U.S.A Top Women Dealmakers ● 2nd Annual Awards

Singularly honors and spotlights A-List of highly respected, accomplished and brilliant women dealmakers from the private equity, lending, M&A investment bank, legal and restructuring transactional communities in the United States. Significantly, winner selection is based on her unique expertise, prominence and influence among her clients, colleagues, peers, and the industry.


U.S.A Women Dealmakers Awards Ceremony: Recipients were honored at the ceremony held during the U.S.A Growth & Deals Forum on March 5, 2020 at the Mayflower Hotel, Washington DC.

U.S.A Women Dealmakers, 2020 Winner Profiles


Selection Standards: Highly competitive process qualifies professionals who are passionately engaged in making a deal happen. She has a demonstrable track record of closing transactions, must be with the organization for a full year plus 15+ years of industry experience, exemplify “Distinction in Dealmaking” qualities, among additional selection criteria.

Genesis, A Very Long Time: Founder and global group editor, Shanta Kumari has keen appreciation of the issues related to “gender… diversity…” ever since she started her career at Drexel Burnham. Having lived through the crisis at Drexel and Kidder Peabody, she went on to become deputy editor of a global asset management publication, followed by starting a “woman-led” global consulting firm and was the only woman among a group of 4 member-team involved in construction of “i-Shares” ETF fund at Barclays. Likewise, her idea to create an award that meaningfully validates excellence and hard-work is at the center of the “Women Dealmakers” honors… and a very, very long-time in making!