The awards are open to those working for firms operating in the UK's occupational pensions industry as well as those either working for or governing individual occupational pension schemes. Nominees can be involved in roles including, but not limited to, pensions management, trusteeship, actuarial, pensions and investment consulting; legal advice; investment management; fiduciary management; scheme administration; member communications. Nominations can also be made for those involved other roles, such as sales and marketing, at organisations whose primary business or role is related to occupational pensions.
There is no limit on the number of nominations or categories. Women currently on maternity leave can also be nominated.
How to nominate
Simply complete some basic details about the person or company you are nominating via our online portal. You can also nominate yourself. Nominations can be supported with an optional statement of a maximum 125 words.
Once nominations have been received, the nominee will be contacted and forwarded a list of questions that they will be required to complete in order to progress to the first round of judging.
Nominees will be judged on their achievements during the 2018/2019 year, apart from those entering the Lifetime Achievement Award category.
A shortlist will then be created from which an expert panel of judges will decide the winners in each category. Judges will take into account:
- achievements in the workplace/role
- challenges faced
- evidence of contributions to support and inspire women
- overall quality of submission
Only entries via the nomination system will be considered. It is up to the nominators to ensure contact details of those being nominated are correct. The panel reserves the right to close a category should the quality of entrants be deemed too low to judge; remove an entry if in the opinion of the judges the criteria has not been followed; or suggest another more appropriate category for entrants. The panel will take into account nominee responses as well as third party research such as websites and social media. The panel reserves the right to use public voting where appropriate. The decision of the chairperson is final.