The WeQual Awards identifies already successful senior women who are one level below C-suite; aimed at tackling the slow progress in appointing women to executive roles.

WeQual London 2020 is open.

About

The WeQual Awards identifies already successful senior women who are one level below C-suite; aimed at tackling the slow progress in appointing women to executive roles.


Having worked alongside FTSE 100 senior leaders throughout her 18-year career at the Financial Times, Katie has witnessed first hand the challenges companies are facing in developing people into senior roles. Katie was struck by the size of the shortfall between the target number of women required on the Executive Committees and the current representation figure.

So Katie devised the WeQual Awards, calling for women leaders to build their case as to why they are deserving to be appointed as leaders. Driven by her own experience of being one step from the top during her career, Katie’s priority is to identify and recognise women and drive a gender re-balance across the Executive Committees of companies across the Globe.

*Source: Hampton-Alexander Review 2018
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How to
Enter

WeQual London 2020 Awards

To enter, you must be a woman who at the date of entry submission, be a direct report into an executive committee member of FTSE 100 or FTSE 250 listed company.
All finalists must attend the award ceremony. All entries will be treated with the strictest confidence.

  • 01 Entries open on 2 April, 2020
  • 02 Entries closes on 11 May, 2020
  • 03 Three finalists per award are notified on Tuesday 2 June, 2020
  • 04 Finalists have 1-1 call with a WeQual Executive Judge w/c Monday, 15 June, 2020
  • 05 WeQual Awards Dinner on Thursday, 17 September, 2020 at The Savoy, London 2020.

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The WeQual Awards categories are mapped against eight roles on the Executive Committee, identifying women who report into their executive committee.

Women are encouraged to self-nominate for the awards. To remove any bias during the initial judging process, finalists will be selected through a blind assessment procedure removing identification details from candidates.

The 10 assessment questions are derived from a research-based meta-analysis of the factors and characteristics that mark leaders as different from non-leaders (Kirkpatrick and Locke, 1991). Importantly, these six characteristics lack much of the gendered and Anglo-American layers that make it harder for women and other minorities to appear as leaders with their own tone and style;

  • Drive
  • Leadership
  • Integrity
  • Self-Confidence
  • Cognitive Ability
  • Knowledge of Business

Asking nominees to describe how they are seen to deliver on these characteristics allows them to demonstrate how they are seen as a leader and indeed engage people who see them as fit to lead.

According to researchers, Lord & Maher, 1990, “to be a leader, one must be perceived as a leader” and these 10 questions will allow nominees to use an objective framework to describe the effectiveness of their own leadership.

All entries will be treated with the strictest confidence.


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Contact
Us

Katie Litchfield
Founder and Chief Executive
WeQual Awards
M: 07796 147 466 E: Katie@wequalawards.com