Programming Designed to Elevate your Career.

Taking your Career to the Next Level


  • Your network. Build influential and empowering professional relationships; 
  • Your learning. Develop professional skills for career advancement;
  • Your access to resources for career development (career coach, experts, educational materials);
  • Your knowledge and awareness of gender diversity and inclusion.

WCMElevate is designed for mid-level female professionals currently employed in capital markets.                                                                                

WCMElevate participants are encouraged to leverage all aspects of the program offerings including attending networking sessions, participating in LinkedIn group content sharing discussions, asking questions to session leaders for advanced learning and engage with participants beyond the program calendar for optimal professional development. 

program criteria


  • Participants must have 5-10 years professional experience;
  • Participants must be currently employed in capital markets (buy side or sell side);
  • Participants must submit a complete application including a response to the reflection question: How have you committed to your career development over the last two years? (Maximum 300 words)
  • Participants must be WCM members in good standing
  • Accessibility to technology and webcasting is required.


  • This program is no longer first come, first serve
  • 70% of spots going to front-office employees
  • Program Cost | $200 + HST

key dates

  • August 2021 Registration Opens
  • September 2021: Registration Closes
  • November 2021: Session 1
  • January 2022: Session 2 
  • February 2022: Session 3 
  • March 2022: Session 4
  • May 2022: Session 5 

key information

WCMElevate will consist of 5 sessions over a 7-month period, beginning in November and ending in May. All sessions will be scheduled before applications open and dates will be detailed below. Two of the session topics will be voted on by WCMElevate participants. 

tentative offerings | session dates from 2020/2021 program

  • + × Public Speaking and Meeting Management

    November 2020
    Learn strategic communication strategies, and how to best communicate your message to a range of audiences and stakeholders. Participants can expect to learn how to solidify key messaging from a clear, relevant and evidence-based perspective. 

  • + × Career Mobility, Progress, and Performance

    December 2020

    Hear from a professional panel on key strategies to reach the next level of your career. Participants will learn strategic skills to evolve their professional impact and how to progress their careers through performance-based tactics. 

  • + × Negotiations: Promotions and Beyond

    January 2021

    Participants will learn about the fundamentals of negotiations. The session will pull from deep research into how to effectively negotiate and leave participants with a practical list of best-practices.

  • + × Conflict Management and Resolution

    March 2021

    Participants will learn concrete skills to engage in difficult conversations and resolve workplace conflict effectively.

  • + × Capital Markets Careers: A Panel Of Senior Leaders Share Their Career Trajectories And Insights

    May 2021

    A panel of senior leaders will discuss their personal career trajectories and how they have reached their level of success. Gain insights from these esteemed speakers, and learn tips and tricks that can be applied to your career progression. Participants will have the opportunity to hear from, and network with, some of the most senior leaders in the industry.

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