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Mentor Lunch & Learn with Lori Messer

Monday, March 2nd 2020
11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Toronto, ON

Mentor Lunch & Learn with Lori Messer
Join us for lunch with Lori Messer, Managing Director and Global Head of RBC Capital Markets Operations, to learn her key takeaways on building a rewarding and successful career in finance. Lori will share her experiences, her professional journey and her best advice to help you maximize your potential and achieve your professional objectives.

About WCM Mentor Events
WCM Mentor Lunch & Learns or Evening Sessions are an opportunity for a small number of professionals to meet informally with a female leader in the industry over lunch or appetizers. The mentor will share experiences, insights and advice with professionals from the early stages of their finance or capital markets careers. These events are targeted to junior and mid-level female professionals.

11:30-12:00pm Registration and networking
12:00-1:00pm Speaker session
1:00-1:30pm Q&A and networking

Lori Messer

Managing Director and Global Head of RBC Capital Markets Operations

Lori Messer is Managing Director and Global Head of RBC Capital Markets Operations. In this role, Lori is responsible for leading a global team that focuses on driving operational fluency across all businesses and regions.

Most recently, Lori was the Chief Operating Officer, Global Equities where she was accountable for leading the business management, client strategy and technology strategy functions for the Global Equities and Research franchise. Throughout her tenor at RBC, Lori has held several other senior positions across offices in Toronto, London (UK) and New York. Prior to joining RBC, Lori lived in Buenos Aires, Argentina while working as a Client Relationship Manager for a Canadian pharmaceutical software development firm. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) from Saint Mary’s University and an International Masters of Business Administration from the University of Ottawa.

Lori is passionate about and active in partnering with many community organizations. Within RBC CM, she is a member of the US Diversity Leadership Council, co-founder of the Canadian Corporate Citizenship Forum, advisor for the RBC Academy and Employee Chair of the Canadian Employee Giving Campaign. Externally, she is Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors and Chair of the Board Quality Committee of Youthdale Treatment Services, which focuses on youth mental health and involved as a supporter of several other community agencies, public schools and programs.

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