23rd November 2022 - London
We had a phenomenal response to last year’s awards, with over 1,000 nominations received, but we believe 2021’s ceremony can be even bigger and better.
These awards are vital in helping accelerate the pace of change towards a more diverse and inclusive investment industry. Our awards not only honour the inspiring achievements of women across all parts of the investment industry, they also help shape the discussion around how we can improve diversity & inclusion within the sector and make a real impact.
This mission has never been more important as the industry starts to rebuild following the fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic. We believe it is vital to make diversity & inclusion central to these plans.
Investment Week is championing improving diversity & inclusion within the investment sector and we believe these awards have a valuable part to play in drawing attention to this issue and demonstrating real change is starting to happen. We hope you will take this opportunity to either nominate yourself or a valued colleague for these awards and we look forward to revealing our finalists and winners later in the year.
What's new for the 2021 awards?
We know women holding senior leadership roles are key to driving change in this area so we are pleased to announce a new category this year for Investment Industry Leader of the Year. This will be open to women holding senior roles within the UK investment industry at C-suite level who can demonstrate exceptional leadership and influence at their own company and broader industry level. In particular, they will have to show how they have encouraged women to progress and championed diversity & inclusion at their own company and industry-wide and the impact they have had in the past 12 months.
We are also delighted to announce a new category for Sustainable and ESG Investment Woman of the Year. In the past, a lot of women entering the awards across categories have been recognised for their great work in this important area. However, at a time of huge transformation for sustainable & ESG investing as it moves mainstream and in response to industry feedback, we felt this year was the right time to add this new category.
This year for the first time we are also requiring nominees to include a short testimonial at the questionnaire stage from a senior colleague at their firm or someone who has benefited from their help to support their entry and demonstrate the impact they have made. This will not be required at the nomination stage.
Investment Analyst of the Year
Fund Selector of the Year
Fund Manager of the Year (small to medium firms)
Fund Manager of the Year (large firms)
Wealth Manager of the Year
Investment Woman of the Year (small to medium firms)
Investment Woman of the Year (large firms)
Mentor of the Year
Role Model of the Year
Rising Star of the Year Award (small to medium firms)
Rising Star of the Year Award (large firms)
Change Excellence Award
Sustainable and ESG Investment Woman of the Year- NEW
Team Leader of the Year (large firms)
Team Leader of the Year (small to medium firms)
Most Inspiring Returner
Unsung Hero Award
Fund Saleswoman of the Year
Distribution Woman of the Year
Marketing Influencer of the Year
International Investment Woman of the Year
Investment Industry Leader of the Year (NEW)
Contribution to Gender Diversity & Inclusion Award
Contribution to Diversity & Inclusion Award
Outstanding Contribution to the Industry Award