Congratulations to our 2016 Leadership Award Winners

WCM | November 17, 2016

On Thursday, November 17, 2016, more than 250 industry leaders gathered in Toronto to pay tribute to three individuals who have combined professional excellence with a demonstrated commitment to advancing and supporting women in capital markets.

Following the keynote address by Michele Romanow, "Dragon" on CBC's Dragons' Den and Co-Founder of Snap By Groupon, the 2016 WCM Leadership Awards were presented to:

2016 WCM Rising Star Award - Eileen Jurczak, Director, Trading Products at BMO Capital Markets

Award for Leadership – Male - Steve Banquier, Managing Director, Co-Head, Prime Brokerage and Head, Automated Execution, TD Securities

Award for Leadership – Female - Marian Lawson, Global Head, Financial Institutions and Transaction Banking at Scotiabank

"Steve, Marian and Eileen have all proven their commitment to advancing women in their organizations and in the industry more broadly. These leaders know that we will be more competitive, more innovative and more profitable if leadership teams include more women. They all have demonstrated not only the courage to inspire change but also the tenacity to make it happen," said Jennifer Reynolds, Former WCM President & CEO. 

Thank you to our title sponsor, EY, and our Executive Media Sponsor, Investment Executive.

Media Coverage

Investment Executive: Women in Capital Markets honours three professionals at annual awards luncheon

Women in Capital Markets 2016: Extraordinary Leaders - A three-part series with Dan Richards, CEO, Client Insights.


Part 1: Successful workplace strategies for gender parity with Steve Banquier, winner of WCM's 2016 Award for Male Leadership. Watch Now >>

Part 2: Strategies that strengthen diversity and inclusion with Marian Lawson, recipient of WCM's Awards for Leadership. Watch Now >>

Part 3: Career advice and outreach to students with Eileen Jurczak, winner of WCM's 2016 Rising Star Award. Watch Now >>


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