Kitty McCormick wins Women in the City Future Leaders award

Kitty McCormick wins Women in the City Future Leaders award

Coutts director Kitty McCormick was formally recognised as a talented leader, when she scooped this year’s Women in the City Future Leaders Award.

The Future Leaders Award formally recognises women who demonstrate leadership qualities and is an important part of the process of raising the profile of women who are making a contribution beyond their functional, technical or specialist area.

Sponsored by ICAEW and HSBC, the 2015 award winner Emma Codd of Deloitte LLP was on hand to present the winning trophy and prize, in front of a full-house, at Farmers & Fletchers Hall, London EC1A 7LD.

On receiving her trophy and personal development prize – a complimentary place on ICAEW’s Women in Leadership Programme – Kitty said: “It is an incredible honour to be selected as the winner of the Future Leaders Award.  I am passionate about paying forward the support and wisdom I have benefitted from and relish the chance to do so alongside Women in the City. 

“I am hugely excited about this opportunity, as a female role model, to demonstrate that it is the things and experiences which make us who we are, that enable us to be successful. 

Gwen Rhys, CEO of Networking Culture Ltd and founder of Women in the City, added; “We’ve had a record number of nominations and applications this year, with applications rising by 45% since 2015. The impact of this, plus the high calibre of candidates, has resulted in an intense judging process with a shortlist of 12 going through to the final round of judging.

“Each year our winner is someone who stands out from the crowd. Kitty is no exception. She was a polished, professional and well prepared candidate from application form to final interview.”

The five finalists, selected from the shortlist of twelve candidates for the Women in the City Future Leaders Award 2015 are: