Congratulations to our 2017 Annual Leadership Award Recipients

November 22nd, 2017

On Thursday, November 23, 2017, more than 200 industry leaders gathered in Toronto to pay tribute to four individuals who have combined professional excellence with a demonstrated commitment to advancing and championing women in capital markets.

Following the keynote address by Toronto Mayor John Tory, the 2017 WCM Leadership Awards were presented to:

2017 Award for Leadership – Female​Harleen Bains, Managing Director & Head, Canadian Rates Trading and Sales, RBC Capital Markets

2017 Award for Leadership – Female - Susan Rimmer​, Managing Director and Head, Global Corporate Banking, CIBC Capital Markets

2017 Award for Leadership – Male - Duane Green​, ​President and CEO, Franklin Templeton Investments Canada

2017 WCM Rising Star Award - Priya Radha​, ​Director, Rates Trading, Head of Options Trading, Scotiabank, Global Banking and Markets

Award winners are nominated based on an extensive set of criteria and then selected by a jury panel consisting of five senior leaders in the industry.  More info on the Leadership and Rising Star Awards, and past winners. 

"This year's award recipients, Duane, Harleen, Susan and Priya, have all shown their commitment to advancing women in their organizations and in the industry more broadly," said Jeannie Collins-Ardern, Interim President & CEO, Women in Capital Markets. "These leaders know that the economy as a whole and capital markets in particular enjoy increased profitability, competitiveness and innovation when leadership teams include more diversity of all kinds. They have also demonstrated both the integrity and courage to inspire change, and the perseverance to make it happen."

"Inclusive leadership needs to be at the top of every organization's business agenda," said Humayun Jafrani, Managing Partner and Financial Services Assurance Leader, EY Canada. "We are honoured to recognize today's award recipients for the great success they have shown in their careers, and the ongoing commitment they have demonstrated to help women fast forward. As we salute the achievements of these inspiring individuals, I encourage everyone to follow their leadership and push for progress."

Media Coverage:

2017 WCM Rising Star Award
Priya Radha​,​ Director, Rates Trading, Head of Options Trading, Scotiabank, Global Banking and Markets



2017 Award for Leadership – Male 
Duane Green​, ​President and CEO, Franklin Templeton Investments Canada



2017 Award for Leadership – Female
Harleen Bains, Managing Director & Head, Canadian Rates Trading and Sales, RBC Capital Markets

2017 Award for Leadership – Female
Susan Rimmer​, Managing Director and Head, Global Corporate Banking, Corporate Banking, CIBC Capital Markets

 

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

 

 

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