2017 WCM Emerging Leaders Program

The WCM Emerging Leaders Program is designed to support the development of high potential women into more leadership roles in the industry. 

The Emerging Leaders Program provides high potential women with a unique and high profile developmental opportunity that will help them plan their careers, equip themselves to compete for progressively more senior roles and break through to the next level in their careers.

This six-month program builds on the success of our Executive Coaching Award program and offers women with five to ten years of capital markets experience an integrated personal and group executive coaching experience with our esteemed coaching partner Felix Global Corp. The program includes a personal assessment, group coaching sessions, skill building sessions and two individual coaching sessions.

Since the program's launch in 2014, 40 women have completed the Emerging Leaders Program and moved on to great successes in their careers. 

Program Objectives:

The program aims to help participants:

  • Identify their career objectives 
  • Identify personal barriers to advancement and opportunities for development
  • Assess and improve interpersonal skills required for success
  • Develop an outcome-oriented development plan with measurable results
  • Reduces the instances of derailment and enhances preparedness for more senior roles or roles of greater scope and complexity

Candidate's Eligibility:
  • Be currently employed in Canadian capital markets and have five to ten years of experience in the industry
  • Be employed at a mid-level position and apply with the support of their firm
  • Be a member of WCM in good standing
Candidate's Responsibilities: 

Candidates must be able to commit to completing the pre-work and be available to attend monthly group sessions over a six-month period from September 2017 to February 2018. Once the winners are selected, a program guide will be provided to outline the time period and expectations between the winner and Felix Global Corp.

Criteria for Selection: 
  • Demonstrated commitment to career development as exemplified by the attainment of more advanced roles / accountability
  • Demonstrated ability to take the lead on initiatives and overcome obstacles.
  • Exemplifies the characteristics of business leadership
  • Emulates the vision and objectives of WCM
Application Process

Applications for the 2017 Emerging Leaders Program are now open. Applications will close by 5:00pm EST, Friday June 23, 2017. 

Click here for the 2017 Emerging Leaders Program Application Package. 


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