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.
Since 2004, WCM has invited high schools in the Greater Toronto Area to nominate two female grade 12 students with an interest in business to spend a day on Bay Street. Offered in Toronto and Montreal, WCM's Job Shadow Day is a free, day-long event that gives students a first-hand view of the exciting careers in finance and capital markets. The day includes interactive workshops and presentations profiling women with diverse careers in finance, and an afternoon job shadow experience with a mentor at one of our sponsor firms.
Over its 16-year lifespan, 2,000 female high school students have participated in WCM's Job Shadow Day, many of whom have continued on to pursue careers in capital markets.
Job Shadow Day Montreal | 2020 TBD
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.