Summits support female finance brokers

WCFF to hold events in Sydney, Melbourne

Summits support female finance brokers

The Women’s Commercial Finance Forum is continuing to encourage and empower female brokers working in the finance sector.

Two summits, to be held in Sydney and Melbourne over July and August, offer women the opportunity to collaborate, grow their network and learn about opportunities in commercial finance.

The first will be held on July 21 at Waterview in Bicentennial Park, Sydney. A second summit will be held on August 04, 2022 at Leonda By The Yarra in Hawthorn, Melbourne.

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WCFF chief of tribe Yasmine Shah (pictured above left) said the events were open to all women interested in upskilling in and growing their network and business, using the latest tools, products and resources within the commercial finance sector.  

It’s never been easier for women to enter the commercial finance industry and support Australian businesses with their finance needs offers many rewards, she said.

“The WCFF community has helped their peers solve some of the toughest finance challenges and will continue to support each other to achieve their mutual goals well into the future,” Shah said.

“These summits are powerful because they empower our members to come together face to face and grow their relationships with each other and our industry stakeholders further.”

CEO of MindHealth Services, wellbeing expert and WCFF ambassador Sheb Giner (pictured above right) will be keynote speaker and MC at the NSW event.  

Giner will be joined by commercial finance mentor and partner at Accendo Financial, Stuart Donaldson, who will lead the day’s agenda.

The NSW summit is backed by TP24 Australia as platinum partner, along with Banjo Loans, flexicommercial and AFG. Industry partners also include ANZ, Orde Financial and Bendigo Bank, and NSW state partners Quest and Shift.  CAFBA, FBAA, Accendo Financial, MindHealth Services and Pappyon are event partners and Arise Foundation is the charity partner.

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In addition to running various events, WCFF manages a Facebook group, “The women’s commercial finance forum”, which provides a platform to raise questions and cross-check strategies and scenarios. 

Founded in February 2020, WCFF is run by volunteers in the commercial finance broking sector. It is supported by a national team of experienced commercial brokers, who are able to provide support and engage with members to support them with commercial finance transactions and scenarios.

Women within the industry, from novices to seasoned commercial finance writers, are encouraged to attend either of the two events to learn about support and resources available to them.  Men are also welcome to attend.

More information is available on the WCFF website.  Tickets to the NSW event can be purchased online.