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24 Nov 2022  | London, GB

Emily Liao from Australia named EY NextGen Women 2022 competition winner

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  • Juliette Hamon from France and Ana Buiza Nuñez from Spain awarded second and third place respectively
  • Group 2 won the first-ever team award for their case study presentation
  • Competition saw a record 4,000 applications across 28 countries

Emily Liao from Australia has been announced as the winner of the annual EY NextGen Women in Strategy and Transactions competition.

As this year’s winner, Emily Liao, who comes from Australia, will have the opportunity to travel internationally to a global EY event and receive mentorship with a female EY leader. Juliette Hamon from France and Ana Buiza Nuñez from Spain, who were awarded second and third place respectively, will receive a technology prize pack and mentorship from a senior female leader at the EY organization. Group 2, comprising of Alice Keenan from Ireland, Anastasiia Ivanova from Finland, Taylor Hall from United States, and Yuchan Wang from Japan that won the team award of the evening will receive a small prize and career coaching session.

This year’s competition saw a record 4,000 applications across 28 countries. In the early stages of the competition, participants were involved in a hybrid program of virtual workshops. The competition culminated in an in-person, three-day event, where 23 global finalists worked on a case study that provided them with insight into the world of transactions and highlighted the environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations for organizations.

Emily Liao, Winner of the EY NextGen Women 2022 competition, says:

“I’m truly grateful and humbled to be named this year’s winner of the EY NextGen Women competition. It was an honor to be part of such a talented group of young women from across the world and see the skills and insights they brought to the table. Through the competition, I have gained a strong understanding of the EY Strategy and Transactions services and my own capabilities both personally and professionally.”

Kath Carter, EY Global Talent Leader – Strategy and Transactions, says:

“I am committed to motivating exceptional female talent to enter into careers they did not think possible. The 23 finalists from around the world represented in the competition demonstrate the power of diversity, equity and inclusiveness (DE&I). The ripple effect of this competition differentiates our brand on campus and is a tangible example of the actions EY is taking to build a better working world.”

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