Shortlist for Women in Finance UK 2022 announced

Find out who has a chance of being crowned a role model in the UK finance sector

The shortlist for the 2022 edition of the Women in Finance UK competition has been announced. 

After two years of virtual events, the Women in Finance Awards will take to the stage to celebrate the outstanding contributions of women to the financial services industry. 

For this 6th year, incredible role models will be showcased for their work in 16 categories. More than ever, our judges are looking for individuals, organisations and initiatives that have gone above and beyond, driving change through empowerment and representation, and making a significant impact on businesses, employees and the sector as a whole. 

Since its inception, the event has raised awareness of the contribution and success of women in the financial sector while recognising the importance of diversity and inclusion.  

The financial sector still has a long way to go to provide more opportunities for women. However, the awards provide a platform and an excellent opportunity to showcase and honour those professional women and companies in their field who are driving the sector forward in ways that are not yet very inclusive. 

In anticipation of what promises to be an incredible ceremony at the Brewery on 16 November, here is the full list of outstanding women and allies participating in the Women in Finance UK 2022 competition:

Accountant OTY

Advocate OTY  

Ally OTY

Banker OTY 


DEI Recruitment and Advancement Initiative OTY 

  • EMEA Spring Week, Blackstone
  • Women in Insurance (WIN) initiative, Nikki Hinch, Inclusion Consultant, Ageas
  • Year 12 Work Experience, Rakhi Taylor, Head of Talent Acquisition and Development, BGC Partners

Diversity Lead OTY 

  • Akua Opong, Senior Analyst, London Stock Exchange Group 
  • Ama Ocansey, UK Head of Diversity & Inclusion, BNP Paribas
  • Jenn Barnett, Head of Inclusion, Diversity and Wellbeing, Grant Thornton UK LLP
  • Katherine Gansallo, Diversity and Inclusion Director, London Stock Exchange Group
  • Shabnam Wazed, CEO and Founder, AGAM International

Employer OTY

  • Blackstone, Blackstone
  • Fidelity International, Nicki Cullin, Diversity & Inclusion Manager, Fidelity International
  • Fisher Investments UK
  • Morningstar, Mia Simpson, PR, Morningstar
  • Pointers Financial, Mercedes Osborne, Director, Pointers Financial
  • Starling Bank, Starling Bank

Finance Team OTY

  • Brabners
  • Fiona Canning, Head of Finance, The All England Lawn Tennis Club (Championships) Limited
  • Fiona O’Donnell, Director, Finance Operations, Sage Group PLC
  • Heather O’Gorman, Head of Financial Crime, Thistle Initiatives
  • Joanne Sankey, Head of Payroll & Pensions Services, Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Kim Percy, Managing Director of Finance Group, European Head of Finance, Blackstone
  • Nicole Coles, Head of Finance Operations, Charles Bentley and Son Ltd
  • Sue Copling, Head of Financial Operations, Ageas UK
  • Tracy Liddell-Roberts, Accounts Payable Manager, Sherwood Forest NHS Foundation Trust

Legal Adviser OTY

Next Generation Leader OTY 

Outstanding Contribution OTY

Outstanding Diversity Network OTY 

  • AvivAbility, Christina Taylor, Co-chair AvivAbility, Aviva
  • GIB Asset Management Diversity & Inclusion Forum, Sophie Dupre-Echeverria, Chief Risk & Compliance Officer (and Chair of D&I Forum), GIB Asset Management
  • LSEG Women Inspired Network (WIN), LSEG Women Inspired Network (WIN), N/A, London Stock Exchange Group
  • Mind Matters, Claire Drynan, HR Transformation Partner, Phoenix Group
  • NatWest Gender Network, Lauren Fuller, Customer Journey Developer, NatWest Group
  • Network of Women (“NOW”), Myriam Hofri & Suran Samarasinghe, NOW-London Co-Chairs, BGC Partners
  • Wealth Gender Network, NatWest Group
  • Women @ TU, Asia Anwar Jones, Director – FinTech, TransUnion UK

Specialist Investor OTY 

Sustainability Project Leader OTY 

  • Caroline Hill, Managing Director & Head of ESG for Blackstone Real Estate in Europe, Blackstone
  • Claire Dorrian, Head of Sustainable Finance, Capital Markets, London Stock Exchange Group
  • Esohe Denise, Odaro, Head, Investor Relations & Sustainable Finance, IFC
  • Capital Markets
  • Li Xu, Associate Banker, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
  • Meritxell Bulbena, Director of Finance, Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian
  • My-Linh Ngo, Head of ESG Investment, Portfolio Manager, BlueBay Asset Management LLP
  • Stephanie Maier, Global Head of Sustainable and Impact Investment, GAM Investments

Wealth Manager OTY

  • Anna Gorczynska, Wealth Manager, NatWest Group
  • Ines Uwiteto, Impact Wealth Manager, Tribe Impact Capital
  • Iryna Podoliak, Investment Manager, Macquarie Asset Management
  • Jane O’Hara, Chartered Financial Planner, Rosebridge
  • Janet Mui, Head of Market Analysis, Brewin Dolphin
  • Mimi Corden-Lloyd, Financial Planner, FLM Wealth Management
  • Rosie Hooper, Chartered Financial Planner, Quilter

Woman OTY

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