Female Excellence in Advice Award nominations open until July

TAL is calling for nominations and applications for the Female Excellence in Advice (FEIA) Award, a joint initiative by the Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) and TAL. The award celebrates women in financial advice who are making a significant contribution to their profession, their community and their clients.

Nominations and applications for the award close on 28 July. Financial advisers can nominate themselves, or be nominated by peers or clients. The winner of the award will receive a $15,000 TAL education package, which will be tailored to the winner’s requirements in furthering their professional development.

Niall McConville, General Manager, Retail Distribution at TAL said, “It’s hard to believe that in 2017, women only make up around 20% of Australian financial advisers. Through this award, TAL and the AFA want to highlight the benefits that diversity brings to the advice profession and encourage more women to enter the industry.

“We believe the more women we can encourage to become financial advisers, the greater impact we will have empowering women to take control of their financial destiny and live a life filled with choices, options and freedoms.

“TAL is hosting a webinar next week where advisers can hear insights from previous FEIA award finalists and receive guidance on how to build their award application.”

Registration to the webinar is free. Advisers will hear from 2016 FEIA Award winner, Peita Diamantidis, and finalists, Lea Schodel, Financial Adviser at MHP Private Wealth, and Amanda Cassar, Director and Financial Adviser at Wealth Planning Partners.

Commenting on her award win last year, Ms Diamantidis said, “Winning the award has provided me with an incredible opportunity to widen the reach of our financial literacy efforts, and consequently inspire more women to become financial advisers themselves.

“I would encourage all female financial advisers to consider applying for the FEIA award, which will enable all of us to work towards changing the futures of both our industry and our clients. Until there are more female advisers, I think we’ll struggle to engage with the Australian public as a whole.”

The FEIA Award winner will be announced at the AFA National Conference on October 13.

For more information on the award and to nominate or apply for the award, visit: http://www.afafemaleadvice.com/

Click here to register for next week’s webinar. 

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