External & Joint Events

External events

Events offered exclusively to WCM members at a special registration discount. Members can login to gain access to these discounts.

Mix and Mingle: Toronto CREW, Women in Capital Markets, Women's Leadership Initiative

Organized by: Toronto CREW
Date: Thursday May 25, 2017
Location: Haworth 55 University Ave
Registration: TBC
Price: $30 +HST

Event Details
This is an open networking event with 3 associations all based on supporting women in business. Each association will make a 5 minute speech at 6:15 to educate guests. There will be a cross networking promotion with a draw for a prizes for those who participate.

WLI will promote their "She with He" initiative to obtain signatures of people who are pledging to commit to support, promote and inspire partnerships with female colleagues to achieve our shared success by the growth of women in our industry.

For more information on Toronto CREW please click here.
For more information on Women's Leadership Initiative, please click here.  

Covenant House Toronto: Women's Sleep Out

Organized by: Covenant House Toronto
Date: Friday May 26, 2017
Location: 20 Gerrard Street East

Event Details
At-risk, homeless and trafficked youth are particularly vulnerable in our society. Often, through no fault of their own, they've been made to endure abuse and neglect. Then, after finally fleeing their situation, find themselves alone, desperate and with no place to call home. Imagine a kid that you know needing to go through this. It's just not right.
We know that women have a unique strength that is rooted in the perseverance to break through barriers. It is that shared experience that makes us more powerful together. We can direct that force today to help homeless kids move forward.

So on May 26, rise up! Join like-minded women and make a difference for homeless youth at Covenant House.

For more information, click here. 

The Art of Leadership for Women

Date: June 13, 2017
Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Registration: Click here 
More Info: Click here

The Art of Leadership for Women is returning to Toronto on June 13th and WCM members have an opportunity to participate in this exceptional day of learning. Additionally, a preferred rate has been established for or members that are interested in attending.

This one day conference features five internationally renowned bestselling authors and thought leaders, who will share an exciting blend of cutting edge thinking and real world experience on today's most critical leadership issues. Don't miss out on your chance to gain a competitive advantage and network with over 1,800 of Canada's most influential women.

Register using promo code WCM20 save $50 per pass and an additional $50 per pass when registering 5 or more at the same time. 

For further details on seating arrangements and other group assistance please contact Vivek Mehmi at 416.479.9701 ext. 320 or by email: [email protected] 

Diversity & Inclusion in Corporate Leadership Conference

Organized by: The Canadian Institute
Date: June 14 - 15, 2017
Venue: Hyatt Regency Toronto, 370 King St West 
More Info: Click here
Registration Information: 
Call: 1-877-927-7936
Email: [email protected]

Join us at The Canadian Institute's Diversity & Inclusion in Corporate Leadership conference on June 14 - 15, 2017, and learn the essentials for developing and implementing a robust diversity and inclusion strategy! The Liberal Government has recently proposed regulations encouraging Canada's publicly traded companies to recruit under-represented groups on to their corporate boards and into senior management ranks. In this new era embracing diversity and inclusion, it is vital that you obtain the latest updates and insights from key regulators, diversity leaders and progressive companies to improve your organization's performance and bottom line. Register Now!

WCM members SAVE 10% on registration! Mention discount code: D10-431-431EX03

It Starts with One: Be Her Champion

Organized by: Status of Women Canada
Date: On-Going
Registration: Take the pledge here

Event Description:

On April 16, 2015, the Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, launched the It Starts with One – Be Her Champion campaign. The campaign urges leaders in all fields to make the commitment to champion a woman.

The It Starts with One campaign is designed to engage leaders in both the private and public sectors as champions for women by taking a pledge to participate in formal or informal mentoring efforts. Canadians can make their It Starts with One pledge at women.gc.ca/startswithone. The website also provides information on the benefits of championing, links to formal mentorship programs in Canada, and a toolkit for initiating championing relationships.

  • The Government of Canada is urging leaders in all fields to take the pledge to make a difference in a woman's career or business by being her champion.
  • There are enormous benefits for women who are mentored, including accelerated career development and improved business survival rates.
    Championing takes mentorship a step further. In addition to providing advice and support, champions stand up for their mentees, promote them in their networks and expose them to new opportunities.
  • By pledging to Be her Champion you are joining a growing movement to help women reach the highest levels of achievement. Their success is good for women, good for the economy and good for Canada.
  • Once you have taken the It Starts with One pledge, you can keep the momentum going by challenging your friends, family and colleagues to do the same.

Global Fund Manager Mentorship Program

Organized by: INFRONT
Date:  Ongoing 
Application: Contact Melwyn Dcosta, Manager INFRONT Global Fund Manager Mentorship Program
More info: Click here 

Led by the MaRS Centre for Impact Investing (MCII), the mentorship program matches seasoned North American venture capital / private equity managers as mentors with high potential private equity fund managers in emerging markets. Fund managers in these markets have a critical role to play in attracting capital to small and medium enterprises that have a positive social impact. As a result of mentorship, mentee fund managers can enhance their management skills and become more successful in attracting private investment. And mentors have an opportunity to bring their experience and expertise to a make a difference and to contribute to positive environmental and social impact. 

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