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PEAK Awards 2023

On May 3, 2023, the Association of Women in Finance hosted the 25th annual PEAK Awards. The event held at the Fairmont Waterfront hotel was attended by over 300 guests treated to stories of five inspiring individuals who have excelled in the finance industry in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland.

Thanks to the generosity of the Gala attendees, over $15,000.00 was pledged for the AWF Scholarship Fund with all proceeds to be used to encourage women to enter the field of finance, and to assist students who require financial aid to reach their academic and, ultimately, career goals in the finance industry.

PEAK Honourees:

  • Lifetime Achievement - Mary Vellani - Senior Manager Cash Management, TD Bank Group
  • Champion - Dale Telfer - Region Vice President, Commercial Real Estate Finance, HSBC
  • Excellence in Industry - Maria Pacella - Managing Partner, Pender Ventures
  • Significant Board Contribution - Catherine Heath - Vice President, Portfolio Manager, Leith Wheeler Investment Counsel Ltd.
  • Rising Star - Amina Valli-Hasham - Director & Group Leader, Canadian Business Banking, Scotiabank

PEAK Presenting Sponsor:

  • HSBC

PEAK Honouring Sponsors:

  • Concord
  • EY
  • McMillan LLP
  • Odlum Brown
  • Scotiabank

PEAK Scholarship Sponsor:

  • RBC Dominion Securities

PEAK Givergy Sponsor:

  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP

PEAK Print Sponsor:

  • Still Creek Press

PEAK Media Sponsors:

  • Business in Vancouver
  • The Globe and Mail

PEAK In-Kind Sponsors:

  • Cassels
  • Encore
  • Fairmont Waterfront
  • Laflore Paris
  • Miller Titerle + Company
  • Oliver Harden Photography
  • Poplar Grove Winery
  • Purdy's Chocolate
  • Still Creek Press

PEAK Hosted Tables:

  • BDC
  • Blakes
  • BLG
  • Clark WIlson
  • Coast Capital Savings
  • KPMG
  • Lawson Lundell LLP
  • Leith Wheeler Investment Counsel Ltd.
  • McMillan DUBO
  • NBC
  • PenderFund Capital Management Ltd.
  • PWC
  • SFU Beedie School of Business
  • TD
  • UBC Sauder School of Business
  • Veer BUsiness Advisors Ltd.