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Powerwomen Awards Submissions

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Awards categories and criteria

 

Entry criteria

Any organisation or individual may enter themselves for any of the awards. Organisations may put forward entries for multiple awards as appropriate. We also welcome your nominations for any organisation or individual you think is deserving of recognition at these prestigious awards.

The judges

An independent panel of industry judges determines the winners. The shortlist is published online and online voting will take place. The online vote carries the weight of one additional judge.
Awards will go to those organisations/individuals that are recognised by peers and clients as demonstrating excellence under the relevant criteria below. Submissions should have statistics and metrics to support them:

  • Having outstanding female leadership with metrics to demonstrate growth or revenue development
  • Consistent female promotion rates
  • New initiatives to help parents with flexibility
  • Engagement with outreach initiatives aimed at black, minority and ethnic communities
  • Dynamic mentors or sponsors demonstrating the two way relationship that has been built
  • Running a successful internal women’s network
  • Specific gender programmes and communication of them internally
  • Clear policies and how they are implemented for female career advancement

 

General guidelines

  • The judges are looking for concise written submissions and your entry should cover as many of the listed criteria as possible
  • Please ensure you include what associations and registrations you are a member of
  • When nominating a third party, please provide as much information as possible. Contact details for the nominee are mandatory

 

Best practice peer exchange and entry transparency

In a move to help the market more with their gender programmes, Citywealth would like to publicise the winning entries in order to reveal practical steps for the industry to use. This will also help highlight the bestpractice of the winners. Please advise us if your entry is confidential or if you will agree to publicity.

 

Judging Process

Stage 1 The contest is open for submissions and companies to enter

Stage 2 The Judges review the entries and meet to agree the finalists

Stage 3 The finalists are announced

Stage 4 Public Voting – online voting opens and will count as one additional judges vote

Stage 5 Judges meet to cast final votes and agree the winners

Stage 6 The winners are announced publicly at the awards ceremony

 

 

 

 

The Categories

Event Categories

  • Woman of the Year - Business Services (SME)

    Open to women in business services roles or functions demonstrating leadership or having attained a substantial leadership position. Please demonstrate your path to success, mentors/sponsors and choices that led you to your leadership position. Judges would be interested in hearing about themes that emerged throughout your career progression and why the past year has been outstanding.

  • Woman of the Year - Business Services (Large/Institutional)

    Open to women in business services roles or functions demonstrating leadership or having attained a substantial leadership position. Please demonstrate your path to success, mentors/sponsors and choices that led you to your leadership position. Judges would be interested in hearing about themes that emerged throughout your career progression and why the past year has been outstanding.

  • Woman of the Year - Government, Regulatory and Not-for-profit Organisations

  • Woman of the Year - Future Leaders (Associate/VP)

    Leader is a person who has a vision, a drive and a commitment to achieve that vision. Leaders should exercise positive social influence. This should be supported by metrics, which demonstrate growth or revenue development, or other metrics as entrants deem appropriate over the past 12 months. Judges would like to hear about themes that emerged throughout your career progression and why the past year has been outstanding.

  • Woman of the Year - Future Leaders (Senior Associate/SVP)

    Leader is a person who has a vision, a drive and a commitment to achieve that vision. Leaders should exercise positive social influence. This should be supported by metrics, which demonstrate growth or revenue development, or other metrics as entrants deem appropriate over the past 12 months. Judges would like to hear about themes that emerged throughout your career progression and why the past year has been outstanding.

  • Woman of the Year - Future Leaders - (Partner/Director)

    Leader is a person who has a vision, a drive and a commitment to achieve that vision. Leaders should exercise positive social influence. This should be supported by metrics, which demonstrate growth or revenue development, or other metrics as entrants deem appropriate over the past 12 months. Judges would like to hear about themes that emerged throughout your career progression and why the past year has been outstanding.

  • Woman of the Year - Rising Star

    Open to junior to mid-level women who have made a positive impact in the lives of colleagues and employees, demonstrated leadership and achieved success beyond expectations. Please demonstrate your path to success, mentors/sponsors and choices that led you to be an inspiration. Judges would be interested in hearing about themes that emerged throughout your career progression and why the past year has been outstanding.

  • Woman of the Year - Leadership - Financial Organisation (Director)

    Open to senior women demonstrating leadership or having attained a substantial leadership position. Please demonstrate your path to success, mentors/sponsors and choices that led you to your leadership position. Judges would be interested in hearing about themes that emerged throughout your career progression and why the past year has been outstanding.

  • Woman of the Year - Leadership - Financial Organisation (Managing Director)

    Open to senior women demonstrating leadership or having attained a substantial leadership position. Please demonstrate your path to success, mentors/sponsors and choices that led you to your leadership position. Judges would be interested in hearing about themes that emerged throughout your career progression and why the past year has been outstanding.

  • Woman of the Year - Leadership - Financial Organisation (CEO/Board Member)

    Open to senior women demonstrating leadership or having attained a substantial leadership position. Please demonstrate your path to success, mentors/sponsors and choices that led you to your leadership position. Judges would be interested in hearing about themes that emerged throughout your career progression and why the past year has been outstanding.

  • Woman of the year - Professional Services

    Open to senior women demonstrating leadership or having attained a substantial leadership position. Please demonstrate your path to success, mentors/sponsors and choices that led you to your leadership position. Judges would be interested in hearing about themes that emerged throughout your career progression and why the past year has been outstanding.

  • Woman of the Year - Business Growth (Boutique)

    Open to women who can demonstrate commercial success in terms of revenue or a new business initiative that has or will bring revenue to their current business. Examples are; client accumulation and their impact on your business; revenue rising substantially; or breaking into a new regional markets like the Middle East. Please supply case studies or metrics to support the entry

  • Woman of the Year - Business Growth (Mid-size)

    Open to women who can demonstrate commercial success in terms of revenue or a new business initiative that has or will bring revenue to their current business. Examples are; client accumulation and their impact on your business; revenue rising substantially; or breaking into a new regional markets like the Middle East. Please supply case studies or metrics to support the entry

  • Woman of the Year - Business Growth (Large/Institutional)

    Open to women who can demonstrate commercial success in terms of revenue or a new business initiative that has or will bring revenue to their current business. Examples are; client accumulation and their impact on your business; revenue rising substantially; or breaking into a new regional markets like the Middle East. Please supply case studies or metrics to support the entry

  • Woman of the Year - North America

  • Mentor of the Year

    Sponsors are advocates in positions of authority who use their influence intentionally to help others advance, while mentors provide advice, feedback, and coaching. Please tell us what your mentoring or sponsorship programme involves and the success rates or metrics for female promotion or development in your organisation.

  • Inspirational Woman of the Year

    Open to senior women having make a positive impact in the lives of colleagues and employees, demonstrating leadership or having attained a substantial leadership position. Please demonstrate your path to success, mentors/sponsors and choices that led you to be an inspiration. Judges would be interested in hearing about themes that emerged throughout your career progression and why the past year has been outstanding.

  • Company of the Year - Creating Change for Women

    Judges would like to hear about successful companies with outstanding programmes, mentoring and sponsorship aimed at encouraging, promoting or retaining women. Judges would like to hear about how these initiatives. This should be supported by metrics which demonstrate growth or revenue development or other metrics as entrants deem appropriate over the past 12 months.

  • Company of the Year - Female Leadership (Boutique)

    Judges would like to hear about successful companies with outstanding female leaders. A leader is a person who has a vision, a drive and a commitment to achieve that vision, and the skills to make business growth and change happen. Leaders should exercise positive social influence. This should be supported by metrics which demonstrate growth or revenue development or other metrics as entrants deem appropriate over the past 12 months.

  • Company of the Year - Female Leadership (Mid-size)

    Judges would like to hear about successful companies with outstanding female leaders. A leader is a person who has a vision, a drive and a commitment to achieve that vision, and the skills to make business growth and change happen. Leaders should exercise positive social influence. This should be supported by metrics which demonstrate growth or revenue development or other metrics as entrants deem appropriate over the past 12 months.

  • Company of the Year - Female Leadership (Large/Institutional)

    Judges would like to hear about successful companies with outstanding female leaders. A leader is a person who has a vision, a drive and a commitment to achieve that vision, and the skills to make business growth and change happen. Leaders should exercise positive social influence. This should be supported by metrics which demonstrate growth or revenue development or other metrics as entrants deem appropriate over the past 12 months.

  • Company of the Year - Female Leadership (North America)

    Judges would like to hear about successful companies with outstanding female leaders. A leader is a person who has a vision, a drive and a commitment to achieve that vision, and the skills to make business growth and change happen. Leaders should exercise positive social influence. This should be supported by metrics which demonstrate growth or revenue development or other metrics as entrants deem appropriate over the past 12 months.

  • Best Employer - Career Progression (Boutique)

    Open to companies who have launched initiatives aimed at supporting the talent pipeline. Judges would be interested in hearing about the rationale behind the initiative, the actions being taken, the impact and results.

  • Best Employer - Career Progression (Mid-size)

    Open to companies who have launched initiatives aimed at supporting the talent pipeline. Judges would be interested in hearing about the rationale behind the initiative, the actions being taken, the impact and results.

  • Best Employer - Career Progression (Large,Institutional)

    Open to companies who have launched initiatives aimed at supporting the talent pipeline. Judges would be interested in hearing about the rationale behind the initiative, the actions being taken, the impact and results.

  • Best Employer - Career Progression (LGBT+/Inclusion)

    Open to companies who have launched initiatives aimed at supporting the talent pipeline. Judges would be interested in hearing about the rationale behind the initiative, the actions being taken, the impact and results.

  • Government, Regulatory and Not-for-profit organisations - Female Leadership

  • Diversity Communication Campaign of the Year

    Open to companies and PR agencies who have launched a communications campaign focused on diversity. Judges will be interested in learning about the campaign’s overall goals, novel tactics employed, and impact. Statistics and measurements of the campaign’s reach would be welcome.

  • Career Initiative

    The Career Initiative Award recognises women who have taken proactive steps in their career to achieve their success to date. These women will have demonstrated an ability to seek opportunities, be resourceful and think ahead. Their career might not follow a traditional path or they might have stepped outside of their comfort zone to embrace new challenges.

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