Kellie Kwarteng Named 2024 Rising Star Award Champion by WeAreTheCity

Kellie Kwarteng, a recruitment industry leader and champion for diversity and inclusion within the tech industry, has been named a 2024 Rising Star Champion by WeAreTheCity in their prestigious Rising Star Awards program, powered by Royal Bank of Canada.

As Founder and CEO of Halzak, Kellie connects diverse talent with inclusive tech companies. She also founded and hosts Elevate – Women in Tech, spotlighting inspirational stories to empower women’s ambitions in the tech sector via her industry recgonised podcast series, and the 2024 launch of the ElevateHER Leadership Mentor Program and community network for women and allies.

“I am truly honored to be named a 2024 Rising Star Champion by WeAreTheCity,” said Kellie Kwarteng. “This recognition highlights the important work being done to support and elevate underrepresented groups in tech. I share this award with my amazing co-founder and husband Michael Kwarteng of Halzak and the Elevate community.”

The Rising Star Awards showcase the incredible pipeline of female talent below management across the UK. This year’s awards received over 1,300 entries which were judged by an independent panel of over 40 judges. Additionally, over 10,000 public votes were cast.

The Rising Stars awards ceremony will take place on July 17th in London, celebrating all 100 winners alongside sponsors and judges.

For more information about the Rising Star winners, visit

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