Europe, Middle East, and Africa - WeQual

Applications open in July

The WeQual Awards, Europe, Middle East and Africa 2023

Our Mission

The WeQual Awards were created to help tackle the slow progress in appointing women into Group Executive Management Committee roles globally.

WeQual is on a mission to achieve 50/50 gender parity at the top of the world’s largest companies. We work with talented individuals and forward thinking organisations, identifying the world’s top diverse leaders and supporting them to gain promotion to global Executive Committees/Boards. Greater diversity at the top drives greater inclusion within the organisation, leading to better outcomes for everyone, and building a better business world.

WeQual is backed by the CEO of Kellogg’s, CEO of Wipro, Chair of MasterCard, CEO of Business Verizon, and CEO EMEA of JP Morgan to name a few.

Eligibility Criteria

You must be a woman who, at the time of application, reports directly into a member of your company’s Group Executive Committee. Candidates may also be eligible if they have regular one-to-one meetings with a member of their Group Executive Committee.

The company you work for must be publicly listed on one of the major stock exchanges in the UK, mainland Europe, Africa or the Middle East.

The company you work for must have had an approximate market value of at least US$1.5bn between March 2021 and March 2022. [Note: Saudi Arabian companies with a market value of more than US$1.5bn are only eligible if their shares are available to private shareholders on a recognised bourse, eg. Nasdaq, FTSE, NYSE or the Saudi Stock Exchange, Tadawul.]

Please contact for clarification of eligibility.

The Awards Process

The eight questions on the application form are designed to give us a deep insight into who you are as a leader and the results you achieve.

Current Alumni often comment that the process of answering the questions provided an opportunity for deep reflection, and celebration, of the road already travelled.

At a high level, your answers will provide us with an insight into your leadership approach, cognitive ability, how you lead others, your drive, resilience, integrity, mindset, emotional intelligence, your approach to equality, and your knowledge of the business.

All finalists will have a one-to-one interview with a Global CEO to deep dive into their application and decide their category winner. This is an opportunity to gain valuable insights into your professional experience, and build confidence as an executive ready for progression.


Applications will open July


Applications will close in October


Finalists will be announced in December


Finalists will have Executive Interviews in November - December


Winners will be announced in February

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