2022 WiBF Awards Program

Purchase your tickets for the 2022 WIBF National Industry Awards Luncheon, 2nd September 2022.

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We are thrilled to have received a record number of submissions this year.
Finalists will be announced in August 2022.

WiBF is delighted to announce the launch of the 2022 WiBF National Industry Awards – proudly sponsored by Commonwealth Bank of Australia. These awards, celebrate the talented women leading by example across Australia’s banking and finance industry, as well as those men, women and organisations working to improve the gender diversity across the sector.  Our mission at WiBF is to make a tangible impact on gender diversity in the banking and finance sector, with an emphasis on increasing the representation of women in key leadership positions. 

There are 13 Award categories open for nomination including two new categories this year to ensure we recognize the contributions of women in all areas of banking and finances. A panel of esteemed judges will review each entry and the winners will be announced at an Awards Luncheon on Friday 2 September in Sydney, at the Ivy Ballroom.  

WIBF Awards for Achievement 

These awards celebrate the accomplishments of women who are members of WiBF and demonstrate courage and conviction in their working life, within banking and finance, in the following areas:  

  1. WiBF Award for Achievement in Private Wealth and Superannuation – Sponsored by Wingate
  2. WiBF Award for Achievement in Retail Banking Sponsored by HSBC
  3. WiBF Award for Achievement in Small Business Banking  Sponsored by Judo Bank
  4. WiBF Award for Achievement in Business Banking – Sponsored by Judo Bank
  5. WiBF Award for Achievement in Institutional Banking – Sponsored by Citi 
  6. WiBF Award for Achievement in Regulation & Compliance  – Sponsored by Prime Capital
  7. WiBF Award for Achievement in Professional Services  
  8. WiBF Award for Achievement in Operations, Technology or Customer Support – Sponsored by ANZ  (2022 NEW AWARD CATEGORY)
  9. WiBF Award for Achievement in an EA/PA role – Sponsored by Commonwealth Bank of Australia (2022 NEW AWARD CATEGORY)

10. WiBF Award for Product or Technical or Product Innovator – Sponsored by Ansarada
This award celebrates a woman who has made an outstanding contribution in leading the innovation agenda in the Banking and Finance industry in Australia, either through thought leadership, product development, technical expertise or as an innovator. The winner of this award will demonstrate a passion towards innovation in her workplace and a commitment to the long term sustainability of the sector. 

11. WiBF Rising Star Award – Sponsored by Macquarie
This award celebrates a woman in the early stages of her career who is making an exceptional impact within a Corporate Member organisation of WiBF. The winner of this award will be out-performing her peers across the industry in terms of her role performance and in the encouragement she provides to colleagues. She will demonstrate passion and commitment towards her career in the banking and finance sector and be an example of the values and performance necessary for the future success of the Banking and Finance industry. 

12. WiBF Inclusive Leader Award – Sponsored by Deutsche Bank
This award celebrates
a member of WiBF – male or female – who demonstrates qualities consistent with our WiBF values and mission. The award recipient will be instrumental in encouraging and enabling women in their workplace to realise their full potential, and will be having a tangible impact on gender diversity in the banking and finance industry through their leadership practises and personal commitment to driving change. 

13. WiBF Diversity & Inclusion Initiative of the Year – Sponsored by Commonwealth Bank of Australia
This award recognises a Corporate Member organisation of WiBF for a workplace initiative that has delivered a tangible impact in addressing gender diversity in the banking and finance sector.
 

NEW 2022 Sponsorship – WiBF Judges Recognition – Sponsored by PwC Australia


A special thank you to all our 2022 National Industry Awards sponsors.


What are WiBF’s definitions of the various business areas?
  

WiBF is using broadly accepted industry definitions for the following business areas:  

Private wealth and superannuation: The advice and delivery of financial products and services to ultra/high net worth individuals, family offices, and superannuation and funds management.  

Small Business Banking: The advice and delivery of financial products and services by companies with aggregated turnover of less than $10m. 

Business Banking: The advice and delivery of financial products and services to businesses including trade finance, foreign exchange, project finance, transaction banking, business loans, lines of credit, cash management, other business-related products and services. 

Institutional Banking: The advice and delivery of simple or complex products and services to large institutions, listed companies or government. 

The Judging Process  

The awards judging panel will review all nominations across each award category, from which they will select the winners. 

The Awards Luncheon  

The winners for each category will be announced at the WiBF Awards Luncheon event at the Ivy Ballroom in Sydney on 2 September 2022. Tickets on sale now!

The Prizes  

Winners from all categories will receive a trophy and certificate, and a place on the online WiBF Honour Board in perpetuity.  

Previous winners can be seen on our WiBF Honour Board.    

Mentoring Lunch  

In addition, winners will be invited to attend an exclusive virtual boardroom lunch to be hosted by a prominent industry leader. This event will be an opportunity for the winners to engage with other senior leaders and award category winners on issues surrounding equal participation in the workforce, and benefit from valuable career advice and mentoring, providing invaluable exposure to respected industry leaders.  

Timeline

FAQ

Do I have to be a WiBF member to nominate someone for an Award?  

Yes. You must be a current financial member of WiBF or an employee of a WiBF Corporate Member.  You can become a member at anytime: Individual memberships

 
Who can be nominated for and receive an Award?  

The WiBF Awards Program is open to all members of WiBF. Award nominees must be a current financial member of WiBF or an employee of a WiBF Corporate Member.  


Does the Award nominee have to work in my organisation or can I nominate someone in the broader industry?
 

No. The Award nominee doesn’t have to work in your organisation. You can nominate an individual from the broader financial services industry, but they must work for a current WiBF Corporate Member or be an Individual member. 


Where can I find a list of WiBF Corporate Members?
 

The list of current WiBF Corporate Members is located on the membership page of our website. 


When do Award nominations open and close? 
 

Nominations open 18th May and close on the 8th June. *EXTENDED TO 18th JUNE 2022


How many Award categories are there? 
 

There are 13 categories: 


Can I nominate more than one person in each category? 
 

Yes. You can nominate as many colleagues as you wish in each category  


Can I nominate people for more than one category? 
 

Yes. You can nominate colleagues in every category as well as a company initiative in the Diversity & Inclusion Initiative of the Year Award  

 

Why do you need a nominee name for the Diversity & Inclusion Initiative of the Year, and who should it be? 

The nominee’s name should be the individual (or one of if there are multiple) who is the project or initiative lead. Part of our judging process is to contact the shortlisted finalists, so having that point person named on the nomination will make the process more seamless. 


Can anyone attend the Awards Luncheon?
 

Yes. Tickets are now available to purchase on the Member Dashboard; please see here for more information. 

 

Awards Program Flyer

For more information, read the 2022 WiBF Awards Program presented by Commonwealth Bank, Flyer, Terms & Conditions and FAQs.

These awards are a celebration of 22 years of WiBF, but more importantly, it is an opportunity for our sector to acknowledge the progress that is being made by a group of brilliant and dedicated women and men who, through courage and conviction in their working life, have contributed toward making a tangible impact in addressing gender diversity in the banking and finance sector, for the benefit of all.

For any queries about the WiBF Awards including sponsorship enquires and questions relating to the submission process,  please contact the WiBF office at mail@wibf.org.au

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