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 2019 Emerging Leaders Program Recipients

​WCM Announces 2019 Emerging Leaders Program Recipients

In 2019, we are pleased to have 31 women from across Canada participate in the program. Since the program’s launch in 2014, 116 women have benefited f...

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Data to Drive Innovation and Equality

Data to Drive Innovation and Equality

The Inclusion Project Survey: WCM's research survey, intended to gather pertinent insights from male and female financial service professionals. The d...

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WCM, In Partnership with Diversio
WCM This Week

WCM This Week

A debrief on the work, the hustle, the movement.

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WCM This Week

WCM This Week

A debrief on the work, the hustle, the movement.

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WCM This Week
WCM Announces RTBS 2019 Award Recipients

WCM Announces RTBS 2019 Award Recipients

WCM announces the winners of the 2019 Return to Bay Street Award Program (RTBS)

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WCM This Week

WCM This Week

A weekly debrief of what's going on at WCM

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WCM This Week
Emerging Leaders Program:  Alumni Perspectives

Emerging Leaders Program: Alumni Perspectives

Hear from Emerging Leaders Program alumni on the impact and value felt from their participation in the program.

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Emerging Leaders Program
WCM This Week

WCM This Week

A weekly debrief of what's going on at WCM

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WCM This Week
Survey: What Diversity and Inclusion Policies Do Employees Actually Want?

Survey: What Diversity and Inclusion Policies Do Employees Actually Want?

Companies are investing in diversity programs, but it doesn't always work. HBR surveyed over 16,000 employees to find out why.

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Harvard Business Review
Economics Needs To Do More Than Attract Women To Solve Its Gender Problem

Economics Needs To Do More Than Attract Women To Solve Its Gender Problem

It’s not just a gender and racial diversity problem: There is also a lack of diversity in ideas, methodology, and theory.

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Quartz
WCM This Week

WCM This Week

A weekly debrief of what's going on at WCM.

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WCM This Week
Why Things Aren’t Better, Yet

Why Things Aren’t Better, Yet

Marianne Cooper shares some findings from LeanIn.Org and McKinsey & Company’s “Women in the Workplace 2018” report.

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HBR
What Men Need to Give to Make Gender Equality a Reality: 50 Minutes a Day

What Men Need to Give to Make Gender Equality a Reality: 50 Minutes a Day

It’s no secret that women do a lot more unpaid work than men, and that to get to any semblance of gender equality men need to do more.

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Quartz
'The Arc of History Is Bending Back.' New Study Shows How Girls Around the World View Female Leaders

'The Arc of History Is Bending Back.' New Study Shows How Girls Around the World View Fema...

Report: 9 out of 10 girls around the world believe that female leaders suffer widespread discrimination and sexual harassment.

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Time
WCM This Week

WCM This Week

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WCM Welcomes Richardson GMP as Corporate Sponsor

WCM Welcomes Richardson GMP as Corporate Sponsor

WCM is excited to announce our latest corporate sponsor, Richardson GMP.

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Announcement
It’s 2019. Where are all the women in corporate Canada?

It’s 2019. Where are all the women in corporate Canada?

The Globe and Mail takes a look at exclusive data and speaks with leading female business leaders - and a male ally -to find out what it will take to ...

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The Globe and Mail
WCM This Week

WCM This Week

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WCM This Week
Recap: The Collective Wisdom of High-Performing Women

Recap: The Collective Wisdom of High-Performing Women

We hosted an event featuring the authors of the new Canadian leadership book, The Collective Wisdom of High Performing Women.

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Event Recap
Kamala Harris Wants to Fine Companies That Pay Men More Than Women

Kamala Harris Wants to Fine Companies That Pay Men More Than Women

Harris is unveiling a new proposal designed to hit discriminatory companies where it hurts—their wallets.

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Fast Company
Female-Led Fund Firms Account for Less Than 1% of Managed Money in Canada. Warren Buffett is Hoping to Help Change That

Female-Led Fund Firms Account for Less Than 1% of Managed Money in Canada. Warren Buffett ...

While the gender gap has narrowed significantly in other professions such as law and medicine, asset management is still utterly dominated by men.

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The Globe and Mail
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