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.

Alpha and Gender Diversity 2017: The Competitive Edge

Date: 18-19 September
Venue: Westin Harbour Castle
Register: Click here

Hosted with CFA Society Toronto

Women are changing the future of investment management as investors, advisers, and clients.

Alpha and Gender Diversity 2017 will build on the success of our first two Women in Investment Management events and offer a range of topics relevant to investment professionals, their clients, their employers, and the broader finance industry. The conference will feature renowned investors, researchers, and leaders who will
discuss how investment firms can improve their competitive advantage through greater gender diversity;
provide insights from the C-suite and career strategies for women seeking advancement;
explore how to enhance collaboration with clients to create investment solutions; and
offer timely investment strategies.
Sponsored by the CFA Institute Women in Investment Management initiative and leaning on the continued leadership of CFA Institute societies and CFA® charterholders globally, this conference will connect participants with actions and strategies to enhance investment decision making at firms, improve investor outcomes, and close the gender gap in the investment industry.

Registration is now open! Be a part of the change. Reserve your place at the conference today, and start shaping a stronger future for the investment profession. 

Register by 21 July to save CAN 250.
Save an additional CAN 200 when you register with code TORAGD-17.

Whole Girl, Whole World 

Organized by: Crofton House School and the CHS parents' Auxiliary
Date: Thursday September 28, 2017
Location: TBC
Price: TBC

Event Details
Crofton House School and the CHS Parents' Auxiliary invite you to save the date for the next Whole Girl, Whole World event with Amanda Lang on September 28, 2017.

Amanda Lang is an anchor on Bloomberg TV Canada and the acclaimed author of Power of Why. In her latest book, The Beauty of Discomfort, Amanda wonders if we've made life too comfortable for our kids. She argues that we need to start pushing children outside their comfort zones. "Students who periodically occupy the discomfort zone learn the habit of making an effort — and learn also that failure is usually the entry fee for attempting to change and grow." Read an excerpt.

WeirFoulds LLP Industry Event

Organized by: WeirFoulds LLP
Date: Thursday, October 05, 2017
Time: 4pm - 6pm
Location: Weirfoulds LLP, 4100-66 Wellington Street West, Toronto ON

The WeirFoulds' Investment Funds Group is hosting an Industry Event on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at the firm's Toronto office starting at 4 p.m., followed by a cocktail reception. The event features special guest speaker, Jeff Kehoe, Director of Enforcement at the Ontario Securities Commission.

WCM members can RSVP and receive further details about the event by e-mailing [email protected] or calling 416.365.6517.

The Art of Leadership For Women: Calgary

Organized by:
The Art Of
Date: Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Time: 8:30AM – 4:30PM
Location: Calgary Telus Convention Centre, North Building, 120 9th Avenue SE, Calgary, AB, T2G 0P3
Registration: Please click here
Receive a discount when using discount code WCM20

Organizations that employ more women in leadership roles are significantly more successful financially, according to global surveys.

It means that organizations looking for a sustainable competitive edge need to encourage, nurture and support women to explore and capitalize on leadership opportunities.

The Art of Leadership for Women features a unique combination of extraordinary women who have established themselves as dynamic and successful leaders, and attendees who bring diverse perspectives to the table.

It is an event about shared vision and connecting with like-minded people who know where you are coming from and where you want to go.

Women for Women's 2017

Organized by: Women's College Hospital Foundation
Date: Wednesday, November 08, 2017
Time: 11:30am - 2pm
Location: Sheraton Centre Hotel, Toronto, ON 
More Info: Click here

Launched in 2011, Women for Women's is an influential annual luncheon that brings together nearly 1,000 prominent corporate, philanthropic and community leaders each year to learn about, talk about and support the future of health for women. To date, $2.4 million has been raised to advance research and programs at Women's College Hospital (WCH).

Inviting a panel of high-profile women and women's health experts to engage in thought-provoking discussion, Women for Women's strives to educate guests about key issues affecting women's health and the innovative care and research taking place at Women's College Hospital and Women's College Research Institute (WCRI). Panelists and special guests have included such names as Hazel McCallion, Jully Black, Elizabeth Manley, Isabelle Brasseur, Erin Davis, Andrea Martin, Measha Brueggergosman and more!

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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