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    Voting now open for 2020 Rising Stars

    April 23, 2020
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    Voting now open for 2020 Rising Stars

    We are delighted to introduce the ten finalists in the Science and Engineering category of WeAreTheCity’s 2020 Rising Star Awards, shining the spotlight on STEM careers.

    Voting now open for 2020 Rising Stars

    We are delighted to introduce the ten finalists in the Science and Engineering category of WeAreTheCity’s 2020 Rising Star Awards, shining the spotlight on STEM careers.

    Voting now open for 2020 Rising Stars

    We are delighted to introduce the ten finalists in the Science and Engineering category of WeAreTheCity’s 2020 Rising Star Awards, shining the spotlight on STEM careers.

    • Rising Stars Awards

      Nominations for the awards opened in February, attracting more than 1,000 entries. A team of independent judges has now chosen 200 finalists representing 20 different industries and professions and members of the public are invited to cast their votes.

      3M is once again sponsoring the Science and Engineering category, championing industry role models who help to highlight the wide range of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) careers available.

      The ten finalists in this category are: Alexandra Mather from WSP; Amber O’Connor from Siemens Aeroderivative Gas Turbines; Charchita Misra from EY; Chrisma Jain from Transport for London; Hannah Ratcliffe from Jacobs; Katie Burnell from Amey; Lisa-Jayne Cook from J&E Hall; Michelle Green from FJD Consulting Ltd; Rebecca Cocklin from BP; and Sarah Pickett from satellite company Inmarsat.

      The winners will be announced in July and all the shortlisted candidates will be invited to a prestigious ceremony planned for 2 October, along with the judges, sponsors and supporters.

      Said 3M Communications and Visual Identity manager for the North Europe Region, Julie Owen: “The programme has grown in popularity and prestige since its inception in 2015 and we are delighted to be championing the role of women in science and engineering as an ongoing sponsor of this category.

      “Our shortlisted candidates are engineers from a wide range of industries, including gas and power, transportation and automotive – all fantastic female role models working in what are typically thought of as male-dominated sectors. It’s also great to recognise achievements across a broad spectrum of experience, from those excelling on graduate programmes to experienced senior engineers working in design consultancy.

      “Supporting the Rising Star Awards enables us to shine a spotlight on female talent in science and engineering, encouraging gender diversity and inspiring the younger generation to consider a career in STEM.”

      WeAreTheCity is an online forum that provides free careers advice and resources for women looking to develop themselves personally and professionally. The organisation also helps companies to attract, retain and develop their female talent pool.

      Since the Rising Stars programme was launched, the awards have highlighted the achievements of more than 550 Rising Stars.

      Vanessa Vallely OBE, founder of WeAreTheCity, said: “The calibre of entries this year has been truly exceptional. Every one of these women should be extremely proud of their achievements. They are key contributors to their industries and outstanding role models. I wish them the very best of luck in the final round of judging.”

      The awards also continue to celebrate Rising Star Champions and the Company of the Year. A new category for 2020 is Men for Gender Balance, showcasing senior men who champion women and gender balance either inside or outside their organisation.

      Members of the public are encouraged to cast their votes of support for the shortlisted nominees via the WeAreTheCity website. There is no public vote for the Champion, Company of the Year and Men for Gender Balance categories.



      VOTING IS OPEN NOW