2020 Entry Questionnaires



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Congratulations on being nominated for the 2020 Women in Investment Awards! The categories are listed below in alphabetical order. So that you know what to expect of the next stage, each category below has an example entry form attached to it for you to download if you wish. You can use this word version of the form to draft your entry offline first, and coming back here to enter it online when you're ready (before the deadline). All entries MUST be completed on the online portal.

If you have any questions please email rebecca.hancock@incisivemedia.com

Entry deadline: 19th June 2020
(No extensions will be given)

Change Excellence Award

Open to women in the UK investment sector who have made a valuable business or industry contribution by driving through change. This could be related to a project, product, task or process. The nominee must have played a lead or key role in delivering change and this must either be ongoing or have taken place in 2019/20.

Download an example of the entry questionnaire for this category here.

This category is now closed

Contribution to Diversity Award

Open to investment companies who have implemented a project, initiative or wider changes in diversity (not specifically gender) within a business or the industry more broadly.

Download an example of the entry questionnaire for this category here.

This category is now closed

Contribution to Gender Diversity Award

Open to investment companies who have implemented a project, initiative or wider changes in gender diversity within a business or the industry more broadly.

Download an example of the entry questionnaire for this category here.

This category is now closed

Distribution Woman of the Year

Open to women working in a sales and/or distribution role within the investment industry in both the UK and Europe. This category would include product sales (not limited to UK fund sales), client services, business development, third party sales and relationship management. It is also open to women at companies selling services into the UK investment industry (IT software, Executive Search etc).

Download an example of the entry questionnaire for this category here.

This category is now closed

Fund Manager of the Year (large firms)

Open to women managing funds that are registered for sale in the UK. This award will serve as an inspiration for other women to consider a career in fund management and will therefore be judged primarily on qualitative factors, although performance will also be considered. More than 500 employees.

Download an example of the entry questionnaire for this category here.

This category is now closed

Fund Manager of the Year (small to medium firms)

Open to women managing funds that are registered for sale in the UK. This award will serve as an inspiration for other women to consider a career in fund management and will therefore be judged primarily on qualitative factors, although performance will also be considered. Less than 500 employees.

Download an example of the entry questionnaire for this category here.

This category is now closed

Fund Saleswoman of the Year

Open to women working in a sales and distribution role within the UK's investment industry selling mutual funds on behalf of an asset manager. This category will look at the whole spectrum of the sales role from a support function through to leading a team.

Download an example of the entry questionnaire for this category here.

This category is now closed

Fund Selector of the Year

Open to women working in a fund analyst or fund selector role within the UK's investment industry. Including, but not limited to, working for an asset manager, stockbroker, wealth manager, investment bank or investment research company.

Download an example of the entry questionnaire for this category here.

This category is now closed

International Investment Woman of the Year

Open to women who are based outside the UK but work with the UK investment industry and whose overall achievements have helped raise the profile of the investment sector as an excellent career choice for women either through education, training, leadership, mentoring or acting as a role model. The award is not specific to any particular role, but the nominee must be able to demonstrate their influence in attracting and/or retaining women in the sector.

Download an example of the entry questionnaire for this category here.

This category is now closed

Investment Analyst of the Year

Open to women working in an investment analyst role within the UK's investment industry assessing companies and related financial information. Including, but not limited to, working for an asset manager, stockbroker, wealth manager, investment bank or investment research company.

Download an example of the entry questionnaire for this category here.

This category is now closed

Investment Woman of the Year (large firms)

Open to women whose overall achievements and work within the UK investment industry has helped raise the profile of the investment sector as an excellent career choice for women either through education, training, leadership, mentoring or acting as a role model. The award is not specific to any particular role, but nominees must be able to demonstrate their influence at firm or industry level. More than 500 employees.

Download an example of the entry questionnaire for this category here.

This category is now closed

Investment Woman of the Year (small to medium firms)

Open to women whose overall achievements and work within the UK investment industry has helped raise the profile of the investment sector as an excellent career choice for women either through education, training, leadership, mentoring or acting as a role model. The award is not specific to any particular role, but nominees must be able to demonstrate their influence at firm or industry level. Less than 500 employees.

Download an example of the entry questionnaire for this category here.

This category is now closed

Marketing Influencer of the Year

Open to women in the UK investment sector whose contribution via the marketing spectrum has helped influence and raise awareness of investment issues. This could be through the use of multiple marketing channels such as direct, digital, social media, events etc.

Download an example of the entry questionnaire for this category here.

This category is now closed

Mentor of the Year

Open to men and women in the UK investment sector who have supported and encouraged women to fulfil their potential and achieve excellence within the workplace.

Download an example of the entry questionnaire for this category here.

This category is now closed

Most Inspiring Returner

For women who have returned to work in 2019-20 in the UK investment sector following maternity leave or a career break and have acted as a role model to women looking to achieve the balance between work and family life or have made a significant impact at firm or industry level.

Download an example of the entry questionnaire for this category here.

This category is now closed

Rising Star of the Year Award (small to medium firms)

Open to women in the UK investment sector who are under 30 and have impressed colleagues with their desire to succeed and who strive to achieve excellence in the workplace. We are looking for women who are starting to make an impact at their company or within the wider industry. Nominees must be 30 years of age or under on 1st November 2020. Less than 500 employees.

Download an example of the entry questionnaire for this category here.

This category is now closed

Rising Star of the Year Award (large firms)

Open to women in the UK investment sector who are under 30 and have impressed colleagues with their desire to succeed and who strive to achieve excellence in the workplace. We are looking for women who are starting to make an impact at their company or within the wider industry. Nominees must be 30 years of age or under on 1st November 2020. More than 500 employees.

Download an example of the entry questionnaire for this category here.

This category is now closed

Role Model of the Year

Open to women in the UK investment sector who have helped inspire others to fulfil their potential and achieve excellence in the workplace. This could be within a particular company or the wider industry.

Download an example of the entry questionnaire for this category here.

This category is now closed

Team Leader of the Year

Open to women in the UK investment sector who head up a team and can demonstrate excellence in leadership, team management, recruitment, communication and vision.

Download an example of the entry questionnaire for this category here.

This category is now closed

Unsung Hero Award

Award Open to women including those in back office and non-consumer facing roles who have gone above and beyond to contribute to their business, support a team or encourage diversity in the workplace.

Download an example of the entry questionnaire for this category here.

This category is now closed

Wealth Manager of the Year

Open to female wealth managers based in the UK. This new category will reward women making a noticeable impact at their firm in terms of mentoring women in the business, helping improve diversity at company or industry level or encouraging female investors. The judges will also be looking for excellence in nominees’ client proposition.

Download an example of the entry questionnaire for this category here.

This category is now closed