Announcing the 2020 WCM Award Recipients

By WCM | November 24, 2020

TORONTO | November 24, 2020 -  The WCM Awards are a platform for the industry to showcase and recognize excellence in leadership, on an individual and firm level. This year's awards recognize women rising through the ranks into senior leadership, outstanding volunteers that contribute to the work of WCM, and innovators in the diversity and inclusion space. We are thrilled to announce our 2020 recipients! 

WCM Rising Star Award
The rising stars are high-performing female professionals who have demonstrated professional excellence and are on the path to becoming future leaders in capital markets.

Joegina Philip - National Bank Financial
Deborah Grosdanis - Scotiabank
Brandon Gill New - OPTrust
Christina Wood - CIBC Capital Markets
Lindsay Scott - TD Securities

WCM Award For Excellence in Innovation
Awarded to a group, department, or firm that has taken bold steps to improve diversity and inclusion through a new and innovative approach. 

Congratulations to Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (OTPP) for modeling a data-driven and transparent approach to EDI and taking deliberate steps to standardize and de-bias processes. 

WCM Outstanding Volunteer Award
Awarded to volunteers who have demonstrated impressive leadership and initiative, an elevated commitment to achieving equity, diversity and inclusion, all while far surpassing the typical expectations of a WCM volunteer. 

Keren Beletsky - Co-Chair, WCM Uniconnect Committee Toronto
Mélanie Dussarrat - Co-Chair, WCM Uniconnect Committee Toronto

Mélanie and Keren have made significant contributions at the university level. From presenting and delivering programming to students to increasing WCM's reach and connectivity on campuses, their work has been integral to profiling the exciting career opportunities in finance to the next generation. 

Join the Celebration! 

We encourage you to virtually join the celebration by:

  1. Resharing celebratory posts from WCM Canada on social:
    1. LinkedIn: Women in Capital Markets
    2. Instagram: womenincapitalmarkets
    3. Twitter: wcmcanada
  2. Like, comment, and congratulate posts from recipients in your network

About WCM

We work to accelerate equity, diversity and inclusion in finance by amplifying diverse talent, building the industry’s equity literacy, and uniting firms to drive change on an industry-level. As a not-for-profit founded in 1995, our community has grown to 3,500 professional and student members, and our initiatives have impacted the careers of countless students and professionals across the country. Support our movement towards equity and diversity in finance by joining WCM at

For further information, please contact:

Camilla Sutton

CEO & President, WCM

[email protected]


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