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.

Pride Month in the Canadian Financial Sector: Allies, Authenticity, and Actions

Pride Month in the Canadian Financial Sector: Allies, Authenticity, and Actions

Pride Month is a time to celebrate the 2SLGBTQIA+ community, honour its history, remember its protests, and promote inclusivity and acceptance. In the...

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Vlaad & Company is the Latest Firm to Sign WCM’s Parental Leave Pledge, Demonstrating Commitment to Destigmatizing and Equalizing Childcare Responsibilities

Vlaad & Company is the Latest Firm to Sign WCM’s Parental Leave Pledge, Demonstrating Comm...

We’re excited to add Vlaad & Company to the list of leader organizations that have signed WCM’s Parental Leave Pledge. The Pledge invites organization...

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WCM Names its 2023-2024 National Board of Directors

WCM Names its 2023-2024 National Board of Directors

Women in Capital Markets (WCM), a national not-for-profit organization that creates solutions to accelerate gender diversity in the Canadian financial...

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Paid parental leave could bolster advisor retention and client relationships

Paid parental leave could bolster advisor retention and client relationships

Nearly two dozen financial institutions, including several advisory firms, have signed Women in Capital Markets’ parental leave pledge.

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Advisor's Edge
WCM souligne les chefs de file du secteur financier canadien qui sont déterminés à faire progresser les congés parentaux grâce à l'engagement en matière de congé parental

WCM souligne les chefs de file du secteur financier canadien qui sont déterminés à faire p...

La déstigmatisation à l'égard des congés parentaux pour les pères et les parents non naturels ainsi que l'égalité des responsabilités en matière de ga...

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WCM Recognizes Leaders in Canada’s Financial Sector Committed to Advancing Parental Leaves through the Parental Leave Pledge

WCM Recognizes Leaders in Canada’s Financial Sector Committed to Advancing Parental Leaves...

Destigmatizing parental leaves for fathers and non-birth parents and equalizing childcare responsibilities are necessary prerequisites for equity in t...

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Women in Capital Markets revs up Return to Bay Street program

Women in Capital Markets revs up Return to Bay Street program

For any professional, it’s tough to climb the corporate ladder. And for women who get sidetracked from their careers, the ascent is even tougher.

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Wealth Professional
International Women's Day 2023 | How Can We Embrace Equity in the Face of Economic Uncertainty?

International Women's Day 2023 | How Can We Embrace Equity in the Face of Economic Uncerta...

International Women’s Day is upon us, and with it, recognition of both how far we’ve come and of the work that remains. This year’s theme is “Embracin...

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Highlights from WCM's 2023 Executive Leaders Award Opening Reception

Highlights from WCM's 2023 Executive Leaders Award Opening Reception

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WCM’s Return to Bay Street program moves to a year-round model to reintegrate women into Canadian Finance

WCM’s Return to Bay Street program moves to a year-round model to reintegrate women into C...

WCM’s Return to Bay Street (RTBS) program is accepting applications for the first cycle starting February 1st and closing February 22nd. Experienced w...

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Record number of women receive WCM's Executive Leaders Award

Record number of women receive WCM's Executive Leaders Award

WCM is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2023 WCM Executive Leaders Award. The prestigious award aims to accelerate the career trajectories of...

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Highlights from the 2022 WCM Awards reception

Highlights from the 2022 WCM Awards reception

The 15th annual WCM Awards Reception took place on December 7th at the Toronto Region Board of Trade to celebrate the recipients of our Transformation...

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WCM's 2022 Annual Impact Video

WCM's 2022 Annual Impact Video

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Celebrating the 2022 WCM Awards Recipients

Celebrating the 2022 WCM Awards Recipients

The WCM Awards recognize women rising through the ranks into senior leadership, transformational leaders, and outstanding volunteers who contribute to...

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Another Workplace Trend Has Emerged: ‘The Great Breakup’ Is Here

Another Workplace Trend Has Emerged: ‘The Great Breakup’ Is Here

After getting passed up for promotions or experiencing unfair treatment, women aren’t hesitating to pick up and leave their companies. In Canadian Bus...

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Canadian Business
WCM's Job Shadow Day 2022

WCM's Job Shadow Day 2022

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Recognizing National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Recognizing National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

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WCM Announces 2022 Emerging Leaders Program Award Recipients

WCM Announces 2022 Emerging Leaders Program Award Recipients

WCM is pleased to announce the 2022 Emerging Leaders Award Recipients. It’s another record-breaking year with 62 recipients from 24 Canadian financial...

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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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