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Leading Edge with Scotiabank's Michelle Khalili | Webinar

Monday, May 30th 2022
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Virtual Program, ON

Join WCM for an edition of Leading Edge featuring Michelle Khalili, Managing Director and Head Global Equity Capital Markets, Scotiabank. The event will feature Michelle in conversation with WCM's CEO, Lara Zink. Michelle will share insights into her career trajectory, obstacles faced and take questions from the audience.

About WCM's Leading Edge Sessions

WCM's Leading Edge sessions offer finance professionals and members direct access to some of the industry's most influential thought leaders. Participants will learn prevalent industry trends, market outlooks and insights into future careers in finance, as well as a glimpse into the speaker's personal career journey. These events are targeted at junior and mid-level professional men and women.

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*Scotiabank employees can access a complimentary ticket by emailing Sabrina Trani at [email protected]

Michelle Khalili

Managing Director and Head, Global Equity Capital Markets | Scotiabank

Michelle Khalili is a Managing Director and Head, Global Equity Capital Markets at Scotiabank.  She leads a team of professionals providing origination and execution of equity and equity linked transactions in Canada, the United States and Latin America.  Michelle is also the Executive Lead of The Scotiabank Women Initiative for Global Banking and Markets.

Michelle has over 20 years’ experience, holding diverse and progressively senior roles in Investment Banking and Equity Capital Markets. Prior to joining Scotiabank, Michelle was a member of the Private Capital Investment Banking team at CIBC, focused on pension funds, private equity and sovereign wealth funds.  Michelle also spent four years at Goldman Sachs as Head of Equity Capital Markets – Canada and was a member of Goldman Sachs Canada's Board of Directors. In addition, Michelle spent 12 years in the Equity Capital Markets group at CIBC, working on the origination and execution of equity financings.

Michelle is currently a member of the Board of Directors for Women's College Hospital and is a member of their Resources Committee. Michelle is also a member of the Board of Directors for the Ontario Brain Institute and is Chair of the Audit and Finance Committee. Michelle is past Chair of the 100 Women in Finance's Committee in Canada, a global organization of more than 15,000 professionals. Michelle also served as Vice Chair and Board member of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada, and as a member of its Human Resources and Pension Committee.

Michelle has been involved in a number of community initiatives, including the Canadian Women's Foundation Girls Growth Fund, the Royal Ontario Museum – Fact or Fiction Committee and the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation Run for the Cure. She was recognized with an Industry Award for Leadership by Women in Capital Markets and has received the WCM Executive Coaching Award and the Champions of Change Award.

Michelle earned a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Toronto and qualified for Chartered Accountant and Chartered Financial Analyst designations.

Lara Zink

President & CEO

Lara Zink is currently President & CEO of Women in Capital Markets. WCM is the largest network of female professionals in Canadian finance, with initiatives that impact the careers of countless female students and professionals across the country. Prior to joining WCM, Lara spent 18 months in venture capital. She is an angel investor and a mentor at a startup accelerator called NEXT Canada. NEXT accelerates the growth trajectory of aspiring and scaling entrepreneurs with education, mentorship, funding, and access to Canada’s strongest entrepreneurial network.  From 1995 to 2019 Lara worked at RBC Capital Markets. She sold North American and European equity research and investment banking products to many of Canada’s largest institutional investors, including pension funds, bank owned mutual funds, and independent fund managers. A lead partner in RBC Women’s Leadership ETF, she has been a strong advocate for ED&I throughout her career and has extensive volunteer experience for social impact.  Lara holds a Bachelors of Arts degree from UWO, and an MBA from the Rotman School of Management. Lara is a Governor on the University of Toronto Governing Council, she sits on two Foundation boards, the CAMH Campaign Cabinet, and is a volunteer for the Special Olympics.  Lara has been an active mentor to junior women and men throughout her career. 

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