The Women in Financial Advice Awards are designed to celebrate and reward excellence, innovation, creativity, and determination among female professionals who have achieved success at work or in business.
The 2021 nominees include some powerhouse leaders in the financial sector. Meet some of these incredible females who are taking the sector by storm:
#01. Ann-Marie Atkins, Tilney Financial Planning
As Tilney’s Head of Financial Planning for the North West, Ann-Marie Atkins, has already won numerous awards. She’s an expert in financial risk assessment, therefore providing world-class advice.
As the recipient of Role Model of the Year at the 2020 Women in Finance awards, she is definitely one to watch.
#02. Cleona Lira, Celtic Financial Planning
Cleona has over 14 years of experience as a financial consultant1 and is a licensed financial planner. She worked for an international bank before beginning her career as an independent financial adviser over 8 years ago.
Cleora is a chartered IFA, an ethical/SRI investments and pensions specialist, and also advises on conventional investments and an array of pensions.
#03. Emma Steele, The Private Office
Emma became a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) in 2013 and joined Savills’ city investment team.
She spent her tenure at City Investment advising the UK and international institutions, property corporations, and individual customers on strategic matters.
#04. Hannah Edwards, Eva Capital Management
Hannah Edwards, Managing Director and Owner of Eva Capital Management, is a leading figure in the world of wealth management2.
Hannah has worked in the financial services industry for a number of years, managing large teams of client-facing planners and, more recently, sitting on the board of regional wealth management.
#05. Hortense Bioy, Morningstar
Hortense Bioy, CFA, is a member of the Morningstar Manager Research team in Europe, where she is the Director of Passive Strategies and Sustainability Research.
#06. Jane Hodges, Money Honey Financial Planning
Jane Hodges boasts over 30 years of experience in the financial services business, with responsibilities such as financial adviser, compliance, and substantial project management initiatives, as well as senior executive roles supporting the adviser community.
#08. Jayne Gibson, Insight.Out Financial
Jayne Gibson, MSc FPFS FCSI, is the Managing Director of Insight.Out Financial, a Belfast-based financial planning, and pension transfer firm.
#09. Karen Barrett, Unbiased
Karen Barrett is the creator and CEO of unbiased.co.uk, the premier website for connecting people with financial advisers.
Karen is a member of the Advisory Board of Money Marketing and the Mentor2mentee network, mentoring bright, capable, and ambitious female students outside of Unbiased.
She is passionate about technology, particularly in the financial sector, and women in business.
#10. Keeley Woodcock, Future Life Wealth Management
Keeley has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, with expertise in administration, accounts, paraplanning, advising, compliance, business planning, and operations management, in an independent advisery environment.
Women in Financial Advice Awards were created to give recognition for the best female financial advisers on the market.
The purpose of awarding members is two-fold: it helps us recognise those who have contributed significantly while also providing inspiration for other women seeking advancement opportunities within their profession or company.