We’re thrilled to reveal that Joy Wisniewski, our Head of Financial Planning, has secured a spot on the shortlist of three competitive awards as part of the Professional Adviser Women in Financial Advice Awards 2020.
The prestigious awards celebrate the achievements of women working within the financial advice sector and recognise those women that are trailblazers in their area. Despite huge progress in recent years, women are still under-represented in the sector and are less likely to seek financial advice. The awards aim to recognise success and inspire the next generation, helping to improve the service financial advice firms deliver in the future.
With many worthy individuals working in financial advice and an esteemed judging panel, making the shortlist in three categories is a fantastic achievement for Joy. The three categories are:
- Financial Adviser of the Year – South West
- Most Inspiring Returner
- Role Model of the Year
All three focus on the wider impact the nominee has on the sector, from attracting more women to seek financial advice to inspiring others to fulfil their potential in the workplace.
Commenting on the nominations, Joy said: “I am so humbled to have made the shortlist for these awards. From the moment I started my career in Financial Services in 2008, I have always been conscious and a little saddened by the disproportionate number of female financial planners and leaders in this industry. It was, for this reason, I joined the Ruby Connection with my previous employer, where I presented to women about the fantastic contribution they can make as a financial planner.
“I personally believe that women are fantastic planners, often natural carers and very often can appreciate the importance of balancing risk and caution with needs and wants of clients. I really am flattered to be considered amongst some hugely inspirational and prominent figures in the industry. I’d love to use this experience as a platform to continue that work but also to continue to empower women to take charge of their finances.”
We’re sure our clients will join us in congratulating Joy on reaching the final!