Winners of the 2021 Women in Finance Awards unveiled

Winners of the 2021 Women in Finance Awards unveiled

10 December 2021

Momentum Media, in partnership with principal partner Intuit QuickBooks, is thrilled to reveal the winners for this year’s Women in Finance Awards.

The Women in Finance Awards is dedicated to recognising the outstanding women shaping and influencing the financial services industry.

Following the livestream broadcast in 2020, the 2021 Women in Finance Awards returned in-person as a luncheon event at The Star in Sydney today (10 December).

Hosted by Momentum Media, this national awards program presents an opportunity for leading women to have their achievements celebrated, attract more clients and propel their career.

Run in partnership with principal partner Intuit QuickBooks, a total of 254 finalists competed across 28 submission-based categories at the awards. There was considerable anticipation and enthusiasm around who would emerge victorious with the prestigious Women in Finance Excellence Awards 2021.

Australian journalist, author, television presenter, and Member of the Order of Australia Jessica Rowe hosted the luncheon awards during the glamorous and moving ceremony that acknowledged and appreciated the diversity, strength, dedication, and innovation female leaders bring to the financial services sector.

The keynote speech was delivered by Senator Jane Hume, the new Minister for Women’s Economic Security and the Minister for Superannuation, Financial Services, and the Digital Economy.

She congratulated the finalists and praised the financial services sector for the progress it has made in bridging the gender gap but underscored the need to do more.

“When I think back to what the financial services sector looked like when I first started my first job out of university, it really is quite extraordinary just how far we've come,” she said.

“And while progress is encouraging, we cannot rest on our laurels. There is still so much more to be done.”

She continued: “The government can pull levers to alleviate some of the challenges, but continuing to improve women's economic security is complex, and it requires changing gender norms around pay and care, around career opportunities and around leadership…

“We all have a responsibility, governments and workplaces alike, to bring about a more gender balanced world, with women in leadership positions across all companies, industries, and sectors.”

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, the feeling of support and joy in the room was truly extraordinary. From the keynote speeches and acceptance speeches, it was evident that the Australian financial services industry is more than ready to see more women take centre stage.

“This was also demonstrated in the fact that we had a record number of people nominate their friends, colleagues and peers for a Women in Finance Award 2021. It shows a groundswell in the movement to create more female role models in this space.

“Congratulations to all of the winners 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.”

There were 29 winners this year across various finance sectors including accounting, tax, law, financial advice, superannuation, and self-managed superannuation funds (SMSF).

To view the full list of winners list and for more information about the awards, click here