April 15, 2011
Mélanie Dussarrat, a final-year BBA (Finance specialization) student at HEC Montréal, and a candidate for the CFA level I exam, was one of the winners of the Relève award from the Association of Québec Women in Finance (AFFQ). The award takes the form of a paid internship with RBC Dexia, in Paris.
The award was presented last night at the Hyatt Regency, at the 6th annual AFFQ gala, entitled “Les Talentueuses font leur cinéma.” Andrée Corriveau, the Association’s Founding President, served as Honorary Chair for the evening. Once again this year, the event was sponsored by a number of prestigious partners, including the Mouvement Desjardins, PricewaterhouseCoopers and RBC Dexia
Mélanie received one of the three awards given to women university students in finance. Note that the School has often done well at the AFFQ gala. Last year, this award went to Amélie Favaro, BBA (2009) and MSc (Finance option).
The AFFQ was founded in 2002 to promote women’s professional advancement and highlight their strategic role in the economic development of Quebec society beyond Quebec’s borders. The Association is the first international chapter of the prestigious Financial Women's Association of New York (FWA), created on Wall Street in 1956.