A number of practising financial advisers have been named among the winners of the inaugural Women in Finance Awards, an initiative of Momentum Media in partnership with NAB.
Leading female professionals, business owners and executives from across the finance sector have been recognised at an awards ceremony in Sydney last night that was attended by more than 800 industry participants and supporters.
Among the winners, a number of practising financial advisers have been highlighted. Elle Ross of Equitem was named Financial Planner/Adviser of the Year, Liz Trotter of Triple A Financial Services has been named Risk Adviser of the Year and Jemma Sanderson of Cooper Partners has been named SMSF Adviser of the Year.
Meanwhile, Trish Wilson of Asteron Life won the Business Development Professional of the Year award and Catherine Allfrey of WaveStone Capital was crowned Investment Manager of the Year.
Momentum Media head of events and professional development Jim Hall said that the winners represent the finest professionals and leaders in Australian finance.
“Congratulations to all of the winners of the first ever Women in Finance Awards,” Mr Hall said.
“It was an amazing night, and we’re proud to elevate the achievements of these inspirational women, who are not only role models for women in the financial services industry, but for the industry as a whole.
“By rewarding their hard work and dedication, and recognising the companies who have made diversity their mission, we hope to highlight the inspirational high achievers from the financial sector and recognise the rising stars of tomorrow.”
The winners of the inaugural Women in Finance Awards are:
Accountant of the Year
Association Leader of the Year
Commercial Asset Finance Brokers Association of Australia
Bookkeeper of the Year
Business Development Professional of the Year
Chief Executive Officer of the Year
BDCU Alliance Bank
Chief Financial Officer of the Year
Director of the Year
Executive Assistant/Personal Assistant of the Year
Thomson Reuters Tax & Accounting
Financial Planner/Adviser of the Year
Fintech Leader of the Year
Human Relations Professional of the Year
Innovator of the Year
Investment Manager of the Year
Legal Counsel of the Year
National Australia Bank
Marketing Professional of the Year
Mentor of the Year
ANZ Banking Group
Mortgage and Finance Broker of the Year
Office Administrator of the Year
Principal of the Year
Home Loan Connexion
Public Relations/Communications Professional of the Year
Regional Leader of the Year
BDCU Alliance Bank
Risk Adviser of the Year
Triple A Financial Services
SMSF Adviser of the Year
Cooper Partners Financial Services
Thought Leader of the Year
Young Leader of the Year
Rise High Financial Solutions
Women in Finance Excellence Award
Employer of the Year
Westpac Banking Corporation
Recruiter of the Year
Women's Community Program of the Year
Women with Cents
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