"Everyone at Financial Reporter is incredibly proud to launch the Women’s Recognition Awards and we are determined to shine a light on the hard work and brilliance of women in our industry"
Applications are now open for the first annual Financial Reporter Women's Recognition Awards, helping to recognise the success of women in our industry and shine a spotlight on those dedicated to the cause of gender equality.
The categories recognise women's achievement in particular fields such as mortgages and specialist lending, alongside new adviser-focused categories. The Awards will also reward people in the industry who have made notable strides towards gender equality, either through raising awareness or by implementing specific changes within their workplace.
Financial Reporter's parent company, Barcadia Media, recently became the first financial services media publication to join the HM Treasury’s Women in Finance Charter.
Following the introduction of the Charter, momentum has gathered behind the movement towards making a traditionally male-dominated industry not only a welcoming space for women, but also one in which they are given the tools and opportunities to thrive.
The WRAs strive to be a part of this positive change, by recognising the women who are succeeding and creating a path for an industry where hard work merits success, regardless of gender.
After the closing date on the 13th of July, a panel of judges - comprising of both women and men from across financial services - will then decide the finalists of each of our categories. With their years of experience, encyclopaedic knowledge of our industry, and personal efforts to increase gender equality in financial services, our judges will be well placed to consider nominations and uncover what makes our finalists worthy winners.
Winners will be revealed at the WRA Winners’ Party in September and will - in true Financial Reporter style - be an evening to remember with a champagne reception, fantastic company, and some surprises along the way, giving all of our winners the celebration they deserve.
To nominate either yourself or someone who deserves to be recognised in their field, visit http://frwra.co.uk/.
Rozi Jones, editor of Financial Reporter, said: "Everyone at Financial Reporter is incredibly proud to launch the Women’s Recognition Awards and we are determined to shine a light on the hard work and brilliance of women in our industry, to amplify women’s voices, and to acknowledge those companies who are putting gender diversity high on their priority lists.
"We have made the application process as quick and simple as possible, so please take five minutes to reward those women in our industry who are so brilliant at what they do and deserve some well-earned recognition!"