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Xero partners and customers nominated for top honours at the Women in Finance Awards


Aug 14, 2020

Our partners and customers are leading the way when it comes to serving the financial services sector, with over 90 nominations for the Women In Finance Awards 2020.

Heading into its fourth year, the Women in Finance Awards is a prestigious event aimed at spotlighting the innovation and strength that female leadership brings to Australia. The awards give female talent the acknowledgement it deserves by providing a platform for women to gain industry-wide recognition.

We continue to be amazed and inspired by our partners, particularly how they’ve stepped up in these incredibly challenging times, and continued to be influencers and trailblazers in their industry.

From big business to small sole practices, the contributions of these amazing women are seen as exceptional. We send our biggest congratulations to all of the nominees! We’re proud to stand (virtually) alongside you and wish you every success for the upcoming ceremony.

The following Xero partners and customers have been nominated in this year’s awards for their inspiring contributions to the profession and their communities.

Mortgage and Finance Broker of the Year

  • Alycia Inglis
  • Rachael Hunter

Fintech Leader of the Year

  • Alison Binskin
  • Karolina Kuszyk
  • Nicki Olds
  • Sylvia Huang
  • Carolyn Breeze

Mentor of the Year

  • Cathy Dimarchos
  • Michelle Swift

Principal of the Year

  • Belinda Piffl
  • Bev Durston
  • Michelle Maynard

Business Development Professional of the Year

  • Krystal Rhian

Regional Professional of the Year

  • Shannon Smit

SMSF Adviser of the Year

  • Lucy Hateley
  • Rosario Carbajal
  • Shannon Smit

Small Business Adviser of the Year

  • Anurika Abeyasekera
  • Arpana Patel
  • Cathy Dimarchos
  • Donna Bruce
  • Judith Pimentel
  • Katie Bryan
  • Kyelie Baxter

Financial Planner/Adviser of the Year

  • Julia Schortinghuis
  • Stevie-Jade Turner

Chief Executive Officer of the Year

  • Kelly Morton
  • Shelley McGinty

Innovator of the Year

  • Alison Maller
  • Kelly Morton
  • Sarah Lawrance
  • Shelley McGinty

Accountant of the Year

  • Angela Stavropoulos
  • Azlin Lutfi
  • Catherine Maguire
  • Elaine Chim
  • Hannah Nguyen
  • Indiah Millard
  • Miriam Holme
  • Rachel Hunter
  • Rebecca Cornish
  • Sonia Gibson

Accounting Consultant of the Year

  • Amy Holdsworth
  • Debbie Hiscock
  • Elle Sweeney
  • Naomi Kewley
  • Stacey Quinn

Bookkeeper of the Year

  • Ammy Sadik
  • Debbie Mirisch
  • Kaleena Haas
  • Nicole Lynch
  • Nikki Dawes
  • Sonya Jacobsen
  • Tamara-Lee Beveridge
  • Trudi Yip
  • Kaia Kaldoja

Director of the Year

  • Bernadette Smith
  • Donna Bruce
  • Kelly Morton
  • Kim Szigeti
  • Louisa Sijabat
  • Miriam Holme
  • Samantha Robinson
  • Ulrika Lobo

Entrepreneur of the Year

  • Alissa Childs
  • Emma Bowdler
  • Jade Weller
  • Marion Rodwell
  • Nikki Firth

Office Administrator of the Year

  • Amelia Carey
  • Anne Ngo
  • Eujanie Papandreou
  • Helen Smith
  • Jane Martin
  • Kate O’Sullivan
  • Olivia Palfreyman

Thought Leader of the Year

  • Michelle Maynard
  • Samantha Robinson
  • Sandra Andrews
  • Simone Palfreyman
  • Tracey Dunn

Young Leader of the Year

  • Michelle Knight
  • Zandile Dube

Women’s Community Program of the Year

  • Birdie Wealth
  • Perron Financial Group

Wellness Program/Initiative of the Year

  • Entourage Finance
  • Numeric Eight
  • One Stop Loan Centre Pty Ltd
  • Shine at Business

Employer of the Year

  • Mazars – North Sydney
  • Mazars Melbourne

Training and Development Program of the Year

  • Mazars – North Sydney
  • Mazars Melbourne

Employer of the Year (SME)

  • Adam Cheetham Chartered Accountants
  • Keats Accounting
  • Paris Financial
  • Thinking Big Finance
  • TNT Advisor Solutions
  • Truon Chartered Accountants
  • Vita Gustafson and Associates
  • Walsh Accountants

The 2020 Women in Finance Awards will be held on 10 September in the first-ever virtual awards broadcast.

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