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Return to Bay Street (RTBS) Half-Day Informational Conference (Webinar)

Thursday, April 23rd 2020
8:45 AM to 11:45 AM
Toronto, ON

Due to ongoing developments related to COVID-19 (coronavirus), we are looking into a potential virtual solution to deliver content to participants. Please register below if you are interested in attending. We will contact interested participants with further information.

In order to best prepare candidates for the Return to Bay Street (RTBS) application experience, WCM is offering an informational half-day 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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8:45 - 8:50 am : Welcome From Co-Chairs
8:50 - 8:55 am : Introduction To RTBS By Camilla Sutton
8:55 - 9:55 am : Panel #1: Past RTBS Recipients
9:55 - 10:15 am : Break
10:15 - 11:00 am : Workshop: Resume Building and Interview Skills with Michelle Brandes
11:00 - 11:45 pm : Panel #2: Industry Trends And Their Impact on Capital Markets Careers

Past RTBS Recipients Panelists

Mary Ann Mendes (Moderator)

Managing Director & Head of Client Management, BMO Capital Markets

2012 RTBS Recipient

Christina Caney

Associate Vice President, TD Wealth

2015 RTBS Recipient

Meric Koksal

Executive Director, CIBC Capital Markets

2015 RTBS Recipient

Jemi Onyejiaka

Regulatory Transformation, BMO Capital Markets

2019 RTBS Recipient

Lovelyn Toyo

Fixed Income Repo Trading, RBC Capital Markets

2019 RTBS Recipient

Workshop: Resume Building and Interview Skills

Michelle Brandes

Consultant, Career Solutions, LHH Knightsbridge

Michelle is a consultant with LHH Knightsbridge in Markham, Ontario.

Michelle is a Career Consultant who utilizes a strengths-based approach to help clients enhance their confidence, unlock their potential and discover new career possibilities.

Michelle’s patient and calm demeanor, empathy and genuine desire to help clients succeed, enables her to build strong relationships with her clients. She expertly guides job seekers in the development of their personal marketing materials including resumes, cover letters and LinkedIn profiles. She also excels at helping clients to expand their networking efforts, improve their interview performance and optimize their job search strategy – key components of a successful job search. 

Prior to becoming a consultant, Michelle had a diverse career as a Consultant & People Deployment Specialist with an international consulting firm, a Sales & Marketing professional, Entrepreneur and Newsletter Writer. This diverse experience combined with her MBA and passion for the Career Transition field, enables Michelle to relate to clients from a wide variety of fields and understand the challenges and opportunities that exist therein.

In a voluntary capacity, Michelle spends her time in the not for profit sector helping individuals with their job search efforts. Through her community work, she has developed and facilitated workshops on the subjects of Career Exploration, Job Search Strategy and Resume Writing.

Michelle completed her Career Development Practitioner Certification in 2016. Prior to that she earned her Masters in Business Administration at the York University Schulich School of Business in 1998 and her Bachelor of Arts from McGill University. She is currently working to become a Certified Professional Coach through the Co-Active Training Institute.

Industry Trends And Their Impact on Capital Markets Careers Panelists

​Millan Mulraine (Moderator)

Chief Economist, OTPP


Daniel Dorenbush

Managing Director, Head of Canadian Prime Services, Scotiabank

Co-Chair of RTBS

Carrie Freeborough

SVP, Head of Trading, Mackenzie Investments


Herman Gonzalez

Managing Director & Head, Regulatory Transformation, BMO Capital Markets


Jackie Nixon Gowdy

Managing Director, RBC Capital Markets


Michelle Khalili

Managing Director and Head, Global Equity Capital Markets, Scotiabank


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