Recognition & Celebration Event Details Coming Soon!

Winners will be chosen by CVCA’s established Awards Committee and will be notified ahead of the event in celebration of International Women’s Day. 

Canadian Women in Private Capital Awards

CVCA is pleased to announce the introduction of a new set of awards dedicated to honouring deserving women who’ve demonstrated a commitment to professional excellence and championing women in Canadian private capital.

We recognize that the word women” may be used as an identifier for some but not all. We understand the imperfection of language, and when we use the word women, it is our intention to welcome cis women, non-binary, agender, and intersex persons.

Separate from CVCA’s existing awards program, the Canadian Women in Private Capital Awards seeks to identify, recognize, and celebrate the achievements and contributions of exemplary women in our industry at a new annual recognition reception, to take place in celebration of International Women’s Day.

Nominations are now open for two award categories, with one award in each category reserved for each asset class in the membership. Winners will be chosen by CVCA’s established Awards Committee and will be notified ahead of the event.

2024 WIPC Awards

CVCA’s Rising Woman Star Award (1 VC and 1 PE)

Eligibility

  • Must have at least 5 years experience in the private capital.
  • Must be an employee of a CVCA investing member firm in good standing 
  • Applicant can apply themselves or be nominated. Self-applications will require endorsement from their employer 
  • Must be available to participate in person at an event in Toronto for International Women’s Day

Criteria

Accomplishment: Nominee has accomplished something notable/​a significant business contribution over the last 12 months (I.e.: received a promotion, played a role in a significant deal, led fund’s investment activity in a new sector or region, etc.) The nominee has excelled in her career and her performance has surpassed the expectations of her role. 

Leadership: The nominee has demonstrated strong and moral leadership and people skills, has displayed a commitment to transparency, accountability, and measurability, motivates others and sets a strong example with her peers. 

DEI Impact: The nominee has contributed to improving gender diversity on her team, department, or firm, has supported the advancement of other women, and encouraged men to be allies, and has contributed to creating a culture of diversity, inclusion, transparency, and accountability. 

Career Path: The nominee has clear, strong career ambitions for advancement into a leadership role.


CVCA’s Woman of Achievement Award (1 VC and 1 PE)

Eligibility

  • Must be a Canadian GP at the Partner or C‑Suite level 
  • Must be an employee of a CVCA investing member firm in good standing 
  • Applicant can apply themselves or be nominated. Self-applications will require referral from at least one CVCA member 
  • Must be available to participate in person at an event in Toronto for International Women’s Day

Criteria

This award recognizes the exceptional career of a Canadian GP and their dedication to the advancement of the Canadian private capital industry. The individual has demonstrated impact on innovation and value creation within the industry, has proven dedication to raising the visibility of the industry, or has contributed to improving gender diversity in the industry, and beyond. She has also supported the advancement of other women and encouraged men to be allies, and she has contributed to creating a culture of diversity, inclusion, transparency, and accountability.