Female Excellence and Rising Star Award Finalists Named

The AFA have announced the finalists for its 2017 Female Excellence in Advice and Rising Star Awards to be handed out in October.

The Association named the Female Excellence in Advice (FEIA) Award finalists in conjunction with TAL stating the award “…celebrates women in financial advice who are making a significant contribution to their profession, their community and their clients”.

The finalists are:

Christina Cabrera
Christina Cabrera – Founder, Wisdom of Wealth for Women
Lea Schodel
Lea Schodel – Founder, Wellthy
Nicole Heales
Nicole Heales – Principal Adviser & Broker, Nicole Heales Financial

Sacha Burchgart
Sacha Burchgart – Founder/Managing Director, Burcheart
Tracey Sofra
Tracey Sofra – Principal Financial Planner, Sofcorp Financial Services

TAL General Manager, Retail Distribution, Niall McConville said the finalists were outstanding advisers and astute business women and have given back to their communities by empowering women to take control of their financial futures and mentoring women who have an interest in the advice profession.

AFA Chief Executive, Phil Kewin said Award was getting more difficult for the judging panel to narrow down the finalists and all nominees should be very proud of their achievements.

The AFA, in conjunction with ANZ, also announced the six finalists for the 2017 AFA Rising Star of the Year Award.

The award, which recognises advisers with a maximum four years’ experience who have made a valuable contribution to the industry, is now in its 13th year and

ANZ Wealth, Head of Sales, Don Sillar said the judges were impressed with the calibre of the nominees.

The finalists are:

The winners of both Awards will be announced at a gala event on the final night of the AFA National Conference on the Gold Coast on 13th October.