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CALI names reCALIbrate award recipients

Yasmine Masi9 October 2023
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One month after unveiling the reCALIbrate program, the Council of Australian Life Insurers (CALI) has announced the five female risk adviser recipients.

Kirsten Genter from Zurich Assure, Asha Burrows from Platinum Partners, Azaria Bell from Skye Wealth, Trish Gregory CFPR from Fox and Hare Financial Advice and Adele Martin from Adele Martin – Money Mentor have received $2,000 grants each and will attend the Financial Advice Association Australia (FAAA) Congress on 20 to 22 November.

“CALI is committed to supporting a vibrant and sustainable industry and address the decreasing number of financial advisers in Australia,” Christine Cupitt, Chief Executive Officer at CALI, said.

“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.

“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.”

The recipients will also have the opportunity to pair with a senior female life insurance leader for two in-person or virtual meetings, to provide a space for mentorship, support and advice.

“Risk specialists have an important role in the life insurance ecosystem, so it is important that we foster the next generation of talent,” CALI Board Member and Managing Director of Clearview Wealth Limited, Nadine Gooderick, said.

“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,” Sarah Abood, Chief Executive Officer at the FAAA, said.

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