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.  

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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WCM x Hacking Sophia: Uncramming the Work-Life Overload

WCM x Hacking Sophia: Uncramming the Work-Life Overload

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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We're hiring: Communications & Student Outreach Coordinator (Fall Co-op)

We're hiring: Communications & Student Outreach Coordinator (Fall Co-op)

The WCM Communications & Student Outreach Coordinator (Fall Co-op) will assist with communications needs and contribute to development of student prog...

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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
WCM continues expansion across Canada with new Prairies chapter

WCM continues expansion across Canada with new Prairies chapter

Women in Capital Markets (WCM) is launching a new chapter based in Regina, Saskatchewan.

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WCM | The Hustle

WCM | The Hustle

WCM 'The Hustle' offers a glimpse into what we have been up to lately and some necessary shout outs to those in our network contributing to the hustle...

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Return-to-work programs can smooth over career gaps

Return-to-work programs can smooth over career gaps

In the wake of the “she-cession,” initiatives like Return to Bay Street can help women re-enter the workforce after an absence.

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Investment Executive
WCM | The Hustle

WCM | The Hustle

WCM 'The Hustle' offers a glimpse into what we have been up to lately and some necessary shout outs to those in our network contributing to the hustle...

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WCM | The Virtual Hustle

WCM | The Virtual Hustle

WCM 'The Hustle' offers a glimpse into what we have been up to lately and some necessary shout outs to those in our network contributing to the hustle...

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Katie Squires-Thompson earns an inaugural Report on Business Changemakers award

Katie Squires-Thompson earns an inaugural Report on Business Changemakers award

WCM is pleased to announce that Katie Squires-Thompson is one of the winners of the 2021 Report on Business Changemakers award.

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3 steps to kickstart your Allyship today

3 steps to kickstart your Allyship today

Allyship is not about 'helping women’ or ‘supporting BIPOC’. It’s about coming together to build a better system that benefits everyone.

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