On the evening of 12 July, the We Are The City Rising Star Awards 2017 celebration which was powered by The Times and Sunday Times and held at NewsUK’s headquarters in London. Founded by Vanessa Vallely, Managing Director of We Are The City, the awards were introduced in 2015 to showcase the UK pipeline of female talent and to create 100 female role models across 20 different industries and professions.
Ruth Oshikanlu was one of the five that received a Rising Star Champions award at the awards ceremony. The Rising Star Champions category for senior leaders who are actively supporting the female pipeline, was sponsored by Oliver Wyman.
A nurse, midwife, health visitor and Pregnancy Mindset expert, Ruth feels so privileged to have supported thousands of women from preconception through pregnancy, childbirth and in parenting. She said: “Wow! Another award. I’m so ecstatic! I feel so honoured to be recognised for doing what I love: enabling women to believe that they can get pregnant and supporting them through pregnancy and in their role as mothers and beyond. It feels great to be rewarded for living my purpose. I am so grateful to We Are The City for showcasing the amazing difference women make and to Oliver Wyman for sponsoring The Rising Star Champions category.”