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    January 10, 2017
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    Shining a spotlight on female rising stars

    WeAreTheCity’s 2017 Rising Star awards opened for nominations on 1 February and 3M is proud to sponsor the Science and Engineering category.

    Shining a spotlight on female rising stars

    WeAreTheCity’s 2017 Rising Star awards opened for nominations on 1 February and 3M is proud to sponsor the Science and Engineering category.

    Shining a spotlight on female rising stars

    WeAreTheCity’s 2017 Rising Star awards opened for nominations on 1 February and 3M is proud to sponsor the Science and Engineering category.

    • Sarah Chapman

      WeAreTheCity is an online forum that provides free careers advice and launched the prestigious Rising Star awards in 2015 to showcase the pipeline of female talent in the UK and create role models across 20 different industries and professions.

      3M technical manager, Sarah Chapman, was named among WeAreTheCity’s Top 100 Female Rising Stars in 2016 after being placed in the top five in the Technology category.

      Sarah was nominated for her dedication to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) education and for being a ‘passionate and determined advocate for diversity, mentoring and flexibility’.

      She said: “I met some inspirational people when I attended the award celebrations and am hopeful that this will open up opportunities to further my STEM work and broaden my network.”

      The Times and The Sunday Times are the headline sponsors of the 2017 awards that will recognise the achievements of an additional 150 women. Entries will be assessed by a panel of independent judges and the public will be invited to vote for the shortlisted candidates.

      3M is sponsoring the Rising Stars in Science and Engineering category and joins a number of prestigious supporters including Aon, Barclays, Bloomberg, Citi, EY, Lloyd’s, Morgan Stanley and Oliver Wyman.

      Vanessa Vallely, founder and chief executive officer of WeAreTheCity, said: “I am very excited to launch our 2017 Rising Star awards and to be once again working with a variety of companies who are actively supporting the gender agenda. With their help over the past three years, we have shone a spotlight on 200 amazing women. I am very proud that this number will rise to 350 in 2017 and am looking forward to welcoming the next cohort of winners to WeAreTheCity’s Rising Star family.”

      A new Company of the Year award has also been announced for 2017. This will recognise a company that demonstrates that it actively supports its female talent pipeline through various initiatives, training and development programmes.

      Nominations for all 20 categories opened on 1 February 2017 and close on 24 March. Public voting closes on 9 June and the winners will be announced on 19 June.



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