An accountancy professional who has consistently met or exceeded challenging objectives to ensure the highest quality of provision of accountancy and related services. The award is based on achievements made in the period 1 January 2019 – 1 January 2020.
The woman that has gone out of her way to support the cause of getting more female representation in senior levels and stamping out barriers to growth for women in financial services.
This category celebrates the individual who has achieved a long-term impact on the way people and organisations think about and practice gender diversity. The Ambassador of the Year will be a prominent person in business and/or financial services who publicly champions gender parity in the sector. The Ambassador of the Year is ambitious, bold, daring, charismatic, and unabashedly dedicated towards encouraging women in the sector to grow.
An individual who has reinvigorated gender diversity in the financial services industry by providing new and innovative ways to improve the gender balance in the sector across levels.
This award category is open to organisations that have undertaken a specific initiative that has been established to promote diversity within their organisation or the wider community. These could involve gender pay gap, paternal leave, gender parity in the industry, etc. Judges will assess commitment to the cause, awareness raised, impact on the organisation and/or industry, and ultimate results of the initiative. Submissions should include the name of the initiative.
The company that has proactively cultivated an inclusive and diverse workforce, aiming to achieve equal gender representation at all levels. The judges will be looking for examples of professional training and advancement, ways to boosted morale and implemented programmes to increase well-being of employees.
This award recognises a woman who has actively looked to promote gender diversity in the asset management industry, while at the same time demonstrating skill as active investor in ESG themselves. Submission to include 3y performance statistics from independent verifiable source.
A finance team, led by a woman, that has delivered real value – with tangible business results – to a company. Judges will look at projects and achievements, along with examples of best practice, leadership, ROI generated and alignment to business goals. The award is based on achievements made in the past 24 months.
The most innovative fintech project. Please outline what problem your project is trying to solve and what steps/progress have you achieved in solving this thus far. Outline the project’s potential and how it can reach critical mass. Highlight any particularly innovative features.
This award is open to the strongest senior-level contender in the insurance sector who has an outstanding track record in attracting and managing clients and bringing in successful deals. It is also open to women in senior diversity-specific roles. Judges will be looking for nominees who have demonstrated exceptional leadership.
A female independent or in-house investment consultant that has broken down barriers to advancement in the company and/or wider financial sector, as well as paving the way for diversity in leadership. The award is based on achievements made in the past 24 months.
The corporate lawyer or in-house legal counsel that has broken down barriers to advancement in the firm and wider legal sector, as well as paving the way for diversity in leadership. The award is based on achievements made in the past 24 months.
A senior male figure who has gone out of his way to improve the diversity levels of women in finance, within the organisation and/or in the wider community. Successful nominations must provide case studies or examples of how the candidate has gone out of his way, or strategically prioritised, getting more women into finance and/or supporting them in their career.
This award is open to a woman who is an investor at a private equity, venture capital, business angel or alternative investment groups. The winner of this award will be a role model for women in a wide range of disciplines. The award is based on achievements made in the past 24 months.
This award recognises the standout wealth manager who has achieved outstanding returns while championing financial inclusivity. The award is based on achievements made in the last 18 months.
The inspiring leader who has challenged, influenced or revolutionised the culture of the financial services sector. A woman who has demonstrated the highest degree of finance excellence, innovation and leadership in the last year, and shone a light on the great things women in finance can achieve. Candidates should not only have demonstrated outstanding business achievements, but also acted as a positive role model and actively sought to bring more diversity to the financial services industry.
The best and brightest woman in the first five years of working within the financial services industry. Judges will be looking for nominees who have an inspiring story to tell.