Mentoring, networking and more!

WCM offers our student members the opportunity to meet women and men in the industry and to understand the rewarding and exciting careers available in the capital markets.

We provide students with exposure to the different types of jobs available in the industry and advice on how to prepare for interviews and develop your network. We also offer scholarship and internship opportunities for women pursuing an MBA through our Heather L. Main Fund.

The two programs that WCM runs with content and networking opportunities specifically-geared for students are UniConnect and High School Liaison.

Uniconnect Program

WCM UniConnect encourages women enrolled in commerce, business and STEM programs at the undergraduate and post-graduate levels to learn about career opportunities in the capital markets industry. The program strives to increase the profile of top female business professionals and helps to address misconceptions students may have about the capital markets industry.

UniConnect hosts events across Canada for students to learn more about the capital markets, the importance of gender diversity, and to connect them with female professionals in the industry.

WCM has partnered with Canada's leading financial firms to offer internships for female students who are interested in business and curious about career opportunities in finance and investments.

The Uniconnect Mentorship Program pairs students interested in the Capital Markets with a female professional at the analyst or associate level, to help them navigate educational decisions and launch their careers. 

 High School Liaison Program

The 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. We try to reach students directly at their schools, through on-site presentations as well as offer special day-long forums and special events. WCM is proud to now offer free membership to high school students in grades 9-12! The main components of the program are:

High School Classroom Presentations
WCM High School Liaison volunteers visit high schools across the Greater Toronto Area
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Job Shadow Day
An opportunity for female Grade 12 students who have applied to a business, math or economics university program to spend a day on Bay Street.
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Women in Capital Markets SheBiz
WCM SheBiz is a free, all-day forum for students in grades 9 - 11 to meet distinguished professionals across various industries.
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Student Buddy Program
Grade 12 students are paired with a University Student Buddy who will share their knowledge and university experiences and offer guidance to help the high school student work towards their academic and professional goals.
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The Heather L. Main Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Heather L. Main Memorial Scholarship Fund honours the memory of a trailblazing woman in Canadian capital markets. It was established in 1998 to promote the industry and to encourage qualified women, in participating Canadian graduate business schools, to pursue careers in the capital markets.  
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Our Corporate Champions

Gold Corporate Champions

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  •  HSBC
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Silver Corporate Champions

    • BCI
    • blackrock
    • CBA
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    • KPMG
    • PSP investments

Bronze Corporate Champions
Bronze Sponsors