Who we are

HERoes exists to drive gender equality in business. There’s a lack of female leadership at the most senior levels, and an absence of female role models. Each year the Financial Times publishes the FT & HERoes Champions of women in business lists, celebrating those leaders – both male and female – who are committed to driving the female talent pipeline.

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Why we are here

Although womens business representation has improved in some countries there is still a long way to go until representation equals that of men. The gender pay gap still exists and women face daily prejudice and challenge their male counterparts do not. The presence of role models across all industries and sectors is necessary to continue to challenge these issues at every level.

What we do

We work with the Financial Times to publish the FT & HERoes Champions of women in business lists. These lists celebrate those leaders – both male and female – who are role models to others, inspiring organisations and individuals to do more for gender equality.

50 Female Champions
We showcase the women in the UK and Ireland providing that all important helping had to lift others as they climb.
30 Male Champions
Gender equality cannot be achieved alone, male allies have an incredibly important part to play, and these men do.
Global Champions
These advocates work across continents to tackle the challenges being faced globally.
Learn more about the lists and judging process and get prepared for your nominations in 2018