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LSBU Associate Professor Anna Howard wins a WeAreTheCity’s Rising Star Award 2017

Associate Professor in LSBU's School of Business has won a ‘WeAreTheCity’s Rising Star Award 2017, recognising her distinction as a teacher and academic
15 June 2017

Anna Howard, London South Bank University (LSBU) Associate Professor in the School of Business, has won a ‘WeAreTheCity’s Rising Star Award 2017. The awards are designed to recognise the achievements of women who have excelled in their chosen field of business.

Anna is one of four winners in this year's 'Education and Academia' category, selected for their excellence in training and educational practice.

Now in their third year, the WeAreTheCity Rising Star Awards are the first to focus on the UK’s female talent pipeline below management level. This awards ceremony was conceived to celebrate 100 individual female contributors that represent the leaders and role models of tomorrow.

The 200-strong shortlist showcased remarkable women within the UK from across 20 categories representing different industries and professions including banking, charity, defence, entrepreneurs, consulting, insurance, sales, technology, sport and construction.

Anna Howard said: “It was really great to hear that I'd been shortlisted for this award initially, but to hear that I've won an award today, was something else.  It is an honour to be win an accolade such as this one, in the company of such remarkable women.”

Professor Mike Molan, former Dean of LSBU’s School of Business said: “It’s an incredibly impressive list of individuals and we congratulate WeAreTheCity in giving visibility to these amazing women.

“This year's shortlist, along with previous nominees and winners, will prove critical in motivating other talented women to join the workplace and an inspiration to those already there.”

Vanessa Vallely, founder of WeAreTheCity said: “Once again the response to the Rising Star awards has been amazing, both in terms of the amount of nominations received and the calibre of entries. We know there is an amazing amount of female talent across the UK and it gives us such pleasure to be able to shine a light on these women’s achievements through our awards. Congratulations must go out to our top 100 winners.”

This annual awards ceremony is sponsored by Bloomberg who will announce the winners on 19 June, with a subsequent awards ceremony on 12 July hosted by News UK.

Anna Howard