We are delighted to announce the launch of the 2019 WIBF Awards For Achievement. After the most successful awards ever last year, we are really looking forward to yet another amazing year.
The Awards for Achievement luncheon and award ceremony will be held on held on Friday 14th June 2019 at the London Hilton on Park Lane. These prestigious annual awards highlight the inspirational work taking place every day in pursuit of diversity and excellence in the banking and finance sector.
WIBF are delighted that the 2019 Awards Luncheon will sponsored by Lloyds Banking Group. Lloyds Banking Group have been a hugely supportive and engaged member of WIBF for many years, and shares WIBF’s belief that the Awards are a flagship event and opportunity to recognise the talent and achievements of women (and their male champions) in the sector.
This year sees the introduction of a new award - Tech Star Award. This award is to recognise the woman who is leading the Tech agenda, either through thought leadership, technical expertise or as an innovator. This individual will have demonstrated their passion and innovation in either a thought leadership project or who is leveraging technology to advance an improved gender equality; helping their financial services organisation move forward in terms of their digital agenda.
Award for Achievement
Celebrates a woman who has achieved success within a senior role and who displays qualities of dynamism and daring in her working life. Candidates have also used their skills beyond their own career by either serving on boards of other organisations and/or by their involvement with furthering the interests of women in the workplace. This woman is considered a role model and is making a significant impact by driving change across the industry.
Sponsored by Citi
Champion for Women
Celebrates a seasoned professional, man or woman, who through personal commitment, application and dedication, continuously promotes and inspires women in the workplace to reach their full potential.
Sponsored by Credit Suisse
Team Award for Diversity
Celebrates team success in promoting gender diversity in the workplace. The team may be a business line team that has driven and embedded the diversity agenda or a specialist function (such as HR or Diversity & Inclusion) that partners the business to provide vision and framework for enabling diversity at work.
Celebrates a woman aged 35 or younger (on 28th February 2019) who is making an exceptional impact within an organisation. She is shaping her organisation, not only in terms of business success, but also in the example she provides to colleagues. This individual out-performs her peers across the industry and demonstrates huge drive for career success alongside energy for helping others.
Sponsored by Barclays
Tech Star Award
Celebrates this woman’s outstanding contribution within FinTech or Digital within Financial Services. This award is to recognise the woman who is leading the Tech agenda, either through thought leadership, technical expertise or as an innovator. This individual will have demonstrated their passion and innovation in either a thought leadership project or who is leveraging technology to advance an improved gender equality; helping their financial services organisation move forward in terms of their digital agenda.
Award for Achievement Award Sponsor
Young Professional Award Sponsor
Wendy Papworth, Director, Global Diversity and Inclusion, Barclays
Champion for Women Award Sponsor
Team Diversity Award Sponsor
Tech Star Award Sponsor
Shortlist Dinner Sponsor
David Fass, CEO EMEA, Macquarie Group
Nominations are now open. Please don’t wait until the last minute to nominate. Think now about the colleagues who inspire you – could one of them be a 2019 WIBF Award for Achievement winner?
Nominations close on 27th February 2019