I kept on being inspired by all the amazing stories and things these professional women were sharing and doing everyday! I never imagined I would be able to speak with all the directors and VPs personally and learning about their careers being only in Grade 12.
Capital Markets | A Day to Discover
Since 2004, WCM has invited senior female high school students with an interest in business, to spend a day in the Canadian financial district. Offered in both Montreal and Toronto, Job Shadow Day is a free, day-long event that gives students a unique first-hand view of the exciting and rewarding careers in finance and capital markets.
This interactive day includes a morning session complete with workshops, mentoring sessions, and presentations profiling women with diverse careers in finance. Event participants are able to network with industry thought leaders and learn about their career paths and professional experiences. The afternoon component grants students access to an industry professional mentor from one of our sponsor firms, who will share advice and insights into their daily professional life, their role and responsibilities. Students will also have the unique opportunity to tour the trade floors of Canada's major financial institutions.
Over its 16-year lifespan, more than 2,000 female high school students have participated in this acclaimed high school event, many of whom have continued on to pursue careers in capital markets due to their experience with WCM's Job Shadow Day.
Inspiring this generation of females to pursue academics and career paths in business and finance, WCM's high school programming is leading through event based education and experience by leveraging our network and access to Canada's largest financial institutions.
Thank you so much for organizing Job Shadow Day! I cannot stress how eye opening it was for me to realize how strong women can (and should) be in the finance industry. I kept being inspired by all the amazing stories and things these professional women are doing and sharing everyday! I want to let you know how purposeful and impactful WCM is to me. I never imagined I would be able to speak with all the Directors and VPs personally and learn about their careers, being only in grade 12. I am extremely excited to attend more WCM events and to become a mentee when I am in university.