The Women in the City Future Leaders Award
Launched in 2010, and recognises the achievements to date and the leadership potential of fast-track women in the early stages of their career.
The winners of the Women in the City Future Leaders Award are exceptional. At a relatively young age, they are making a contribution beyond their functional, technical or specialist area; are committed to their personal and professional development and have a heightened sense of self-awareness.
The Women in the City Future Leaders Award Judging Panel also assesses the strategic networking capability and leadership potential of all candidates.
Most Women in the City Future Leaders Award Finalists achieve a promotion or are given more stretching opportunities within six months of their award achievement and many attribute this not only to the internal and external exposure they gained, but the courage they gained from having competed for the award.
For example, within 2 years, the Women in the City Future Leaders Award Winner, 2011, Leire Jimenez of Mapfre moved from European Sales Director to Managing Director China to CEO Asia Pacific whilst Renee Hawkins moved from Client Principal to Head of Operations at Thoughworks and also fitted in some maternity leave following her Award success in 2012.