Calgary Chapter

Welcome to WCM Calgary!

Our new national platform provides a powerful voice for change and action and we are excited to realize the benefits of this growth and evolution in our organization and our impact on the industry.

Our Calgary programming includes events for female to educate and connect them with opportunities in the capital markets and professional development and networking opportunities for women at all career stages in the industry.

Women across the country, from university students to senior professionals, have expressed their commitment to WCM’s mission and have joined us in our efforts to drive change on a national scale. With this momentum, we look forward to increasing our reach and advancing women in these new markets.

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WCM Events in Calgary - Fall 2017

Attend a WCM event in Calgary this fall! A full list of WCM's events and programs in all Chapter cities is available for download here.

Professionals

Lunch & Learn with Lara Conrad - Thurs. September 14, 2017 from 12:00 - 1:15 pm.   Event Details >>

Lunch & Learn with Louise LeeWed. October 4, 2017 from 11:45 - 1:00 pm. Event Details >>

Cards for a Cause: Inaugural Charity Social - Thurs. November 2, 2017 from 5:00 - 10:00 pm.  Event Details >>

Lunch & Learn with Marnie Smith - Thurs. November 22, 2017 from 11:45 - 1:00 pm.  Event Details >>

Women in Leadership: Breaking Through To the Next Level of Your Career - Thurs. November 30, 2017 from 11:30pm - 1:30pm.  Event Details >>

Students

WCM SheBiz Conference - Tues. October 17, 2017 from 8:00 - 3:30 pm.  Event Details >>

UniConnect & University of Calgary Present: An Overview of Capital Markets - Wed. October 4, 2017 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm.  Event Details >>

Recent Media Coverage

SheBiz Calgary on Breakfast Television | Sept. 8, 2017
Woman of the Week - Jennifer Reynolds
, Women's Post | April 07, 2017
Alberta Needs to Improve Gender Diversity Performance
, Calgary Sun | April 06, 2017
Women-Focused Business Group Setting Roots in Calgary, 660 News | April 06, 2017
WCM Expanding to Calgary, Investment Executive | April 04, 2017

 

WCM Calgary Steering Committee
Marnie Smith
Co-Chair, Calgary Chapter

Senior Client Partner: Korn Ferry

Main goals of Co-Founding WCM Calgary:
I am extremely honoured to join the ranks of over 1,500 women across Canada who are part of the Women in Capital Markets network, and I am extremely excited to be part of this initiative in Calgary.

Through my career in investment banking I have been surprised by how few women I meet in boardrooms, in the "C-suite" and generally across the industry in Calgary. I am fortunate to work for a progressive company, which firmly believes in the value of diversity. Through Macquarie I have had the privilege of being involved in numerous training and sponsorship programs aimed at retaining high potential women across the firm. I believe these programs have made a positive impact on my career and I am certain there is a need in Calgary for similar programs and for the community that Women in Capital Markets can provide.

My goal is to create a community of female business professionals in Calgary, across capital markets, finance, industry and law that will drive change in our city by increasing the pipeline of young women pursuing professional careers in Calgary and by providing a network of support and sponsorship to ensure Calgary women continue to advance through the ranks of their professions.

Jaclyn Perrot
Co-Chair, Calgary Chapter

Treasurer and Director of Investments: University of Calgary

Main goals of Co-Founding WCM Calgary:
I believe one of the main reasons young women are reluctant to pursue a career in the capital markets is a lack of awareness of the opportunities available to them. I am excited to be working with an organization that educates people on the benefits of gender diversity and encourages women to strive for senior level positions in our industry. My goals are to help women working with the capital markets to see their potential to advance and to educate the next generation of finance leaders on the benefits of diverse teams.

Chelsea McCune
Co-Chair, WCM Calgary Social Network and Chair, Lunch & Learn Series

Associate, Corporate Banking – Energy, The Bank of Nova Scotia

Why are you involved with WCM?
WCM provides women with the opportunity to develop and refine their skills to propel their career. I am passionate about meeting like-minded individuals, empowering young women entering the industry and developing initiatives to increase the representation of women in executive capacities.

Hannah Puccetti
Chair, SheBiz Calgary

Commodity Derivatives Trader, National Bank Financial Markets




Sarah Taylor
Co-Chair, UniConnect Calgary

Assessment Officer, Enforcement, Alberta Securities Commission

Why are you involved with WCM?

Calgary is a vibrant city, full of talented, driven, intelligent female professionals. WCM offers these women opportunities to become strong leaders and to meet other ambitious individuals. I am a supporter of increased representation of women in executive and board positions and I believe that as a group, we can drive change in our community.

Karina V.
Co-Chair, UniConnect Calgary

Investment Banking, Energy

Karina is an Investment Banking professional with over 5 years of experience in capital markets. She has worked both in Canada and abroad covering energy and infrastructure companies. She is presently serving on a Rates Committee under the Alberta Utilities Commission and is a Board Member for an Alberta-based charity building accessible playgrounds for children with disabilities. Karina graduated from Queens University and is currently completing her studies at Harvard Business School.

Marielle James
Chair, Women in Leadership Series

Managing Director, Global Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities, BMO Capital Markets

Why are you involved with WCM?
I share BMO's values of diversity and inclusion in order to achieve excellence. I believe that we all benefit if we can draw on a range of experiences and backgrounds and go beyond our comfort zone.

Carla Sponheimer

Senior Analyst, Business Planning, Pembina Pipeline Corporation

Why are you involved with WCM?WCM is a great organization and I'm so proud to be a part of the Calgary Chapter. I'm involved to continue the work that so many other women have started – working towards equal opportunity and better representation on Boards and other executive level roles. WCM Calgary is building a large, strong community of women in Calgary and across Canada where we can share our experiences, struggles and successes with one another regardless of age or career level. I'm thrilled to be a part of the team that creates new and develops existing programs/events to continue enhancing this community and providing support to girls and women in Calgary.

Andrea Brake

Trader, Norrep Capital Management Ltd.





Jessica Brown

Associate, Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP

Why are you involved with WCM?
I think it is important for women within the capital markets umbrella to connect with, and support, each other.


Sevrika Galipeau

Portfolio Manager/Research Analyst: Franklin Bissett Investment Management

Why are you involved with WCM? 
I became involved with WCM as a way to learn about different aspects of the capital markets and to meet other industry members in Calgary. Also, I'm excited to bring information and awareness to youth on career opportunities within the capital markets industry.

Marah Graham

Land Manager, Cona Resources Ltd.

Why are you involved with WCM?
I believe we can achieve greater diversity in the workplace by mentoring and supporting women in all roles and industries. Together we can empower and support each other while challenging status quo.

 

Amanda Hussain

Vice President, Wells Fargo Energy Group





Sandi Johal

Student, University of Calgary





Celeste Jones-Baumgardt

Investment Banking Associate, Goldman Sachs





Helen Kelly

Director, Investor Relations: MEG Energy

Why are you involved with WCM? 
I believe it is important for women to support each other in our careers. WCM offers a great forum for the meeting of like-minded women to share our experiences, ambitions and challenges, and offers a platform to give back to others who are considering a career in the capital markets.

Sandra Malcolm

Senior Associate, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP





Anar Ramji

Director, Energy, Corporate Banking, CIBC Capital Markets





Jolie Rattenbury

Securities Investigator, Alberta Securities Commission

W
hy are you involved with WCM?

I am passionate about supporting a business community that has a strong common goal. I am excited about the expansion of WCM into the Calgary market because they provide an extensive and successful repertoire of programs for women. I believe that our support of endeavours such as these provides a strong foundation for both youth and professionals alike.


Charissa Stadnyk

Analyst, Global Commodities, JP Morgan

Why are you involved with WCM?

WCM provides women with opportunities to connect, mentor one-another, and develop professional skills to help enrich their careers. I look forward to supporting these initiatives, and to assisting with the outreach of the WCM events and opportunities for women in capital markets. It is exciting that WCM has specifically created a Calgary Chapter – having been born and raised in Calgary, I am especially proud of the energy and capital markets industry that has been developed and stands here today. I believe we owe it to the pioneer women of the industry whom paved the way for the business opportunities that women have today in Calgary, to our current industry colleagues, and to future generations to continue to develop our professional skills and industry knowledge, and to support and propel one another in our careers.

Rebecca Wang

Investment Banking Analyst, TD Securities





WCM Frequently Asked Questions

How do I join WCM Calgary?
You can become a WCM member by clicking the 'Join Now' button at wcm.ca. Membership is effective for 1 year from the date your payment is processed. Different membership options are available. A Full Membership is available for those working in the capital markets (cost $185). Associate Memberships are for those who are working outside of the capital markets but are interested in furthering the objectives of WCM (cost $125). We also offer memberships for university and high school students. More details >>

Can I volunteer with WCM Calgary?
Yes! We are currently building a database of Calgary volunteers. To get your name added to the list, please email [email protected] expressing your interest in volunteering for WCM's Calgary Chapter. We will add your name to the database and reach out when volunteer openings become available. If you have a preference, please also specify which committee you would like to volunteer with (High School/SheBiz, UniConnect, Mentorship, General).

Can I be a speaker at one of WCM's events?
We are always looking for speakers and panelists to feature at our events. If you are interested, please email [email protected] with your profile details.

How can my organization sponsor or partner with WCM?
We are always open to partnering with other organizations for events, as well as sponsors in Calgary. Please contact [email protected] for details and our sponsorship packages. 

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