WCM | The Hustle

By WCM | WCM| February 21, 2020

WCM Board-Ready Directory- we are proud to announce the appointment of four new executives to our Board-Ready Directory: Rita Achrekar, Alana Riley, Geri Greenall, Laurie Clark. Growing and highlighting top talent as we work to increase the representation of women on Canadian boards. 

Return to Bay Street Award Program- applications are coming in for our renowned returnship program that has supported the relaunch of 63 women's careers in Canadian finance since 2010.  Our half-day informational conference is set for March 23, 2020. Share with your network and transform someone's career today. Register here.

WCM's 19th Annual Gala - Tickets to our annual Gala are now on sale with early bird pricing available until March 16. Don't miss out on this outstanding industry event that brings together over 800 prominent leaders in Canadian capital markets, to celebrate gender diversity in our industry.

Mentor lunch and learn with Mistine Lauzon and Deborah Orida- a powerful fireside chat duo Deborah Orida, Senior Managing Director, Global Head of Active Equities at CPP Investment Board and Mistine Lauzon, Managing Director, Investment Banking at CIBC engaged a room of attendees eager to learn from the stories and advice offered by these remarkable industry leaders who have successfully encapsulated career success. Upcoming Mentor Sessions.

Scotiabank STEM WCM Internship lunch - we were happy to host a lunch for STEM degree graduates who are now candidates embarking on impactful capital markets careers at Scotiabank. Kudos to Scotiabank for this innovative and thoughtful partnership program that we manage together. 

Executive Leaders Program Kickoff - together with our coaching partner Susan Richardson of Felix Global, we kicked off the 2020 executive leaders cohort this week.  This group has begun their six months of dedicated training and coaching, offering skill development that will support their progression to the highest ranks in their careers while establishing lasting ties though this niche community. 

International Women's Day- we are gearing up for IWD by putting a spotlight on the industry's commitment in driving diversity, today and everyday. On March 5th join us as we host Bank of Canada Governor Stephen S. Poloz for an Economic Progress Report, uniting professionals across all genders and industries on topics of innovation, diversity and the economy.  Additionally we are encouraging our network and beyond to take a stance and join the movement. To sweeten an already sweet deal, we are offering 50% off all WCM memberships between March 2-9, 2020. Don't miss out. Discover the benefits of membership | Bank of Canada Event- purchase tickets.

University of Waterloo - WCM hosted 20 incredible students from the University of Waterloo as an introduction to WCM, capital markets and Bay Street. Meeting with students like this group offers a glimpse into the future strength and leadership that is in store for the industry. Learn more about our university programming and events.

Volunteer and thought leadership opportunities with WCM- keep an eye on the latest and greatest volunteer opportunities with WCM on our volunteer posting board.

WCM is thrilled to announce- that The Toronto Stock Exchange and McCarthy Tétrault have joined our partner community.  Only together can we progress change and we are excited to work collaboratively with these influential firms.  

WCM chapter announcement- We are happy to announce the appointment of Cindy Veilleux as our new Montreal Steering Committee Co-Chair.  Keep an eye on what's up and coming for our Montreal community on our national events page.

WCM Aspire- we hosted our third program session with a powerful professional panel that offered participants take-aways on how to successfully advocate and negotiate for yourself in your career.

WCM Victoria Chapter- through our partnered event series with CFA Society Victoria and BCI, we hosted executive coach Susan Richardson, who offered a full room of industry professionals, her insights into how you can effectively own, build and grow a successful career.

WCM UniConnect Victoria-  hosted a second event led by Susan Richardson who led our west coast university community in a skill build discussion on how to craft and communicate your own personal brand, through this partnered event series.

University  of Ottawa alumni - Diversity is top of  mind for this alumni group who hosted our CEO Camilla Sutton for a fireside chat with Julie Barker-Merz on ways in which we can truly accelerate change. 

CPPIB, who is making incredible gains with its D&I strategy, invited our CEO Camilla Sutton to speak on WCM's latest research. A diverse crowd of 100 professionals joined to hear how equality is at the core of success.  

WCM in the media- WCM's President and CEO Camilla Sutton provided expert comments to the CBC and Globe and Mail this week on new developments in diversity; as well as Wealth Professionals profiling of our CEO and the important work WCM does. Camilla Sutton continues to be an excellent example of hustle as she works tirelessly advocating for change through her thought leadership on industry wide stages and in the media.

Now that's hustle!

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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?