WCM | The Hustle

By WCM | July 24, 2020

WCM's is fully virtual until December 31, 2020. In the meantime we are developing great ways in which we can connect WCM members to each other in a virtual world.

CAUFP and WCM | Black on Bay - a powerful panel of industry leaders led an educational and impactful discussion on race and equality in Canadian finance; empowering close to 1400 participants with clear takeaways on how to advocate and support anti-racism, diversity and equality in the workplace and individually. Insights on newly formed initiatives the Black Opportunity Fund, CILAR and the Black North Initiative, were shared, along with developments and targets designed to bring about sustainable change for the Canadian finance industry. Mayor John Tory joined with closing remarks that reinforced the powerful messages offered by Dennis Mitchell, Claudette McGowan, Deland Kamanga and Meryl Afrika. 

WCM welcome's Ruth Mengistu! WCM's student strategy includes: 1) Education through both online and experiential learning; 2) Providing resources to students through our events, job board and newsletter and 3) Mentorship. We are excited to welcome Ruth into the role of Manager, Student Programming and Engagement where she will lead this important work in accelerating diversity in finance.

Return to Bay Street- Our sponsors have diversity high on their priority list even in the midst of Covid. Already in 2020, 8 incredible women have accepted contracts and permanent offers to work at firms who are truly leaders in diversity. Stay tuned for our official announcement in the coming week.

Let the fun begin- our incredible Graphic Designer, Olga Filimonova, is on parental leave starting next week. We are so excited for her and her family and look forward to her return next year!

The pool of tomorrow's CEOs is diverse and talented. WCM's Emerging Leaders program feeds directly into this pool. Applications are now closed, but with over 100 incredible applicants it will hard for the jury to decide. Stay tuned for the announcement of our 2020 program participants in late August. Learn more, WCM Emerging Leaders.

Now that's hustle!

What is your reaction to the fact that the 61st session of the Commission on the Status of Women will be chaired by a man?