Now in its second year, the Women in Credit Awards shortlist has been revealed as Credit Strategy recognises the achievements of women across the entire credit and financial services industry.
The Women in Credit brand was launched in 2018 to support and highlight achievements among women in the profession.
Progress has been made in the credit profession on gender equality, but it’s from a low base and there is plenty of room for improvement. From board representation, diversity policies, gender pay, returning to work, as well as differences in leadership styles, Credit Strategy believes there is no better way to highlight achievement by women at all levels across the profession.
To celebrate the Women in Credit Awards and the culmination of Credit Week, the night of March 21, 2019, will see a glamorous black-tie gala dinner held at The Grange at St. Paul’s, London.
Guests will be entertained by a big name host before the winners across 24 highly-contested categories are revealed. It’s been a bumper year for the Women in Credit Awards with a record number of entries from more than 70 companies.
As with all Credit Strategy awards programmes, judging is for the Women in Credit Awards is undertaken in a painstaking manner and winners are selected by our independent judging panel. Nationwide chief risk officer Julia Dunn, Metro Bank chief risk officer Aileen Gillan and the Finance & Leasing Association’s (FLA) head of consumer finance Fiona Hoyle are all members of the more than 20-strong judging panel this year.
All judges are hand-selected and eminent professionals from across the industry, who work tirelessly to ensure that each decision is fair and impartial.
Maria Harris, director of retail mortgages at Atom Bank and judge in the 2018 Women in Credit Awards said: “I wanted to give my time to recognise the women who’ve led their teams or businesses while redefining the gender balance of our industry. There are so many inspiring examples of driving change or shaping culture and for me, it’s important that we shine a light on these to attract and retain our very talented people.
“Being nominated for an award can be an affirming and life-changing experience for the nominee but it also provides the rest of us with role models and real-life stars to aspire to. Being a judge is an honour and I’m looking forward to hearing and sharing the stories of all our nominees."
Credit Strategy would like to place on record its gratitude to all our judges for their hard work, dedication and integrity through what is a tough and demanding process.
To view the Women in Credit Awards 2019 shortlist, visit the website.