Momentum Media, publisher of Accountants Daily, together with principal partner NAB, celebrated the inaugural Women in Finance Awards at a gala dinner in Sydney this evening.
This industry-first event recognises the outstanding work of women within financial services, celebrating their successes on a national stage to support the continuing growth, development and evolution of gender equality in the workplace.
Accountants Daily is proud to report the accounting profession was well represented, and that the big award of the night - the Women in Finance Excellence Award for 2017 - went to Deloitte's Jo Heighway. She also took out the awards for Accountant of the Year and Innovator of the Year.
The Women in Finance Awards also recognised the best female Bookkeeper of the Year, which was awarded to Direct Management's Diane Lucas.
Executive Assistant of the Year was awarded to Maria Skotidas, Thomson Reuters Tax and Accounting.
For a full list of winners from the evening, please click here.
Speaking after the event, Momentum Media’s head of events, Jim Hall, said: “Many congratulations to all of the winners of the first ever Women in Finance awards!
“It was an amazing night, and we’re proud to elevate the achievements of these inspirational women, who are not only role models for women in the financial services industry, but for the industry as a whole.
“By rewarding their hard work and dedication, and recognising the companies who have made diversity their mission, we hope to highlight the inspirational high achievers from the financial sector and recognise the rising stars of tomorrow.”
Sincere congratulations from the entire Accountants Daily team to all winners, finalists, and those who attended the event to support their peers.