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2019 AWF Board of Directors -- Open Positions

by admin, August 7, 2019

Association of Women in Finance – Volunteer Board of Director Positions

Who are we?

The Association of Women in Finance (the "AWF") is a group of finance professionals dedicated to supporting the advancement of women in finance. (www.womeninfinance.ca)

We are executives, bankers, lawyers, accountants, investment professionals, actuaries, venture capitalists, insurers, and entrepreneurs.  We are employed in both industry, professional services and public sectors in a wide range of industries and company sizes.

Quite simply, we exist to encourage women finance professionals to claim their seats at boardroom tables.

An annually elected Board of Directors governs the AWF, providing leadership and vision to the organization.

Please click here to see a list of current opportunities to join the AWF Board. 

How do we do it?

Since 1996, we’ve been providing a forum for the discussion of issues, a place to exchange and develop business knowledge, and to honour successes. 

  • By involving, connecting and developing women in the business community through our Real Estate Event Economic Update and Fireside Chats. 
  • By recognizing, through the annual AWF PEAK Awards, women who have broken down barriers in the finance industry and achieved excellence and the men and women that supported them. 
  • By encouraging young women to enter the finance field through our scholarship program.

Board members work closely with one another and will be supported by an AWF Administrator.  The Board is tasked with building on the solid foundation and guiding the AWF to the next level.  The Board will help to grow the AWF in a manner that improves outreach to BC’s finance community and helps establish, maintain and grow meaningful partnerships within the industry.

To be successful, ideal Board members bring the following skill set and experience:

  • Ability to thrive in a team and project oriented environment;
  • Ability to work and make decisions independently;
  • Ability to build and leverage strong relationships with members, participants and sponsors;
  • Committed to the organization, its vision, mission and values;
  • Enjoy taking initiative and leadership roles; and
  • For the Sponsorship and Communication positions, a strong background and knowledge of marketing, communications, and public relations is an asset.