More than 30 were crowned at this year’s event, including six from the tax profession.
Women in Finance Awards reveals 2023 winners
Momentum Media (parent company of Accountants Daily) hosted the seventh annual Women in Finance Awards 2023 on Friday night (10 November) at a black-tie gala ceremony at The Star in Sydney.
Run with the support of principal partner Mortgage Choice (part of REA Group), the awards program provides national recognition and champions women who have made outstanding contributions to the finance industry.
More than 650 members of the finance industry attended the gala ceremony this year to network and cheer their peers. Australian stand-up comedian, and television and radio presenter Claire Hooper assumed emcee duties.
A total of 31 winners were chosen out of 246 finalists after Momentum Media received over 565 submissions across 29 categories.
The coveted Excellence Award (given to the highest-scoring winner from the individual award categories) was won by Trenna Probert.
Ms Probert took home the award as the highest-scoring individual award winner after having been named Thought Leader of the Year earlier in the evening. Ms Probert was recognised for her work establishing Super Fierce – a social enterprise focused on helping women get a better deal on their super and for championing economic security and a fairer super system.
The inaugural Outstanding Contribution Award, a special award that recognises the contribution the recipient has made to the industry and financial wellness throughout their career, was presented to Foxton Financial founder and managing director, Brooke Hepburn-Rodgers.
Ms Hepburn-Rogers is an SMSF Specialist Accountant and Tax Agent with over 22 years of specialist experience and has spent her career dedicated to improving SMSFs.
The accounting industry was well represented this year in the pool of winners this year.
Individual winners included an accountant, accounting consultant, bookkeeper, principal, and director, while financial services company TaxSmart Café was named Employer of the Year (SME).
Other winners of the Women in Finance Awards 2023 included representatives from the banking profession, broking and financial advice industries (including SMSF advisers), as well as CEOs, executives, principals, entrepreneurs, young leaders and rising stars.
Accountants Daily and Momentum Media would like to thank all of their partners for their invaluable support, including:
- Principal partner: Mortgage Choice
- Platinum partners: ANZ, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Intuit QuickBooks, National Australia Bank, Westpac
- Gold partners: Adelaide Bank, AFG, BOQ Business, Finance Brokers Association of Australia (FBAA), Liberty, LoanOptions.ai, Mortgage and Finance Association of Australia (MFAA), MoneyPlace, outsource Financial, Plenti, Resimac, The Tax Institute
- Wellness partner: Run Rocket Run
- Research partner: Agile Market Intelligence
- Charity partners: Breast Cancer Network Australia, Invictus Australia