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Peak Awards 2015

The Association of Women in Finance (AWF) proudly hosted the 18th annual PEAK Awards on May 13, 2015. A sold-out crowd of 400 guests were treated to an evening of inspiration and empowerment at the Fairmont Waterfront hotel. 

PEAK Awards Recipients

  • Lifetime Achievement - Joanne Gassman, Senior Vice President, Women’s Market, BMO Bank of Montreal
  • Excellence in the Private Sector - Kathy Butler, Managing Director and Head, Wholesale Banking - British Columbia, CIBC
  • Excellence in the Public Sector - Cathy McLay, CFO Translink
  • Rising Star - Lana Kirk, Partner, PwC
  • Champion - John Montalbano - CEO, RBC Global Asset Management

PEAK Presenting Partner:

  • HSBC

PEAK Honouring Partners:

  • McMillan LLP
  • Vancity
  • CI Investments
  • EY
  • CNW/Vintage

Peak Scholarship Partner:

  • RBC Dominion Securities

PEAK Table Partners:

  • British Columbia Securities Commission
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • BMO Bank of Montreal
  • CIBC World Markets
  • CIBC Wealth Advisory
  • Deloitte
  • Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP
  • Grant Thornton
  • KPMG
  • Miller Thomson
  • Odlum Brown Limited
  • Premium Brands
  • PwC
  • RBC Royal Bank
  • RBC Global Asset Management 
  • RBC Phillips, Hager & North
  • Phillips, Hager & North
  • Sauder Development & Alumni Engagement 
  • Scotia Private Client Group & Scotia McLeod

Thanks to the incredible generosity of the Gala attendees, a record-setting $35,000 was pledged for our AWF scholarship fund -- money that will be used to encourage women to enter the field of finance and to assist students who require financial support in order to reach their goals in the finance industry. This wonderful night would not have been possible without you believing in the AWF mission and taking a stand with the AWF to improve gender diversity in finance.