Do you work with a woman who is a trailblazer within the investment sector? Or perhaps you know a woman whose contribution to a project or task has been inspirational? Maybe there is a rising female star in your midst or someone who has been a role model or mentor to women working in the investment sector. If so, we are ready to celebrate their achievements at the inaugural Women in Investment Awards.
The Women in Investment Awards are not about men versus women, or whether a particular gender is more suited to a career in financial services, they are simply about celebrating and recognising the achievements of women in a sector where they are currently under-represented.
Why? We know that having access to a broader pool of talent is not only important for investors, but can help to create a more sustainable investment industry for all. Encouraging gender diversity is a crucial step to accomplishing this. In highlighting the achievements of women already in the sector, as well as recognising individuals of either gender who help to maximise the potential of women and are striving to get a better gender balance, the Women in Investment Awards will play its part by helping to inspire more women to work in what is an exciting and dynamic sector.
The Women in Investment Awards firmly believes that initiatives that aim to inspire and campaign for greater representation of women both in the investment sector and on company boards such as HM Treasury's Women in Finance, the Investment Association's Diversity Project and the 30% Club, have a key role to play in supporting gender diversity. We believe the Women in Investment Awards can complement these initiatives by shining a spotlight on the work of inspirational and groundbreaking women in the investment sector.