WCM is pleased to announce our expansion to Edmonton! Our Edmonton programming includes events for females 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. The purpose of WCM Edmonton is to create a female-focused network of professionals across the capital markets and related areas to drive change in our city and beyond. The Edmonton Committee is committed to grow the pipeline of talented, professional women by providing a network of support and advocacy so they can move up in the workplace. We want to help women in all stages of their careers, ranging from girls who are still in high school to experienced professionals who have been in the industry for decades. We want to help these women access experts and executives locally and across the country so they can experience career development opportunities through mentorship and topic-specific training.
We hope to see you at upcoming WCM events in Edmonton!
Sandra & Carolyn
Co-Chairs, WCM Edmonton
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer: CWB Financial Group
Why are you involved with WCM?
Every Albertan will benefit as we continue to diversify our economy and I'd like play a part in that journey. We already have a thriving FIRE (Finance, Insurance, Real Estate and Leasing) sector in Edmonton and I'd like to encourage and strengthen it further.
I am also keen to support women who are either curious or interested in a capital markets career. For those who have made this career choice, I hope to foster a positive and supportive environment to enhance their ongoing personal and career development as we work together to develop strong female leaders and increase the diversity of our industry.
Executive Vice President Fixed Income: Alberta Investment Management Corp.
Why are you involved with WCM?
I have been following WCM for sometimes and I find their vision and commitments are really inspiring. As a female in the investment business, I always think it will be wonderful if we can do something similar especially in our city.
One of my personal objectives of having a WCM Edmonton is to create a strong professional development and networking opportunities for women at all career stages in our industry. A network to support each other.
Through WCM Edmonton, I would also like to reach out to female students to educate and connect them with opportunities in the capital markets, and most importantly, to help them build their confidence in early stage of their career journey.
How do I join WCM Edmonton?
You can become a WCM member by clicking the 'Join Now' button at wcm.ca. Membership is effective for one 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.
Can I volunteer with WCM Edmonton?
Yes! We are currently building a database of Edmonton volunteers. To get your name added to the list, please email [email protected] expressing your interest in volunteering for WCM Edmonton. 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 Edmonton. Please contact [email protected] for details and our sponsorship packages.