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.  

How to Improve Canada's Push for More Female Execs

How to Improve Canada's Push for More Female Execs

Camilla Sutton, president and CEO of Women in Capital Markets, tells BNN Bloomberg what needs to happen to boost the proportion of women executives in...

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WCM 2018 Return to Bay Street Award Winners

WCM 2018 Return to Bay Street Award Winners

WCM is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Return to Bay Street Award Program.

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Financial World’s A-List Could Take Hollywood’s Cue on Inclusion

Financial World’s A-List Could Take Hollywood’s Cue on Inclusion

Hollywood is ripe with discussions about inclusion riders: a contract for a lead actor that ensures a diverse gender and ethnic cast and crew for a pr...

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The New York Times
GM Will Soon Have a Female CFO and CEO. That's Rare

GM Will Soon Have a Female CFO and CEO. That's Rare

Only 23 companies in the Fortune 500 have a female CEO. Hershey (HSY) is the only other company on that list that has also women in both the CEO and C...

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CNN Money
The Number of Female Chief Executives Is Falling

The Number of Female Chief Executives Is Falling

The number of female executives fell by 25 percent this year. Experts say the challenges women face are bigger than their individual choices. There ar...

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The New York Times
BCA Investment Conference 2018

BCA Investment Conference 2018

This year’s BCA Investment Conference is from September 23 – 25 in Toronto and features leading American economist, Janet L. Yellen.

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Volunteer Opportunities Available on WCM's Toronto Steering Committee

Volunteer Opportunities Available on WCM's Toronto Steering Committee

WCM is currently seeking professionals (male and female) who are committed to advancing gender diversity, to volunteer on WCM's Toronto Steering Commi...

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WorkLife Podcast with Adam Grant: #MeToo

WorkLife Podcast with Adam Grant: #MeToo

#MeToo with Ashley Judd, Ronan Farrow, and Tarana Burke

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WCM Welcomes Polar Asset Management Partners as an Affiliate Sponsor

WCM Welcomes Polar Asset Management Partners as an Affiliate Sponsor

We're excited to announce that Polar Asset Management Partners Inc. has joined the WCM network as an Affiliate sponsor!

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Open Concept Podcast - feat. WCM CEO & President Camilla Sutton

Open Concept Podcast - feat. WCM CEO & President Camilla Sutton

Capital markets veteran Camilla Sutton joins Noel to discuss gender diversity, pay equity and the #MeToo movement in Canadian finance.

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Camilla Sutton Was on BNN Bloomberg to Discuss Boosting Diversity in the Workplace

Camilla Sutton Was on BNN Bloomberg to Discuss Boosting Diversity in the Workplace

Camilla Sutton, president and CEO at Women in Capital Markets, joins BNN Bloomberg to talk about boosting diversity and women's voices in the workplac...

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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
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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?