Advocating for change

WCM actively engages with the media to bring gender diversity issues to the forefront of the public and corporate dialogues. Through awareness and education, our goal is to inspire meaningful action to drive change and increase women’s representation in our industry, in our economy and in our country’s leadership teams. 

Read on for updates on our advocacy initiatives and interesting media coverage. You can also check out our Research and Reports section for in-depth research and leading data on the economic imperative of gender parity and related topics.  

WCM Announces 2018 Recipients of Emerging Leaders Program

WCM Announces 2018 Recipients of Emerging Leaders Program

In 2018, we are pleased to have 24 women from our chapters across Canada participate in the program. Since the program’s launch in 2014, 85 women have...

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WCM
Capitalize 4 Kids' Best Ideas Investors Conference

Capitalize 4 Kids' Best Ideas Investors Conference

Join Senior Professionals from prominent Family Offices, Pension Plans, and Asset Managers at Canada's Can't-Miss Capital Markets event.

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Capitalize 4 Kids
Catalyst Canada Honours

Catalyst Canada Honours

The Catalyst Canada Honours annually recognizes exceptional role models for accelerating progress for women through workplace inclusion.

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Catalyst Canada
The Corporate Climb: Stalled Progress for Women in Canadian C-Suites

The Corporate Climb: Stalled Progress for Women in Canadian C-Suites

None of Canada’s TSX 60 companies were headed by a woman and two-thirds did not include a single woman among top earners during their latest fiscal ye...

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Canadian Press
Young Women: The Wealth Generators of Today

Young Women: The Wealth Generators of Today

A recent study, sponsored by RBC Wealth Management, revealed that high-net-worth young females around the world are savvier than preceding generations...

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CPA Canada
How the BBC Women Are Working Toward Equal Pay

How the BBC Women Are Working Toward Equal Pay

When Carrie Gracie discovered that her salary was lower than that of her male peers, she blamed herself. But wage disparities are a social problem wit...

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The New Yorker
University of Waterloo engineering applicants sell themselves differently based on gender, new research says

University of Waterloo engineering applicants sell themselves differently based on gender,...

Students applying to engineering programs at the University of Waterloo must answer a simple essay question: Why do you want to be an engineer? New r...

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The Globe and Mail
How to Improve Canada's Push for More Female Execs

How to Improve Canada's Push for More Female Execs

Camilla Sutton, president and CEO of Women in Capital Markets, tells BNN Bloomberg what needs to happen to boost the proportion of women executives in...

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BNN Bloomberg
WCM 2018 Return to Bay Street Award Winners

WCM 2018 Return to Bay Street Award Winners

WCM is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Return to Bay Street Award Program.

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WCM
One in 100: Canada's 'embarrassing' lack of female CEOs among top TSX companies

One in 100: Canada's 'embarrassing' lack of female CEOs among top TSX companies

At the recent G7 Summit in Charlevoix, Quebec, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau placed gender equality at the top of the priority list. While Trudeau has...

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BNN Bloomberg
Financial World’s A-List Could Take Hollywood’s Cue on Inclusion

Financial World’s A-List Could Take Hollywood’s Cue on Inclusion

Hollywood is ripe with discussions about inclusion riders: a contract for a lead actor that ensures a diverse gender and ethnic cast and crew for a pr...

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The New York Times
GM Will Soon Have a Female CFO and CEO. That's Rare

GM Will Soon Have a Female CFO and CEO. That's Rare

Only 23 companies in the Fortune 500 have a female CEO. Hershey (HSY) is the only other company on that list that has also women in both the CEO and C...

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CNN Money
The Number of Female Chief Executives Is Falling

The Number of Female Chief Executives Is Falling

The number of female executives fell by 25 percent this year. Experts say the challenges women face are bigger than their individual choices. There ar...

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The New York Times
BCA Investment Conference 2018

BCA Investment Conference 2018

This year’s BCA Investment Conference is from September 23 – 25 in Toronto and features leading American economist, Janet L. Yellen.

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Volunteer Opportunities Available on WCM's Toronto Steering Committee

Volunteer Opportunities Available on WCM's Toronto Steering Committee

WCM is currently seeking professionals (male and female) who are committed to advancing gender diversity, to volunteer on WCM's Toronto Steering Commi...

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How This 23-year-old Became the Only full-time Woman Trader at the New York Stock Exchange

How This 23-year-old Became the Only full-time Woman Trader at the New York Stock Exchange

Working in an industry where you are one of very few women can be challenging enough — but imagine what it's like to be the only woman on staff.

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CNBC
WorkLife Podcast with Adam Grant: #MeToo

WorkLife Podcast with Adam Grant: #MeToo

#MeToo with Ashley Judd, Ronan Farrow, and Tarana Burke

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WCM Welcomes Polar Asset Management Partners as an Affiliate Sponsor

WCM Welcomes Polar Asset Management Partners as an Affiliate Sponsor

We're excited to announce that Polar Asset Management Partners Inc. has joined the WCM network as an Affiliate sponsor!

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Open Concept Podcast - feat. WCM CEO & President Camilla Sutton

Open Concept Podcast - feat. WCM CEO & President Camilla Sutton

Capital markets veteran Camilla Sutton joins Noel to discuss gender diversity, pay equity and the #MeToo movement in Canadian finance.

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Camilla Sutton Was on BNN Bloomberg to Discuss Boosting Diversity in the Workplace

Camilla Sutton Was on BNN Bloomberg to Discuss Boosting Diversity in the Workplace

Camilla Sutton, president and CEO at Women in Capital Markets, joins BNN Bloomberg to talk about boosting diversity and women's voices in the workplac...

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Abby Wambach: Barnard Commencement 2018

Abby Wambach: Barnard Commencement 2018

Abby Wambach, the soccer champion and activist for pay equity and LGBTQ rights, delivered the keynote address to the Class of 2018 at Barnard’s 126th ...

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Barnard College
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