2023 WCM Champions of Change Gala

Thursday, June 15th 2023
6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

The 21st annual WCM Gala will feature in-person programming in Toronto. WCM’s Gala brings together the most senior leaders in finance to celebrate progress toward equity and diversity. The WCM Champions of Change award recognizes excellence in leadership, commitment, and creativity in advancing equity in the Canadian finance industry.

Join us for an exciting keynote speaker followed by a formal 3-course meal and award show.

Rooms can be booked at The Fairmont Royal York for the rate of $399/night. The booking link can be assessed through the registration form or you can book here. Book before May 15th.

More information on the event found here.

Ticket Pricing
Member Early Bird Tickets $275 (Available until May 4; limited quantity available)
Member Regular Tickets $325
Early Bird Table (10 tickets) $2,750 (Available until May 4; limited quantity available)
Regular Table (10 tickets $3,750
Regular Tickets $375

Keynote Speaker

Angelique Bellmer Krembs

Co-founder, The Band of Sisters, and Co-author of You Should Smile More - How to Dismantle Gender Bias in the Workplace

Angelique Bellmer Krembs is a Chief Marketing Officer and Brand Advisor, currently CMO-in-Residence at A.Team working with a portfolio of VC and PE-backed brands. She spent 23 years at PepsiCo, leading turnaround and growth for many beloved brands, including Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Mountain Dew, and SoBe. After PepsiCo, she was EVP, CMO at News America Marketing, leading digital transformation for this division of News Corp, then joined BlackRock as Global Head of Brand, leading their activation of Corporate Sustainability and Stakeholder Capitalism. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University, and an MBA from Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business.

You Should Smile More is the How-To Guide for Inclusive Leaders.

“In the business world, barriers to inclusion are barriers to success,” states a line from the introduction of this powerful unconscious bias book. “Diversity breeds better solutions faster if people feel comfortable in their environment.” From small indignities to unconscious slights, women experience situations at work every day that may seem small or unimportant. But these barriers erode confidence and build walls, one grain of sand at a time.

You Should Smile More makes it easy to understand and talk about unconscious bias with practical advice for witnesses, managers, and women at every level in their careers on how to dismantle everyday unconscious gender bias. Grounded in data from the latest research as well as the relevance of personal accounts from the authors and interviews with next-gen professional women, the book is designed to engage all genders through humor and storytelling - and encourage allyship.

Thank you to our Corporate Champions

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