Our Year in London: Community Board Member Polina Zabelina Wins UK Tech Award

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    Thank you Pink Petro for showing your support!

    We congratulate Community Board Member Polina Zabelina, Materials and Corrosion Engineer with BP, for winning the WeAreTheCity Rising Star Award.

    Polina was awarded a Rising Star in Technology Award, voted on by her community as a winner, and is the only female representing an integrated oil and gas company and major energy corporation among the winners and across categories.

    She has been featured by BP on their global LinkedIn channel and in their internal magazine, and was also selected by BP to attend the Queen Elizabeth Prize Awards at the Royal Academy of Engineering, including the reception at Buckingham Palace.

    Polina has been active in raising awareness about Pink Petro here in London and in the WATC community.

    We are proud to show support for Polina and the WeAreTheCity winners of the Top 50 Rising Star awards. The Rising Star awards were introduced to showcase the UK pipeline of female talent and to identify 50 future leaders and role models across 10 different industries and professions.

    The awards were entered by 340 individuals and judged by a panel of 14 independent judges, with 100 shortlisted nominees. After a staggering amount of nominations and an intensive judging period, WATC arrived at their shortlist and opened the public vote. The public vote resulted in over 15,000 votes from across 112 different countries and galvanized amazing support from nominees’ networks, their companies, the press, sponsors and supporters.

    The awards were sponsored and supported by Morgan Stanley, Societe Generale, BNY Mellon, Newton Investments, Reed Smith, Twenty Recruitment, Ladbrokes, Guardian Women in Leadership, EY, Barclays, Bloomberg, RBS and the Government Equalities Office. After a final judging process, the top 50 winners were announced and celebrated their awards alongside sponsors, friends and supporters at the House of Commons in September.

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