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In her latest OpEd in "The Globe and Mail", WCM President & CEO Jennifer Reynolds makes the case that men must have a well-defined role in helping fill Canada's executive ranks with more women.

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Feb 17, 2017

Men - We Want to Hear From You!

In order to achieve our goal of attracting, retaining and advancing women in the capital markets, it is important that men be part of the conversation – and the solutions.

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Feb 14, 2017

Trump and Trudeau to Meet with Women Executives at White House

Jennifer Reynolds, president and CEO of Women in Capital Markets joins BNN to provide her view on the meeting expected to take place between Donald Trump, Justin Trudeau and women executives from both Canada and the U.S.

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Feb 10, 2017

Women Fear CV Gaps for Career Breaks Alienate Employers

Women fear CV gaps for career breaks alienate employers.

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Feb 8, 2017

Jennifer Reynolds | Global Morningshow Montreal

Jennifer Reynolds, CEO of Women in Capital Markets sits down with the Global Morningshow in Montreal to discuss the company and its initiatives to boost the ranks of women in the capital markets industry.

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Feb 8, 2017

Create a Women-Friendly Workplace

While there's no single playbook on how to support women's ambitions, here are a few ideas on how you, as a manager, can make your workplace more women-friendly.

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Feb 7, 2017

Congratulations to our 2017 Executive Coaching Award Winners!

WCM announced seven recipients of the 2017 WCM Executive Coaching Award at a reception in Toronto last night.

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Jan 30, 2017

The Mid-Career Internship

For women who have been away from the workforce for a spell, sometimes re-entry programs are the only way back in.

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Jan 10, 2017

Women in Capital Markets 2016: Extraordinary Leaders with Eileen…

In part three of a three-part series, “Women in Capital Markets 2016: Extraordinary Leaders,” Dan Richards, CEO, Client Insights, discusses career advice and a unique outreach to high school students with Eileen Jurczak, winner of the WCM Rising Star…

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Jan 10, 2017

Women in Capital Markets 2016: Extraordinary Leaders with Marian…

In part two of a three-part series, “Women in Capital Markets 2016: Extraordinary Leaders,” Dan Richards, CEO, Client Insights, discusses strategies that strengthen diversity and inclusion with Marian Lawson, one of the winners of WCM’s Awards for…

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Jan 9, 2017

Jennifer Reynolds | Diversity is Key to Success in Corporate Can…

Jennifer Reynolds discusses the lack of diversity on corporate boards in Canada and the impact it has on female students who are interested in pursuing a career in the capital markets.

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Jan 3, 2017

The debate about quotas

The gender equality challenge, the double-edged sword of quotas and next steps towards gender equality.

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Dec 21, 2016

Jennifer Reynolds | Bill C-25

Jennifer Reynolds, president and CEO of Women in Capital Markets, discusses how Bill C-25 could help boost the ranks of women on boards.

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Dec 20, 2016

WCM External and Joint Events Co-Chair

The External and Joint Events Committee plays a dual role within WCM. The committee Co-Chair collaborates with the committee’s chair in overseeing the organization of the committee’s joint and external events and strengthening ties with key partner…

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Dec 19, 2016

Federal Government Puts Public Companies on Notice with Diversit…

Speaking last Thursday in Toronto, federal Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Navdeep Bains spoke to a Women in Capital Markets seminar at Stikeman Elliott LLP about bill C-25, An Act to amend the Canada Business Corporations…

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Dec 15, 2016

Innovation Minister Makes Business Case for Gender Parity on Boa…

The minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development made his remarks in regards to gender parity on boards at an event hosted by Women in Capital Markets at Toronto law firm Stikeman Elliott LLP.

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Dec 14, 2016

Diversity and Inclusion Are Good for Corporate Canada’s Bottom L…

On Wednesday, December 14, 2016, the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development made his remarks about Bill C-25 and how this proposed law could boost the ranks of women in boardrooms. The event, hosted by…

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Dec 9, 2016

Women in Capital Markets 2016: Extraordinary Leaders with Steve …

Male Leadership Award winner, Steve Banquier sits down with Investment Executive in part one of the three-part series of "Women in Capital Markets 2016: Extraordinary Leaders."

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Dec 9, 2016

Jennifer Reynolds | Working Toward Gender Parity

Jennifer Reynolds, CEO of Women in Capital Markets sits down with Investment Executive's Beatrice Paez to discuss current issues surrounding gender parity within the capital markets industry.

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Dec 1, 2016

The Night Side: How to Get More Girls Involved in STEM

Women comprise the majority of university graduates while men continue to dominate the science, tech, engineering and math fields (STEM).

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Nov 24, 2016

CKNW Leadership Series: Carving an Equal Place for Women in the …

Earlier this month, American citizens passed up the opportunity to elect the first female president in U.S. history. In her concession speech, Secretary Hillary Clinton spoke to ‘all the little girls watching,’ and told them to never give up on their…

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Nov 17, 2016

Jennifer Reynolds | Getting Women to Return to Finance Careers

Canadian Business sits down with WCM's, Jennifer Reynolds to discuss her program Return to Bay Street, which partners financial institutes with women who have been out of the business for a few years.

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Nov 17, 2016

Congratulations to our 2016 Leadership Award Winners

WCM is pleased to announce our 2016 Leadership Awards Winners. Click here for recipient videos, media coverage, photos and more!

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Nov 16, 2016

Jennifer Reynolds Keynote at Activist Investing in Canada 2016

The Activist Investing in Canada Conference 2016 welcomed Jennifer Reynolds as a keynote speaker in Toronto on Monday. With many discussions ranging from boardroom diversity to the importance of activist investing, Jennifer Reynolds shared her…

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Nov 9, 2016

Event Recap: SheBiz 2016

SheBiz 2016 opened many doors for the young women who attended in either Toronto or Vancouver. With over 750 female high school students in attendance, SheBiz 2016 turned out to be a huge success.

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Nov 9, 2016

Trump will hinder progress for women in the corporate world

Jennifer Reynolds, president and CEO, Women in Capital Markets joins BNN to talk about what Trump's victory could mean for women, especially women in the corporate world.

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Nov 9, 2016

SheBiz2016: Pushing More Young Women into STEM

Women in Capital Markets CEO Jennifer Reynolds discusses a new campaign to push more young women into STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) programs in university.

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Nov 7, 2016

SheBiz 2016 Vancouver

In addition to kicking off SheBiz 2016 in Toronto on Friday, WCM also introduced the event for the first time in Vancouver.

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Nov 7, 2016

SheBiz 2016 Toronto

WCM kicked off their SheBiz 2016 event on Friday where over 200 female high school students gathered at the Rotman School of Management to learn about careers in business and technology.

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Oct 31, 2016

The double standard women face in politics and business

There’s no denying the election season has heightened the focus on women’s advancement – or lack thereof – in both arenas. And how we respond to that over the next few weeks and beyond will have ripple effects throughout the Western world.

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Oct 24, 2016

How men can make a difference in corporate Canada’s gender diver…

For decades, women have been given roles in the drive for change, yet the role for men has been undefined. To fill Canada’s executive ranks with more women, we need men to have a well-defined and valued role in making that happen.

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Oct 19, 2016

What women want – in a financial adviser​

Jennifer Reynolds' perspectives on why women are not taking enough control of their investments.

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Oct 5, 2016

Corporate Boards Still Dominated by Men

BNN speaks with President and CEO of WCM, Jennifer Reynolds, about how the company is hoping to close the gender gap.

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Oct 3, 2016

WCM Announces 2016 Recipients of Return to Bay Street Award

WCM is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 WCM Return to Bay Street (RTBS) Award and successful rollout of the RTBS program in Montreal.

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Sep 15, 2016

Careers in Capital Markets - The Female Perspective

WCM is conducting research to better understand the perceptions, challenges and opportunities facing women in the industry.

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Sep 7, 2016

Women in Capital Markets Announces 2016 Recipients of WCM Emergi…

TORONTO, September 7, 2016 - Women in Capital Markets (WCM), a non-profit advocacy organization which promotes the entry and advancement of women into leadership roles in the industry, is pleased to announce the winners of the third annual WCM…

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Aug 29, 2016

Jennifer Reynolds: ‘I like to lead, I don’t like to micromanage’

Behind the scenes with Jennifer Reynolds on her leadership style and role as President & CEO of Women in Capital Markets.

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Aug 2, 2016

Jennifer Reynolds on the Carol-Anne Meehan Show

Jennifer Reynolds discusses gender diversity with Carol Anne Meehan, from the Carol Anne Meehan Show.

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Jul 21, 2016

17th Annual WCM Golf Tournament Recap

We would like to extend a big thank you to our golfers, sponsors, Yellow House Events, and Angus Glen Golf Course for participating in and contributing to our 16th Annual WCM Golf Tournament!

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Jul 14, 2016

WCM has moved!

WCM has moved offices.Please click here for our new location details.

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Jul 4, 2016

Women in Capital Markets and Smarten Up Institute Announce Partn…

WCM is pleased to announce a new strategic partnership with Smarten Up Institute, Canada's premier centre for finance education and securities training.

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Jun 9, 2016

CPP Investment Board Welcomes Inaugural Group of Students Throug…

TORONTO, JUNE 9, 2016 - Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) and Women in Capital Markets (WCM) are pleased to announce the inaugural cohort of female students has been awarded four-month summer internships at CPPIB through the WCM Internship…

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May 31, 2016

Why Women Remain Underrepresented in Canada's Boardrooms

Despite big strides made in increasing diversity in corporate Canada, data shows women remain disproportionately underrepresented in the boardroom and leadership roles. Here's why.

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May 31, 2016

Women in financial sector an asset being wasted in Canada

Jennifer Reynolds is on a mission. During her time in the industry, she has seen the stagnation of workplace diversity, especially in the executive ranks where key decisions are made. That is why Women in Capital Markets is expanding.

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May 11, 2016

Peering Through the Glass Ceiling

The Ontario Securities Commission's rule forcing all companies ​listed ​on the TSX to disclose the number of women in their boardrooms and executive offices demonstrated that Canadian corporations have an equity problem. Jennifer Reynolds, CEO of…

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May 6, 2016

WCM Elects New Board Chair

Friday, May 6, 2016 (Toronto) – At the Annual General Meeting for Women in Capital Markets (WCM) held on Thursday, May 5, 2016 in Toronto, Mari Jensen, Director, Institutional Foreign Exchange Sales, Global Banking and Markets, Scotiabank, was…

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Apr 27, 2016

2016 WCM Job Shadow Day - The Exchange, CBC

Why should we focus on attracting young women to the industry? Jennifer Reynolds, WCM President & CEO, and Claudia Fournier, a grade 12 high school student, discussing with CBC The Exchange.

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Apr 20, 2016

WCM Launches People with Disabilities Mentorship Program

People with disabilities in our industry often do not have access to the same networking and career-planning channels open to people without disabilities. WCM wants to change this. Matching career-oriented professionals who have disabilities -…

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Apr 12, 2016

The OSC is seeking to recruit two Part-time Commissioners

The OSC is seeking to recruit two Part-time Commissioners to replace Commissioners whose terms of office will be expiring.

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Apr 12, 2016

One Size Doesn't Fit All: Rotman School of Management and TD Unv…

A newly released joint report from the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management and TD Bank Group ("TD") paints an intimate portrait of how women across the country perceive the challenges and opportunities in advancing their careers.

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Apr 6, 2016

WCM Congratulates Colleen Johnston

Colleen Johnston is the recipient of the 2016 YWCA Toronto Women of Distinction Award for Corporate Leadership.

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Apr 6, 2016

Announcement in Canadian Board Diversity Council

The Canadian Board Diversity Council (CBDC) is accepting applications for 2016 Diversity 50 - Canada’s only national database of qualified, diverse candidates for corporate board of director appointments.

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Mar 22, 2016

Program aimed at helping women return to finance jobs expands to…

WCM's Return to Bay Street program, now in its fifth year, has helped 22 women return to their careers in finance by setting them up with four-month paid contracts at large Canadian financial institutions. Twenty-one of those women have since landed…

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Mar 22, 2016

Sponsorship: The missing link between women and the executive su…

Having powerful sponsors plays a critical role in propelling one's career and reaching the upper echelons of senior leadership. How does sponsorship impact a career so dramatically? And what are the challenges for women in garnering sponsors?

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Mar 8, 2016

How women can promote themselves in corporate Canada

The progress and challenges facing Board diversification efforts in corporate Canada.

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Mar 4, 2016

WCM Gala: Champions of Change

WCM's Champions of Change Gala was a smashing success. Thank you for attending to recognize the importance of gender diversity and celebrate our inspiring Champions of Change.

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Feb 25, 2016

WCM Pays Tribute to our 2016 Champions of Change

WCM pays tribute today to 15 corporate leaders who have pushed the boundaries for the advancement of women in the Canadian economy. These Champions of Change will be honored at the 21st annual WCM gala in Toronto on March 3 as part of WCM’s…

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Feb 22, 2016

Jennifer Reynolds on women's representation in Corporate Canada

Jennifer Reynolds on what needs to be done to improve female representation on boards in Corporate Canada.

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Feb 19, 2016

Jennifer Reynolds on the Real Reason More Women Don't Serve on B…

Jennifer Reynolds responds to recent report containing disappointing results when it comes to gender diversity on corporate Boards.

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Feb 12, 2016

Bringing mid-career women back to the workplace

CBC The Exchange's special 'Foot In The Door' series: WCM's Return to Bay Street Program helps mid-career women get back in the workplace after taking a break for family.

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Feb 5, 2016

Capital markets not the boys’ club Hollywood portrays, industry …

Capital Markets not the boys' club Hollywood portrays, industry insiders say​.​ This Canadian Press article first appeared last Friday and was picked up extensively across the country. It features the perspectives of Jennifer Reynolds, WCM President…

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Feb 3, 2016

Return to Bay Street Program

For professional women looking to re-launch their careers in the Canadian capital markets. Help us spread the word to women you know!

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Jan 29, 2016

Maureen Jensen nominated for top job at Ontario Securities Commi…

WCM would like to congratulate Maureen Jensen on being nominated Chair of the Ontario Securities Commission. Once confirmed, she will be the first women to lead Canada's largest securities regulator.

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Jan 29, 2016

Women in Capital Markets Announces 2016 Recipients of WCM Execut…

WCM is pleased to announce the 2016 WCM Executive Coaching Award recipients. The award is given to professional women in capital markets who emulate the vision and objectives of WCM, demonstrate commitment to career development, and have proven…

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Jan 6, 2016

Barbara Glassford's Return to Bay Street

In 2005, I left my finance job to raise a family. A decade later, I returned to Bay Street.

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Jan 6, 2016

Jennifer Reynolds on the Under Representation of Female CEOs in …

Just two of Canada’s top 100 CEOs are female and of the list of companies on the S&P/TSX 60, not one is helmed by a woman. Jennifer Reynolds discusses what this says for the way Canadian businesses are run.

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Dec 16, 2015

It’s official: women on boards boost business

Companies with strong female leadership deliver a 36% higher return on equity, according to the index provider MSCI.

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Dec 3, 2015

Financial Services Sector Has Critical Role in Canadian Economy:…

Canada's financial services sector directly accounted for 780,000 jobs and 6.8% of the country's gross domestic product (GDP) in 2014, according to a new report from the Conference Board of Canada released on Thursday.

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Nov 26, 2015

HSBC wants half of senior UK managers to be women

HSBC UK has set an ambitious target to appoint the same number of women as men to senior manager roles

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Nov 25, 2015

WCM Board of Directors Offers Congratulations to Jennifer Reynol…

Ms. Reynolds will be honoured in the Sunlife Trailblazers and Trendsetters category during a gala celebration at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on November 26, 2015.

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Nov 25, 2015

Girls can have it all: SheBiz opens up financial career possibil…

SheBiz tries to reverse-engineer a career path for young women, showing them that to even have the option for finance-related fields down the road, selecting the appropriate courses now is crucial.

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Nov 23, 2015

The Top 25 Richest Canadians of 2016...Are All Men

Canadian Business' 17th Annual ranking of the wealthiest individuals and families in the country.

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Nov 19, 2015

Board Diversity 2015 Annual Report Card

A new report says women hold 19.5% of seats on the boards of FP500 corporations, Canada's largest firms by revenue. This represents a slight increase from 17.1% in 2014. The rise follows the introduction of a new "comply or explain" policy that…

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Nov 16, 2015

Industry on the cusp of change?

Hot off the new Liberal government’s cabinet announcement that 15 of the 30 ministerial jobs went to women, the spotlight turns to the powers that be in the wealth management industry. Will they follow the prime minister’s lead now that it’s 2015 and…

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Nov 11, 2015

Catalyst Canada, WCM support women in business

Two organizations celebrate initiatives to improve opportunities for women

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Nov 11, 2015

WCM Invited to Gender Wage Gap Stakeholder Town Hall

The government of Ontario recently appointed a Steering Committee to lead the development of a wage gap strategy with the goal of closing the wage gap between men and women. As part of the Committee’s outreach, a series of Town Halls will be held…

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Nov 10, 2015

BlackRock Hires Former RBC Executive Marcia Moffat to Head Canad…

BlackRock has appointed Marcia Moffat as head of its Canadian business. She will be joining BlackRock from her role as founder and principal at Compasar Solutions, a management consulting firm, in September.

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Nov 10, 2015

Women in Capital Markets and CPP Investment Board partner on new…

Women in Capital Markets (WCM) and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) today announced the launch of an internship program for women to develop a career in capital markets.

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Nov 10, 2015

WCM awards three execs for working toward gender diversity

Three senior executives were honoured at the annual Women in Capital Markets (WCM) luncheon in Toronto on Thursday for their work in encouraging gender diversity within the financial services sector as well as efforts to promote the business to young…

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Nov 10, 2015

As Trudeau Appoints Women to Leadership, Corporate Canada Lags

Bay Street, like Parliament, has long suffered from a gender imbalance and measures are needed to correct that, said Mark Wiseman, 45, chief executive officer of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, the country’s largest pension fund with about…

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Nov 6, 2015

Women in Capital Markets applauds CPPIB ​CEO Mark Wiseman ​for ‘…

Chief executive officer Mark Wiseman earned praise for his role in changing how the organization hires, retains and develops the careers of talented women

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Nov 5, 2015

Congratulations to our 2015 Leadership Award Winners

WCM is pleased to announce our 2015 Leadership Awards Winners. Click here for recipient videos, media coverage, photos and more!

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Nov 3, 2015

Christina Anthony honoured with the IIAC’s 2015 Top Under 40 awa…

The Odlum Brown portfolio manager, director and investment advisor is keen on introducing and helping young people get into the investment industry

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Nov 3, 2015

Monica Kowal Tapped to Serve as Interim OSC Chair

The head of Canada's most important securities regulator, Howard Wetston, is leaving his post as chairman and CEO of the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) when his term comes to end next month.

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Nov 3, 2015

Male managers can drive gender equality

To get more women in senior roles, male middle managers have a key role in making this happen. Elisabeth Kelan, professor of leadership at the UK’s Cranfield School of Management, advises men to get jobs in gender parity initiatives to effect change.

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Oct 27, 2015

WCM Congratulates Jalynn H. Bennett for her Inspiring Contributi…

WCM would like to congratulate Jalynn H. Bennett on her posthumous induction to the IIAC Investment Industry Hall of Fame. She is the first woman to be inducted.

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Oct 27, 2015

WCM Invited to Attend Launch of Ontario's Gender Wage Gap Consul…

The Gender Wage Gap Strategy Steering Committee will conduct provincial consultation sessions in 2015 and develop recommendations to help create a strategy aimed at closing the gender wage gap through the actions of business, government, labour and…

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Oct 22, 2015

Corporate Canada needs a plan for gender diversity in the boardr…

It’s time for Canada’s boards and corporate leadership to stop defending a meritocracy that promotes only those in its own likeness.

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Oct 8, 2015

Ontario government vows action on gender wage gap

Public consultations begin process to 'eliminate inequity for women in the workforce,’ as wage gaps estimated at 12 to 31.5 per cent.

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Oct 6, 2015

2016 YWCA Toronto Women of Distinction Awards

Who inspires you? Nominate a woman who is making a difference by Nov 6.

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Oct 1, 2015

Terri Szego nominated for IIAC's prestigious award

WCM would like to congratulate Terri Szego on her esteemed nomination for a prestigious award offered by the Investment Industry Association of Canada (IIAC).

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Oct 1, 2015

Canadian Securities Administrators: Staff Review of Women on Boa…

On Monday, September 28, 2015, Canadian securities regulators jointly published CSA Multilateral Staff Notice 58-307, an examination of companies trading on the TSX are doing enough to increase the number of women on Boards and in senior management.

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Sep 30, 2015

Firms are falling short

​The Exchange with Amanda Lang & Jennifer Reynolds: inside the world of business and why firms are falling short.

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Sep 30, 2015

Changing the state of gender diversity on TSX-listed exec teams

Following the Ontario Securities Commission's first review into female representation among TSX-listed companies, Jennifer Reynolds, President & CEO of WCM and BNN discuss the changes to come.

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Sep 29, 2015

Why are there no Canadian women on our money? Toronto councillor…

Councillor Mary Fragedakis adds her voice to a national campaign calling for female faces on dollar notes.

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Sep 29, 2015

RBC's Janice Fukakusa on Power and Diversity

Janice Fukakusa, chief financial officer at Royal Bank of Canada, has been tapped by American Banker as one of the 25 most powerful women in banking for the third consecutive year,

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Sep 23, 2015

Diversity Disclosure Practices: Women in Leadership Roles at TSX…

Recently released by Osler’s, this comprehensive survey of TSX-listed issuers provides another snapshot of the “disappointing” state of Board diversity and shows “there is room for improvement for the vast majority of the companies”.

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Sep 23, 2015

Why women matter when it comes to Canada’s gross domestic produc…

Gender diversity is an issue that all business leaders should have on their agenda. Female employment in the advanced world has been the main driving force of growth in the last couple of decades.

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Sep 22, 2015

Women representation on boards still very low, but growing

The results of research on Alberta-based issuers reveal that women representation on boards varies greatly depending on a company’s size

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Sep 11, 2015

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer’s maternity leave backlash reveals bias

WCM CEO Jennifer Reynolds responds to the backlash generated by Yahoo's CEO's decision to take only two weeks of maternity leave after she gives birth to twins.

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Sep 6, 2015

Women in Capital Markets Announces 2015 Recipients of WCM Emergi…

WCM announces 2015 recipients of Emerging Leaders Executive Coaching Award with Press Release.

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Aug 12, 2015

Want to Succeed in the Capital Markets? Here's how!

Tips from senior executives and diversity thought leaders for women looking to aim high in the capital markets industry.

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Aug 8, 2015

Bold leadership needed from Corporate Canada on gender diversity

Are the Ontario Securities Commission’s new disclosure requirements enough of a push to Canada’s boards to make progress on gender diversity in leadership?

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Jul 15, 2015

Women in Capital Markets Announces 2015 Recipients of WCM Return…

The RTBS Award is given to professional women who have taken a break from their successful careers in the capital markets industry and are now ready to re-launch their careers. Congratulations to these women who are returning to roles in capital…

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Jul 2, 2015

What will it take to get more women on corporate boards?

An article published by the Financial Post

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Jun 17, 2015

Canadian Women Climbing the Corporate Ladder

Jennifer Reynolds discusses Canadian women climbing the corporate ladder on The Nightside from Newstalk1010

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Jun 10, 2015

Jennifer Reynolds on gender imbalance in Canadian boardrooms wit…

Watch Jennifer Reynolds on BNN as she discusses gender imbalance in the boardroom since market regulators in Canada announced guidelines to increase the proportion of women on boards.

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May 20, 2015

WCM is hiring an events coordinator!

Join the WCM team and support the organization by effectively organizing events and liaising with venues, speakers and other event service providers.

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May 13, 2015

WCM Advice for Leaders Video

WCM shares Advice for Leaders on how to achieve gender diversity.

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Apr 29, 2015

Jennifer Reynolds on Newstalk1010

Join Barb DiGiolio, host of Newstalk 1010's The Night Side as she discusses Women in Leadership with WCM's President & CEO, Jennifer Reynolds.

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Apr 10, 2015

Women in Capital Markets 'Job-Shadow Day' Grows in Leaps and Bou…

Hosted this year by TD Securities, the event allowed students to attend interactive workshops that focus on the various careers available in the capital markets.

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Apr 9, 2015

WCM High School Liaison Video

The Women in Capital Markets (WCM) High School Liaison Program encourages young women in high school to consider a career in the capital markets and to enroll in the necessary math and other courses required for post-secondary education. For more…

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Apr 1, 2015

WCM 20th Anniversary Video

2015 marks WCM's 20-year commitment to driving change and advancing women in the Canadian capital markets. Thank you to everyone who contributed to the organization over the years and supported us in our mission to increase women's representation…

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Mar 31, 2015

International Womens Day with Jennifer Reynolds

Matt Galloway speaks with Maya Bhullar, a labour activist, and with Jennifer Reynolds, CEO of Women in Capital Markets.

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Mar 31, 2015

Grooming women for the top? Make sure you’ve got men at the tabl…

Women’s networks and organizations have been responsible for some great achievements in the advancement of women in business. As the leader of a women’s professional organization which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, I know from…

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Mar 26, 2015

Return to Bay Street

Women who take a break from successful Bay Street careers can find it difficult to return, but a mentorship program has been trying to change that. Matt Galloway spoke with mentor Eric Tripp and participant Sue Cowan.

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Mar 17, 2015

Thank you for attending WCM's 20th Anniversary Gala

Thank you to everyone who joined us in celebrating WCM's achievements and in supporting our mission to increase women's representation in corporate Canada's boardrooms and management teams.

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Mar 13, 2015

U.S. Women Cut A Deeper Path in the Classroom and the Job Market

The theme this year for International Women’s Day is Make It Happen. And that is exactly what women are doing with steady gains in educational achievement and labor market outcomes.

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Mar 12, 2015

Why three women left Bay Street — and why they went back

From leader to stay-at-home mom to intern to leader again: Why three women left Bay Street — and why they went back

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Mar 8, 2015

For Working Women, A More Attainable Goal (If Their Families Wil…

Forget “having it all.” The new, more attainable goal for working women (and men) is work-life balance — and it turns out that more Canadian women think their families are holding them back than their employers.

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Mar 5, 2015

Is there a gender pay gap?

With the upcoming International Women's Day in mind, BNN examines how women are represented on Bay Street, and the challenges that remain as they strive for success in the financial industry. Four women share their experiences: Jennifer Reynolds, CEO…

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Feb 17, 2015

Pushing for greater diversity

WCM launched its Women in Leadership Network with its inaugural event, Boardroom Bound. The event aimed to take a look at how to increase the presence of women on company boards.

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Jan 16, 2015

How to plug the leaks in your talent pipeline

And why it's an investment well worth making.

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Dec 9, 2014

Rotman Case Study

Jennifer Reynolds discusses implications of the case study with CBC Radio.

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Dec 2, 2014

Event Recap: WIL Boardoom Bound

Our WIL Network's inaugural Boardroom Bound event took place on November 13, 2014 from 4:45 -7:15. Thank you to our keynote speaker, The Honourable Kellie Leitch, MP, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women and panellists, who shared…

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Nov 26, 2014

Event Recap: UniConnect's Overview of Capital Markets

Thank you for attending WCM UniConnect's final event of 2014 - An Overview of Captial Markets!

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Nov 24, 2014

Girls on the path to leadership

As debate over lack of women in senior roles continues, WCM's SheBiz exposes students to career options.

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Nov 20, 2014

The Gender Divide in Canada's Labour Market

Jennifer Reynolds & BNN discuss recent survey findings that nearly 50% of women don't want to move up the ranks.

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Nov 20, 2014

Congratulations to our 2014 Leadership Award Winners

Watch video profiles of our 2014 Leadership Award WInners

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Nov 20, 2014

WCM Announces 2014 Award Recipients

Thank you for joining us to celebrate leadership and inspirational change in the industry.

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Nov 11, 2014

WCM Theatre Night

Join WCM and Studio180 on Nov 26 for the North American premiere of Lucy Kirkwood's razor-sharp comedy, NSFW!

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Oct 24, 2014

Event Recap: UniConnect's The Art of Networking

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Oct 16, 2014

Want to be the first woman on the board? Here’s how to do it

Five tips for those looking to launch their board career.

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Oct 14, 2014

Women on boards: "Quotas are dangerous"

Federal Status of Women Minister Kellie Leitch is planning to push corporate Canada to increase the number of women on their boards to 30 per cent in five years. Jennifer Reynolds, President and CEO of Women in Capital Markets, explains why she…

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Sep 17, 2014

It's Time to Address the Elephant in the Boardroom: Babies

We conclude a series of posts by Jennifer Reynolds, president and CEO of Women in Capital Markets, about barriers to women's advancement in business. Here, Reynolds writes about a still awkward subject for many organizations: babies.

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Sep 17, 2014

Why Men Are the Missing Link to Achieving Gender Diversity in Le…

We continue a series of guest posts by Jennifer Reynolds, president and CEO of Women in Capital Markets, on systemic sexism in the business world. Today she discusses the role men can play in achieving greater gender diversity in management and the…

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Sep 15, 2014

The Myth of Meritocracy

The first of a three-part series penned by Jennifer Reynolds expanding on the difficulties women face in business and presenting some possible solutions.

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Sep 12, 2014

Deconstructing Bay Street for Young Students

In early May, BMO’s Institute for Learning hosted the launch ofBay Street Deconstructed (BSD), an exciting new educational program for Grade 10 girls and boys described by The Toronto Star as a workshop to “fuel youth’s interest in the financial…

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Sep 11, 2014

Relaunching your career: the Return to Bay Street

Jennifer Reynolds on BNN

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Sep 9, 2014

Wanted: Women for Canada's capital markets; Banks band together …

The effort to convince more women to rejoin Bay Street's capital markets teams after taking mid-career breaks is gathering momentum.

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Sep 8, 2014

Jennifer Reynolds - Why women don't run Bay Street

There are more young women going into finance and accounting at university than ever. How is all that education not translating into more women working in the financial field?

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Sep 8, 2014

Women in Capital Markets Announces 2014 Recipients of WCM Return…

WCM is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 WCM Return to Bay Street (RTBS) Award. The RTBS Award is given to professional women who have taken a break from their successful careers in the capital markets industry and are now ready to…

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Sep 3, 2014

Ten tips for tackling the 'baby issue' at work

Tackling the ‘baby issue’ remains one of the most universally avoided conversations by managers and business leaders today. Yet with women representing close to half the work force, it’s a conversation we need to have.

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Sep 3, 2014

Profits Higher With Women on Boards, Leitch Says

Aug. 18 (Bloomberg) -- Kellie Leitch, Canada's minister of labor and status of women, talks about the government's campaign to increase the number of women on corporate boards and the benefits of having women in those positions. Leitch spoke with…

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Aug 29, 2014

PCMA Call for Directors and Other Nominations

Are you interested in being a part of a passionate and motivated group of individuals, who are committed to building the private capital/exempt market industry across Canada? If so, we would like to talk to you! The PCMA is recruiting for…

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Aug 14, 2014

Event Recap: How To Ace Your Interview

Check out some pics from our UniConnect's How to Ace A Capital Markets Interview event. Thanks to our speakers for the great tips and to everyone who joined us!

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Aug 14, 2014

Break Through

Few women hold senior roles in the financial industry—but employers have the power to change that.

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Aug 5, 2014

Girls Raising Presentations

Jennifer Reynolds will be on the Girls Raising Panel on August 19th. Come preview some of the great companies being built by women and to hear from some of the most successful and influential women of our time.

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Aug 5, 2014

Jennifer Reynolds discusses gender diversity with BNN

WCM President & CEO Jennifer Reynolds joins BNN to discuss the advancement of women on boards and strategies for attaining a culture of diversity in finance.

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Jul 24, 2014

15th Annual Golf Tournament Recap

Thank you for Making the 15th Annual WCM Golf Tournament an Absolute Success! Check out the pictures from the event!

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Jul 17, 2014

Event Recap: A Day in the Life

Pictures from our UniConnect's Day in the Life of Women in Capital Markets Event. Thanks to everyone who joined us!

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Jul 17, 2014

Leaders Get Down to Business

WCM's Senior Women's Network hosted its annual Business Leaders Forum for an exclusive group of Canadian business leaders and their guests.

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Jul 16, 2014

Career Direction: Women in Capital Markets Industry

WCM CEO Jennifer Reynolds discusses how characteristics of a good leader should be reassessed to help increase the number of women in senior leadership roles.

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Jul 3, 2014

Bay St Deconstructed

The introductory component of a full day educational program recently launched to educate Grade 10 students about the diverse areas in the Financial Services industry.

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Jun 27, 2014

WCM Golf Clinic

Are you missing opportunities because you avoid golf-related events? Our Golf Clinic is the ultimate on-course experience for new golfers or golfers looking to improve their game!

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Jun 26, 2014

Good for Business Report

JUNE 26, 2014 - Canadian Government releases Good for Business report - a plan to promote the participation of women on Canadian Boards

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May 30, 2014

Women in Capital Markets Overview 2013-2014

An overview of our organization and programming for 2013-2014.

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May 30, 2014

Systemic Sexism In Business

The Agenda speaks with Jennifer Reynolds about the challenges that women face in the business world.

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May 23, 2014

WCM 2014 Leadership Awards

Nominations for the Rising Star, Female Leadership and Male Leadership Awards are now closed.

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May 21, 2014

WCM 2013 Leadership Award Luncheon

A video of our WCM 2013 Leadership award luncheon.

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May 21, 2014

Where Are All The Female Business Leaders?

While women represent the majority of university graduates, this has not translated to women leading Canadian corporations in any significant numbers.

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May 20, 2014

Program aims to teach girls about careers in finance

With the paucity of high-ranking women working in Canada’s capital markets well documented, the pilot project could foster more female representation.

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May 19, 2014

Systemic Sexism in Business

Watch The Agenda's special interview series with Jennifer Reynolds on systemic sexism, and the forms it takes in business and academic environments.

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Apr 15, 2014

Calling On Women to Rejoin Bay Street

The female talent pool is constantly depleted as women in the mid-point of their careers in fields such as bond trading or foreign exchange take leaves and don't return. Toronto-based industry group Women in Capital Markets (WCM) wants to…

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Apr 14, 2014

RTBS Award winners secure full-time roles

WCM is pleased to announce that three 2013 Return to Bay Street Award winners - Rakhi Tejani, Christie MacDonald and Barbara Glassford - have successfully transitioned their paid internships into full-time positions in Canadian capital markets.

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Mar 20, 2014

Nominations now open for WCM Board of Directors!

The Board of Directors of Women in Capital Markets (WCM) is currently seeking applications for two (2) new board members. Women in Capital Markets is a non-profit organization that promotes the entry, advancement, and development of women in the…

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Nov 17, 2013

New WCM head aims to “move the dial”

Jennifer Reynolds is driven to see more women stay in the financial services industry and get senior-level roles.

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Nov 6, 2013

Women in Capital Markets Announces 2013 Rising Star and Awards …

Women in Capital Markets (WCM) and title sponsor EY today announced the 2013 winners of the WCM Rising Star Award and its Awards for Leadership during a luncheon held at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel.

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Nov 6, 2013

WCM Honours Three Executives

Martine Irman, Eric Tripp and Mari Jensen were lauded for their efforts to make the financial services industry more welcoming to women. Financial services industry executives were recognized for their commitment toward helping to advance and to…

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Oct 31, 2013

WCM 2013 Awards Luncheon to feature Managing Director of Twitter…

Women in Capital Markets (WCM) and title sponsor EY will host the WCM 2013 Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto.

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Oct 21, 2013

Women in Capital Markets Announces 2013 Recipients of WCM Return…

Women in Capital Markets (WCM), a non-profit organization that promotes the entry, advancement and development of women in Canadian capital markets, is pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 WCM Return to Bay Street (RTBS) Award. The RTBS Award…

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Oct 3, 2013

WCM commends OSC’s proposal to increase representation of women …

Jennifer Reynolds, President of Women in Capital Markets (WCM), today released a statement strongly supporting the Ontario Securities Commission's (OSC) consultation paper 58-401's "comply or explain" approach on disclosure requirements regarding…

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May 22, 2012

Women in Capital Markets Announces 2012 Award Recipients

In its third year, the WCM Rising Star Award honours an individual who, at an early stage in their career, has made a lasting contribution by providing inspirational leadership and mentorship to young women in the industry. The winner of the 2012 WCM…

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