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’s Return to Bay Street Program sees most successful year yet, brings 19 women back into finance industry

WCM’s Return to Bay Street Program sees most successful year yet, brings 19 women back int...

This year, RTBS has on-ramped 19 women back to mid-level roles in the finance industry.

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Getting to Know: Tarah McMaster

Getting to Know: Tarah McMaster

WCM is pleased to welcome our newest team member, Tarah McMaster

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Members Only Transforming Financial Services: An ED&I lens for a post-pandemic economic recovery

Transforming Financial Services: An ED&I lens for a post-pandemic economic recovery

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Why unequal parental leave hurts everyone

Why unequal parental leave hurts everyone

Gender inequalities in caregiving are one of the many contributing factors to gender inequality in the workplace.

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The Globe and Mail
WCM's Champions of Change Virtually Close The Market

WCM's Champions of Change Virtually Close The Market

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Announcing the 2021 WCM Champions of Change

Announcing the 2021 WCM Champions of Change

Congratulations to the 18 corporate leaders who are the recipients of WCM’s 2021 Champions of Change Award.

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Getting to Know: Vanessa Reed

Getting to Know: Vanessa Reed

WCM is pleased to welcome our newest team member, Vanessa Reed!

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How parents can create better work-life balance with Hacking Sophia

How parents can create better work-life balance with Hacking Sophia

Join Hacking Sophia co-founders Janet Winkler and Katie Diamond to start rethinking how you spend time and get on the road to time well spent.

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Turning Commitment into Action: How WCM’s Equity Impact series connects the dots from research to action

Turning Commitment into Action: How WCM’s Equity Impact series connects the dots from rese...

WCM's Equity Impact events​ connect the dots between research, and the essential advocacy and policy changes needed to address commitments around ED&I

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Equity, diversity and inclusion strategies that actually work

Equity, diversity and inclusion strategies that actually work

Many approaches to addressing gender parity in the work force have focused on getting more women into the talent pipeline, especially in senior or lea...

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The Globe and Mail
Updates from the 2021 WCM Annual General Meeting

Updates from the 2021 WCM Annual General Meeting

Women in Capital Markets (WCM) held its Annual General Meeting and announces the following updates.

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WCM Research | Call for participation

WCM Research | Call for participation

Share your insights on parental leave and help shape the future of leaves in our industry.

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EDI on BIV: Why women-centric programs don't work

EDI on BIV: Why women-centric programs don't work

Katie Squires Thompson, B.C.- based chief strategy officer of Women in Capital Markets discusses The Equity Equation and recommendations for companies...

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WCM welcomes Laurentian Bank Securities (LBS) as a sponsor, continuing commitment to equit...

WCM welcomes Laurentian Bank Securities (LBS) as a sponsor, continuing commitment to equit...

WCM welcomes Laurentian Bank Securities (LBS) – the Capital Markets business at Laurentian Bank – as a sponsor in the mid-size Financial Institution s...

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WCM’s Ascend Gala: Ascending together

WCM’s Ascend Gala: Ascending together

We warmly invite you to WCM’s Ascend gala and celebrate of our 2020 and 2021 Champions of Change.

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5 Reasons Canada Should Have a National Child Care Program

5 Reasons Canada Should Have a National Child Care Program

Affordable, accessible and high-quality child care is necessary and long-overdue infrastructure to achieve gender equality and equity.

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Making diversity a priority

Making diversity a priority

A feature with CEO & President, Lara Zink on how WCM will increase support to marginalized groups.

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Investment Executive
Why Women in Capital Markets Matters

Why Women in Capital Markets Matters

How WCM is changing the system for bankers and our overall economy.

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Rule Breaker with Jess Weisz
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What is your reaction to the fact that the 61st session of the Commission on the Status of Women will be chaired by a man?