Rising Star Awards light up Twitter

Rising Star Awards light up Twitter

Nominations for the Rising Star Awards 2016, presented by WeAreTheCity, are now open. The awards are the first to focus on the UK’s female talent pipeline below management level. The awards will celebrate 100 individual female contributors that represent the leaders and role models of tomorrow. Founded in 2015, the awards will shine the light on female talent across the country. Since the nominations opened there has been lots of buzz and enthusiasm for the awards across social media. Here’s some of our Twitter highlights.

“The focus on increasing the number of women on boards in the UK over the past few years has been extremely successful. We now need to focus on helping to highlight women who will be future managers and directors within our organisations.”Vanessa Valley, Rising Star Awards Founder and WeAreTheCity CEO


You can nominate now at risingstars.wearethecity.com up until the 18th March. A shortlist of 10 women from each industry category chosen by an esteemed panel of judges will be published on the 25th April. The shortlist will then be open to a public vote.

The Top 100 Rising Stars will be announced in June and all winners, sponsors and supporters will be invited to attend a prestigious evening reception at Barclays in London to celebrate and collect their awards.

Inclusive Networks are proud to be a Media Partner for the Rising Star Awards.



About The Author

Thomas Anderson

Founder and MD of Inclusive Networks. Thomas was Chair of the award winning LGBT network for The Co-operative Group, ‘Respect’ (2011-14). Thomas named the network and designed and managed all of the branding, communications and engagement until he stepped down from the role of Chair in March 2014. He also created the branding, name, was Editor of the quarterly magazine and developed the launch of the UK’s first Inter-Retail LGBT network ‘CheckOUT’. He contributed to the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index 5 Year review. In recognition of his work in the diversity field he was shortlisted for ‘Diversity Champion of the Year’ at the 2013 European Diversity Awards, shortlisted for ‘Role Model of the Year’ at the 2012 Lesbian & Gay Foundation Homo Heroes Awards and shortlisted for the ‘Positive Action’ award at the 2013 Asian Fire Service Association Fair & Diverse Awards. He also won the 2012 ‘Pride of The Co-operative’ award. He was a judge for Scotland's biggest diversity awards, The Icon Awards in 2016, 2017 and 2018.

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