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’s Ascend Gala: Ascending together

WCM’s Ascend Gala: Ascending together

We warmly invite you to WCM’s Ascend gala and celebrate of our 2020 and 2021 Champions of Change.

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5 Reasons Canada Should Have a National Child Care Program

5 Reasons Canada Should Have a National Child Care Program

Affordable, accessible and high-quality child care is necessary and long-overdue infrastructure to achieve gender equality and equity.

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Making diversity a priority

Making diversity a priority

A feature with CEO & President, Lara Zink on how WCM will increase support to marginalized groups.

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Investment Executive
Why Women in Capital Markets Matters

Why Women in Capital Markets Matters

How WCM is changing the system for bankers and our overall economy.

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Rule Breaker with Jess Weisz
WCM continues expansion across Canada with new Prairies chapter

WCM continues expansion across Canada with new Prairies chapter

Women in Capital Markets (WCM) is launching a new chapter based in Regina, Saskatchewan.

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WCM | The Hustle

WCM | The Hustle

WCM 'The Hustle' offers a glimpse into what we have been up to lately and some necessary shout outs to those in our network contributing to the hustle...

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Return-to-work programs can smooth over career gaps

Return-to-work programs can smooth over career gaps

In the wake of the “she-cession,” initiatives like Return to Bay Street can help women re-enter the workforce after an absence.

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Investment Executive
WCM | The Hustle

WCM | The Hustle

WCM 'The Hustle' offers a glimpse into what we have been up to lately and some necessary shout outs to those in our network contributing to the hustle...

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WCM | The Virtual Hustle

WCM | The Virtual Hustle

WCM 'The Hustle' offers a glimpse into what we have been up to lately and some necessary shout outs to those in our network contributing to the hustle...

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Katie Squires-Thompson earns an inaugural Report on Business Changemakers award

Katie Squires-Thompson earns an inaugural Report on Business Changemakers award

WCM is pleased to announce that Katie Squires-Thompson is one of the winners of the 2021 Report on Business Changemakers award.

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3 steps to kickstart your Allyship today

3 steps to kickstart your Allyship today

Allyship is not about 'helping women’ or ‘supporting BIPOC’. It’s about coming together to build a better system that benefits everyone.

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WCM | The Virtual Hustle

WCM | The Virtual Hustle

WCM 'The Hustle' offers a glimpse into what we have been up to lately and some necessary shout outs to those in our network contributing to the hustle...

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Relance du programme Return to Bay Street de Women in Capital Markets pour aider les femmes à réintégrer le milieu de la finance

Relance du programme Return to Bay Street de Women in Capital Markets pour aider les femme...

Les grandes banques et les gestionnaires d’actifs soutiennent ce programme en cette période où les femmes actives sont touchées de manière disproporti...

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WCM Announces New President and CEO, Lara Zink

WCM Announces New President and CEO, Lara Zink

The Board of Directors of Women in Capital Markets (WCM) is pleased to announce the appointment of Lara Zink as WCM’s new President and CEO

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Women in Capital Markets relaunches Return to Bay Street Program to support women re-entering the finance industry

Women in Capital Markets relaunches Return to Bay Street Program to support women re-enter...

Major banks and asset managers champion program as Covid-19 continues to disproportionately affect working women

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WCM announces the recipients of the 2021 Executive Leaders Award

WCM announces the recipients of the 2021 Executive Leaders Award

This esteemed award is designed to improve representation of women at the executive level by accelerating careers through visibility, recognition and ...

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Looking back at 2020

Looking back at 2020

WCM 'The Hustle' offers a glimpse into what we have been up to lately and some necessary shout outs to those in our network contributing to the hustle...

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Welcoming Interim CEO Katie Squires-Thompson

Welcoming Interim CEO Katie Squires-Thompson

Today the leadership of WCM passes from Camilla Sutton to the organization’s Interim CEO, Katie Squires-Thompson.

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Recap from the Livestream: Experts Discuss “The Equity Equation in Capital Markets”

Recap from the Livestream: Experts Discuss “The Equity Equation in Capital Markets”

The Institute for Gender and the Economy and WCM co-hosted a discussion on the future of inclusion in the financial industry featuring WCM's latest re...

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Rotman Institute for Gender and The Economy
WCM | The Virtual Hustle

WCM | The Virtual Hustle

WCM 'The Hustle' offers a glimpse into what we have been up to lately and some necessary shout outs to those in our network contributing to the hustle...

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