Awards has enabled credible action and progress in improving diversity.”

“This is why WIBF is a firm supporter of the Women in Finance Charter, which challenges firms to create a public action plan to make a difference for gender parity in banking and finance today.”

“Perhaps less lauded than our award winners, is the cross-organisation support and sharing of best practice that our Awards and network encourage.”

“This is not a journey taken just at the individual level, but it is a journey taken as a sector, and together we can accelerate the amazing work for inclusivity that is taking place into something bigger and more powerful for the sector as a whole.”

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