WCM Announces RTBS 2019 Award Recipients

By WCM | WCM| July 05, 2019


TORONTO, July 5, 2019 - Women in Capital Markets (WCM) announces the recipients of the 2019 WCM Return to Bay Street (RTBS) Award. In the coming year, RTBS Program will celebrate a decade of returnships, created and designed for women who have taken time away from their professional roles and who are interested in relaunching their careers in finance. By facilitating such programming, WCM and the sponsors of RTBS, are proactively seeking ways that the industry can accelerate diversity.

Congratulations to the successful WCM 2019 RTBS recipients:

  • Samira Amini, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan
  • Caroline Escott, TD Wealth
  • Ximena Fierro Langle, Scotiabank Global Banking and Markets
  • Jacqueline Fry, TD Wealth
  • Jemi Onyejiaka, BMO Capital Markets
  • Connie Raddatz, BMO Capital Markets
  • Alana Cherwenka Cameron, Mackenzie Investments
  • Erica Roa, Mackenzie Investments
  • Ivoneke Taylor, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan
  • Katrin Tosine, BMO Capital Markets
  • Lovelyn Toyo, RBC Capital Markets

"With the inspiring commitment and collaboration of WCM's sponsors, we are able to identify this unique talent pool, connect them to employers and relaunch dozens of careers into an impactful and exciting industry. RTBS is a truly unique program that showcases how many potential career paths women can access within the financial services industry. I am thrilled to recognize all the candidates who participated as they relaunch their professional careers" said Camilla Sutton, CEO of WCM.

Launched in 2010 by WCM and founding sponsor BMO Capital Markets, through funding from their Equity Through Education program, the WCM RTBS Awards Program assists talented women with a previous career in capital markets to relaunch a full-time career in Canadian capital markets after an extended period of absence from the industry.

The program includes: a one-day workshop designed to educate women about the award and prepare them to return to the industry, an interviewing skills workshop, the award component that provides an education grant, a paid work contract at one of the RTBS partner institutions (BMO Financial Group, CIBC, RBC Capital Markets, Scotiabank Global Banking and Markets, TD Bank Group, Mackenzie Investments or Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan), a mentor and a one-year WCM Membership. 

About WCM 

WCM is the largest network of professional women in the Canadian financial sector and the voice of advocacy for diversity, inclusion and gender equality 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 facilitate 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. 

For further information: 
Camilla Sutton
President & CEO 
[email protected] 
(674) 557-3358

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