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Peak Awards 2011

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The AWF was pleased to host a sold out crowd of 400 people on Monday, May 2nd, 2011 to celebrate the incredible contributions of five inspirational finance professionals.  

The “In The Black” themed gala was hosted by Vanessa Noga, AWF President, and featured the awards presentation, gourmet dinner,  Laughing Stock wine, and the election analysis by David Frum, Political Commentator.

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PEAK 2011 Awards Recipients 

The PEAK Awards is an annual event held by the AWF to honour and celebrate women who have achieved excellence in the field of finance.  We congratulate all of the exceptional women who were nominated and are grateful to those who created the time to nominate them. 

  • Lifetime Achievement - Nancy McKinstry, C.M.
    Chair, Board of Directors, ICBC and Founding Member, Minerva Foundation for BC Women
  • Excellence in the Private Sector - Bev Park
    President & Chief Operating Officer, Couverdon Real Estate (Division of TimberWest Forest Corp.)
  • Excellence in the Public Sector - Dr. Patricia Hibbitts
    Vice President, Finance & Administration, Simon Fraser University
  • Community Legacy - Christina Anthony
    Director, Odlum Brown Limited and Founder & Chair, Forum for Women Entrepreneurs
  • Rising Star - Lisa Skakun
    General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Coast Capital Savings Credit Union

PEAK 2011 Awards Partners

PEAK Presenting Partner: 

  • Vancity

PEAK Honouring Partners:

  • Hong Kong Bank of Canada
  • McCarthy Tétrault
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Simon Fraser University

PEAK Table Partners:

  • BLG Canada
  • BMO Bank of Montreal
  • CFA Vancouver
  • Coast Capital Savings
  • Deloitte
  • Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy
  • First West Capital
  • Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC)
  • Korn Ferry International
  • KPMG
  • Nintendo
  • Odlum Brown
  • RBC Royal Bank
  • The Society of Notaries Public of British Columbia
  • Watson Advisors Inc.

PEAK Community Partner:

This year, the AWF paid tribute to the Minerva Foundation,  in recognition 2011 PEAK Lifetime Achievement Honouree, Nancy McKinstry, C.M.

PEAK Silent Auction Partners

Through the generous donations of our attendees, the silent auction and raffle portion of the evening raised almost $17,000 for our Scholarship Fund, which provides scholarships and awards to women pursuing their post-secondary education in finance-related fields.  Click here for full list of our silent auction partners.

PEAK Production Partners

Click here for a full list.

We look forward to hosting you again next May for the crystal anniversary of the PEAK Awards, when we will 'PEAK into the Future'.  Please consider nominating yourself, a friend or a colleague for a 2012 PEAK Award – nominations package available November 2011.

CLICK HERE TO SEE PHOTOS FROM 2011

CLICK HERE TO SEE FULL PAGE GLOBE AND MAIL AD

CLICK HERE TO SEE PROGRAM FROM THE 14TH ANNUAL PEAK AWARDS

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