Russell-Cooke’s Joint Managing Partner, Alison Regan, has won the GOLD Inspirational Woman of the Year award at the 2022 Citywealth Powerwomen Awards. The award was presented at a cocktail event hosted by Citywealth at the 12 Hay Hill members club in Mayfair on 3 March 2022.
The Citywealth Powerwomen Awards champion women in the wealth sector and highlight the female leaders of today and tomorrow. The Awards spotlight individuals and companies who support care giving responsibilities, female leadership and celebrate diversity, and who maximise the potential of women in leadership roles within wealth, to create a platform for best practice to collectively exercise positive social influence on the sector.
Alison Regan was shortlisted in two categories of the awards and was a finalist for Woman of the Year: Business Growth (mid-size) as well as the Inspirational Woman of the Year award.
Citywealth is a media company focused on the private wealth management, charity, private client and high-net-worth sectors. Alongside its many publications and Leaders Lists, Citywealth also hosts a Powerwomen Club for senior women in the wealth industry. Its members must have at least 15 years of experience in the private wealth sector and include heads of private banking, heads of department, managing director level or a senior partner.
Alison became Russell-Cooke's Joint Managing Partner in February 2021 and has been on the Board for three years. She leads the contentious trust and succession team, advising a range of clients including private individuals, charities, trustees, administrators and beneficiaries on the complete range of succession, probate and trust disputes.
Citywealth CEO, Karen Jones said:
“Congratulations to all the winners of the Citywealth Powerwomen Awards 2002. The recent FTSE Women Leaders Review shows that almost 40% of UK FTSE100 board positions are now held by women. Peter Swabey, Policy and Research Director at The CGI (The Chartered Governance Institute) says it “compares to 12.5 per cent just ten years ago.” The net effect of this is that improvements have been made and awareness raised to ensure both women and men can shake off stereotypes and construct a more empowering work environment. Citywealth Powerwomen may have suffered along the way but stand as beacons of success –paying it forward for the next generation. This contest was born with the help of an LSE professor and its aim has always been to support women and to recognise their champions with upward career progression. The tools identified ten years ago are still relevant today: recognition internally and externally to peers and co-workers. Citywealth Powerwomen Awards are proud to have been part of the success story and ongoing journey."
Partner Alison Regan said:
“Being voted a Powerwoman by my peers in the wealth management world is a great honour. As the first female office holder in my firm’s 140-year history, I am aware that by definition I am a role model for other women both at the firm and outside it. I very much believe in leading by example when it comes to my role as a mentor and leader of women, and being straight and honest about what that entails. I must confess, I don’t always (or even often) feel powerful but I know that my position is and I intend to use it to benefit the women around me as best I can. Thanks to all who voted for me.”