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Careers in Motion Level I: Building Strategic Relationships

Wednesday, January 25th 2017
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Toronto, ON

Careers in Motion Level I: Building Strategic Relationships

Recall the old adage: It's not WHAT you know, but WHO you know. In today's competitive work environment, being able to connect effectively with those you interact with in the workplace is a primary key to career success. Please join us for a panel discussion where three industry insiders will share their insights on how to build strategic relationships organically within the organization and outside.

This professional development series is targeted to WCM members in the first seven years of their career and offers five 90-minute workshops with top coaches and practicing professionals from the financial services industry.

Priya Radha

Director, Swaps & Desk Head Options, Scotiabank

As a trader and market maker, Priya Radha is responsible for Scotiabank GBM's Fixed Income Interest Rate Options Business Globally for all USD and CAD currencies. Prior to running the Options Business, Priya was a Swap trader in U.S. and Canadian markets as a market maker for Scotiabank as well as a Swap Trader in Euro and Sterling Currencies. Priya joined Scotiabank in 2000 on the Bank side via the Commercial Banking Development Program. After three years as a Relationship Manager, she moved to the Capital Markets side through the Sales and Trading program and has held progressively senior roles within Fixed Income Trading.Priya is a firm advocate for women in business and has been involved with WCM since she started working in Capital Markets. She was the Chair of the Professional Development Committee overseeing over 12 program series that are run by several volunteers and Sub-Chairs for 3 years. She has just started her role as co-chair of the Men's Engagement Committee, another sub-committee within WCM.Priya is also the Treasurer and sits on the Board for a non-profit organization, REA'son D'etre Dance Productions; an adult dance organization that teaches and inspires the public about contact dance improvisation and theatre through the creation and production of classes, workshops, jams, films, performances and festivals.She has spoken as a panelist and moderator for several WCM events and has been a guest speaker for Women's Social Clubs such as Women Building Wealth. Her passion for women and finance has driven her to start discussions aimed at increasing financial literacy for women.She was awarded an Executive Coaching Award as a high potential candidate who exemplifies exceptional business leadership. She also mentors and coaches several junior and intermediate internal men and women in Sales and Trading at Scotiabank. Priya holds both a B.B.A. (Hon.) and an M.B.A (Dean's List) with a Specialization in Finance and Strategic Management from the Schulich School of Business at York University.

David Long

Senior Vice President & Chief Investment Officer, ALM and Derivatives & Fixed, HOOPP

As Senior Vice President, Investment Management & Chief Investment Officer, ALM, Derivatives and Fixed Income, David Long is responsible for Asset/Liability modeling and portfolio construction, Derivatives and Fixed Income, and Short Term and Foreign Exchange. David joined HOOPP in 2001 as a Senior Portfolio Manager and was promoted in 2006 to Vice President, Derivatives & Fixed Income. David received his Bachelor of Science in mathematics from Brock University and his Masters of Mathematics and Ph.D. in statistics from the University of Waterloo. David also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. David has been a key participant in the development of our current derivatives portfolio strategy and a leader in establishing our current liability driven investment strategy. David is also a member of the HOOPP Asset Mix Committee.

Wendy Smith

Managing Director, Head of Diversity and Inclusion Office, Scotiabank GBM

With over 20 years' experience in Capital Markets, Wendy has worked in many roles at several of the Big 5 banks' Capital Markets divisions, as a Senior Economist, Manager in Analytics and Electronic Trading Development, and most recently in Emerging Markets Fixed Income Institutional Sales, marketing to large institutions in Canada and the United States. October 2015, she moved off the trading desk to pursue a new challenge: creating a Diversity and Inclusion Office for Scotiabank's Global Banking and Markets Division.A strong supporter of women in her business, Wendy is an active member of several organizations including Women in Capital Markets, and Women in Leadership, having served on various committees and also as a mentor for over 15 years. In 2014, Wendy won WCM's Executive Coaching Award. Outside of her career , she has two major passions: travel and the resolution of global poverty issues. She is a Governor of Opportunity International, a charitable microfinance organization which has clients in over 20 countries. Wendy has an MA from York University in Economics and a BA Honors from Glendon College, major in Economics and a minor in French Literature.

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