Citywealth is delighted to open its eleventh year awards programme to champion women in the wealth sector and highlight the female leaders of today and tomorrow. The awards spotlight individuals and companies who support caregiving responsibilities, female leadership, and celebrate diversity.
Women are ascending to the real seat of corporate power - the Fortune 500 boardroom - at a record rate, according to CNN, last year, of the 462 newly appointed Fortune 500 board members, 183 of them or 40% were women, according to a report from executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles in 2019. That's more than double the rate from a decade ago and the highest on record. Whilst we must celebrate this change, as one lawyer at a leading UK law firm said, "if you don't keep your foot on the peddle, things go backwards quickly." Let’s continue to keep the pressure on and keep #payingitforward for future generations.
The Powerwomen Awards 2022 will both recognise individuals and companies who maximise the potential of women in wealth, and will also create a platform for best practice to collectively exercise positive social influence on the sector.
During 2020 the decision was taken to widen the remit of the Powerwomen Awards to recognise women in North America. The categories in the contest are now open to organisations and women located globally. As this is a larger audience to serve, geographically, the contest format has now changed.
Please watch the 3 minute youtube video from Editor Karen Jones about the updated contest.