100 Women in Finance Launches a New
Industry DEI Award

To celebrate companies that are the leaders in innovation and positive action in the area of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Finance Industry.

Applications are now being accepted for APAC and the Americas.
Application deadline: July 31


In 2019, the Board of 100WF recognized that, in spite of the efforts of industry organizations, the demographics of key parts of the industry had not changed in 20 years. In order to make any change we knew that there would need to be a concerted effort by 100WF in partnership with the industry to create the momentum and make this change.

100WF now operates under a guiding vision, Vision 30/40 which is to see 30% representation of women in investment roles and executive committee positions by 2040.

Our metrics for the Industry DEI award are therefore measured in line with organizations working toward achieving this vision.

We must all start somewhere and as such we have chosen to commence at data analysis in 2019 which is when we began our journey toward vision 30/40. We use percentages rather than absolute numbers to make measurement over different size organizations possible.

Eligibility Criteria

Organizations wishing to apply should meet the following:

  • Minimum 50 Employees globally per firm to enter
  • Minimum of 30% of employees based in the region of the award you are applying for (i.e. Americas or APAC)

Selection committee

The initial selection committee is made up of four volunteer members from the 100WF current and former Global Board. Final selection will be made by the current Global Board.

Finalist selection

Applications will be judged on both quantitative and qualitative measures.

Quantitative measures include:

  • % Female Portfolio Managers
  • % Females on Executive Committee
  • % Females employees at any level

Qualitative measures include:

What the plans are for the future and what initiatives companies have in place to address the underrepresentation of women at the different career stages:

  • Early career – Building the talent pipeline
  • Mid-career – Retention
  • Snr Practitioner – Advancement to Executive Committee

Board vote

There will be a shortlist presented to the 100 Women in Finance Board for each region APAC, EMEA and the Americas. The board will vote on the winner for each region and the award will be presented to a company representative at the respective regional Gala in 2022, London, Hong Kong and New York.


Applications will be accepted until July 31, 2022.

You may submit your application at the following link.

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