WCM Names its 2023-2024 National Board of Directors
TORONTO, ON (May 26, 2023) – Women in Capital Markets (WCM), a national not-for-profit organization that creates solutions to accelerate gender diversity in the Canadian financial services industry, held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on May 24, 2023. As part of the formal proceedings, WCM announced the slate of National Board of Directors for the 2023-2024 term, including the reappointment of six members of its Board of Directors, including: Monique Allen, Executive Vice President, Data & Technology, OMERS; Brad Black, Managing Director and Global Head, Financial Solutions, CIBC Capital Markets; Giulia Cirillo, Chief Human Capital Officer, Alithya; Tamara Finch, Executive Managing Director & Global Head of Financial Sponsors, TD Securities; David Garg, Senior Vice President, Corporate Development, Sun Life; Jennifer Glista, Vice President, Strategic Partnerships & Platform Sales, Receptiviti; Deland Kamanga, Group Head, BMO Wealth Management; Joanne O’Hea, Managing Director, Equity Capital Markets, RBC Capital Markets; and Mary Vitug, Capital Markets Professional. The list of all Directors and their positions on the Board are noted below.
During the meeting, WCM full members voted in favour of rebranding the organization, as a next step in the organization's growth. "Our members and our Board of Directors are in agreement; a new name and identity will help us to realize our full potential," explained Lara Zink, president and CEO, WCM. "This approach will enable us to be more inclusive of our member and sponsor community. What will not change is our continued focus on accelerating equity for all women in finance, at every stage of their career. There is no question that there is still a lot of work to be done in this regard." The new brand will be launched in the Fall, 2023.
WCM and its Board extends its thanks to outgoing Board Directors Nathalie Clark, EVP, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Aurora Cannabis Inc., and Halina von dem Hagen, Treasurer and Global Head of Capital Management, Manulife for their generous contribution of time and commitment provided to WCM and its Board over their tenure. Nathalie served on the Board since 2014, serving as Secretary, Vice Chair, Chair and Past Chair during this time. Halina served on the Board as a Director for one year.
WCM’s Board now consists of the 12 directors listed below:
Mary Vitug, Chair
Capital Markets Professional
Giulia Cirillo, Vice Chair
Chief Human Capital Officer at Alithya
Tamara Finch, Chair HR
Executive Managing Director & Global Head of Financial Sponsors, TD Securities
David Garg, Chair, Finance & Audit
Senior Vice President, Corporate Development, Sun Life
Brad Black, Director
Managing Director and Global Head, Financial Solutions, CIBC Capital Markets
Joanne O'Hea, Chair, Governance
Managing Director, Equity Capital Markets, RBC Capital Markets
Monique Allen, Director
Executive Vice President, Data & Technology, OMERS
Sébastien Bélair, Director
Executive Vice-President, Chief Human Resources Officer, Laurentian Bank
Jennifer Glista, Director
Vice President, Strategic Partnerships & Platform Sales, Receptiviti
Deland P. D. Kamanga, Director
Group Head, BMO Wealth Management
Leila Rafi, Director
Partner, Capital Markets & Securities, McMillan LLP
Jaclyn (Jackie) Uyham, Director
Vice President, Growth Businesses, Personal Banking Lending, EQ Bank
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WCM is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1995. Our initiatives aim to amplify diverse talent, build the industry’s equity literacy, and unite firms to drive change on an industry-level. We do this through advocacy, research, programming and recruitment.
Our partners include the major Canadian bank-owned dealers, independent and foreign dealers, asset managers, insurance firms, major pension plans, and advisory firms. Our community of 3,500 professional and student members makes WCM the largest network of professionals in Canadian finance who have come together to vote for increased equity, diversity and inclusion, 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 wcm.ca/join.