Last night Women in the City announced the 2017 Finalists at the Future Leaders Award … [Read More...]
FAREWELL TO THE FUTURE LEADERS AWARD
We launched the Future Leaders Award in 2010. At the time the focus was on women getting on Boards.
WiC knew that in order to achieve more women on boards, we would need to identify and support women with the potential to reach senior management and executive board positions – what began to be called the “talent pipeline”.
Between then and 2017 we recognised many outstanding females all of whom have gone on to undertake more stretching and more senior roles.
We’re proud of the success of this and our earlier Woman of Achievement Award which recognised senior women who were actively championing the progress of women in their teams, organisations and sectors.
We are delighted that WiC was at the forefront of a recognising gender diversity champions and future female leaders, carving a pathway for other awards and businesswomen to follow.
This website is now “mothballed” but we do hope you’ll explore the section on our Winners.
Read about the experiences of previous Future Leaders
We asked Kitty McCormick, Winner of the 2016 Future Leaders Award to tell us about her Future … [Read More...]
It took the FL Award to make me realise I'm a a respected opinion leader Alison Hemsworth, a 2016 … [Read More...]
Sarah Austin, Operating Director at PageGroup was one our 2015 finalists. … [Read More...]
Updates from Women in the City:
Wages have been increasing at a faster rate than inflation since 2018. According to statistics released by the Office of National Statistics, the average weekly income for full-time workers has seen a year-on-year increase of 2.9%, rising from £568 to £585. Delving into the salary expectations vs reality, research collated by Instant Offices reveals that […]
only 33% of working age people in the UK feel positive about their future career prospects 34% of respondents have either not received workplace training in the last five years or have never had any such training – equating to 17.8 million people with outdated skills. 31.3 million people (60% of respondents) feel their skills […]
Women’s career progression continues to be headline news. From the gender pay gap to #MeToo, Time’s Up and the ongoing under-representation of women in executive roles, it’s clear that women need a larger role at the top. Despite the emphasis on the lack of women at board level, the gender pay gap and the need […]
Liz Walker, Commercial Director at Distinctly, reflects on the successes and failures for women in 2019. Like any year, 2019 has been a mixture of successes and failures for women’s rights. This is true whether we are talking about the rights of women in employment, women in the wider UK, or for women worldwide. One […]
On International Women’s Day 2020 Women in the insurance and financial services sector are effectively working 123 days, more than a third of the year, for free. That’s twice the average across all sectors. There are still only 6 female CEOs in the FTSE 100. Three quarters of women say their workplace makes it more […]
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