Being a female executive in the Finance sector is challenging. Receiving recognition for accomplishment in the sector is unusual. The Women in Finance Awards provides a highly credible platform to do so. The awards process was rigorous and well managed. I found the event to be professional and impactful. It was an evening full of energy, with a ballroom populated by incredibly talented women sharing each other’s successes. I am very pleased to see that it will be held again in 2018. It is an important innovation.
On the night of the awards I was overwhelmed with the warmth of everyone who was in attendance, the atmosphere was truly amazing with a strong sense of support and encouragement from all nominees and award winners. This is truly a life changing experience that is never to be underestimated.
Not only was the award really validating, but likewise the warmth and support from so many people who came up to me on the night and subsequently. It was an unmissable dose of inspiration.
It was a real honour to receive the nomination and to be presented with the Award for Director of the Year was beyond my expectations. The night put on by the sponsors was elegant and professional, a real tribute to celebrating the achievements of women in finance.