September 8, 2017
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 – Founder, Wisdom of Wealth for Women
Lea Schodel – Founder, Wellthy
Nicole Heales – Principal Adviser & Broker, Nicole Heales Financial
Sacha Burchgart – Founder/Managing Director, Burcheart
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:
- Andrew Debono – Financial Adviser, Announcer Group
- Karlee Hoog-Antink – Financial Adviser, Elders Financial Planning Mackay
- Keats Brydon – Financial Adviser, Finn Financial Planning
- Lauren Walker – Private Client Adviser, EUROZ Securities Limited
- Mia Taylor – Financial Adviser, Evalesco Financial Services
- Sam Jewell – Financial Adviser, Rising Tide Financial Services
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.