Full Name
Jacqueline Ovens
Job Title
VP Investment
Equality Fund
Speaker Bio
Jacqueline is the VP of the Investment Program at the Equality Fund. The Equality Fund’s unique model activates investment alongside feminist philanthropy and high trust grantmaking to bring about long-term, sustainable, and powerful change.

Prior to joining the Equality Fund, Jacqueline was a Managing Partner in Export Development Canada’s Investments group, responsible for the Inclusive Trade Investments Program, a $200 million program which provides equity growth capital to companies founded or led by diverse Canadians, and to venture capital funds demonstrating a commitment to promoting diversity on both sides of the investment table. She also oversaw equity investments into the Sustainable Food & Ag Tech sector and was responsible for the portfolio management and operations of the group’s $3bn of committed capital in direct and fund equity investments.

Jacqueline has also worked in M&A advisory roles with investment banks in London (Avington Financial), Montreal and Toronto (Merrill Lynch). She has a Bachelor of Applied Science in Industrial Engineering from the University of Toronto and obtained her MBA at INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France.
Jacqueline Ovens