Blog > 2019 May | PEAK Awards Gala
On May 15, 2019, the Association of Women in Finance celebrated its 22nd annual PEAK Awards in honour of five distinguished professionals in the field of finance. The AWF was delighted to present the 2019 PEAK Award to Susan Chortyk in the category of “Lifetime Achievement”, Walter Pela in the category of “Champion”, Annalisa King in the category of “Significant Board Contribution”, Tamara Vrooman in the category of “Excellence in Industry” and Abigail Ma in the category of “Rising Star”.
All five individuals impressed the over 400 guests in attendance at the gala with their heartfelt, inspiring and amusing stories of their paths to success. The evening was filled with reflection, gratitude and laughter. This year’s entertainment included teaser clips showcasing both the professional and personal side of each and every Honouree – much to the audience’s enjoyment.
Thanks to the generosity of the gala attendees, over $22,000 was pledged for our 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 support to reach their academic and career goals in the finance industry.
We wish to thank all our generous sponsors for their continuing and passionate support.
We are pleased to, once again, congratulate our five spectacular Honourees and look forward to next year’s PEAK Awards - we hope to see you there!
For more details and a photo gallery of the 2019 PEAK Awards click here.