WeAreTheCity India recently announced that it is launching a new Awards Recognition Programme to highlight the achievements of the female talent pipeline across India. Nominations open on 01 August 2016. 

50 women in non-managerial positions from a range of industries will be chosen as a Rising Stars in recognition of their achievements.

By highlighting the accolades of inspirational female talent, WeAreTheCity hopes to encourage organisations and business leaders to invest in and recognise women as leaders of tomorrow and individual contributors within their respective industries. Recognising that careers for women may follow different timescales, the Top 50 Rising Star India awards will not have any age restrictions included within the criteria. WeAreTheCity feels it has a responsibility to ensure that female talent, regardless of age and background, receives the necessary support and skills to transition into key decision-making roles within our organisations.

Criteria for Entries

  • Open to all women regardless of age
  • Nominees must be below senior/middle management
  • Nominees must be working in India and be an Indian national
  • Anyone can nominate a woman for an award – managers, employees, family members, friends
  • Individuals can nominate themselves

How we Define a Rising Star

  • Someone who is making a difference in their industry
  • Someone who strives to achieve success and results
  • Someone who demonstrates passion and drive
  • Someone who gives back or inspires others
  • Someone who is recognised by others as having the potential to become a future leader in their industry
  • Someone who is a champion of women in their business or sector

The Timeline

  • 01 Aug: Nominations open
  • 31 Aug: Nominations close
  • 26 Sep: Top 100 shortlist announced and public voting opens for all shortlisted nominees
  • 14 Oct: Public voting closes for all shortlisted nominees
  • 24 Oct: Top 50 Rising Stars announced
  • 09 Nov: Top 50 Rising Star reception and awards ceremony for winners, guests and sponsors