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Finalists revealed for Women in Finance Awards 2021

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Finalists revealed for Women in Finance Awards 2021

More than 200 women from across the financial services industry are in the running for the Women in Finance Awards 2021. 

After receiving nearly 600 submissions for the fifth annual Women in Finance Awards, Momentum Media has announced that there are a total of 254 finalists in the running to receive a highly coveted accolade at the upcoming awards program. 

The Women in Finance Awards program celebrates the work of the women making a difference in accounting, banking, insurance, financial advice, funds management, mortgage broking and superannuation. 

This year, the awards not only celebrates the trailblazers of the finance industry, but also acknowledges the work of all women within the financial industry for their exceptional effort and dedication to clients during a year of constant change and challenge. 

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More than 200 women have been named finalists for the 23 individual awards, with 32 companies also in the running to take home one of the five group awards. 

Many representatives from the mortgage and finance broking industry have been named as finalists once again this year, including: Deslie Taylor, Mortgage Choice Ormeau (winner of Mortgage and Finance Broker of the Year 2017, 2018, 2019); Evelyn Clark, Everlend (winner of Mortgage and Finance Broker of the Year 2020); and Tanya Sale, outsource Financial (winner of Chief Executive Officer of the Year 2019).

In the individual category for Mortgage and Finance Broker of the Year 2021, the finalists are:

  • Alycia Inglis, Stoneturn
  • Cathy Anderson, Smartline
  • Debbie Worthington, Mortgage Choice Lake Macquarie
  • Deslie Taylor, Mortgage Choice Ormeau
  • Evelyn Clark, Everlend
  • Holly Bundy, Bundy Financial
  • Louisa Sanghera, Zippy Financial
  • Nikki Berzin, Cherry Lending & Finance
  • Robyn Beath, Astute Gippsland
  • Sarah Thomson, Loan Market Geelong

Annie Kane, editor of mortgages at Momentum Media, commented: “Since its inception in 2017, the whole concept of the Women in Finance Awards has been to champion and profile the amazing women working in financial services – an industry that has been, and remains, typically male-dominated. 

“This year, we were thrilled to see that a record number of people nominated their friends, colleagues and peers for an award, demonstrating the growing outpouring of support for those leading the way – and a desire to create more female role models in this space. 

“Congratulations to all of the finalists of the fifth annual Women in Finance Awards who are helping more Australians than ever to manage their financial situations, improve their financial literacy and grow their businesses.” 

The winners of the Women in Finance Awards 2021 will be announced at a black-tie gala event at The Star, Sydney on 10 December*.

You can read the full finalist list – and purchase tickets* for the upcoming Women in Finance Awards 2021 – here.

*The date of the Women in Finance Awards 2021 was moved to December following Sydney's lockdown restrictions. In-person ticket numbers are limited, in line with COVID restrictions, so ticket allocation is created on a first-come, first-serve basis. The health and safety of our delegates is paramount, so we will continue to monitor and follow government guidelines around group gatherings.

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