JOIN OUR MOVEMENT TO ACCELERATE GENDER DIVERSITY IN FINANCE.


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?

Joining WCM is a vote for diversity, inclusion, equality and change.

Join WCM
Full Member

$185.00 (Plus Tax)

For finance ​and related industry ​professionals who wish to support WCM's mission and access full member benefits. Learn more...

Full Member

$185.00 (0)
Taxes not included

For finance ​and related industry ​professionals who wish to support WCM's mission and access full member benefits.
WCM Ally​ (previously Associate)​

$125.00 (Plus Tax)

An active vote for progress and change and offers the opportunity to give back and support our mission to accelerate diversity in finance. Learn more...

WCM Ally​ (previously Associate)​

$125.00 (0)
Taxes not included

An active vote for progress and change and offers the opportunity to give back and support our mission to accelerate diversity in finance.

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.
UniConnect ​Student ​Member

$25.00 (Plus Tax)

For undergraduate and graduate students interested in pursuing careers in finance. Learn more...

UniConnect ​Student ​Member

$25.00 (0)
Taxes not included

For undergraduate and graduate students interested in pursuing careers in finance.
High School ​Student Member

FREE

For high school students interested in careers in business, finance and STEM. Learn more...

High School ​Student Member

FREE

For high school students interested in careers in business, finance and STEM.
  • + × What do I get with my WCM membership?

    • Members-only professional development seminars, workshops and events
    • Access to WCM's WCMXChange, our bi-weekly newsletter;
    • Access to our popular Job Board;
    • Discounted fees to all WCM events;
    • A growing array of member benefits;
    • Regular updates on related activities;
    • Strong networking opportunities in the finance industry as well as through our network of professional partner associations;
    • Recognition from the public, your employer and network that you are engaged with and committed to driving diversity and inclusion;
    • Satisfaction knowing you are a part of the collection of voices across Canada's financial industry working to accelerate gender diversity, and that your membership supports our work in driving change. 
  • + × What is the membership duration and renewal process?

    Membership is effective for one year from the date your payment is processed. For renewals, your membership will be automatically renewed for one year from your membership expiry date, unless you select the ‘Do Not Auto Renew’ option when registering. If your renewal is received after your membership has expired, your new expiration date will be one year from the date of renewal.

  • + × Can men join WCM?

    Yes. Research shows that everyone benefits when men lean in for equality -- starting with men themselves. Men can support us in our mission by joining WCM as a 'WCM Ally', encouraging colleagues to join, spreading awareness of WCM and gender diversity internally at their firm, and encouraging their firm to become a WCM Partner. Going forward, we plan to offer tips, videos, and other resources that engage men in the discussion and offer opportunities to contribute to the goal of achieving gender equality. We encourage you to distribute these resources to your firm's employees and/or integrate them into existing training programs for managers.


    Male Ally Membership Benefits include: 

    • 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.
  • + × How can I support WCM?

    Succeeding in our mission and effectively driving positive change in our industry requires a concerted effort from us all. Here are a few ways you can show your support:

    1. Join WCM and encourage colleagues to join. Our strength lies in our membership.
    2. Attend WCM events in your city and encourage colleagues to attend.
    3. Promote WCM events, research and media coverage to your network - help us build awareness.
    4. Encourage your firm to become a WCM Partner. Diversity is no longer a 'nice to have'. It is a 'must have'.
    5. Share your feedback and thoughts with us at [email protected].

  • + × Questions?

    Contact us - we are happy to answer your questions!

Looking to support WCM and Gender Equality?

If you'd like to get involved but don't know how - here are 9 action points you can do today to drive diversity in Finance: 

  1. Become a WCM Member - we have many membership categories, including one for men. Joining WCM is a powerful vote for diversity & inclusion, and helps to support all of the work we do from high school to the C-suite. Join now!
  2. Follow us on social media and like and share our posts (if you like what we say). We're active on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
  3. Attend our annual Gala in the spring. It's a great way to support WCM and show your commitment to D&I by being in the room.
  4. If you have mid-level women in your firm, encourage them for the following programs (like Emerging Leaders, Mentorship, WCMAspire) and awards, like our Awards 
  5. If you are a senior women with board aspirations, join our Board-Ready Directory
  6. If your firm is looking to hire more women, consider our Job Board, which targets women
  7. Encourage your firm to become a WCM Partner to show their commitment to D&I
  8. Become a Mentor in WCM's Mentorship Program
  9. Request to be added to our speakers list.

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