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Entry Criteria for WeQual Awards

WeQual identifies already successful senior women who are one level below C-suite in order to tackle the slow progress in appointing women to executive committee roles. 

To enter, you must be a woman who – at the date of entry submission – is a direct report into an executive committee member: eIther your line manager is an executive committee member, or you report into an executive committee member in some or all aspects of your role. The company you work for should be listed on one of the major stock exchanges in Europe, Middle East & Africa (excluding the FTSE).

Objective Questions​

The eight assessment questions have been derived from the latest leadership, psychology, neuroscience and performance research identifying the necessary factors and characteristics of top leaders. We have been careful to ensure questions allow you to showcase your strengths regardless of style, gender or ethnicity.

Together, the questions provide deep insight into your:

Leadership Approach | Cognitive Ability | How you lead others | Drive and Resilience | Integrity | Emotional intelligence | Approach to equality | Knowledge of the business


Entries open on April 2021


Entries closes on May 2021


Three finalists per award are notified on June 2021


Finalists have 1-1 call with a WeQual Executive Judge early June


WeQual Winners announced in September 2021

The WeQual Awards categories are mapped against eight roles on the Executive Committee, identifying women who report into their executive committee working in the following areas. Women are encouraged to self-nominate for the awards.

To remove any bias during the initial judging process, finalists will be selected through a blind assessment removing identification details from candidates.

All entries will be treated with the strictest confidence.


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