WCM Announces 2019 WCM Award Recipients

By WCM | | November 13, 2019

TORONTO, November 13, 2019 - Women in Capital Markets (WCM) announces the 2019 WCM Awards recipients for the Rising Star Award and Outstanding Volunteer Award. Each year the WCM Awards recognizes and celebrates leaders of change in the Canadian finance industry. The ceremony will be hosted at the TMX Broadcasting Centre on November 28, 2019, beginning at 5:30pm.

Award winners are nominated based on an extensive set of criteria and then selected by a jury. The WCM Awards set a platform for showcasing excellence in leadership from individuals and firms committed to formative work in diversity and inclusion, while energizing the industry toward collaborative, progressive action for the acceleration of change.

The WCM Rising Star Award honours high-performing female professionals whose leadership and social responsibility endeavors have had a significant impact on the industry. 

The 2019 Rising Star Award recipients are:

•   Grace Potter – Director, Global Project & Structured Finance, BMO Capital Markets
•   Jennifer Glista – Managing Director, Scotiabank, Global Banking and Markets
•   Melissa Tan – Vice President, Equity Capital Markets, National Bank Financial
•   Cilise Connell – Vice President, Strategy & Transformation, RBC Capital Markets
•   Brittany Clarke – Director, Equity Capital Markets, CIBC Capital Markets 

The WCM Outstanding Volunteer Award honours WCM volunteers who have surpassed expectations in their contributions and have demonstrated impressive leadership initiatives in championing the mission of WCM.

The 2019 Outstanding Volunteer Award recipients are: 

•  Lindsay Brent – Vice President, Research Product Manager, RBC Capital Markets
•  Carmen Firmani – Derivatives Trader, British Columbia Investment Management Corporation


“The WCM Awards recognizes the exemplary leadership and contributions of individuals and firms in the Canadian capital markets. Every award winner is making a significant impact to accelerating diversity across the industry and I am thrilled to recognize their work and showcase their successes as an inspiration to others,” said Camilla Sutton, President and CEO, WCM.


For more information about the WCM Awards and 2019 Award Recipients, click here.


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About WCM

WCM is the largest network of professional women in the Canadian financial sector and the voice of advocacy for women in our industry. On behalf of our 2000 professional members across Canada, WCM is committed to accelerating diversity across the Canadian financial industry through advocacy, research, programming, and recruitment. WCM unites global financial institutions in an industry-wide approach to close the gender gap, by working with our partners, members and stakeholders on initiatives that increase
gender equality, diversity and inclusion. Learn more at wcm.ca.


For further information, please contact:
Camilla Sutton
CEO & President, WCM
[email protected]
647-557-3358

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