Winners announced for the 2019 Women in Banking and Finance Awards

Women in Banking & Finance award

Winners have been announced for the 2019 Women in Banking and Finance Awards.

The WIBF Annual Awards for Achievement highlight the inspirational work taking place every day in pursuit of diversity and excellence in the banking and finance sector. 

This year’s award winners were announced at the WIBF Awards Luncheon, proudly supported by Lloyds Banking Group, which took place in front of an audience of more than 500 senior members of the banking industry at the London Hilton on Park Lane last Friday.

The 2019 Women in Banking and Finance Awards for Achievement winners are:

  • WIBF Young Professional: Amani Kiflemariam, Credit Suisse 
  • WIBF Tech Star Award: Jenny Chong, Credit Suisse 
  • WIBF Champion for Women: Anna Somaiya, KPMG 
  • WIBF Team Award for Diversity: Macquarie Infrastructure Debt Investment Solutions COO Team, Macquarie 
  • WIBF Award for Achievement: Deborah Gilshan, Aberdeen Standard Investments & The 100% Club
  • WIBF Lifetime Achievement Award: Noreen Doyle, Credit Suisse

Women in Banking & Finance Award winnersWIBF President, Vivienne Artz, congratulated today’s winners, and said, “I am very proud that, in the 22nd year of the Awards for Achievement, we received more award nominations than ever before, and are celebrating the shortlisted nominees and winners in front of more guests than ever.”

“This reflects a terrific year of growth and development at WIBF.”

“I am proud to welcome each shortlisted award nominee here today; they have brought their own unique voice to support and promote equality of opportunity for women.”

“Together, these voices will be heard throughout the industry.”

“Together we will empower and broaden our network of diversity champions, connecting, educating and inspiring the sector with the best ideas and role models.”

“Congratulations to all of the 2019 shortlisted award nominees.”

Keynote speaker, Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England, said, “Greater diversity in all its forms can help transform the financial sector.”

“Financial services will benefit from more women in senior roles and it is crucial we champion top talent in the industry as we develop the next generation of women leaders.”

“The WIBF Awards for Achievement plays an important role in celebrating the successes of women in the sector.” 

Lloyds Banking Group is the proud sponsor of the 2019 WIBF Awards for Achievement. Fiona Cannon, Group Responsible Business, Sustainability & Inclusion Director, said, “Lloyds Banking Group is delighted to be supporting the 2019 Women in Banking and Finance 22nd Annual Awards as this year’s headline sponsor.”

“These awards play a crucial role in recognising the stand-out talent and significant achievements of individuals in the banking and finance sector, and the important work they are doing to progress diversity and excellence in the workplace.”

“At Lloyds Banking Group our purpose is to help Britain prosper, and to support that we have set ourselves bold targets to achieve a more diverse organisation and one that truly reflects the diversity of the customers and communities that we serve.”

“We recognise that gender should never be a barrier to success, and that is why we champion and are a leader of gender equality, promoting a strong pipeline of executive female talent for the future.”  

“Congratulations to all the 2019 nominees and winners on your inspiring achievements.”

Alison Simpson
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