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Industry Leadership Award Honorees

This award recognizes extraordinary women who have shown leadership in the finance and alternative investment industries. Honorees demonstrate talent, business ethics and a passion for investing that define our industry’s standards of excellence and have been pioneers in some aspect of the business, influencing a large number of individuals in our field. We typically give three awards each year, honoring women in North America, Europe, and Asia.

2017

North American Industry Leadership Award

Paula Volent

Chief Investment Officer and Vice President
Bowdoin College

European Industry Leadership Award

Deborah Fuhr

Managing Partner and Co-Founder
ETFGI LLP

Asia Industry Leadership Award

Stephanie Hui

Partner and Head of Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division Asia Pacific (Ex-Japan)
Goldman Sachs

2016

European Industry Leadership Award

Alexandra Jung

Partner and Co-Head of European Investments
Oak Hill Advisors L.P.

North America Industry Leadership Award

Sandra A. Urie, CFA

Chairman Emeritus
Cambridge Associates

Asia Industry Leadership Award

Clara Chan

Head of Direct Investment
Hong Kong Monetary Authority

2015

European Industry Leadership Award

Elizabeth Corley, CBE

CEO
Allianz Global Investors

North America Industry Leadership Award

Michelle Edkins

Managing Director and Global Head of Corporate Governance and Responsible Investment
BlackRock

Asia Industry Leadership Award

Hua Fan

Senior Managing Director
China Investment Corporation

North America Industry Leadership Award

Bess Joffe

Managing Director, Head of Corporate Governance
TIAA-CREF

North America Industry Leadership Award

Rakhi Kumar

Managing Director, Head of Corporate Governance
State Street Global Advisors

North America Industry Leadership Award

Anne Sheehan

Director, Corporate Governance
CalSTRS

North America Industry Leadership Award

Anne Simpson

Investment Director
CalPERS

2014

North America Industry Leadership Award

Jane Buchan

CEO
Pacific Alternative Asset Management Company

European Industry Leadership Award

Anne Richards

CIO
Aberdeen Asset Management

Asia Industry Leadership Award

Effie Vasilopoulos

Partner
Sidney Austin LLP

2013

North America Industry Leadership Award

Karen Cook

Former Chief Investment Officer
Steinhardt Management Company, Inc

European Industry Leadership Award

Dame Amelia Fawcett DBE

Chairman
Hedge Fund Standards Board in London

Asia Industry Leadership Award

Hannah Goodwin

Recently retired from
Citigroup

2012

European Industry Leadership Award

Sandra Robertson

CIO + CEO
Oxford University Endowment Management Limited

North America Industry Leadership Award

Dr. Marna Whittington

Former CEO
Allianz Global Investors Capital

2011

European Industry Leadership Award

Afsaneh Beschloss

President and CEO
The Rock Creek Group

North America Industry Leadership Award

Galia Velimukhametova

Portfolio Manager
GLG Partners

2010

North America Industry Leadership Award

Dorothy Collins Weaver

Collins Capital Investments LLC

European Industry Leadership Award

Geraldine Sundstrom

PIMCO
formerly Brevan Howard Asset Management

2009

European Industry Leadership Award

Mina Gerowin

Independent Director
formerly Paulson Europe

North America Industry Leadership Award

Katie Hall

Hall Capital

2008

European Industry Leadership Award

Leda Braga

Systematica
formerly at BlueCrest Capital

North America Industry Leadership Award

Sonia Gardner

Avenue Capital Group

2007

European Industry Leadership Award

Gay Huey-Evans

Independent Director
formerly Barclays

North America Industry Leadership Award

Jane Mendillo

President
Harvard Management

2006

North America Industry Leadership Award

Anne Dinning

D. E. Shaw & Co.

2005

North America Industry Leadership Award

Ellen Schubert

Deloitte

2004

North America Industry Leadership Award

Brenda Earl de Paola

ex-Zweig-DiMenna

2003

North America Industry Leadership Award

Elaine Crocker

Moore Capital

2002

North America Industry Leadership Award

Sandra Manzke

ex-Tremont

 

Effecting Change Award Honorees

This award is given annually to an individual who has made a difference in the area of our philanthropic theme for the year — Women’s and Family Health, Mentoring or Education — either through his/her own philanthropic efforts, or through a personal commitment to leveraging influence for good.

2017: Women's + Family Health

The Dalio Family - Ray, Barbara, and Paul

Founder and Chief Investment Officer
Bridgewater Associates

2014: Women's + Family Health

Paul A. Volcker

Chairman Emeritus
CPIRF (Women and family Health)

2013: Mentoring

Barbara G. Novick

Vice Chairman
BlackRock

2012: Education

David M. Rubenstein

Co-Founder and Co-Chief Executive Officer
The Carlyle Group

2011: Women's + Family Health

Peter G. Peterson

Chairman Emeritus and Co-founder, The Blackstone Group
Founder and Chairman, The Peter G. Peterson Foundation

2010: Mentoring

T. Boone Pickens

Founder and Chairman
BP Capital

2009: Education

Joel Klein

Chancellor
NY City Board of Education

2008: Women's + Family Health

Ken Langone

2008: Women's + Family Health

Stanley Fink

Stanley Fink

2007: Mentoring

Julian Robertson

2007: Mentoring

Robert Rubin

2007: Mentoring

Governor Jon Corzine

2007: Mentoring

Jessica Palmer

2007: Mentoring

Michael Hintze

CQS

2006: Education

Carl Icahn

2005: Women's + Family Health

Gary Cohn

2004: Mentoring

Ray Chambers

2003: Education

George Soros

2003: Women's + Family Health

Hillary Clinton

Former US Secretary of State

 

Charter Angels

Charter Angels include seasoned practitioners whose vision and generosity helped establish 100 Women and fund the organization’s operating expenses.

Jane Abitanta

Founder and Principal
Perceval Associates, Inc.

Donna Anderson Schole

Managing Partner
Selalu Partners, LLC

Colleen Baldwin

President
Glantuam Partners, LLC

Lora Ballato

Marketing Director
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Marlene Berne

Founder and CEO
Berne Advisors Ltd.

Jan Blaustein Scholes

Partner and General Counsel
Babcock & Brown

Gabriela Bockhaus

Vice President in Investor Relations
D. E. Shaw & Co., L.P.

Meg Bode

President
Bode & Associates, Inc.

Stephanie L. Brandley

Managing Director
JPMorganChase Bank

Jane Buchan

Chief Executive Officer
Pacific Alternative Asset Management Company

Kate Caldwell Nevin

Managing Director
TSWII

Jolyne Caruso-FitzGerald

Chief Executive Officer
The Alberleen Group

Annette Cazenave

Proprietor
A.Cazenave LLC

Sheila Clancy

Pequot Capital

Elaine Crocker

President
Moore Capital Management

Suzanne Currie

Partner
Capital Growth Securities, LLC

Julia B. Dailey

Chief Operating Officer
Holocene Advisors

Catherine Doyle

Catherine Doyle
Catalyst Investment Management

Linda Ducruet

Managing Partner
Ducruet & Associates, LLC

Kathleen Dunn

Executive Search Director
Executive Search & Staffing

Brenda Earl

Principal
Earl Investments LLC

Margaret M. Eisen

Board Trustee
Columbia Wanger Acorn Funds

Stephanie Ercegovic

President
Discovery Capital Management

Natasha C. Fedorow

Partner
Bolotnaya Lynch LLC

Allison Fillmore

Principal
Monitor Capital, Inc.

Dana Fisk Pitts

Managing Director
JPMorgan Chase Bank

Anne Marie Gagnon

Executive Director
Morgan Stanley

Karyn Geringer

Partner & Head of Business Development
East Lodge Capital

Alissa Grad

Managing Director
Golub Capital

Noreen Harrington

Managing Partner, CIO
HT Capital

Sharon Haugh

CEO
Pequot Capital Management

Elizabeth R. Hilpman

Partner & C.I.O.
Barlow Partners, Inc.

Sharon Holden Young

Marketing Director
Butler Investment Managers

Iffat Islam

Analyst
Aristeia Capital LLC

Heather James

Principal, Director of Research
Federal Street Partners, LLC

Lynnelle Jones

Director
Hathersage Capital

Ann Kaplan

Chair
Circle Financial Group

Kathleen Kelley

Chief Investment Officer
Queen Anne's Gate Capital LLC

Mari Kooi

Chief Executive Officer
Wolf Asset Management International LLC

Michele Kreisler

Portfolio Manager
Rubenstein Family Office

Gena Lovett

Partner and Director of Operations
Alexandra Investment Managemen

Diana McCarthy

Partner
Drinker Biddle & Reach, LLP

Tracy McHale Stuart CFA

Partner, Chief Executive Officer
Corbin Capital Partners

Judy Mencher

Principal
DDJ Capital Management, LLC

Virginia Parker

CEO
Parker Global Strategies, LLC

Joanna Peters

Managing Principal
StratConGlobal, Inc

Andrea Pincus

Partner
Reed Smith LLP

Alexandra Poe

Partner
Reed Smith LLP

Lisa Polsky

Chief Risk Officer
CIT Group

Anne Popkin

President
Symphony Asset Management

Leslie Rahl

President
Capital Market Risk Advisors, Inc.

Maria Fiorini Ramirez

Chairman & CEO
MFR Inc.

Helenmarie Rodgers

Managing Director
KKR Prisma

Rhonda Rosen

Chief Financial Officer
RenovaCare, Inc.

Marsha Roth

Bonita Sarazin

Client Relations and Marketing Compliance Manager
Whitebox Advisors LLC

Mamak Shahbazi

President
Colchester Global Investors, Inc.

Elizabeth Smith

Partner
Baker Hostetler LLP

Marianne Smythe

Partner
Wilmer Hale

Ashley Jones Tagatac

Tagatac & Co., LLC

Tracey Taylor-Youngblut

Director
Credit Suisse

Michelle Thomson

Ex- President
Duration Capital

Margaret M. Towle

EVP, CIO
Northern Trust

Beth Travers

Partner
Hedges Lane Financial

Tracy Wills-Zapata

Director of Alternative Investment Consulting
Wells Fargo Investment Institute

Patricia J. Young

Business Development
Foxhill Capital Partners, LLC

Jacki Zehner

Founding Partner
Circle Financial Group

In Memorium

Karen Cook

Chief Investment Officer
Steinhardt Partners LP

In Memorium

E. Lee Hennessee

Managing Principal
Hennessee Group LLC

 

Angels

Angels are members who play a vital role in helping to fund ongoing operating expenses and to ensure that our educational programs continue to be free for our members.

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Honorary Angels

Bill Ackman

Joanna Barsh

Stuart H. Bohart

Nicola de Lima

Mellody Hobson

Sir David Manning, GCMG CVO

Nicole Miller

Vice President Walter F. Mondale

Governor George E. Pataki

William B. Richards

Hon Tara Rivers, MlA (Cayman Islands)

Stephanie Ruhle

Meg Whitman