People Culture and Talent

(4 Awards)

1) Best Workplace Diversity

Description: This award recognises the workplace in a fintech that has created an inclusive environment that accepts each individual’s differences, embraces their strengths and provides opportunities for all staff to achieve their full potential.
Criteria: Please answer the following questions (500 words max per question) a. Detail management’s approach to leadership, diversity and inclusion. Demonstrate how management’s drive for workplace diversity has fostered creativity and accelerated innovation. b. Detail how the wider business champions diversity and inclusion. Show how it is measured and the improvements over time. Show how it positively influences outcomes, actions and activities in your business. Provide diversity metrics stating breakdown of gender, culture etc of current FTEs. c. Provide one or more examples of how this approach has made a concrete positive impact on your operational or your customer success metrics.
d. Please also provide between 1-3 examples of customer testimonials, marketing collateral or other sources of information (such as any audited financial or business metrics and/or statements, or third-party independent party reports) as evidence to support your answers.

Please provide information in 1 collated PDF. (Max file size 10 MB)

Awards 2, 3 & 4 – FinTech Leaders of the Year – Description
These awards are open to any individual working in a FinTech Startup, Hub, Incubator/Accelerator or Venture Capital firm operating in Australia. FinTech Australia uses EY’s “C.L.A.S.S.I.C.” framework to define a FinTech Startup – for more information see the EY FinTech Australia Census.

2) Emerging FinTech Leader of the Year (under 35)
The Emerging FinTech Leader category acknowledges rising stars and aspiring leaders in fintech who are making a mark in their industry. This award recognises an individual in the fintech community who has demonstrated a commitment to fintech innovation that delivers benefits to investors, businesses and/or consumers.
Nominations are invited from successful young fintech leaders between the ages of 18 and 35 (at the time of the Finnie Awards on 6 June 2019). They must be currently working for a Fintech Startup, Hub, Accelerator/Incubator or Venture Capital Firm in Australia, and do not necessarily need to be a founder – entries are encouraged from all parts of the organisation.

3) Female FinTech Leader of the Year
This award specifically recognises a woman in the fintech community who has demonstrated a commitment to fintech innovation that delivers benefits to investors, businesses and/or consumers.
This is open to all women leaders in the role of Founder, CEO or senior management across any function e.g. MD/GM/COO, CMO, CFO, CTO etc in the Australian Fintech ecosystem i.e. they are currently working for a Fintech Startup, Hub, Accelerator/Incubator or Venture Capital Firm in Australia.

4) Outstanding FinTech Leader of the Year
This award recognises an individual who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in the transformation and growth of the Australian fintech sector, either through defining new standards, launching a key technology initiative, or driving a regulatory-related change that benefits the industry and delivers benefits to investors, businesses and/or consumers.
This is open to all leaders in the role of Founder, CEO or senior management across any function e.g. MD/GM/CXO etc in the Australian Fintech ecosystem i.e. they are currently working for a Fintech Startup, Hub, Accelerator/Incubator or Venture Capital Firm in Australia

Criteria for awards 2, 3 + 4:

Please answer the following questions (500 words max per entry):

1. Detail your approach to leadership, and how it influences your actions and activities in your business. Nominees must demonstrate:

● Strong leadership and management
● Exceptional skills in dealing with internal and external stakeholders
● A significant impact on their company or business
● Recognition of their personal brand and network and impact of this on their career
● A commitment to personal development and a clear vision of the goals they have for themselves

2. Provide up to 3 examples of initiatives you have developed as a leader in your business, detailing the success of the initiative. Include data which demonstrates how this translated into revenue growth, cost reduction or capital raised.

Examples of initiatives include:

  • Tactics and strategies used to generate new, repeat or referred business here or abroad, plus any marketing campaigns to support them;
  • Innovations delivered for your business and that have delivered efficiencies, new customers, and/or revenue growth.
  • Staff management/development strategies you have implemented in your business to ensure you attract/retain the best talent.

3. What is a major obstacle you or your business has overcome, and how did your leadership ensure a favourable outcome?

4. Please provide one to three references, testimonials or other sources of information (such as any audited financial or business metrics and/or statements, or third-party independent data reports) as evidence to support your answers.