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.


100 Female Executives
Senior female role models who are helping to increase gender diversity in the workplace. Nominees for this category will be successful senior female executives working 1-3 levels from the chief executive.
50 Male Executives
Male senior leaders, who work 1-3 levels from the CEO and are making a significant contribution to gender diversity and the promotion of women to senior business roles.
50 Female Future Leaders
Inspirational Female Future Leaders. Role Models who work at all levels of an organisation and are making a significant contribution to gender diversity wherever they are placed in the company.
Nominations
Learn more about the lists and judging process and send us you nominations for 2018.