Advocating for change

WCM actively engages with the media to bring gender diversity issues to the forefront of the public and corporate dialogues. Through awareness and education, our goal is to inspire meaningful action to drive change and increase women’s representation in our industry, in our economy and in our country’s leadership teams. 

Read on for updates on our advocacy initiatives and interesting media coverage. You can also check out our Research and Reports section for in-depth research and leading data on the economic imperative of gender parity and related topics.  

WCM Announces Election of Four New Board Members

WCM Announces Election of Four New Board Members

Women in Capital Markets (WCM), a national not-for-profit that works to accelerate gender diversity across financial services, held its Annual General...

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WCM
‘Returnships’ help stay-at-home mothers get careers back on track

‘Returnships’ help stay-at-home mothers get careers back on track

Toronto’s most prominent returnship is Women in Capital Markets’ Return to Bay Street, which works with a broad group of financial institutions to hel...

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The Globe and Mail
Highlights from WCM's Watershed Gala

Highlights from WCM's Watershed Gala

This year's Watershed Gala brought together more than 700 influential guests from Canada's financial and corporate community to celebrate our Champion...

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WCM honours 16 corporate leaders

WCM honours 16 corporate leaders

Our 2018 Champions of Change have pushed the boundaries for the advancement of women in the Canadian economy and have been committed to increasing wom...

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Investment Executive
WCM hosts 100 grade 12 girls at WCM's Job Shadow Day

WCM hosts 100 grade 12 girls at WCM's Job Shadow Day

WCM's Job Shadow Day is a free, day-long event, featuring interactive workshops, networking and mentoring sessions, presentations profiling women with...

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Management is key to reigniting the stalled gender-parity revolution

Management is key to reigniting the stalled gender-parity revolution

March 8 marked International Women's Day, 24 hours to celebrate the political, social, economic and cultural achievements of women. Yet in corporate C...

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The Globe and Mail
Q&A: What a Bay Street star says it will take to boost women's ranks in finance industry

Q&A: What a Bay Street star says it will take to boost women's ranks in finance industry

'We haven't seen the change that we would like to see,' says Camilla Sutton, CEO of Women in Capital Markets. For 25 years, Camilla Sutton has been a ...

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CBC Business
A Message from our President & CEO on International Women's Day

A Message from our President & CEO on International Women's Day

Today marks International Women's Day, twenty-four hours to celebrate the political, social, economic and cultural achievements of women. However, in ...

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Women in Capital Markets
Advisors dish up details from the gender divide

Advisors dish up details from the gender divide

With consolidation in the financial services and the increased costs from regulation and technological innovation, a young advisor today might wonder ...

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Advisor.ca
What do you think when you hear the word 'woman'?

What do you think when you hear the word 'woman'?

This International Women's Day, we asked women of all walks of life -- from Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne to renowned poet Najwa Zebian -- what it fe...

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Yahoo! Style
Ten Simple and Effective Networking Strategies for Women

Ten Simple and Effective Networking Strategies for Women

Women may earn more college degrees than men, but they still remain underrepresented in upper-management level positions. According to Women in the Wo...

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RBC Community
Newsmaker: An advocate for change

Newsmaker: An advocate for change

The new head of Women in Capital Markets is well positioned to promote greater equality within the industry. For Camilla Sutton, recently appointed pr...

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Investment Executive
Federal budget's second-parent leave formula favours men over women

Federal budget's second-parent leave formula favours men over women

The federal budget might have been trumpeted for its gender-paritous intentions, but business experts say it still falls short because women who take ...

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National Post
Why Budget 2018 Might Seem Underwhelming for the Working Canadian Woman

Why Budget 2018 Might Seem Underwhelming for the Working Canadian Woman

Camilla Sutton, ​WCM P​resident and CEO​, joins BNN's Budget panel with key takeaways from the 2018 budget.

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BNN
Camilla Sutton’s One-Woman Battle For All Women in Capital Markets

Camilla Sutton’s One-Woman Battle For All Women in Capital Markets

After a 25-year career in finance that spanned everything from equity research to running Bank of Nova Scotia's global foreign-exchange business, Cami...

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The Globe and Mail
More Work Must be Done to Boost Gender Diversity in Canada’s Boardrooms

More Work Must be Done to Boost Gender Diversity in Canada’s Boardrooms

Ekta Mendhi is senior director of corporate strategy at CIBC. She serves as the co-chair of Women in Capital Markets' Women in Leadership Network. Bea...

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The Globe and Mail
Meet Carol Lee, Director at BMO Capital Markets and Former RTBS Award Recipient

Meet Carol Lee, Director at BMO Capital Markets and Former RTBS Award Recipient

Carol Lee is a Director with BMO Capital Markets in their Investment & Corporate Banking group. She recently returned to investment banking, following...

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Women of Influence
Join the #WeNeedBoth Panel Pledge

Join the #WeNeedBoth Panel Pledge

Help us ensure everyone is included in conversations about gender diversity and advancement.

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Women in Capital Markets
Women in Capital Markets Announces 2018 WCM Executive Coaching Award Recipients

Women in Capital Markets Announces 2018 WCM Executive Coaching Award Recipients

Women in Capital Markets (WCM), a non-profit advocacy organization which promotes the entry and advancement of women into leadership roles in the fina...

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Women in Capital Markets
Helping Women Return to Financial Industry

Helping Women Return to Financial Industry

The Return To Bay Street award program run by Women in Capital Markets aims to reclaim some of the many experienced women who leave the financial indu...

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Toronto Sun
Bay Street Awards Get Women Back To Work

Bay Street Awards Get Women Back To Work

After extended absences, networking, mentorships help professionals make transition. Back in 2012, Christine Sauriol was chief compliance officer for ...

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Canadian HR Reporter
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