FTAdviser's Diversity in Finance Award 2021 shortlists are here.
This year – the third year FTAdviser has run the DIFAs – saw a record number of entries across all the categories, both individual and corporate.
The DIFA 2021 awards showcase the best work done across the past 12 months, by individuals and companies, to embed diversity, equality and inclusion into a firm's culture, to improve policies, processes and products for customers and colleagues alike.
The quality of entries has been exceptional, highlighting the breadth of creativity and determination in UK financial services to improving DE&I, despite the restrictions of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The shortlisted candidates can be seen in the table below, apart from categories where the winner is selected by the judges.
The winners will be announced at the Diversity in Finance Awards in September.
Diversity Champion of the Year
Honey Ajuwon (NatWest); Sandy Downs (Teamspirit); Samantha Gould (Now Pensions); Imran Khan (Phoenix Group); Elena Koycheva (BlueBay Asset Management); Dennis Owusu-Sem (BMO GAM); Bhavini Shah (City Hive)
Championing Disability Inclusion Award
Openwork; Santander; UBS
Championing Gender Diversity Award
FutureBricks; Lewis Brownlee; NatWest; Sesame Bankhall Group; Teamspirit; Wesleyan