Award Honorees

We are grateful to the industry pioneers and VIPs who have helped advance the 100 Women in Finance mission through their support.

2021 Effecting Change Award

The Effecting Change Award recognises finance industry colleagues and supporters who have gone the extra mile to create a more inclusive, equitable and stronger industry for all.

This year’s 100WF Effecting Change Award honors our dedicated volunteers, both past and present, who have contributed immeasurably to 100WF’s mission.
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2021 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, EMEA and APAC.

North America

North America

Jean M. Hynes

Chief Executive Officer, Managing Partner and Portfolio Manager,
Wellington Management

EMEA

EMEA

Tilly Franklin

CEO and Chief Investment Officer,
Cambridge Investment Management Limited

Previous Award Honorees

Effecting Change Award 


LONDON GALA 2020

Blaine and Laura Tomlinson

LONDON GALA 2020

Wayne Lee

LONDON GALA 2020

Stephane Marchand

NEW YORK GALA 2020

Carla Harris

NEW YORK GALA 2020

Alice Vilma

NEW YORK GALA 2019

Mary Duffy

NEW YORK GALA 2019

Jade Friedensohn

NEW YORK GALA 2019

Louise Zarrilli

NEW YORK GALA 2018

Honoring Female Fund Managers globally

NEW YORK GALA 2017

Ray, Barbara, and Paul Dalio

NEW YORK GALA 2014

Paul Volcker

NEW YORK GALA 2013

Barbara Novick

NEW YORK GALA 2012

David M. Rubenstein

NEW YORK GALA 2011

Peter G. Peterson

NEW YORK GALA 2010

T. Boone Pickens

NEW YORK GALA 2009

Joel Klein

LONDON GALA 2008

Michael Hintze

NEW YORK GALA 2008

Ken Langone

LONDON GALA 2007

Stanley Fink

NEW YORK GALA 2007

Julian Robertson

NEW YORK GALA 2007

Robert Rubin

NEW YORK GALA 2007

Gov. John Corzine

NEW YORK GALA 2007

Jessica Palmer

NEW YORK GALA 2006

Carl Icahn

NEW YORK GALA 2005

Gary D. Cohn

NEW YORK GALA 2004

Raymond G. Chambers

NEW YORK GALA 2003

George Soros

NEW YORK GALA 2002

Hillary Rodham Clinton

Industry Leadership Award

2020

NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP AWARD

Valerie S. Grant, CFA

Senior Portfolio Manager – Responsible Investing
AllianceBernstein

EMEA INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP AWARD

Marianna Fassinotti

Managing Director
D. E. Shaw Group

 

2019

APAC INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP AWARD

Kimberely Stafford

Head of PIMCO Asia-Pacific

NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP AWARD

Rupal Bhansali

Managing Director
CIO and Portfolio Manager, International and Global Equities
Ariel Investments, LLC

2018

ASIA INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP AWARD

Pru Bennett

Head of Investment Stewardship for Asia Pacific
BlackRock

NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP AWARD

Yie-Hsin Hung

Chief Executive Officer
New York Life Investment Management LLC (NYLIM)

EUROPEAN INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP AWARD

Dame Minouche Shafik

Director
London School of Economics and Political Science

2017

ASIA INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP AWARD

Stephanie Hui

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

NORTH AMERICA 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

2016

ASIA INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP AWARD

Clara Chan

Head of Direct Investment
Hong Kong Monetary Authority

NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP AWARD

Sandra A. Urie, CFA

Chairman Emeritus
Cambridge Associates

EUROPEAN INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP AWARD

Alexandra Jung

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

2015

ASIA INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP AWARD

Hua Fan

Senior Managing Director
China Investment Corporation

EMEA 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

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

ASIA INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP AWARD

Effie Vasilopoulos

Partner
Sidney Austin LLP

NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP AWARD

Jane Buchan

CEO
Pacific Alternative Asset Management Company

EUROPEAN INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP AWARD

Anne Richards

CIO
Aberdeen Asset Management

2013

ASIA INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP AWARD

Hannah Goodwin

Recently retired from
Citigroup

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

2012

NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP AWARD

Dr. Marna Whittington

Former CEO
Allianz Global Investors Capital

EMEA INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP AWARD

Sandra Robertson

CIO + CEO
Oxford University Endowment Management Limited

2011

NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP AWARD

Afsaneh Beschloss

President and CEO
The Rock Creek Group

EMEA INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP AWARD

Galia Velimukhametova

Portfolio Manager
GLG Partners

2010

NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP AWARD

Dorothy Collins Weaver

Collins Capital Investments LLC

EMEA INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP AWARD

Geraldine Sundstrom

PIMCO
formerly Brevan Howard Asset Management

2009

NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP AWARD

Katie Hall

Hall Capital

EMEA INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP AWARD

Mina Gerowin

Independent Director
formerly Paulson Europe

2008

NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP AWARD

Sonia Gardner

Avenue Capital Group

EMEA INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP AWARD

Leda Braga

Systematica
formerly at BlueCrest Capital

2007

NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP AWARD

Jane Mendillo

President
Harvard Management

EMEA INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP AWARD

Gay Huey-Evans

Independent Director
formerly Barclays

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