ENTRY QUESTIONNAIRES

Congratulations on being nominated for the 2021 Women in Investment Awards!

Please complete your entry questionnaire using the forms below. If you have two to complete, you will be able to add a second category when you have logged into the system. 

Please read our nominee information page here that should answer any questions you might have but if you still have questions please contact us here.

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, wealth manager or investment research company.

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, wealth manager or investment research company.

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.

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. Under 500 employees.

Wealth Manager of the Year

Open to female wealth managers based in the UK. This 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.

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. 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.

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. 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.

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.

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.

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 2021. More than 500 employees.

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 2021. Less than 500 employees.

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 2020/21.

Team Leader of the Year (large firms)

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. Company over 500 employees.

Team Leader of the Year (small to medium firms)

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. Company under 500 employees.

Most Inspiring Returner

For women who have returned to work in 2020-21 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.

Unsung Hero Award

Aimed at women in back office and support roles who have gone above and beyond to contribute to their business, support a team or encourage diversity & inclusion in the workplace.

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.

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).

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.

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.

Investment Industry Leader of the Year (NEW)

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 level and the impact they have had in the past 12 months. Roles could include CEO, CIO, CMO, CTO, CFO etc.

Sustainable & ESG Investment Woman of the Year - NEW

Open to women working in the UK investment industry who can demonstrate how they have championed sustainable & ESG investing at their own firm, across the wider industry and/or helped promote this area to investors. They should be able to give examples of the impact they have made in sustainable & ESG investing during their careers, especially during the past 12 months, and explain what they hope to achieve in the future to influence how this important part of the market evolves. Entrants can come from any job role in the UK investment industry.

Contribution to Diversity & Inclusion Award

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

Contribution to Gender Diversity & Inclusion Award

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


Outstanding Contribution to the Industry Award

Decided by the judging panel

In recognition of a woman who has made an outstanding individual contribution to the investment industry. This award will be decided by the panel.