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Top Gong awarded to Westpac Women's Markets

04 September 2014

Larke Riemer

Westpac’s Women’s Markets has been recognised by as the ‘Best Women’s Banking Team’ in Australasia for 2014. The annual Transformation and Empowerment Awards program identifies individuals and organisations that add value to the global economy. The Awards seek to showcase best practices from around the world, allowing others to learn from the innovation demonstrated by winners.

Director of Women's Markets Larke Riemer (pictured above) was interviewed as part of the award process: "I'm so proud of the work we've done and continue to do for women. Independence comes down to having choices. Having economic and financial independence facilitates our ability to choose and it's what we at Westpac Women's Markets strive to provide our clients."

The awards applauded Westpac Women’s Markets for its unique contribution to the Australian and international banking industry through its work, which serves to empower female customers and the broader community with strong networking opportunities as well as significant education and resources.

Recognising women in business

According to the judging panel: "Westpac supports women in the community in a variety of meaningful ways that show concern for their rights, economic empowerment, healthcare and self-sufficiency – not only in Australia but throughout the world. We are delighted to confirm Westpac Bank as the Best Women’s Banking Team, Australasia, 2014. This is the longest established bank in Australia, arguably the first to recognise the importance of women’s contribution to the economy and an organisation that benefits significantly from the banking activities of its female clients." is a print journal and online resource reporting on business, economics and finance, CFI (Capital Finance International) provides news, analysis and commentary on markets worldwide. It addresses economic, political and business factors affecting these markets and helps identify regions, industry sectors and companies that will succeed.

Initial nominations for the Awards are based on input from readers, subscribers, contributors and visitors to the site. The Capital Finance International Judging Panel reviews information generated during the nomination process and draws on its members expertise to identify candidates for award consideration. Short listed nominees are often given the opportunity to furnish the judges with extra information as the process continues. The committee is keen to reward overall performance without allowing any sort of bias or giving undue weight to reputation.


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  • Denise Hall

    Denise Hall 5 years ago

    Congratulations Larke and the team. Well deserved.