Raise Your Profile. Reach New Career Heights.

Applications open September 25th, 2019

Reach New Heights In Your Career

Break through to the next level and reach new heights in your career with WCMElevate.

  • Expand your network by building strong professional relationships with other program participants; 
  • Learn and develop relevant professional skills for career advancement; 
  • Raise your profile and visibility among senior leaders (through panel sessions and recognition); 
  • Access resources to support your advancement (career coach, experts, educational materials); 
  • Increase your knowledge and awareness of gender diversity and inclusion. 

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



  • Participants must have 5-10 years experience; 
  • Participants must be currently employed in capital markets (buy or sell side);
  • Participants must be WCM members in good standing; 
  • Spots will be granted to registrants on a first come, first serve basis if they meet the above criteria, with 70% of spots going to front-office employees.

Program Cost: $200 + HST

key dates

  • September 25 2019: Registration Opens
  • October 16 2019: Registration Closes
  • November 2019: Session 1 - Career Progress and Performance
  • December 2019: Session 2 - Career Mobility: Models for Successful Mobility
  • January 2020: Session 3 - Understanding Your Firm And How To Create A Five-Year Plan
  • March 2020: Session 4 - Capital Markets Careers: A Panel Of Senior Leaders Share Their Career Trajectories And Insights
  • May 2020: Session 5 - Topic TBD (voted on)
  • June 2020: Session 6 - Topic TBD (voted on)

key information

WCMElevate will consist of 6 sessions over an 8-month period, beginning in November and ending in June 2020. All 6 sessions will be scheduled before applications open, and the dates will be detailed below. Two of the session topics will be voted on by WCMElevate participants. 

All sessions will be hosted at RBC offices in Toronto.

Thank you to our program sponsor, RBC Capital Markets. 

core offerings and session dates

  • + × Career Progress and Performance

    Date: November 2019 

    Hear from a professional panel on key strategies to reach the next level of your career. Learn how to best bring your whole self to work in a male-dominated industry while not compromising your professional brand. Participants can expect to learn skills around how to strategically put their best foot forward, how to progress and advance their careers through performance-based tactics. 

  • + × Career Mobility: Models for Successful Mobility

    Date: December 2019

    The historical model for success in finance encompasses internal mobility within your firm. Hear from four different speakers on why mobility in your career is crucial to your career success, and how this can be built into your long-term career plans. 

  • + × Understanding Your Firm And How To Create A Five-Year Plan

    Date: January 2020

    Set goals for your career! Learn how to create a successful five-year plan, and best practices for how to achieve the next step in your plan. Participants will hear from an expert speaker on how to navigate your career within your firm, and how to reach the next level of your career. 

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

    Date: March 2020

    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 within the industry.

  • + × TBD

    Date: May 2020

  • + × TBD

    Date: June 2020

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