Vancouver Chapter

WCM is pleased to announce our expansion to Vancouver. 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.

2015/16 marked an exciting milestone for WCM as we launched a national expansion of our organization. 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.

Thanks to the dedication and enthusiasm of our founding Vancouver Chapter Chairs, Catherine Heath and Kirsten Kennedy, and our Steering Committee members, we have launched WCM's initiatives in Vancouver, which include programs for female university students to educate and connect them with opportunities in the capital markets, to professional development and networking opportunities for women at all career stages in the industry.

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2017 Vancouver Programming Calendar

Below is an outline of our 2017 Event schedule. 

WCM Vancouver Social
Thurs. January 26, 2017 | 4:00 - 6:00 pm  |  Leith Wheeler, 400 Burrard St, 15th Floor
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Mentor Lunch with Catherine Dorazio, Managing Director of Business Development at Connor, Clark & Lunn Private Capital Ltd.
Wed. February 8, 2017 | 2:00 - 3:00 pm  |  Connor, Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd, 1111 West Georgia St.
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UniConnect: Speed Mentoring
Thurs. March 9, 2017 | 6:00 - 7:30 pm  |  SFU Beedie School of Business, 500 Granville Street, Room 4800
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Careers In Motion: How To Get On Board
Thurs. March 30, 2017 | 4:30pm-6:30pm | The Metropolitan Hotel, 645 Howe St.
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Call for panelists: Young Women in Business Conference
Sat. February 11, 2017 | 1:00 - 2:00 pm
UBC Sauder School of Business, 2053 Main Mall


Past Events in Vancouver

Careers in Motion Session 1: Tackling Promotion and Raise Discussions
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 | 4:30 - 6:30 pm | The Metropolitan Hotel
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Women on Boards Disclosure Requirements: Two Years Later - Lip Service Or Real Change?
In partnership with Association of Women in Finance (AWF)
Wednesday, October 5, 2016  |  11:30 - 2:00 PM  | The Vancouver Club
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Careers in Motion: Fostering Mentor and Sponsor Relationships
Wednesday, November 9, 2016  |  | 4:30 - 6:30 pm | The Metropolitan Hotel
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Mentor Lunch with Kirsten Kennedy, MD, Fixed Income Sales and Sales Manager at BMO Capital Markets' Vancouver
Wednesday, November 16, 2016  |  11:30 - 1:30 pm  |  BMO Capital Markets
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University Programming

WCM UniConnect & bcIMC Present: Inspiring Women in Finance
Thursday, October 6, 2016  |  6:00 - 8:00 pm | University of Victoria
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UniConnect: An Overview of Capital Markets 
Thursday, November 17, 2016  |  6:00 - 8:00 PM  |  UBC Campus
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High School Programming

WCM Breakout at We For She  |  October 14, 2016 

SheBiz  |  Friday, November 4, 2016 | Event Recap >>

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I join WCM Vancouver?
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 Vancouver?
Yes! We are currently building a database of Vancouver volunteers. To get your name added to the list, please email [email protected] expressing your interest in volunteering for WCM's Vancouver 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 Vancouver. Please contact [email protected] for details and our sponsorship packages. 

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