Maria Augusta Wiedner is the Founder and CEO of Cambridge Finance, a company she founded in 2016 to provide top-quality and practical finance education and financial modelling consulting to the property industry. She is also the Founder and CEO of Real Estate Women, CIC, an organisation which advocates for equality and inclusion, and the fair representation of women and minorities in senior positions. In addition, Maria serves as a Real Estate Finance Specialist and APC Assessor for the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), a global professional body for the built environment.
Maria Wiedner currently teaches Real Estate Modelling in the Global Masters in Real Estate Development program at IE School of Architecture and Design in Madrid, Spain, and is an D&I Editorial Advisor for Property Week, the leading news magazine in the commercial and residential property market in the UK.
Maria’s career has been built upon highly quantitative roles, such as property derivatives, renewable energy financial analysis and listed Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) research. As a result, Maria has become a real estate financial modelling expert, which is then the backbone of the Cambridge Finance curriculum and consulting offering.
A graduate of Fundacao Getulio Vargas in Sao Paulo, Brazil, where she received an B.A. in Business Administration, Maria is also an alumna of University of Cambridge (MPhil), a CFA Charterholder and a Member of the RICS (MRICS). Having lived in Brazil (her home country), Finland, Austria, USA, France and the United Kingdom, Maria speaks Portuguese, Spanish, German, Finnish and English fluently.
As Maria advocates for more women to break glass ceilings and progress their careers, she is delighted to participate in the Mentoring Circle founded by Vanessa Murray, a Cambridge Finance alumna and inspiring leader, and help the next generation of female talent to achieve their maximum potential.