The AFA Female Excellence in Advice Award 2012 has now closed for nominations. The nominations tally is 130 compared to 106 last year, an increase of 23%.
The calibre of nominees is once again outstanding and the process of judging will commence shortly.
The Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) is again impressed by the number of nominees. TAL is proud to be part of this important industry initiative and is set to host the judging and assessment process. Now in its second year, the Award invites members from across the industry to nominate outstanding female advisers they know or work with.
To be considered a nominee, female advisers need to:
- Be passionate and committed to their business and their clients
- Demonstrate leadership qualities
- Have proven business success
- Be a positive role model for other women in the industry and clients
- Have vision, integrity, self-awareness and work-life balance
- Support women in community
- Mentor and develop other women.
Richard Klipin, Chief Executive Officer of the AFA, said: “At a time when our industry is going through great change, it’s important for us to recognise and celebrate some of the outstanding new blood that’s coming through.”
Brett Clark, Chief Executive Officer of Retail Life at TAL, said; “TAL is proud to sponsor this important industry initiative. We are committed to it as an organisation because we believe in the value diversity brings to all businesses and professions. The quality of the nominations again demonstrates the calibre of women seeking to make a difference in financial services.”
The winner of the Female Excellence in Advice Award will be announced at the AFA National Conference on Tuesday 30 October 2012.