FEW and Judith Beck finalists for Women in Finance Awards

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Financial Executive Women (FEW) and Judith Beck have been shortlisted for the prestigious Women in Finance Awards, partnered by National Australia Bank.

An industry wide Female Leader and Advocacy Program covering financial services are in the running to take out one of Australia’s top industry awards.

We are proud to announce Judith Beck and FEW has been shortlisted as a finalist to win their first award in the Mentor of the Year and category Community Program of the Year category at the 2017 Women in Finance Awards.

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Don’t underestimate the difference you make

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Judith Beck shares her tips on how you can make a difference. Do you find that you want to make a difference but your mind chatter tells you, that making a difference takes time and resources and you will get to it when you actually have time? That grand gesture, developing a new product or service that will change the world or working in the charity that you have been talking about for years. Sound familiar?

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End of Financial Year Tips from Judith

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Like any new year regardless if calendar or financial new year, it is always a good time to re-evaluate. In the last 6 months how to handle change and restructures are on everyone’s mind. Feedback is that people are feeling overworked and overwhelmed.

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The Importance of Ethics with Cris Parker

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Our very own Anna Siassios, Manager – Marketing & Communications interviewed Cris Parker, Executive at the Banking and Finance Oath (BFO) on the importance of ethics.

Cris shares with us what the Young Ambassadors have found in there research and that sometimes we all need to take a back seat and reflect what our ‘no go zones are’. Cris also shares with us more about the BFO, some of their initiatives and services and she highlights that the BFO are becoming a movement.

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FEW joins FPA in alliance

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fpa-few The FPA has entered into an alliance with Financial Executive Women (FEW) aimed at advancing the progression of women in the financial planning profession.

Now in its fifth year, FEW was developed to provide support and career advocacy to women within financial services. It has a career advocacy program that is designed to enable women to obtain advice, guidance and support from more experienced and senior women within the financial services industry, thereby helping them to achieve their full potential.
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Industry Moves spoke with our very own Connie Mckeage FEW Advisory Board Member

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connie-black-jacketIndustry expert and MD of OneVue spoke about her experience in the financial services industry.

Staying ahead of the game is what excites Connie about her career and saw her named in AFR’s 100 Women of Influence list last year. She tells us about the importance of resilience when tackling the “daily grind”, shares her thoughts on the importance of engaging younger generations in financial services and speaks fondly of a very special woman in her life.

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The Complete Guide to Getting a Raise at Work

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jason-nazarTen critical things you need to understand to get the raise you deserve.

I’ve given out hundreds of raises, and I’ve seen every possible mistake people make during this process. Everyone should be paid fairly according to his or her skills, experience, and contribution. But most people have NO idea how to best negotiate for a raise. My mission these days is to make work dramatically more transparent and rewarding. As part of that, here is a simple but full-proof guide you can use to get a raise.

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FPA joins forces with FEW to support growth of female financial planners

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The Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA) and Financial Executive Women (FEW)
have announced an alliance to advance the progression of women in financial planning.

Commenting on the alliance, FPA CEO Dante De Gori said, “We believe it is vital that we
nurture and grow our profession, by supporting those who commit to high professional
standards, education and ethics as best we can. As part of this, it is also vital that we attract into our profession those who share the same values.”

Mr. De Gori added, “We hope our collaboration with FEW will help foster community, innovation and leadership amongst existing female financial planners, but also encourage more women to choosing financial planning as their profession. Women currently make up 28% of the FPA membership, and only around 20% in the profession, both of which we would like to see increase.

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