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Dee Dee Sklar Women in Fund Finance Award

The inaugural Women in Fund Finance Award was first presented to Ms. Dee Dee Sklar in 2018 to honor her tremendous efforts to create the Women in Fund Finance initiative and increase engagement and participation of women in the Fund Finance community. The purpose of this annual award, now named the “Dee Dee Sklar Women in Fund Finance Award,” is to recognize a member of the Fund Finance community who embodies the mission of the Women in Fund Finance initiative and demonstrates their commitment to helping women succeed through connection, education and professional advocacy.

Selection Criteria

The Award recipient will be selected based on outstanding general overall contribution to WFF, their firm and the Fund Finance industry, with an emphasis on professional contributions that further the purposes and objectives of WFF.

2024 Dee Dee Sklar Women in Fund Finance Nomination Form


2024 Recipient

Jocelyn Hirsch

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Jocelyn Hirsch is a leading partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, specializing in fund finance and corporate transactions, with a focus on private equity sponsors and corporate borrowers. Jocelyn’s leadership extends beyond closing deals; she lead Kirkland’s Bank Crisis Task Force, navigating clients through challenges like bank failures with keen insight. A pioneer in fund finance, she’s known for her expertise across sectors and her role in developing innovative financial products. Committed to advancing women in finance, Jocelyn actively participates in the Fund Finance Association’s and Women in Fund Finance’s events as a speaker and organizer promoting diversity within her sector. Her exemplary leadership, expertise and dedication make her a deserving recipient of this award. Congratulations, Jocelyn!

Past Recipients

Dinh, Fi (MUFG Investor Services)
Fi Dinh
Montaperto, Deborah (Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management)
Deborah Montaperto
Knox, Ann Richardson (Mayer Brown)
Ann Richardson Knox