Deborah Grosdanis

Deborah Grosdanis

Co-Chair, Toronto Steering Committee

Priya Radha

Priya Radha

Co-Chair, Toronto Steering Committee

WCM Toronto Chapter

Headquartered in Toronto, WCM Toronto offers platforms to advance careers, network and advocate for women in Canadian capital markets and related industries. Our goal is to provide the skills and support our members require to excel at every stage of their career. WCM has become the largest network of of female professionals in Canada, providing programming and events regionally and across the nation.

Since 1995 WCM has been designing and evolving our professional programming to meet the needs of female professionals in Canadian capital markets. With programs curated for each level of your career, our programming provides women with the resources, knowledge and skill development that will propel and advance their careers.Designed to support your professional development journey, discover our programs for entry, mid and executive level professionals. We are here to support your career lifespan with professional skill development customized for each career level. Explore our professional development programs; take your career to new heights. 

WCMElevate

WCMElevate

Take your career to the next level with WCMElevate. Designed for mid-level female capital market professionals.

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WCMAspire

WCMAspire

Accelerate your career with WCMAspire. A program designed for entry to mid-level female capital market professionals.

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Mentorship Program | Professionals

Mentorship Program | Professionals

Be paired with a mentor outside of your firm who can guide you in establishing career goals, overcoming professional challenges and advance your caree...

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ABOUT WCM TORONTO

Founded in 1995, WCM Toronto has been building a community of professionals and delivering initiatives to accelerate gender diversity across the financial industry and corporate boardrooms of Canada. In Toronto, we offer professional development events and programs for women at all career levels and work with local firms to increase awareness of WCM and accelerate gender diversity in our city. 

WCM's popular Mentor Lunches are roundtable opportunities to get up close and personal with an esteemed senior leader in our industry and to learn from her experiences. WCM Toronto hosts a number of educational and professional development events for members and non-member throughout the year. 

WCM Professional and University Mentorship Programs pairs female protégées with a mentor either in Toronto or elsewhere in Canada for a twelve month period, providing support and guidance for protégées in establishing career goals, advice and strategies to move your career forward. 

With a focus on building the pipeline of female talent, WCM's student programming serves to educate young women about the rewarding career opportunities in business and STEM through events like WCM's SheBiz and WCM Job Shadow Day for female high school students and WCM's UniConnect event series for female university students.

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FAQ

  • + × How do I join WCM Toronto?

    Joining WCM is a vote for diversity, inclusion, equality and change. Click on the orange 'Join Now' button in the main menu at the top of the page.  You can join as a professional, university student, high school student, or as a WCM Ally.  To learn what a WCM membership can do for you and for full details on membership options, visit our Get Involved page.  Membership is effective for 1 year from the date your payment is processed.


    Our 2,000 members are diverse professionals at all career stages and in all segments of the capital markets and related financial services across Canada. WCM membership unites all of our voices to accelerate gender diversity. There is strength in numbers. Join our movement to ensure gender parity for the next generation.

  • + × What can WCM do for me?

    WCM can help you achieve your career goals, expand your network, plan your next career move, and stay informed on gender diversity topics. It also provides an opportunity for you to give back to your local community and provides recognition as being committed to gender diversity. For details, visit our Get Involved page. Joining WCM is a vote for diversity, inclusion, equality and change. Please join our movement - we need you. 

  • + × Can I volunteer for WCM Toronto?

    Yes. Our Toronto Chapter is run by a steering committee of dedicated volunteers. On occasion, they need assistance planning or delivering an event or program. If you are interested in getting involved, please email [email protected] expressing your interest in volunteering for WCM's Toronto Chapter. We will add your name to our database and contact you when volunteer opportunities become available. If you have a preference, please also specify in which capacity you would like to volunteer  (High School/SheBiz, UniConnect, Mentorship, General) and any other details you think we should know. 

  • + × Can I speak at a WCM event?

    We are always looking for inspiring and successful professionals to speak or be panelists at our events. If you are interested, or if you know someone who would be great, please email [email protected] with details.

  • + × How else can I support WCM?

    Succeeding in our mission and effectively driving positive change in our industry requires a concerted effort from us all. Here are a few ways you can show your support:


    1. Join WCM and encourage colleagues to join. Our strength lies in our membership.
    2. Attend WCM events in your city and encourage colleagues to attend.
    3. Promote WCM events, research and media coverage to your network - help us build awareness.
    4. Encourage your firm to become a WCM Partner. Diversity is no longer a 'nice to have'. It's a 'must have'.
    5. Share your feedback and thoughts with us at [email protected]

  • + × How can I encourage my firm to become a WCM Partner?

    Succeeding in our mission and effectively driving positive change in our industry requires a concerted effort from us all. WCM’s Corporate Champions share our vision and urgency for accelerating gender diversity in the workplace. Our partners recognize the business case for having more women in leadership roles and support our advocacy efforts to drive change and develop the talent pipeline of future female leaders. 


    To learn more and request information about how your firm can support us, visit our Partner with Us page. 

  • + × Can men get involved?

    Yes. Research shows that everyone benefits when men lean in for equality -- starting with men themselves. Men can support us in our mission by joining WCM as a 'WCM Ally', encouraging colleagues to join, spreading awareness of WCM gender diversity internally at their firm, and encouraging their firm to become a WCM partner.  Going forward, we plan to offer tips, videos, and other resources that engage men in the discussion and help them to do their part toward achieving gender equality. We encourage you to distribute them to your employees and/or integrate them into existing training programs for managers.

  • + × How can I learn more about WCM?

    Visit the About WCM page of our website - it has everything you need to know!

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