WCM Announces 2018 Recipients of Emerging Leaders Program

WCM| August 16, 2018

WCM Announces 2018 Recipients of Emerging Leaders Program 

TORONTO, August 16, 2018 - Women in Capital Markets (WCM), a not-for-profit professional association with 1500 members, whose mission is to accelerate gender diversity across Canadian Financial Institutions, is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2018 Emerging Leaders Award. This program is designed to support the professional development and retention of high potential mid-level women with five to ten years of financial markets experience. The goal of the program is for the participants to enhance leadership skills, build a broader industry network, and plan a path for advancement.

In 2018, we are pleased to have 24 women from our chapters across Canada participate in the program. Since the program’s launch in 2014, 85 women have participated in and benefited from our Emerging Leaders Program. Congratulations to this year’s award winners:

  • Katie Baglole, TD
  • Tamara Bonn, TD
  • Elizabeth Bouthillier, Franklin Templeton Investments
  • Tamy Chen, Bank of Montreal
  • Fernanda Rios Cruz, Scotiabank
  • Meaghan Einav, Manulife
  • Ashley Engbloom, CIBC
  • Sanaa Khatri, Scotiabank
  • Laura McElwain, HSBC
  • Poornima Muralidhar, RBC Capital Markets
  • Danielle Murphy, RBC Capital Markets
  • Stephanie Nguyen, Bank of Montreal
  • Claire Oberhofer, CIBC
  • Anna Pal, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan
  • Kait Pavletich, CIBC
  • Bhiravi Ravichandran, Scotiabank
  • Ciara Sawicki, Scotiabank
  • Ashraf Shariff, TD
  • Alexandra Syrnyk, CIBC
  • Carol Tam, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board
  • Selina Wang, RBC Capital Markets
  • Lindsay Sinclair, RBC Capital Markets
  • Sabrina Wu, MUFG Securities
  • Christina Yang, National Bank Financial

With the support of Felix Global Corp., WCM’s coaching partner, and our corporate sponsors, the 2018 award recipients will each participate in a six-month integrated leadership program that runs from September 2018 to March 2019. The program includes a personality assessment, personal coaching, skill builds, group coaching, and access to tools to enhance their leadership skills and equip them to compete for progressively more senior roles.
“I am thrilled for the award recipients, who are incredible women with bright futures ahead of them. The industry, and in particular our sponsor firms, are working hard to accelerate the pace of change with gender diversity. This program not only provides leadership skills but also improves retention of some of the most important women in our industry” said Camilla Sutton, President and CEO of WCM.

One of WCM’s core strategic priorities is to build the pipeline of women at every level in the industry. Accordingly, the organization runs important programs from the high school level to senior executive which are designed to support the professional advancement of women. Some of their best-known programs include:
WCM SheBiz, a day-long event for grade 9-11 students, encourages females to pursue STEM course work by introducing a variety of career paths;

WCM Job Shadow Day for grade 12 students, introduces young females to careers in capital markets and allows them to spend time on some of Canada’s most important trading floors;
WCM Uni-Connect for university students, provides role models for women, education about the capital markets, mentoring, and basic skills development;

WCM Professional Programming, includes extensive programming geared towards showcasing important industry role models, building leadership skills, broadening networks, providing mentoring and increasing the dialogue and action to drive gender diversity.

WCM Return to Bay Street Program, provides an on-ramp to women who have stepped out of the work force and are eager to re-enter;
For more information about WCM’s programs please visit wcm.ca.

About WCM

WCM (wcm.ca) is the largest network of professional women in the Canadian financial services sector and the voice of advocacy for women in our industry. WCM is committed to the advancement of women in business and to increasing the number of women in senior leadership roles in the Canadian economy. We work with our partners, members and the broader public to promote initiatives which successfully increase the economic empowerment of women and move the dial on women's representation and impact in the boardrooms and executive suites of corporate Canada.

About Felix

Felix is a North American talent solutions leader specializing in high-impact Coaching, Career Management & Transition Support, and Team Effectiveness. Driving results for over 30 years, Felix has developed 75,000+ leaders with personalized career coaching and leadership engagements. We keep your people ahead of the curve, helping them thrive in the face of challenges created by rapid change in the constantly evolving workplace. Felix: real people, real results.

For further information, please contact:

Camilla Sutton
President & CEO, WCM
(647) 557-3358
[email protected]

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