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Women in the City's Future Leaders Awards 2017

In Category: News
Published: 15/06/2017

Women in the City's Future Leaders Award

You may have noticed that, for the past few months, Cogence Search has been proudly displaying the Future Leaders Award partner logo on its website. With the issue of gender diversity in law firms so close to our hearts, we are honoured that Mark Husband, Managing Director, was included in the judging process for this prestigious and important event. 

The award ceremony and celebration black tie dinner takes place on Monday 19 June at the Chatered Accountants Hall in Moorgate, London. Kate Philip, front line service veteran and leadership coach will be the keynote speaker.

The Future Leaders Award was first launched in 2010 with the aim of recognising women working in larger organisations with the skillset, experience and potential to become tomorrow's C-suite, executive committee and boardmembers.

Award candidates comprise those already making a contribution to their firms and their chosen industry sector beyond their functional, technical or specialist area. Whilst many may have post-graduate business qualifications and global business experience, equally important is their ability to demonstrate leadership potential, a sense of self and an ability to create strategic networks for the benefit of their firm and beyond.

This year's shortlist for the award includes:

  • Sarah Abrahams, Head of Growth Finance, Grant Thornton UK LLP
  • Hannah Cotton, Assistant Manager, Road User Charging, Service Operations, Transport for London
  • Dr Jane Cunningham, Leadership Fellow/Infectious Diseases and Microbiology Specialty Registrar, Health Education England
  • Melissa Davey, Head of Inflation Report and Agency Intelligence Division, Bank of England
  • Sheryl Fofaria, Head of Philanthropy Advisory, EMEA, J.P. Morgan Private Bank
  • Elizabeth Hyde, Principal Associate, Eversheds Sutherland
  • Rebecca Mahoney, Delivery Manager, ThoughtWorks
  • Dessy Ohanians, Managing Director of Executive Education at London School of Business & Finance (LSBF), An institution of Global University Systems (GUS)
  • Shivani Uberoi, Head of Women in Leadership, Sky
  • Dr Katherine Woolf,  Senior Lecturer, University College London (UCL)

We would like to wish the shortlisted candidates the very best of luck for Monday night. Should you wish to know more, their impressive CVs can be read at

We are also delighted to announce that Elizabeth Hyde of Eversheds will be doing an interview with us after the awards for our Leading Women Lawyers series. 

Good luck to all.


Written by Cogence Marketing

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