Fondsfrauen Award 2021
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Fondsfrauen Award

For the third time now, we want to honor women, men and companies that are particularly committed to gender diversity in the asset management and financial sector. We are looking for the "Company of the Year", "Role Model of the Year" and "Women of the Year".

New this year is the award for "Female Fund Manager of the Year". By creating this award, we want to make women visible in this influential profession. It supports our efforts to attract more young female talents to counter the persistently low number of women in portfolio management.

Take part! Nominate yourself, colleagues and companies that inspire you when it comes to gender diversity. Write a few lines and your application will be sent to the jury selection. Together with our media partner FONDS professionell, we will announce the winners in October this year. here The nomination period ends on September 3, 2021.


The Fondsfrauen Award will be presented in the following categories:

Company of the Year

We are looking for the company in the asset management and financial sector that has been the most ambitious with the promotion of women in the past year. For example, through in-house programmes, targeted training, promotion of young talents, changed job advertisements, equal pay policies or a new corporate culture.

Please do not use marketing talk when nominating. Please give us facts and figures, e.g. actions taken to increase the proportion of women in management positions, number of female promotions compared to the previous year, reach of the internal program, etc.

Woman of the Year

We want to award successful women for their outstanding achievements.
Women who demonstrate entrepreneurial success as top performers, e.g. sales increases, mergers or repositioning of companies, implementation of strategically important projects or similar.

Please give us an example of what your candidate has achieved. Please note: This is independent of your commitment to gender diversity. We honour gender diversity with the award for "Role Model of the Year".

Don't wait for others to acknowledge your great perfomance. Nominate yourself with a few lines about you and your success.

Role Model of the Year (M/F/D)

Role models who have campaigned for the promotion of women in the past year can be nominated.

Whether through public appearances, writing articles, support at events, the creation of targeted blogs or podcasts, or the introduction of special programs in your own company or mentoring: We are looking for someone who takes their work as a role model serious and makes an active contribution to promote women and get them into leadership positions. Persons can also be nominated if they are an inspiration for the next generation and have been able to get more women interested in our industry. Please give us an example of what the person you nominated has achieved in this area.

You are also welcome to nominate yourself. Make your performance visible. What are you waiting for?

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Female Fund Manager of the Year (F)

We are looking for the female fund manager of the year. She can show competitive and excellent performance, whether in a mutual fund, ETF, managed mandates or other fund structures. She successfully brought an innovative strategy to market or generated sustainable inflows of funds for it.

Then we want to find out more about her and her performance. The expertise can be in the context of a stock and / or bond mandate, for alternative assets or real estate. Please give us a specific example of what your candidate has achieved.

Don't wait for others to acknowledge your great perfomance. Nominate yourself with a few lines about you and your success.

Nominate your favourite here!

The nomination phase has ended for this year.

Thanks to all submissions!


The jury consists of the founders of Fondsfrauen, the renowned Prof. Dr. Alexandra Niessen-Ruenzi and the editor of FONDS professionell, Hans Heuser. Together we will carefully read through all applications and determine the winners.

Find more about Fondsfrauen here.

Prof. Dr. Alexandra Niessen-Ruenzi

Holder of the Chair for General Business Administration and Corporate Governance at the University of Mannheim

Hans Heuser

Publisher of FONDS professionell & editor-in-chief of Institutional Money

Anne E. Connelly

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Anke Dembowski

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Manuela Fröhlich

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