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19 June 2017 | Jamie Harris


Five women in facilities management have been named as part of We Are The City’s top 100 Rising Star Awards for 2017.

The awards scheme, now in its third year, was set up to celebrate the achievements of future female leaders across 20 industries in the UK, including banking, charity, defence, sport, consulting, construction, and property and facilities management.


The top five winners for each category will be celebrated at an awards ceremony on 12 July at NewsUK’s headquarters in London.


We Are The City noted that of its 200 previous winners, 78 individuals have since been promoted by their organisations. 


Vanessa Vallely, managing director of WeAreTheCity, said: “It has been a total honour to run this year’s awards and highlight the achievements of so many amazing women. We are exceptionally proud that year on year our Rising Star community continues to grow and, most importantly, that we continue to uncover and showcase emerging leaders and role models from across the UK.  


“Not only do these awards shine a spotlight on the female talent pipeline, but they should also be seen as a call to action for all organistions to continue to invest in their female talent pool. Both myself, my team, our sponsors, judges and supporters are very much looking forward to celebrating with all of our winners.”


Full details of each of the winners can also be found by visiting risingstars.wearethecity.com


The five rising stars in the property and facilities management are as follows:

  • • Sahar Rezazadeh – CBRE
  • • Hannah Jones – Cushman and Wakefield
  • • Rachel Morris – Derby Cathedral
  • • Doga Tasli – G4S FM
  • • Alison Bowen – Interserve

Full profiles of each of the winners can be found here