2020 is an incredibly special year for Women in Banking and Finance (WIBF); it marks forty years of our network, forty years of women supporting women, forty years of working together to improve gender practice in our sector.

Each individual success, every group attainment, has been part of those forty years and WIBF wants to celebrate every woman, every year, every achievement during 2020. We want the sector to recognise the changes that have been made and the developments that have occurred thanks to the women of WIBF and the men who have made our cause their cause, for the benefit of the industry and the men and women yet to join us.

WIBF’s programme teams will celebrate the 40th anniversary with a myriad of events throughout the year, but our stand-out celebration will be the 2020 Women in Banking and Finance Awards for Achievement, to be held on Friday 12th June at the beautiful London Guildhall. This celebration of the accomplishments of women working in the sector today, the triumphs of teams working for diversity and the inspirational champions of women will be for every woman that has walked that stage before or has paused in her career over the past forty years to put her hand out to the woman following her.

WIBF is delighted to announce that Citi will be the headline sponsor of the 2020 WIBF Awards for Achievement. Longstanding WIBF member, Citi, shares WIBF’s passion for inspirational mentors and effective gender practice throughout the sector and we know that in partnership with Citi, the 2020 WIBF Awards for Achievement will be an absolutely exceptional occasion.

We are thrilled to open nominations for the 2020 WIBF Awards for Achievement on Friday 1st November 2019.

You can nominate here for:

  • WIBF Award for Achievement
  • WIBF Champion for Women Award
  • WIBF Future Leader Award
  • WIBF Team Award for Diversity
  • WIBF Tech Star Award

Nominations close on Friday 28th February 2020 with the shortlist to be announced in April. All instructions, category details and helpful FAQs are available here.

Every nomination is a declaration of pride in colleagues, of the work of individuals, of an organisation’s attitude to gender practice. WIBF and the financial services industry wants to know about the brilliant, dedicated people you work with and we all want to learn how to replicate their successes in our workplace.

Nominations will close on Friday 28th February 2020 with the shortlist to be announced in April. All instructions, category details and helpful FAQs are available here.

Every nomination is a declaration of pride in colleagues, of the work of individuals, of an organisation’s attitude to gender practice. WIBF and the financial services industry wants to know about the brilliant, dedicated people you work with and we all want to learn how to replicate their successes in our workplace.

The Categories

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.

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 Cynergy Bank

Future Leader Award

Celebrates a woman aged 35 or younger (on 28th February 2020) 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 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.

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.

Sponsored by Refinitiv

Sponsored by

Headline Sponsor

Citi
To be a high-performing organisation, we need a team that is representative of the places where we operate and the clients we serve. Citi has a strong record of action on important issues related to diversity, inclusion and equality and supporting the work of WIBF is essential to ensure female representation continues to grow and is appropriately recognised.

Award for Achievement

Available for Sponsorship

Champion for Women Award

Cynergy Bank
We are delighted to be sponsoring the 2020 Champion for Women Award and to be a part of the celebrations for the WIBF’s 40th Anniversary.

This award celebrates the commitment and dedication of individuals who enable and inspire women to reach their full potential, and in turn promote the agenda for diversity and inclusion across the Banking and Finance industry.

Future Leader Award

Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse is delighted to sponsor the 2020 Future Leader Award. This category celebrates young talents who not only excel in their day job but are also inspirational role models for others. Good luck to the 2020 nominees.

Tech Star Award

Refinitiv
“Refinitiv is extremely proud to be sponsoring the Tech Star Award. As a global data driven business, we know that one piece of data must change: the number of women in leadership in business, technology and finance. It’s why we have set our own ambitious targets for women in our top leadership, appointed our first female CTO, and it’s why we have been a long-term supporter of WIBF and will work with you to inspire our sector to hire, promote and develop women."

David Craig, Chief Executive Officer, Refinitiv

Team Diversity Award

Available for Sponsorship

Shortlist Dinner Sponsor

Refinitiv
Businesses focused on success know that ensuring a gender balanced approach to recruitment, retention and promotion is essential to building strong performance and a positive culture of inclusion and diversity within an organization. At Refinitiv, we are proud to sponsor the short-list event for the top talent from across the financial services sector who have been short-listed for the 2020 Awards for Achievement. Congratulations to those short-listed – a terrific achievement!

2020 Awards Alumni Network Sponsor

Citi

Nominations

Nominations close on 28th February 2020

Nomination form