The WeQual Awards, The Americas 2023
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.
You must be a woman who, at the time of application, reports directly into a member of your company’s Group Executive Committee (C-suite – 1). Candidates may also be eligible if they have regular one-to-one meetings with a member of their Group Executive Committee. If you are a President or CEO, not currently sitting on the ExCo, you are automatically eligible.
The company that you work for must have a market value of at least US$1.5bn as of 1 March 2021.
The company you work for must be listed on one of the major stock exchanges in the United States, Canada, any Central or South America country and any of the continent’s outlying islands.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org 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 (WeQual Award finalists and winners) often comment that the process of answering the questions is hugely rewarding in itself, providing a rare opportunity for deep reflection and an opportunity to celebrate 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.
Applications are anonymised before being externally assessed. The top scorers will be enter the finals.
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.