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 Presents to the Australian High Commission & the UK Government Equality Office

WCM Presents to the Australian High Commission & the UK Government Equality Office

This week, WCM presented to the Australian High Commission, the UK Government Equality Office, & the Federal Status of Women Canada

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Bringing Up Baby at a Financial Advisory Firm

Bringing Up Baby at a Financial Advisory Firm

Maternity leave is still an issue that working women must deal with when they are looking to sustain their careers beyond leave.

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The Globe and Mail
WCM Announces 2018 Transformational Leadership Award Recipients

WCM Announces 2018 Transformational Leadership Award Recipients

WCM is pleased to announce the winners of our 2018 Transformational Leadership Awards

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Recap: Fostering inclusion: WCM & GATE Design Sprint

Recap: Fostering inclusion: WCM & GATE Design Sprint

On Oct 1, WCM & Rotman's Institute for Gender and the Economy hosted a challenge that used design thinking and empathy to encourage students to propos...

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The Canadian Gender & Good Governance Alliance Releases the CEO Blueprint

The Canadian Gender & Good Governance Alliance Releases the CEO Blueprint

On October 15th, The Alliance released the CEO Blueprint: a how-to guide for CEOs on how to build and lead gender balanced organizations

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WCM Event Recap: Lunch & Learn with Helen Hayes from CIBC

WCM Event Recap: Lunch & Learn with Helen Hayes from CIBC

On October 1, 2018, WCM held a Lunch & Learn session at CIBC with Helen Hayes, Managing Director & Head, International Equity Sales & Trading at CIBC....

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California Has Become the First State to Require Women in the Boardroom

California Has Become the First State to Require Women in the Boardroom

California has become the first state to require publicly traded companies to include women on their boards of directors, one of several laws boosting...

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TIME Magazine
BMO Capital Markets Donates 100% of Equity Trading Commissions Earned in North America & Europe to 8 Charitable Organisations

BMO Capital Markets Donates 100% of Equity Trading Commissions Earned in North America & E...

BMO Capital Markets will be donating 100% of equity trading commissions earned in North America and Europe to 8 charitable organizations that provide ...

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BMO Capital Markets
Stop losing talented advisors: How the industry can attract—and keep—more women

Stop losing talented advisors: How the industry can attract—and keep—more women

Advisory services and construction have something in common, and it’s not just their respective skills in building solid foundations. Rather, it’s th...

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Advisor's Edge
WCM Event Recap: WCM's Innovative Speaker Series Presents: Gillian Tett, Financial Times

WCM Event Recap: WCM's Innovative Speaker Series Presents: Gillian Tett, Financial Times

On September 25, 2018, WCM held an Innovative Speaker Series, hosted by Blake's, with Gillian Tett from the Financial Times.

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Recap: WCM - A Panel Discussion with The Institute for Gender & the Economy

Recap: WCM - A Panel Discussion with The Institute for Gender & the Economy

Why has there not been more progress promoting gender diversity, particularly at the managerial level, in capital markets? To explore this question, i...

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Institute for Gender & the Economy
WCM Names New Additions to Board-Ready Directory

WCM Names New Additions to Board-Ready Directory

WCM is proud to announce the addition of 13 women to our Board-Ready Directory.

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TSX-Listed Firms See More Women On Boards, But Top Tier Still Stagnant: Report

TSX-Listed Firms See More Women On Boards, But Top Tier Still Stagnant: Report

The number of women occupying seats in the boardrooms of Canada’s large, publicly listed companies is inching higher, but gender diversity is stagnati...

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The Globe and Mail
WCM SheBiz Calgary

WCM SheBiz Calgary

Hannah Smerek from SheBiz Calgary and student Christine Philip explain what girls in Grades 9-11 can find at the WCM SheBiz Calgary conference.

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Breakfast Television
Recap: Women in the World Canada 2018 Summit

Recap: Women in the World Canada 2018 Summit

WCM was honoured to attend the 2018 Women in the World Summit and be amongst incredible women and their allies.

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WCM Announces 2018 Recipients of Emerging Leaders Program

WCM Announces 2018 Recipients of Emerging Leaders Program

In 2018, we are pleased to have 24 women from our chapters across Canada participate in the program. Since the program’s launch in 2014, 85 women have...

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Capitalize 4 Kids' Best Ideas Investors Conference

Capitalize 4 Kids' Best Ideas Investors Conference

Join Senior Professionals from prominent Family Offices, Pension Plans, and Asset Managers at Canada's Can't-Miss Capital Markets event.

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Capitalize 4 Kids
Catalyst Canada Honours

Catalyst Canada Honours

The Catalyst Canada Honours annually recognizes exceptional role models for accelerating progress for women through workplace inclusion.

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Catalyst Canada
The Corporate Climb: Stalled Progress for Women in Canadian C-Suites

The Corporate Climb: Stalled Progress for Women in Canadian C-Suites

None of Canada’s TSX 60 companies were headed by a woman and two-thirds did not include a single woman among top earners during their latest fiscal ye...

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Canadian Press
Young Women: The Wealth Generators of Today

Young Women: The Wealth Generators of Today

A recent study, sponsored by RBC Wealth Management, revealed that high-net-worth young females around the world are savvier than preceding generations...

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CPA Canada
How the BBC Women Are Working Toward Equal Pay

How the BBC Women Are Working Toward Equal Pay

When Carrie Gracie discovered that her salary was lower than that of her male peers, she blamed herself. But wage disparities are a social problem wit...

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The New Yorker
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