The annual WIBF Awards for Achievement are THE industry awards celebrating the talented women working in banking and finance today and all those men and women supporting diversity in the UK’s banking and finance sector. For 2018, the 21st annual WIBF Awards for Achievement, WIBF is delighted to introduce a new award – The WIBF Rising Star Award. We are excited about reaching a wider range of nominees through this award and encouraging those women just starting out in their financial careers.
- Please complete and submit the nomination form by Wednesday 28th February 2018
- Shortlisted nominees will be contacted by the end of April 2018
- The WIBF Awards for Achievement Luncheon will be held on Friday 15th June 2018 – note the date in your diaries NOW!
Please take the time to read the nomination form all the way through before starting the nomination process, as partial nominations cannot be updated after submission. You may prefer to prepare answers offline first.
For any queries please contact WIBF Operations at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A proposer needs to be either:
- an individual member of WIBF, or
- working for an employer that is a corporate member of WIBF.
We highly recommend that the proposer engages the support of their organisation, for example the nominee’s corporate communications department, diversity team or leaders as appropriate. These departments may offer additional support for the nomination. A proposer may not nominate themselves for an award.
You can become a member of WIBF here
Professionals currently working within the financial services industry or in direct connection to it may be nominated. Nominees do not need to be individual or corporate members of WIBF and men may be nominated for the Champion for Women Award. The nominees’ main place of work must be in the UK. Shortlisted nominees are expected to attend the Awards Luncheon on Friday 15th June 2018 and to participate in publicity relating to the Awards.
This award 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.
This award celebrates a woman aged 35 or younger (on 28th February 2018) 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.
This award 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.
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.
This award celebrates a woman who has demonstrated significant initiative in the early stages of her career in finance (no more than 5 years on 28th February 2018). There is no age limit for this award. This woman’s outstanding contribution to her organisation makes her ‘one to watch’ as someone who has progressed with their career at a significant pace in a short space of time. What will this woman do next?