The Council of Australian Life Insurers (CALI) is pleased to announce the recipients of their inaugural program, ReCALIbrate: a chance for women to reshape life insurance. The program will provide $2,000 grants to five mid-career, female financial risk advisers to attend the Financial Advice Association Australia (FAAA) Congress on 20-22 November 2023 in Adelaide.
The 2023 ReCALIbrate recipients are:
- Kirsten Genter, Zurich Assure
- Asha Burrows, Platinum Partners
- Azaria Bell, Skye Wealth
- Trish Gregory CFPR, Fox and Hare Financial Advice
- Adele Martin, Adele Martin – Money Mentor
“CALI is committed to supporting a vibrant and sustainable industry and address the decreasing number of financial advisers in Australia. ReCALIbrate aims to promote more diversity among financial advisers so that consumers receive appropriate advice that is relevant to them. CALI is pleased to provide these grants to five deserving and inspirational women. We are confident that the ReCALIbrate recipients will find the FAAA Congress engaging and informative and will leverage their knowledge for the benefit of their clients and team members,” said Christine Cupitt, Chief Executive Officer at CALI.
“Through research conducted by CALI on behalf of our members, it is clear that women have unique advice needs and having a financial adviser that understands their circumstances and needs is crucial to effective and impactful advice,” said Ms. Cupitt.
CALI Board Member and Managing Director of Clearview Wealth Limited, Nadine Gooderick, said “Risk specialists have an important role in the life insurance ecosystem, so it is important that we foster the next generation of talent. This will ensure that consumers understand their life insurance needs, secure adequate cover and, at claim time, get benefits paid. Women have historically been under-represented in our industry and at industry conferences more broadly, which are important events for education, network and inspiration.”
“With a shared desire to encourage engagement among female financial risk advisers and foster the next generation of female talent, we are pleased to support CALI’s ReCALIbrate program. We look forward to welcoming the ReCALIbrate recipients to the FAAA Congress in November,” said Sarah Abood, Chief Executive Officer at the Financial Advice Association Australia.
To ensure women continue to engage with the industry and benefit beyond the event, each ReCALIbrate recipient will be paired with a senior female life insurance industry leader and have the opportunity to have two in-person or virtual meetings. The purpose of these meetings will be to provide a forum for mentorship, learning, support and advice.