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The Powerwomen Awards 2018 - recognising individuals and companies who maximise the potential of women in wealth

Event Date: 22 February 2018

                                  

 

Host:TBC

 

Dress code: Smart Suits/Cocktail Wear

 

 

For any information regarding the ticket booking please contact:

Calin Lapuste - Relationship Manager Citywealth

clapuste@citywealthmag.com

Citywealth is delighted to open its fifth year awards programme to champion women in the wealth sector and highlight the female leaders of today and tomorrow. The awards spotlight individuals and companies who support care giving responsibilities, female leadership, and celebrate diversity. Globally, women hold approximately one in five senior management roles, and fewer than one in ten businesses have a female CEO; of Financial Times top 500 companies, women represent 1.8% of CEOs and hold 10% of board seats. By working together and inclusively we can do so much more. In 2012, a Dow Jones study found that the overall median proportion of female executives is 7.1% at successful companies and 3.1% at unsuccessful companies, demonstrating the value that having more females can potentially bring to a management team.

Therefore, the Powerwomen Awards 2018 will both recognise individuals and companies who maximise the potential of women in wealth, and will also create a platform for best practice to collectively exercise positive social influence on the sector.

Powerwomen Awards 2017 - See details and results

 

Submissions

Submissions are now closed.

 

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 2018 judging panel will be announced in May 2017. Additionally, the shortlist is published online and online voting will take place. The online vote carries the weight of one additional judge. Over 17,500 votes were received for 2017 contests.
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

• Ensure the submission includes a cover letter on its first page, which can be downloaded below.
• Each entry must be in the form of a written submission of no more than 1000 words. The judges are looking for concise written submissions and your entry should cover as many of the listed criteria as possible.
• Please ensure each item of your submission has the following information clearly printed: category name, name of entering company/firm and contact.
• 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.

Powerwomen Awards cover letter.docx

 

Corporate awards

 

Boutique Organisation of the Year: Female Leadership 

 

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 (Professional Services)

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: 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.

 

Best Employer: Mentoring /Sponsoring programmes

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.

 

Best Employer: Working parents initiative – successful impact

This is aimed at initiatives launched in the last 3 years. Citywealth Supporting Women in Wealth Awards aims to neutralise attitudes within corporates that might stigmatise individuals with care giving responsibilities because of corporate cultural pressures. Successful entries will show how measures have been implemented to help men and women access parental flexibility without career detriment, stigma or similar examples.

 

Best Employer: BME Women

 

This award rewards new initiatives aimed at encouraging, promoting or retaining Black and minority ethnic (BME) women. This is aimed at innovative initiatives launched in the last 12 months.

 

Individual awards

 

Woman of the Year: Leadership (Large, Institutional)

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 (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: Leadership (Financial Organisation)

Open to senior women demonstrating leadership or having attained a substantial leadersh ip 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 (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: Business growth (Professional Services)

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 Services

 

Entrepreneurial Woman of the Year

Open to senior women demonstrating leadership or having attained a substantial leadership/senior 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.

 

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.

 

Champion of the Year: Mentoring/Sponsorship Programmes

Open to men and women
Sponsors are advocates in positions of authority who use their influence intentionally to help others advance, while mentors provide advice, feedback, and coaching. The mentor or sponsor should demonstrate how the two-way relationship has been built and provide details of promotions achieved for women with their help in their organisation.

 

Champion of the Year: BME Outreach Initiative

Open to men and women
This should focus on educational outreach initiatives and championing in schools, universities or professional business schools focused on Black  and minority ethnic communities that are under-represented in private wealth management.

 

Woman of the Year: Rising Stars

 

Career Achievement Award

 

Editor's Choice Award

 

Entry document information

Please supply us with a 1,000-word document containing the core of your entry. You may separately supply appendices containing additional supporting information and documentation.

 

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 opened for submissions and companies 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

 

Please e-mail your entries to Lina Petkova tpetkova@citywealthmag.com

Sponsorship Packages

The Citywealth Powerwomen Awards has become an established presence in the wealth calendar. Now in its third year the Citywealth Powerwomen Awards brings together the elite of advisers in the wealth industry as well as being an established event for philanthropists and the UHNW readership of Citywealth.

The 2016 Citywealth Powerwomen Awards brought together 160 of the industry’s female elite representing over seventy organisations including the leading law firms, trust companies, family offices, tax advisors, investment managers and bankers in the wealth sector to recognise the achievements of women in the industry during the past year.

The evening is a unique opportunity to meet and network with the leaders in the advisory sectors and the UHNW clients there to help promote the causes close to their hearts.

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

 

Patron Sponsorship

As Lead sponsor, you receive a rounded annual package designed to maximise your promotional benefit over the course of the year using all Citywealth channels – online, sponsorship, networking and publications. From July 2014, Citywealth begins a programme of event marketing. Involvement in this together with a campaign of follow up activities will maximise your exposure as the event Lead Sponsor.

• 4 pages editorial profile of your organisation
• Branding on all the event promotional and advertising materials
• 6 months banner advertisement on www.citywealthmag.com
•  “Solus” branding on the night of the awards
• Presentation of two award categories
• 5 minute speaking opportunity
• Full page advertisement in awards programme – Back Cover
• Branding at reception and in award materials
• Additional staff attendance at the welcome reception – up to a maximum of 5
• 1 x table of 10 – front row
• Copies and use of your award presentation photography
• Membership of the Citywealth - Tomorrow Club (worth £995 p.a. + VAT)
• Membership of Citywealth - WP Club (worth £1250 p.a. + VAT)
• Membership of Citywealth - Powerwomen Club (worth £1495 p.a. +VAT)

 

GOLD Award Sponsorship

• Branding on all pre event marketing materials
• Front row seating guaranteed
• Table of 10 at the awards dinner
• Banner advertisement on www.citywealthmag.com for 12 months from start of booking
• Announcing and on stage presentation of one award category
• Copies and use of your award presentation photography
• Advertisement in award event programme
• 1 Full page advertisement in Citywealth Leaders List

 

SILVER Award Sponsorship

• Branding on all event marketing materials
• Best available seating guaranteed
• Table of 10 at the awards dinner
• Banner advertisement on www.citywealthmag.com for 6 months
• Announcing and on stage presentation of one award category
• Copies and use of your award presentation photography

 

BRONZE Award Sponsorship

• Branding on all pre event marketing materials
• 1/2 Table at the awards dinner
• Announcing and on stage presentation of one award category
• Copies and use of your award presentation photography

 

Champagne Reception sponsorship

• Branding at reception and in award materials
• Additional staff attendance at the welcome reception – up to a maximum of 5
• Opportunity to display marketing materials
• 1 x Leaders List full page advertisement
• Banner advertisement on www.citywealthmag.com
• Table of 10 at the awards dinner
• Announcing and on stage presentation of one award category
• Copies and use of your award presentation photography

 

After dinner drinks sponsorship

• Branding at after dinner drinks reception dinner
• 1 x Full page advertisement in awards programme
• Signage at entrance to drinks reception/Branding displayed in reception area
• Opportunity to display marketing materials
• 3 places at the awards dinner
• Additional staff attendance at reception – up to a maximum of 5
 

For any information about becoming a sponsor, please contact Calin Lapuste

Email: clapuste@citywealthmag.com

Tel: +44 (0)207 487 5858