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WCM Return to Bay Street Conference

Thursday, March 11th 2021
9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Virtual Program, ON

In order to best prepare candidates for the Return to Bay Street (RTBS) application experience, WCM is offering an informational conference. All women considering applying are encouraged to participate. The conference will offer:

  • A full overview of the Return to Bay Street Award Program;
  • Information on what candidates are to expect as they go through the application process;
  • The opportunity to learn more about the experiences of previous RTBS candidates;
  • An expert-led session on resume building and interview advice from HR leaders in the industry;
  • A panel discussion on industry trends and their impact on capital markets careers.

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To learn more about the Return to Bay Street Program and submit an application click here.

9:00 - 9:05 am : Welcome From Co-Chairs
9:05 - 9:15 am : Introduction To RTBS By Katie Squires-Thompson
9:15 - 10:15 am : Panel #1: Past RTBS Recipients
10:15 - 10:25 am : Break
10:25 - 11:25 am : Panel #2: Industry Trends and Their Impact on Capital Markets Careers

Past RTBS Recipients

Meric Koksal (Moderator)

Managing Director, Wealth Solutions Group, CIBC

2015 RTBS Recipient

Samira Amini

Principal, Global Strategic Relationships, OTPP

2019 RTBS Recipient

Aigul Narzhanova

VP, Global FX Sales, TD

2020 RTBS Recipient

Josephine Franks

Manager, Reporting and Analysis, Manulife

2020 RTBS Recipient

Roberta Carano

Director, Business Development, Global Equity Derivatives, Scotiabank

2015 RTBS Recipient

Industry Trends And Their Impact on Capital Markets Careers

Daniel Dorenbush

Managing Director, Head of Canadian Prime Services, Scotiabank

Co-Chair of RTBS

Fate Saghir

Head of Sustainable Investing, Mackenzie


Julie Davidson

Managing Director & Head, Strategy & Business Management, BMO


Olivia Steedman

Senior Managing Director, Teachers Innovation Platform, OTPP


Harleen Bains

MD & Head FICC Institutional Sales, RBC


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