NOMINATION GUIDELINES

 

Nominations will open for the Women in Finance Awards 2019 London, later in the year.

The judges convene two weeks before the awards ceremony to review all of the finalists’ nominations. They will decide the winners based on the written submissions, so try to include as much information as possible.

Please use the criteria (listed below) of the category you wish to enter to shape your written submission, as the judges will refer to each criteria to guide their decisions. Each written submission should be at least 400 words and a maximum of 600 words. There is no cost to nominate and you can enter as many categories as you wish.

A member of the Women in Finance Awards team will reach out to everyone who nominated around four months before the awards ceremony to tell them whether they have been shortlisted as a finalist. Good luck!

If you have any queries relating to the nomination process, please email hatika.shah@bonhillplc.com.

AWARDS CATEGORIES

ACCOUNTANCY LEADER OF THE YEAR
The accountant who has consistently met or exceeded challenging objectives to ensure the highest quality of provision of accountancy and related services.
ADVOCATE OF THE YEAR
The organisation or person regardless of gender, that has gone out of its/her/his way to support the cause of getting more female representation in senior levels and stamping out barriers to growth for women in financial services.
AMBASSADOR OF THE YEAR
This category celebrates the individual who has achieved a long-term impact on the way people and organisations think about and practice gender diversity. The Ambassador of the Year will be a prominent person in business and/or financial services who publicly champions gender parity in the sector. The Ambassador of the Year is ambitious, bold, daring, charismatic, and unabashedly dedicated towards encouraging women in the sector to grow.
BANKER OF THE YEAR
The most influential and inspirational woman in banking, who has overseen strong financial performance  and successfully guided the bank in best business practices, expansion into new markets, or innovation in terms of new products or services.
CFO OF THE YEAR
The female chief financial officer in any sector who has delivered financial growth and demonstrated success in overcoming significant business challenges or barriers. 
DISRUPTOR OF THE YEAR
The company that has reinvigorated gender diversity in the financial services industry by providing new and innovative ways to improve the gender balance in the sector across levels.
EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR
The company that has proactively cultivated an inclusive and diverse workforce, aiming to achieve equal gender representation at all levels.
FINANCIAL ADVISOR OF THE YEAR
This award recognises the standout financial adviser who has achieved outstanding returns while championing financial inclusivity. The award is based on achievements made in the period 1 January 2017 – 1 January 2018.
FINTECH LEADER OF THE YEAR
The most innovative and agile woman in a leadership role within a fintech company.
FUND MANAGER OF THE YEAR
This award recognises the fund manager that has outperformed peers in her field, with a proven aptitude for effective stock selection and an understanding and anticipation of market patterns.
LEGAL ADVISOR OF THE YEAR
The corporate lawyer that has broken barriers to advancement and carved out a niche for herself in the firm and wider sector, as well as paving the way for diversity in leadership.
INSURANCE LEADER OF THE YEAR
The strongest senior-level contender in the insurance sector who has an outstanding track record in attracting and managing clients and bringing in successful deals, whilst demonstrating exceptional leadership.
RECRUITER OF THE YEAR
The recruitment firm that has championed equal pay and diversity in financial recruitment. 
RISING STAR OF THE YEAR
The best and brightest woman in the first five years of working within the financial services industry. Judges will be looking for nominees who have a unique and inspiring story to tell.
SPECIALIST INVESTOR OF THE YEAR
The leading investor in private equity, venture capital, business angel or investing institution. The winner of this award will be a role model for women in a wide range of disciplines.
WEALTH MANAGER OF THE YEAR
The wealth manager that displays an outstanding track record of performance in various financial conditions.
WOMAN OF THE YEAR
The inspiring leader who has challenged, influenced or revolutionised the culture of the financial services sector. The winner of this award will be chosen from a shortlist of winners in other categories.