This is a watershed moment for gender diversity. It is time for a dramatic and purposeful shift in management styles, cultures and corporate transparency. Succeeding in our mission and effectively driving positive change in our industry requires a concerted effort from us all.
WCM membership unites all voices in the Canadian financial industry working to accelerate gender diversity. 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. There is strength in numbers. Join our movement to leave gender inequality in the past.
What can WCM do for you?
Achieve Your Career Goals
WCM membership offers access to informative events, exceptional professional development programming, executive coaching, and mentorship opportunities to help you excel in your career.
Whether you are a newcomer, student or a seasoned capital markets professional, WCM is ready to help you move to the next stage of your career!
Expand Your Network
Connect and network with professionals from all segments of capital markets and related financial services.
Your membership connects you to 2000+ women and men, from entry level professionals to senior leaders in the industry, and provides the opportunity to network through a variety of motivating events and professional development programs.
Plan Your Next Career Move
WCM’s member-only Job Board is a compilation of the latest job and board opportunities across capital markets and related industries to help you realize the next step in your career. Our job posters are specifically targeting qualified and talented female professionals at all career levels.
Knowledge is power. WCM’s curated advocacy platform and communications help you to stay informed about the latest research and data on a range of topics, from the gender pay gap, to boardroom diversity and quotas, to women in STEM and more.
Learn best practices for diversity and talent management. Get insights on the latest issues and events in capital markets. Most important, learn what you can do to drive change.
Give Back & Help Build a Better Future
WCM provides opportunities for members to volunteer their time and skills to help more women step into careers in this dynamic and rewarding industry and develop into tomorrow's leaders.
From mentorship and speaking opportunities, to sitting on our Steering Committees or helping us plan and deliver valuable programming in our chapters, there are many ways to get involved and help us achieve our mission.
Recognition as a Change Champion
Diversity and inclusion is no longer a ‘nice to have’. It is a must-have. In fact, firms lacking gender diversity are at significant economic, social and cultural risk. WCM membership is uniting all voices in Canada's financial industry to accelerate gender diversity.
A WCM membership garners recognition from the public, your employer and network that you are engaged with and committed to driving diversity and inclusion. Your membership gives you a voice at the table – and we need you at the table.
Joining WCM is a vote for diversity, inclusion, equality and change.Join WCM
WCM Ally (previously Associate)
$125.00 (Plus Tax)
WCM Ally (previously Associate)
WCM is offering a Ally membership option for men who wish to support the acceleration of gender diversity in finance, but are unable to access full WCM programming (as some of it is specific to women). Allyship is a tangible, active vote for progress and change and offers the opportunity to give back and support our mission to accelerate diversity in finance. This membership category is for men and women who wish to support WCM's mission but who are outside the industry, retired and/or do not wish to receive member benefits.
Currently, Ally membership includes:
- Discounted ticket prices to all WCM events;
- Access to our members only section of the website, for research and other areas;
- Opportunity to stay informed on gender diversity through our newsletter, events and social media.
Additional benefits of being an ally:
- Recognized commitment to accelerating gender diversity;
- A source that WCM can draw on for feedback;
- Volunteer - opportunities to participate in our mission
- committee member or co-chair (we have three male co-chairs)
- mentor program (both mentoring professional women and/or students)
- speaker at events and on panels
- Attend events and meet talent – be the face of your firm when networking (showing male allyship);
- Share opportunities and initiatives with their networks;
- Leverage the WCM research portal (using the tools to reach I&D goals);
- Act as advocates with internal and external networks.