Women in Banking and Finance announce their 2017 winners

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The Women in Banking and Finance Awards (WIBF) have announced their 2017 winners

Four winners were chosen from an inspiring shortlist of nominees, at the 20th anniversary WIBF Awards for Achievement.

Tracy Jordan, Credit Suisse, clinched the honour of Champion for Women, from a shortlist of six women and two men at a gala ceremony that recognised her roles as a board director, trustee, business leader, philanthropist and mentor.

Two additional individual awards and the team diversity award were also announced at the lunchtime ceremony at The Hilton, Park Lane, sponsored by Citi. Arelene Isaacs-Low, Moody’s won the Award for Achievement, while Francesca Lynch, Royal Bank of Canada won the Young Professional of the Year Award. The Finance Diversity Team at Sky took home the Team Diversity Award.

Speaking about the awards, previous Champion for Women winner, Vivienne Artz, WIBF President, said, “Every year, for two decades, we see in our WIBF award winners courageous role models who are pushing ahead to create more inclusive workplaces.”

“All of these individual actions in firms across the nation come together to make the difference.”

“The industry has advanced greatly on gender equality and inclusion since the first WIBF Awards in 1998.”

“The share of women FTSE 100 directors rose from six per cent in 1999 to 27 per cent last year, and I am pleased to note that women are no longer required to wear skirts in the workplace as they were when I first started in the industry.”

Artz also announced that the new WIBF Birmingham chapter will launch next month, joining the network that includes London, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Bristol.

Ahead of his keynote address to the luncheon, London Stock Exchange Group Chief Executive Officer, Xavier Rolet said, “I’m honoured to be at the 20th anniversary of the Women in Banking and Finance Awards for Achievement and would like to congratulate all the winners and nominees who are role models for our industry.”

“The exceptionally high standard or those being rewarded for their achievements shows the enormous progress being made, but the job is far from over.”

“We have a responsibility to ensure that all companies, from the global giants to high potential SMEs, are open inclusive and inspire the next generation and we support the crucial role that WIBF plays in promoting women’s full and effective participation in financial services.”

WIBF’s annual awards have been celebrating top talent in the banking and finance industry and shining the spotlight on influential leaders for two decades. During the 20 years, 65 individuals or teams have won WIBF Awards and many more were celebrated in the shortlists.

Watch the video of the night below:


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