TOR | WCM 2016 Leadership Awards Luncheon

Paying Tribute to Industry Leaders and Role Models

The WCM Leadership Awards recognize members of the financial community who have demonstrated a commitment to advancing and supporting women in capital markets. On November 17, 2016, WCM hosted the 2016 Leadership Awards Luncheon to celebrate the importance of leadership and gender diversity in building and strengthening organizations.

Each award showcases individuals who have demonstrated an ability to inspire women and impact their community by encouraging diversity, learning and the highest standards of professionalism. 

This year's award recipients are:

Award for Leadership – Male, Steve Banquier, Managing Director - Prime Brokerage, TD Securities

Award for Leadership – Female, Marian Lawson, Executive Vice President, Global Financial Institutions and Transaction Banking, Scotiabank.

Rising Star Award, Eileen Jurczak, Director, Trading Products, BMO Capital Markets

To learn more about the WCM Leadership Awards, please click here.

Thank you to our Title Sponsor, EY, and thank you to our Exclusive Media Sponsor, Investment Executive.

Event Details
  • Date: Thursday November 17, 2016
  • Time: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
  • Address:  Fairmont Royal York, The Imperial Room, 100 Front Street West, Toronto ON
  • Ticket Price:  125.00 +HST

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Michele Romanow
Dragon, CBC Dragons' Den, Co-Founder of Snap By Groupon

Tech titan Michele Romanow is an engineer and a serial entrepreneur who started three companies before her 28th birthday. The newest (and youngest ever) entrepreneur to join CBC's hit show Dragons' Den, Michele is the co-founder of e-commerce platforms and Snap By Groupon, which have saved millions of users hundreds of millions of dollars. Additionally, she is the co-founder of, an online financial service for freelancers, independent contractors, and entrepreneurs. Ranked in WXN's "100 Most Powerful in Canada" and listed as the only Canadian on Forbes' "Millennial on a Mission" list, Michele brings her youthful energy and incredible entrepreneurial savvy to every stage.

In addition to starring on Dragons' Den, Michele was previously a panellist on the show's web series, Next Gen Den.

Snap by Groupon (previously called SnapSaves) was acquired by Groupon in 2014, and, who accelerated their growth by acquiring seven smaller competitors, ranked #3 on the "Profit Hot 50" list of the fastest growing Canadian companies, and #1 on Chatelaine's W100 list of fastest growing companies.

Michele has worked driving new digital solutions to many of the world's leading brands, including P&G, Netflix, Starbucks, and Cirque du Soleil, and she was also the Director of Strategy for Sears, where she led apparel growth strategies at the company -- a $2.5 billion category.

Michele was a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award; the RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards; and was a Cartier Women's Initiative Award global finalist. She is also the winner of the Toronto Board of Trade Award for entrepreneurs under 30, among many other honours.

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