EY Financial Services are delighted to announce that they are the headline sponsors for this year’s Women in Finance Ireland Awards which take place on December 8, 2021.
The awards, presented by DiversityQ, showcase success, innovation, and creativity in finance. It also shines a light on those promoting the importance of a more inclusive sector. They celebrate advocates, role models and allies across the Ireland’s finance industry.
Since their launch in 2015, the Women in Finance Awards and Summits have showcased women in finance in London, New York, Ireland, Silicon Valley, Singapore, Berlin and Toronto. The 2020 Ireland Women in Finance Summit last November attracted over 1,000 guests.
This year, there are 21 categories including CFO, DEI Initiative, Wealth Manager, Sustainability Project Leader and Woman of the Year.
Nominations are open now at WIF Awards Ireland, and close on July 26. You can submit a self-nomination and share your success story or enter an individual or organisation whose work deserves industry recognition.
EY’s sponsorship of the Women in Finance Ireland Awards comes at an important time for the firm. It follows the appointment of seven new female Partners, including three from EY Financial Services.
Diversity and inclusiveness are at the core of EY, who we are and how we work. We have a collective commitment to foster an environment where all differences are valued, practices are equitable, and everyone experiences a sense of belonging. People are inspired to work together and lead inclusively every day to build a better working world.
Lisa Kealy who leads EY’s Wealth and Asset Management (WAM) practice said: “I’m thrilled that EY Financial Services will be sponsoring the Women in Finance Awards. I’m also honoured to have been asked to sit on the judging panel, having been nominated myself for the Accountancy Leader of the Year award in 2018.
“I know first-hand how important it is to have people in your corner. In my early career, there were many times when I’ve been the only woman in the room, but lucky for me, those rooms were always filled with supporters and allies. These were people who supported my goals, recognised my unique talents and perspectives, and challenged me to be better.
“Developing the leaders of the future, especially future female leaders, is a big responsibility and privilege. It’s something that the leadership team and I are committed to.
“I’m really looking forward to reading the award submissions and hearing the amazing stories of the strong female and male role models in our industry. I’d ask everyone to look at their organisations and nominate the people making a difference in 2021 today.”