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Congratulations Women in Finance Award Finalists!


There are many outstanding women working in the finance industry and we’re very pleased to see so many Connective members being awarded as Finalists in the inaugural Women in Finance Awards hosted by Momentum Media and NAB. The entry requirements for these awards were quite rigorous, and those of you who have received a Finalist accolade should be very proud of your achievements.

Connective has been awarded Finalist for the Employer of the Year category and our GM People & Culture, Rochelle Carland has been awarded Finalist in the HR Professional of the Year category. This is also great news – at Connective, we take great pride in creating a fair working environment for all and Rochelle’s hard work to ensure we achieve this goal genuinely deserves recognition.

Please join us in congratulating the following Connective members. We look forward to seeing all the Finalists on September 21 at The Star in Sydney for the presentation night!

Mortgage & Finance Broker of the Year

Mardee Blackwood, 1st Street Financial

Natasha Choi, The Australian Lending & Investment Centre

CEO of the Year/Innovator of the Year

Philippa Sheehan, MyPlanner

Executive Assistant/Personal Assistant of the Year

Melissa Ireland, Foster Finance

Andrea Lewis, The Property Education Company

Financial Planner/Advisor of the Year

Anne Steer, Yellow Brick Road

Human Relations Professional of the Year

Rochelle Carland, Connective

Community Program of the Year

Kelly Wealth Services & Lainie Poon – Creating Wealthy Women

Marketing Professional of the Year

Caterina Nesci, La Trobe Financial

Principal of the Year/Mentor of the Year/Women’s Community Program of the Year

Nancy Youssef, Classic Finance Group and Classic Mentoring & Coaching

Regional Leader of the Year

Debbie Hutchings, LJ Hooker Home Loans

Thought Leader of the Year

Louise Lucas, The Property Education Company

Philippa Sheehan, MyPlanner

Young Leader of the Year

Vicky Gardiner, Go Loans

Employer of the Year