WCM | The Virtual Hustle

By WCM | | June 12, 2020

WCM's Commitment to Anti-Racism - Racism and social injustice have no place in our workplaces or our world. As an organization that works to accelerate equality and inclusion in the financial industry, we stand in solidarity with all marginalized groups and have and will continue to work hard to dismantle systemic oppression and inequalities that are far too prevalent in our society. We commit to fighting harder. We commit to doing better. We have established a preliminary renewed list of commitments that we pledge to make collectively as an organization and as individuals on the WCM team.

WCM new research initiative-  we have launched a survey, asking all professionals employed full-time in Canadian capital markets to share their experiences during Covid-19.  The purpose of this research is to build more equal and fair workplaces, by cultivating greater awareness, sharing knowledge, and by providing firms with data to guide decision-making to maximize employee happiness, safety, and well-being. Your participation to this survey is a powerful act of Allyship that you can take in the movement towards greater equality and inclusion. Take the survey.

WCM's 2020/2021 Board announcement - we welcome Nathalie Clark as the Boards new Chair, who succeeds Sheryl Holmes, who has completed her term as Chair and moves into the role of Past Chair. Additionally, Mary Vitug has been appointed as Vice Chair and Deland Kamanga as Treasurer.

UniConnect Overview of Capital Markets-  this week we hosted a large group of university students (25% graduate students, 49% third and fourth year undergraduate students with 77% of attendees in business programs and 13% of attendees in STEM programs), to learn from professionals who offered an engaging overview of the world of capital markets. WCM's UniConnect program.

New internships | Co-ops- we have received an influx of internship and co-op placement opportunities at some of Canada's largest financial institutions, all posted to our job board. Apply or share with university students in your network. 

RIA Conference - WCM's president and CEO Camilla Sutton was pleased to join an important panel discussion on the action plans and required steps that companies within Canadian finance are taking to improve gender equality at this weeks RIA virtual conference. The topics ranged from ESG investment products to quotas (interestingly, in an audience poll, 68% were in favour of quotas at the board level for a set period of time).

WCM job posting- we are hiring! If you are interested in joining our small and mighty team of change makers, explore our job posting for Manager of Student Programming and Communications.

Emerging Leaders Closing Webinar- this week we held a concluding session to an incredible professional development programming journey for these participants. As we close this cohort, we have launched the program for a new cohort of mid-senior level female professionals who aspire to take their careers to new heights. Applications close July 6. Apply | Learn more about WCM's Emerging Leaders program.

Return to Bay Street (RTBS) - enters its final leg with 24 candidates entering final round interviews. This program is an important contributor to retaining incredible talent in the industry. Good luck to all candidates!


Now that's hustle!

WCM Research | Worklife and Employee Well-Being in COVID-19 and Beyond

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