Diversity issues continue to be at the forefront of discussions in the business and financial services industry, whether because of continued regulatory pressures to reduce discrimination, because more women are being recognised for their ability to take on some of the most senior roles available, or simply because encouraging diversity of thought can produce better returns for financial institutions and their clients alike.
With the ethos to recognise those great achievements, we launched the Angaza Awards: Women to Watch in Banking & Finance at the recent Regional e-conference for leading women in banking and finance hosted by the Kenyan Bankers Association from October 15 to 16, 2020.
The Kenyan Wallstreet is inviting nominations for the Angaza Awards: Women to Watch in Banking & Finance which are intended to recognize and honour women who are steering and shaping the regions financial services sector. The motivation of the Angaza Awards is the need to raise awareness of seasoned women within the sector towards promoting board and C-level diversity.
At an event to honour award recipients will take place during the first quarter of 2021 where Kenyan Wallstreet, Kaleidoscope Consultants and its partners will honour the ten women leaders who have made outstanding achievements in their professions and their communities and whose contributions make them positive role models.
The Angaza awards event brings together and recognizes a group of purpose-driven, women leaders in Banking and Finance who show exemplary leadership and commitment to the industry.
Angaza Awards Methodology
Entrants can access an online form and submit the award application and supporting documents. Judges will be drawn from multiple disciplines including regulators, professional bodies and associations, academia, government, development community and individuals. Judges will utilize a scoresheet developed by Kenyan Wallstreet and our partners at Kaleidoscope Consultants to select the winners.
Eligibility and Nomination
The entrant must be working in a full-time capacity in a licensed and regulated firm within the financial services sector, namely banking, insurance, fund management, private equity, fintech, microfinance, or SACCO, operating in Kenya or the East Africa Region.
Additionally, the minimum (cut-off) for the financial institution size is Total Net Assets of USD100,000,000.00 (One Hundred Million Dollars) or more.
Corporations, organizations, and individuals may self-nominate or nominate others for the Angaza Awards via the form below.