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.  

Progress Report - Women on Boards and in Executive Officer Positions

Progress Report - Women on Boards and in Executive Officer Positions

Canadian Securities Administrators published its fourth annual staff review of disclosure regarding women on boards and in executive officer positions...

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Canadian Securities Administrators
Canada and the G20

Canada and the G20

From Nov 30 - Dec 1, leaders from G20 countries convened in Argentina to discuss the future of work, development of infrastructure, a sustainable futu...

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Government of Canada
Two Groups You Can’t Ignore (but Probably Do) in the War for Talent

Two Groups You Can’t Ignore (but Probably Do) in the War for Talent

"In the ever-escalating war for talent, companies may be overlooking two valuable groups: former employees and workforce returnees."

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BCG
WCM Welcomes IGM Financial as Corporate Sponsor

WCM Welcomes IGM Financial as Corporate Sponsor

WCM is excited to announce our latest Corporate Sponsor, IGM Financial Inc

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WCM
WCM's 2018 Transformational Leadership Awards Ceremony

WCM's 2018 Transformational Leadership Awards Ceremony

WCM recognizes 2018 Transformational Leadership award recipients.

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WCM
Accelerating Women's Participation in STEM: WCM SheBiz 2018

Accelerating Women's Participation in STEM: WCM SheBiz 2018

In Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto, hundreds of high school girls gathered to talk about the importance of STEM and potential career paths across techn...

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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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WCM
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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WCM
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
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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WCM
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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WCM
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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WCM
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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