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Women in Finance Awards 2020: CEO of the Year finalists revealed!

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Annie Kane 3 minute read

The Adviser, in partnership with outsource financial, is pleased to announce the finalists for the Chief Executive Officer of the Year category for the Women in Finance Awards 2020.

This year, the finalists for the Women in Finance Awards are being revealed by category over the week ending 10 August.

Over 600 submissions were received for the fourth annual awards, with a total of 244 finalists selected for the 28 categories.

Many representatives from the mortgage and finance broking sector have been named as finalists again this year.

The Chief Executive Officer of the Year award recognises the female CEOs/business leaders that effectively shaped their business’s performance and delivered value to their organisation. 

Female CEOs were especially commended on their leadership skills, embedding diversity and inclusion within the culture of their organisations and motivating their staff to excel above their competitors.

There are 10 finalists for this individual award, including Mortgage Choice CEO Susan Mitchell, Yard Home Loans CEO Toni Mladenova and Granite Home Loans co-founder and director Bridget Sakr.

Congratulations go to:

  • Judith Beck, Judith Financial Executive Women 
  • Shannon Bernasconi, Wealth O2 
  • Lara Bourguignon, SuperConcepts 
  • Lisa Gray, Victorian Funds Management Corporation (VFMC) 
  • Shelley McGinty, Preston Point Capital 
  • Connie Mckeage, OneVue 
  • Susan Mitchell, Mortgage Choice 
  • Toni Mladenova, Yard Home Loans 
  • Kelly Morton, Skye Capital Advisory 
  • Bridget Sakr, Granite Home Loans

The Women in Finance Awards 2020 to be held on 10 September

Now in its fourth year, the Women in Finance Awards – run in partnership with principal partner AMP Bank – is a national awards program designed to shine a spotlight on the strength, diversity and innovation female leadership brings to professional and financial services in Australia.

This year, there are 28 categories and one excellence award up for grabs, which aim to highlight the achievements of women across a broad range of industries that contribute to Australia’s financial services market – from mortgage broking to financial planning, accountancy and law.

This year’s awards will be delivered through a virtual awards broadcast on the evening of 10 September 2020, which will bring the excitement and fanfare straight to your homes as we look to recognise the achievements of talented professionals leading the way.

Registration is FREE for the live broadcast. 


For more information about the event, click here.

[Related: Women in Finance Awards 2020: Regional Professional of the Year finalists revealed!]

Women in Finance Awards 2020: CEO of the Year finalists revealed!
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Annie Kane

Annie Kane

Annie Kane is the editor of The Adviser and Mortgage Business.

As well as writing about the Australian broking industry, the mortgage market, financial regulation, fintechs and the wider lending landscape – Annie is also the host of the Elite Broker and In Focus podcasts and The Adviser Live webcasts. 

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