WeAreTheCity, together with Royal Bank of Canada, are proud to announce the winners of their Rising Star Awards 2024

WeAreTheCity, in collaboration with Royal Bank of Canada, is thrilled to announce the winners of the 2024 Rising Star Awards. In an era where women continuously break through glass ceilings, we take immense pride in unveiling this year’s winners. These exceptional women have not only showcased outstanding talent in their respective fields, but have also emerged as inspirations for future generations.

Now in its milestone tenth year, the Rising Star Awards stand as the premier platform spotlighting the UK’s female talent pipeline below management level. Through this initiative, WeAreTheCity celebrates the achievements of another 100 individual female contributors, across a diverse array of industries, who epitomise the leaders and role models of tomorrow. We are privileged to acknowledge their extraordinary achievement.

Rising Star Awards 2024 Awards attracted over 1,300 nominations, evaluated by a panel of 50 independent judges. Additionally, public support through 10,000 votes bolstered the 200 shortlisted nominees from 115 countries over a two-week period.

Our list of winners for 2024 spotlights remarkable women from across the UK, representing 20 categories spanning various industries. Among these are standout individuals such as Mollie Leivars in the Advertising and Media category. Mollie is a writer/director, who began her impactful filmmaking journey at 15, Mollie has been recognised by Thames Valley Police for their educational value, her films sparked conversations on issues like knife crime and bullying. Emily Griffiths in the Entrepreneurs & Start-Ups category. Emily who’s dedication to women’s rights, gender equality and health equity, alongside her extensive activism and engagement with organisations like the UN and The Clinton Foundation. Dawn Hills in All Other Industries category. Dawn is a fibroid advocate and campaigner, has transformed her personal journey into a powerful mission to raise awareness and amplify the voices of women battling fibroids globally, through initiatives like the groundbreaking series “My Fibroid Journey” and her not-for-profit support group.

Congratulations to all of our tech winners!

Our amazing tech winners come from all sectors and are making a positive contribution in global tech companies, through pharmaceuticals right down to start-ups and single entrepreneurs. Read about their individual journeys to becoming a Rising Star, below.

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WeAreTheCity is delighted to unveil our Rising Star Champions, Men for Gender Balance, Global Impact, Editor’s Choice, and Public Vote winners. You can learn more about these extraordinary individuals below.

Additionally, the Company of the Year award, recognising the initiatives of a single company actively supporting female workforce progression, will be announced and presented at the ceremony on 17th July.

Congratulations to all our 2024 winners! A heartfelt applause to everyone who made it to the shortlist and nominations this year.

Time to Celebrate at the Rising Stars Awards Ceremony

All of our award winners and their supporters are now invited to celebrate at our prestigious awards ceremony at The Londoner Hotel, Leicester Square, on 17 July 2024. This remarkable evening promises over 350 attendees, offering the finest food, exceptional entertainment from Strictly star Pasha Kovalev and gospel choir Southend Vox, and the warmest of WeAreTheCity welcomes. We cannot wait! For more details and to book your tickets for this extraordinary evening, please see below.