WeQual's core mission is to bring equality and diversity to businesses worldwide

About

WeQual's core mission is to bring equality and diversity to businesses worldwide


Driven by a determination to tackle the lack of diversity and equality in the leadership of the world's biggest businesses and beyond, Katie Litchfield has rapidly created a dynamic and well-respected company that is rapidly disrupting the status quo and changing the way multinationals think about organising their leadership.


Katie has developed WeQual into a multi-faceted vehicle to identify, encourage, engage, educate, mentor, showcase and champion the many talented women yet to reach C-suite level.

Beginning with a depth of knowledge gained from 20 years at the Financial Times (working closely with FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 senior leaders) Katie successfully launched the WeQual Awards, in London in 2019 and New York in 2020.

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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 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 Winners announced in September 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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FINANCE

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LEGAL, GOVERNANCE & RISK

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PEOPLE

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TECHNOLOGY

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TRANSFORMATION & STRATEGY

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Contact
Us

Katie Litchfield
Founder and Chief Executive
WeQual.com

Katie@wequal.com
USA +1 (347) 809 3602 | UK +44 (0)20 3290 3389