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.

  • Women’s supporter

    Great stuff ladies keep it going
    Many women unfortunately feel a bit shy if that’s the right word to talk with a male on financial issues
    We all know that that should never be the case but to” break the ice” that female to female approach is a great start
    But please don’t get me wrong everyone and especially those dumb blokes that have no idea need to be educated and that is a job to be done across both genders and yet my experience has shown a better attention to our clients needs from our female employees
    Let’s not start a gender war guys you need to pick up your act it’s a competitive world out there