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.

StartProud – Social and Women's Power Hour

Date: Wednesday February 28, 2018
Time: 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location: The Spoke Club, The Portland Room – 600 King St. West, Toronto ON
Registration:  Please find the link to register here.

Join Start Proud as we come together at The Spoke Club in The Portland Room to connect with good company. Here attendees will get the chance to stay engaged and immersed within the LGBTQA community at large. Come join professionals and students alike to share their wealth of knowledge, views, and connect with stimulating discussion to end off a great year together. We invite you to join us for an evening to expand your network in good company with our community.

*This time, we're also introducing the Women's Power Hour, starting at 5:30 PM. Join us for a chance to expand your network of women and share experiences and knowledge!*

For more information, and to register for this event, please click here >>

Rotman Initiative for Women in Business: International Women's Day #PressforProgress

Date:  Wednesday March 7, 2018
Time: 9:45 am - 11:45 am
Location:  Desautels Hall (2nd floor, South Building) | Rotman School of Management, U of Toronto, 105 St George Street
Registration: Please find the link to register here.

The World Economic Forum's 2017 Global Gender Gap Report findings tell us that gender parity is over 200 years away. There has never been a more important time to keep motivated and #PressforProgress! While we know that gender parity won't happen overnight, the good news is that across the world women are making positive gains day by day. It's time to celebrate the very strong and growing global movement of advocacy, activism and support. Let's hear from those who are driving the change through, for instance, investor activism and the launch of the Canadian Gender and Good Governance Alliance (CGGGA) Directors' Playbook. #PressforProgress

For more information, and to register for this event, please click here >>


International Women's Day: Celebrating Women in Finance

Date: Thursday, March 8, 2018
Time: 5.30pm-8.00pm
Location: PwC Tower, 26 Floor at 18 York St., Toronto
Registration: Please find the link to register here. 

Hosted by Susan le Jeune d'Allegeershecque, British High Commissioner to Canada, the evening will feature a networking reception and panel of senior executives who will share their career journeys in finance, deconstruct success, and call for future action to advance women at all levels. The UK and Canada jointly lead on gender equality and share the same ambition of advancing women into senior leadership roles. In 2017 the UK government launched the Women in Finance Charter an industry-led pledge for gender balance across financial services. Join us to #PressforProgress, the theme of this year's International Women's Day, so that together we can build momentum and collective action for change.

CFA Society Vancouver - Lunch with Legends Series

Date: Thursday, March 8, 2018
Time: 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Location: Fairmont Waterfront Hotel, 900 Canada Place Way, Vancouver

This luncheon series invites top executives to share career and industry insights over a fireside chat.

This year we are excited to host Charley Ellis - one of 14 individuals to be honoured for their lifetime contribution to the investment profession by CFA Institute.

WCM members are offered a discounted price of $55 for this event!

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2018 YW Celebrate Event

Date: Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Time: 5:30pm-7:00pm
Location: Toronto, ON. C.D. Howe Institute, 67 Yonge St. Suite 300

YW Calgary invites you to our CELEBRATE event - the place to be on International Women's Day. Join us for an evening reception with drinks, hors d'oeuvres and program to honour women in our city, nation, and around the world.

For more information and to purchase tickets click here >> 

Institutional Investors' Role in Closing the Gender Gap: Rising Leaders Series with Anita Anand, Mary Lou Maher and Camilla Sutton

Date: Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Time: 5:30pm-7:00pm
Location: Toronto, ON. C.D. Howe Institute, 67 Yonge St. Suite 300

Join C.D Howe with Anita Anand, Mary Lou Maher and Camilla Sutton, on Wednesday, March 28 in Toronto to listen in on their Rising Leaders Series.

For more information and to purchase tickets click here >>

The Art of Leadership for Women in Toronto April 13th, with Malala Yousafzai

Date: Friday April 13, 2018

The Art of Leadership for Women features a collection of 5 world-renowned leaders and bestselling authors including Malala Yousafzai (Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, International Bestselling Author, and Malala Fund Co-founder) and The Hon. Rona Ambrose (Former Leader of Canada's Official Opposition in the House of Commons).

WCM members can save $100 per pass from now until February 16th, for more details click here.

Register before February 16th using promo code WCM20 and save $100 per pass.

Register Now: Click Here

For additional details on seating arrangements and other group assistance please contact Vivek Mehmi at [email protected] or 416-479-9701 ext 320.

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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