2017 Achievement Awards - Nominations
The annual WIBF Awards for Achievement are THE industry awards celebrating the talented women working in banking and finance today and those men and women supporting diversity in the UK’s banking and finance sector.
- Please complete and submit the nomination form by Friday 31st March 2017
- Shortlisted nominees will be contacted by the end of April 2017
- The WIBF Awards for Achievement Luncheon will be held on Friday 9th June 2017 – 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 or telephone the WIBF office on 0845 835 2720.
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 engage the support of their organisation, for example the nominee’s corporate communications department, diversity team and leaders as appropriate. These departments may offer additional support for the nomination. A proposer may not nominate themselves for an award.
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 or Republic of Ireland. Shortlisted nominees are expected to attend the Awards Luncheon on Friday 9th June 2017 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 the qualities of dynamism and daring. Candidates should have excelled in their professional life and also shown that they have an ability to use their skills outside of their own career by either serving on boards of other organisations that affect public life or are involved in furthering the interests of women in the workplace. A successful nominee is likely to have, for example, set up a division or implemented new processes, created a new product, increased the firm’s customer base and satisfaction, sat on an executive committee or working group, contributed to professional literature or delivered an address to an industry conference.
This award celebrates a young woman (under 35 years as at 31st March 2017) who is making a significant impact in her organisation. The panel is looking for a woman whose contribution, thus far, makes her ‘the one to watch’ because of what she is doing to shape her organisation, both in terms of financial success and as an example to others. A successful nominee is also likely to be involved in charity or community work.
This award recognises a senior executive, male or female, who through personal commitment, application and dedication, continuously promotes and inspires women in the workplace to reach their full potential. A successful nominee may have created an internal women’s network, served on the steering committee of a women’s network, increased the profile and career opportunities for women at their organisation, liaised with other external women’s networks, organised events and mentored young aspiring women leaders.
The team nominated may be a business line team, that has driven and embedded the diversity agenda in its business. The team may also be a central or specialist function (e.g. Human Resources) that has provided a vision and framework to support the diversity agenda. The team nomination must demonstrate the impact of the agenda in the business, in terms of initiatives implemented and success factors measured. The team may be comprised of both women and men, although the nomination must demonstrate the commitment to women’s career development. The nomination must also have a core area of focus in the UK or Republic of Ireland, with the Team Leader’s main place of work in the UK or Republic of Ireland.