3 Andrea Rozario: Finalist in the Financial Reporters Women’s Recognition Award By The Bower Team / In Company News We are very proud to announce that our Chief Corporate Officer, Andrea Rozario, is a finalist in The Financial Reporters Women’s Recognition Awards (FRWRA) After the introduction of the HM Treasury’s Women in Finance Charter, there has been a growing momentum for a more diverse and equal financial services community. The FRWRA which launched this year aims to support this pledge for gender balance across the industry and strive to be a part of this positive change. It aims to do this by recognising the successful women steering change in the industry who demonstrate that hard work merits success, regardless of gender. In total there are 15 award categories in which talented women across the finance sector have been nominated. Andrea has been shortlisted for the ‘Woman in Later Life Lending.’ This particular title will be awarded to “a woman whose work in later life lending has helped to shape the sector and helped tackle the issues around an ageing society.” I’m very happy to be one of the finalists in the Financial Reporters Women’s Recognition Awards this year. The Financial Services sector and the Equity Release industry is filled with some of the most competent women in business and I am proud to work alongside these fabulous ladies, but that’s not forgetting the many gentlemen whom make this industry great! Good luck to all the finalists – Andrea Rozario, Chief Corporate Officer, Bower Andrea has over 25 years’ experience in financial services becoming a specialist in equity release over 15 years ago. As a multiple award-winning, high profile commentator and industry expert Andrea has contributed to both trade, National Press, TV and radio. Her career has included the position of Director General for the trade association SHIP now known as the Equity Release Council whereby she spent over 5 years as the industry spokesperson helping to educate and inform media, Government and the general public on the safeguards of equity release. As a member of Bower’s Board for more than 4 years Andrea’s experience across providers, solicitors, advisers and customers, along with a deep understanding of the industry is an intrinsic part of the company. Each awarding category is designed to reflect the exceptional women in the financial services industry, as well as the growing focus on the gender equality movement. We congratulate Andrea for this achievement and wish her every success in the final stage where a carefully selected panel of judges will choose the winners that will be announced at the first ever Financial Reporters Women’s Recognition Awards evening in September!