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 - new in 2018! 

  • Expand your network by building strong professional relationships with other program participants; 
  • Learn and develop relevant professional skills to advance; 
  • 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 WCM members in good standing; 
  • Participants will be selected on a first come, first serve basis if they meet the above criteria.

Program Cost: $200 + HST

key dates

Registration is now closed. 

Space is limited. Spots will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. 

key information

WCMElevate will consist of 6 sessions over a 9-month period, beginning in November and ending in June 2019. All 6 sessions have been scheduled, and the dates can be found below. 

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: Monday, November 5, 2018 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm

    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: November 22nd, 2018 from 12:00 - 1:30 pm

    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: Monday, January 28, 2019 from 11:30 - 1:30 pm

    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: Monday, March 25, 2019 from 11:30 - 1:30 pm

    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.

  • + × WCM Presents Topical Research On Diversity And Inclusion

    Date: Tuesday, May 21, 2019 from 12 - 1:30 pm

    WCM President and CEO Camilla Sutton discusses the acceleration of gender diversity in Canadian finance.

  • + × Innovation Hack A Thon

    Date: Monday, June 24, 2019 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm

    Leave with an action plan! The last session in the WCMElevate program will be an interactive one-hour Hack A Thon, where participants will implement the skills they have learned throughout the program. Participants will share how they feel gender diversity and inclusion can be improved upon within the industry. 

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