WiBF 2023 National Industry Awards celebrate the talented individuals leading by example across Australia’s banking and finance industry, as well as those 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.
Nominations for WiBF’s 2023 National Industry Awards have now closed for this year. Make sure to visit our website regularly to see when the nominations for the 2024 awards will open.
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 were announced at the WiBF Awards Luncheon on 1 September 2023.
The Honour Board
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.
This year again, we were very proud to collaborate with Judgify to offer you a quick, easy and smooth online nomination process.
Thank you to LinkedIn, our 2023 National Industry Awards audio-visual sponsor.
Thanks to S&P Global for their sponsorship of the 2023 Awards VIP Lounge.
Thank you to KangaNews for sponsoring the 2023 Judges Recognition.
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.
2023 National Industry Award Categories
Proudly sponsored by Commonwealth Bank of Australia, the 2023 National Industry Awards will recognise exceptional individuals and organisations in 15 Award categories including two new categories this year. A panel of esteemed judges will review each entry and the winners will be announced at the Awards Luncheon Friday 1 September 2023, in Sydney, at Doltone House, Darling Island.
- WiBF Award for Achievement in Investment and Fund Management (New 2023) – Proudly sponsored by SW Accountants & Advisors
- WiBF Award for Achievement in Private Wealth and Superannuation – Proudly sponsored by Prism
- WiBF Award for Achievement in Retail Banking – Proudly sponsored by HSBC
- WiBF Award for Achievement in Small Business Banking – Proudly sponsored by Judo Bank
- WiBF Award for Achievement in Business Banking – Proudly sponsored by CBA
- WiBF Award for Achievement in Institutional Banking – Proudly sponsored by Citi
- WiBF Award for Achievement in Regulation & Compliance – Proudly sponsored by Thomas Frost Executive
- WiBF Award for Achievement in Professional Services – Proudly sponsored by Australian Turf Club
- WiBF Award for Achievement in Operations, Technology or Customer Support – Proudly sponsored by Prime Capital
- WiBF Award for Achievement in an EA/PA role- Proudly sponsored by Westpac
This award celebrates an individual 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 their workplace and a commitment to the long-term sustainability of the sector.
This award celebrates someone in the early stages of their career (less than 5 years experience) who is making an exceptional impact within a Corporate Member organisation of WiBF. The winner of this award will be outperforming her peers across the industry in terms of their role performance and in the encouragement they provide to colleagues. They will demonstrate passion and commitment towards their 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.
This award celebrates a member of WiBF 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.
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.
This award recognises a Corporate Member organisation of WiBF for an ESG initiative that demonstrates an innovative and impactful approach to improving business sustainability and social responsibility. Judges will look for the ESG initiative that stands out from the competition and could inspire industry-wide change.
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
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. WiBF represents 600,000+ individuals across Australia with 90+ Corporate Members, 60+ of which have international offices, servicing 32 countries. Although everyone is welcome to submit a nomination, the judges will be looking for individuals and initiatives that are making a tangible impact primarily in Australia.
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.
The list of current WiBF Corporate Members is located on the membership page of our website.
Yes. You can nominate as many colleagues as you wish in each category. You can nominate colleagues in every category as well as a company initiative in the Diversity & Inclusion Initiative of the Year Award .
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.
Yes. Tickets are available to purchase on the Member Dashboard. Last year this event sold out quickly. Book your tickets today.