Canadian Women in Private Equity (CWPE) Committee


Canadian Women in Private Equity (CWPE) is a committee within the CVCA formed to:

(i) promote the entry, advancement, development and retention of women in private equity, and 
(ii) provide a forum for women in private equity to 
    (a) network and make business connections, and 
    (b) exchange business ideas, knowledge and opinions. 

Currently, the organization arranges 3 to 4 networking and educational events each year, including both wine and cheese cocktail events and lunch and learn sessions on particular topics of interest.   In addition to our annual events, our short term goals include 
    (i) setting up branches in the following city centres: Vancouver, Calgary and Montreal; and 
    (ii) furthering our networking mission by becoming a Linked In group and by creating profiles for our members. 

Please feel free to forward any suggestions on updates or postings/announcements which you feel would be of interest to CWPE members to 


Co-Chair: Brenda Hogan (Ontario Capital Growth Corporation)
Co-Chair: Brett Stewart (McMillan LLP)

Samantha Horn (Stikeman Elliott)
Thecla Sweeney (Birch Hill Equity Partner)
Sandra Bosela (OPTrust Private Markets Group)
Sonal Doshi (Canada Pension Plan Investment Board)
Laurie Duke (Torys LLP)
Brenda Hogan (Ontario Capital Growth Corporation)
Brooke Jamison (Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP)
Alina Osorio (Aquila Infrastructure Management)
Lori Prokopich (Fogler, Rubinoff LLP)
Natalie Townsend (NorthRock Capital Partners)
Sylvia Rasic (BMO)
Joyce Bernasek (Osler)
Lisa Melchior (Vertu Capital)
Adrianna Czorny (Persistence Capital)